This wouldn’t be the first time that the state with the nation’s largest economy has set its own agenda. We have some of the strictest environmental standards and gun laws in the country.
Now we want to be in charge of our own internet requirements.
CA State Senator Scott Wiener just introduced SB 822 – the most comprehensive state-level net neutrality bill in the country. Although other states are working on their own bills, this is the first one that includes ALL of the net neutrality protections that the GOP-dominated Federal Communications Commission (FCC) stripped away from us.
In fact, it’s even stronger than the recently repealed rules.
Good News… CHIP is finally funded for the next 6 years!
The DREAMERS, Community Health Centers Fund (CHCF) and disaster relief for Puerto Rico were not included in the joy.
Even worse news… DACA’s fate is now dependent on Mitch McConnell.
Show up for DACA! #DreamActNow
The administration saturated media and email with messages that Democrats put DACA above sick kids, despite the truth that they caused this havoc themselves by prioritizing battles over our healthcare and their tax-scam, running the clock out. But, like Trump himself, the truth seems to be the last thing people hear.
This article lays out the four ways this fight can go.
So now we go into action. A) Call – Scripts below. B) Tweet at them as well, C) Visit their offices, and D) Donate what we can to United We Dream to support the Dreamers who have been demonstrating, protesting, lobbying etc. in D.C. and will continue to do so.
Minimal Script for Senators: I am calling from [zip code] to tell Sen. [___] that we are angry about the Senate Democrats’ failure to use their power to protect DACA. We want a clean DREAM vote, without any ineffectual and money-wasting sideshows like Trump’s wall or cruel anti-family measures.
Minimal script for Representatives: I’m calling from [zip code] to tell Rep. [__] to support a clean DREAM Act and reject Trump’s demands to include massive, unnecessary spending on border security to the bill, especially his fever-dream of a wall.
More script for both if you need it: It is unfair and immoral to use the lives of hundreds of thousands of young DACA recipients as bargaining chips to score political gains.