These 3 actions will take you less than 10 minutes…
#1 – Tell your legislators to support the American Rescue Plan.
(5calls.org) The new Biden-Harris administration has put forth a 1.9 trillion dollar package, the American Rescue Plan, aimed at economic aid for struggling families, relief for small businesses, and a national vaccination program to increase testing and vaccine distribution. (White House fact sheet here.) (Comparison between previous COVID relief plans and this one here.)
The American Rescue Plan would:
- provide $1,400 in direct payments to most Americans,
- increase the federal per-week unemployment benefit to $400 until September 31st,
- increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour,
- extend the eviction and foreclosure moratoriums until September 31st,
- increase the Child Tax Credit to $3,000 per child ($3,600 for children under 6), which would reduce child poverty by at least 50%,
- give $170 billion for K-12 schools and institutions of higher education,
- provide $350 billion in state and local government aid,
- add an additional $50 billion toward Covid-19 testing, and
- provide $20 billion toward a national vaccination program.
Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep./Sen. [___] to support the American Rescue Plan. [you can point out issues from the list above that are especially important to you and your family.] People have been kept waiting for this too long and there is true suffering in our country. Please move this through quickly.
- 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 Padilla:
LA (310) 231-4494, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 981-9369, SD (619) 239-3884(Updated contacts still in-progress.)
- Who is my representative/senator?: https://whoismyrepresentative.com
#2 – Neutralize DeJoy – Trump’s vandal in the U.S. Postal Service
Sign this petition to President Biden in support of the American Postal Workers Union. It asks him to quickly fill the four vacancies on the Postal Board of Governors with diverse and community-based members, which will place the Republicans who helped dismantle our postal service during a pandemic election in the minority.
#3 – Tell President Biden to eliminate the Public Charge Rule NOW!
Sign this petition to tell President Biden that removing this inhumane rule is important to us. By signing an executive order during his first days in office, President Biden can get rid of the so-called Public Charge Rule, helping restore access for thousands of households to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits without fear.
Under the Public Charge rule, making use of certain assistance benefits, including SNAP benefits, can negatively impact individuals seeking pathways to citizenship in the United States. Let’s ensure no family must decide between staying together with loved ones or putting food on the table. Tell President Biden that fighting hunger is a priority, and make sure he commits to rescinding the Public Charge rule during his first days in office.https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/535468-here-are-the-executive-actions-biden-will-take-this-week
Update: The president is anticipated to sign an order directing an immediate review of the public charge rule “and other actions to remove barriers and restore trust in the legal immigration system, including improving the naturalization process” this Friday, beginning the process of rescinding Trump’s “public charge” rule
Do you have more time?
- 3 QUICK ACTIONS: AMERICAN RELIEF PLAN, DE-FANG DEJOY, PUBLIC CHARGE Here.
- SENATORS – THE GOP IS GASLIGHTING US. CONVICT TRUMP NOW! Here.
- GET READY TO FLUSH THE FILIBUSTER – Here.
- IN THE BEGINNING, THERE WAS H.R. 1 – Here.