Children shot, partners abused, and choice at risk: Your civic action to-do list for 10-7-19
In light of the Jewish holidays, 3-2-1 will be emailed on October 2nd, 7th, 16th and 23rd. Beginning October 28th we will resume our Monday schedule.
3. The U.S. has failed its youngest citizens. In 2017, gun violence killed more children and teens than cancer, pneumonia, influenza, asthma, HIV/AIDS, and opioids combined. What will it take for Congress to act?!
In a nutshell: So far this year 743 children have died and 2,154 have been injured by gun violence.
Take Action: Arm yourself with stories and statistics from “Protect Children Not Guns,” a report recently released by the Children’s Defense Fund, to use in an email to your elected officials demanding that they take action.
2. During October - Domestic Violence Awareness Month - and every single minute of the year, an average of 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner in this country. That's more than 10 million in a single year!
In a nutshell: The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 1585) passed the House of Representatives in April, but the Senate still hasn't introduced a bill with the same important improvements survivors need.
Take Action: Join JWI in signing your organization on to this letter asking Senators to pass H.R. 1585!
1. The Supreme Court announced last week that it will hear a case that could allow states to effectively end abortion. With a conservative majority on the court, a woman’s right to choose is at risk!
In a nutshell: Conservative state legislators across the country have passed TRAP laws (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) that aim to shut down clinics by imposing a web of frivolous and burdensome regulations. The newly constituted Supreme Court, with Justice Kavanaugh, could overrule the precedent and allow these laws to continue, denying some women access to care.
Take Action: To save access to abortion we need to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act (H.R.2975/S.1645). Email your members of Congress and tell them to co-sponsor the WPHA to preserve and protect abortion rights from anti-choice restrictions.