Thurs 5/10: “Child-abuse-by-government” is now official policy. We cannot be silent.

It is also a crimeRoutine separation of asylum-seeking families violates international law.  From slavery to Manzanar, we already know that America is capable of grave moral lapses. In the future, school children will wonder how we, literally a nation of immigrants, stood by and let this happen to children like them.

Part #1 – First we rip kids away from their parents…

At a law enforcement conference in Arizona, AG Jeff Sessions declared that the Department of Justice will try to deter those seeking asylum with a policy of “100% prosecution” of all who enter the U.S. illegally and separating parents from children instead of keeping them in a detention center together. “If you are smuggling a child then we will prosecute you, and that child will be separated from you as required by law.”

Homeland Security is cruelly separating families at the border for no legitimate reason. Immigration authorities have separated at least 700 children from their families, and about a hundred of them are under the age of four. Continue reading “Thurs 5/10: “Child-abuse-by-government” is now official policy. We cannot be silent.”

Surprise! The GOP would like the poor & elderly to pay for poor children’s healthcare.

Yeah, we weren’t surprised either…

Hey, rich guys, how about thinking outside the zero-sum race-to-the-bottom hunger-games you’ve got the poor and middle-class trapped into?!

Here’s some creative ideas…

  • Increase the Alternate Minimum Tax, instead of removing it.
  • Decrease the estate tax exemption instead of doubling it.
  • Leave the “pass-thru” right where it is. Kansas barely survived their experiment.
  • Pass a single-payer health care system that includes children.
  • Raise FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act) taxes. After reaching $127,200, a taxpayer no longer pays a Social Security deduction. $2 TRILLION dollars of earnings escape this tax.
  • Increase the Medicare surcharge on wages over a quarter million dollars, the Hospital Insurance tax and medicare taxes on unearned income, instead of eliminating them.

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to tell Senator [___] to demand a bipartisan approach to renewal of CHIP funding, without cutting the ACA Prevention and Public Health Fund or raising costs for Medicare recipients.

Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430

and Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

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This budget will hurt the elderly, poor and children. Get your red state relatives to call!

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code]  to ask Sen.[___] to vigorously oppose the deep federal spending cuts in the 2018 Budget Resolution which are taken from Medicare and Medicaid.

More Script if you want it: Low-income and elderly Americans should not have to give up their access to health care in order to fund tax breaks for the wealthy.

Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430

Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

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Hello, Congress? Did you forget something? Like health insurance for 9 MILLION KIDS?!?

Renew Funding of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)


Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to tell Senator/Rep [___] how outraged I am that Congress failed to renew funding for the the 9 million kids who depend on CHIP. I want her/him/them to fund this vital program with a “clean” reauthorization bill.

Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430

AND Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779

OR Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

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