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November 20, 2017

Here are this week’s 5 Actions!

1. Call your Members of Congress to support a clean Dream Act
2. Call your Senators to oppose lifetime appointments of biased federal judges
3. Call on your Senators to stop the Trump Tax Scam Senate Bill
4. Send a message to your Members of Congress to support the Paycheck Fairness Act
5. Post to protest the Workflex in the 21st Century Bill

Stand with Dreamers

This action comes from Jen Hofmann’s Americans of Conscience Action Checklist.

1. Call your Members of Congress to support a clean Dream Act

Action: Advocate for a clean DREAM Act using budget leverage.

Call: Your 2 senators and 1 House rep, red and blue (look up).

Note: This bill must pass by Dec. 15, 2017.

Script: Hi. I’m from [ZIP] and am calling about the Dream Act. We need to ensure that Dreamers can go to school, work, and serve in the military—but not in exchange for a border wall or increased deportation of other immigrants. I am asking [name] not to proceed with congressional budget business until passing a clean Dream Act. Will [name] stand with the 25 reps already doing so?

Oppose the lifetime appointment of biased federal judges

This action comes from Jen Hofmann’s Americans of Conscience Action Checklist.

2. Call your Senators to oppose lifetime appointments of biased federal judges

Senator Feinstein – (202) 224-3841
Senator Harris – (202) 224-3841

Script: Hi. I’m from [ZIP] calling because I would like [name] to oppose the nomination of Thomas Farr to a lifetime appointment to the US District Court. Hundreds of civil rights groups oppose him because of his demonstrated opposition to voting rights, workers’ rights, and civil rights. This appointment is dangerous for democracy. Thank you.

Stop the Trump Tax Scam—Stop the Senate GOP’s Tax Bill

This action comes from Indivisible.

3. Call Senators Feinstein and Harris and ask them to delay the Tax Bill’s progress

The GOP Senators’ tax bill:

  • Leaves 13 million Americans uninsured, with premiums an extra 10% higher, in order to give bigger tax cuts to the top 1%.
  • Permanent tax cuts for the rich, not for the middle-class. Republicans are “sunsetting” (putting an expiration date on) nearly every single feature they say benefits the middle class: the Child Tax Credit, reductions in income tax rates, the doubled standard deduction — these would all end in 2026. But the corporate tax cuts? Those are permanent.
  • Bigger corporate tax cuts.

Senator Feinstein – (202) 224-3841
Senator Harris – (202) 224-3841

Script: Hi I’m _______________ and I’m calling to ask you to do everything you can to delay the Senate GOP’s Tax Bill as much as possible. I’m asking you to shutdown the Senate by withholding consent on every bill or nominee that McConnell puts forward. Thank you.

Support Equal Pay for Women of Color

This action come from NCJW, Inc.

Women have always earned less than men for the same work. Overall, women earn 80 cents for every dollar paid to men, and it’s worse for women of color: African American women earn 63 cents, Native American women earn 58 cents, and Latinas earn just 54 cents. The Paycheck Fairness Act (S819 / HR 1869), introduced by Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) on April 4, would deter wage discrimination by updating and strengthening the Equal Pay Act. It would bar retaliation against workers who disclose their own wages to co-workers, and prohibit employers from seeking a job applicant’s salary history so that pay discrimination will no longer follow women and people of color from job to job.

4. Send a quick email message to your Members of Congress to support the Paycheck Fairness Act

Click here to send a quick email message to your Senators and Representative in support of the Paycheck Fairness Act. Here’s the link again: https://www.ncjw.org/act/action/support-equal-pay-equal-work/

Protect Worker Rights to Sick Days and Predictable Schedules

This action comes from the CA Work and Family Coalition and Family Values at Work.

5. Post on FB or Twitter in protest of the Workflex in the 21st Century Bill

H.R. 4219 – Rep. Mimi Walters’ (CA-45) deceptively named bill, “Workflex in the 21st Century Act” would gut our state and local paid sick days laws by giving large corporations and businesses a way to side step local laws like paid sick days and predictable schedules that benefit the health and well-being of workers and families. Please speak out in support of strong #PaidSickDays laws by speaking out against this fake flex bill.

Copy and paste any or all of the following posts/tweets into your Facebook or Twitter feed to help spread the word and protest this harmful bill.

  • In California, we love our #PaidSickDays law! Stop @RepMimiWalters from undermining them with HR4219. Our families thrive when we work together to #ProtectSickDays.
  • Los Angeles communities fought hard to win a strong #paidsickdays law. Don’t let @RepMimiWalters and @SHRM undermine them with HR4219. #ProtectSickDays
  • San Francisco is proud to be the first city to win #paidsickdays! We’ll stand together to stop HR4219 and #ProtectSickDays
  • FACT: @RepMimiWalters fake flex bill, HR4219, would make work less flexible and paid time to care less available. http://bit.ly/2lXapAT #ProtectSickDays #PaidSickDays
  • REAL #PaidLeave laws benefit workers, families, employers, public health. Fake flex bill will benefit only big biz. #ProtectSickDays
  • REAL #PaidSickDays laws benefit workers, families, employers, & public health. Fake flex bill will benefit only big biz. #ProtectSickDays
  • Corporate lobbyists crafted fake flex bill so big biz could avoid #PaidSickDays laws. Say No! #ProtectSickDays #DefendDemocracy

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