If you missed yesterday’s positive actions: legislatively protecting Title IX, getting government contractors back pay and stopping these destructive and expensive #TrumpShutdowns…go here. Or do them again!
Action #1 – Take back Bears Ears!
(From Jim Hines, Team Member, Sierra Club Protect Wild Utah Team)
Action #2 – Make Social Security better for America!
Rep. John Larson (D-CT-1) has introduced H.R. 860 – Social Security 2100 Act, which would improve benefits paid out by Social Security. (The Senate appears to have a matching one. S.269). these improvements would be paid for by adding new payroll taxes to wages over $400,000 (currently, tax collection stops at $132,900 of annual income) and by gradually increasing the payroll tax rate from 6.2% to 7.4% over the course of 23 years. More benefits here:
- small across-the-board bump in benefits 9equivalent to 2 percent of the average benefit, about $30 per month)
- a more generous annual cost-of-living adjustment more sensitive to medical inflation and other costs disproportionately affecting seniors.
- higher minimum benefit for low-income workers.
- higher-income seniors would get a tax cut by raising of the adjusted gross income brackets.
- puts Social Security back into balance over the next 75 years
Action #3 – Make voting a nation holiday AND Mitch sad!
This is a total two-fer of an action – support HR 1, the amazing House bill of anti- corruption and election reforms and thwart Mitch McConnell, who is trying so hard to argue against making voting easier, while not sounding irredeemably shady.
Ummm, no, still a fail.
Americans have indicated that they are tired of suppression-as-usual voting tactics. According to recent surveys, more than 2/3rds of Americans support automatic voter registration, 6 in 10 support same day registration (including 3/4’s of young Republicans), and supermajorities of Democrats, Republicans and independents want non-partisan redistricting and the elimination of gerrymandering.
Not convinced that the GOP’s main strategy for winning is voter suppression? Check out this snapshot of election legislation wars in 6 states.
Minimal script (or email) for representatives: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want to thank Rep. [___] for cosponsoring H.R.- 1 -“For the People Act”.
Rep. Julia Brownley: email, (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
or Rep. Salud Carbajal: email. (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348
Senator Feinstein: email, DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
and Senator Harris: email, DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884
Who is my representative/senator?: hq-salsa.wiredforchange.com