Keep guns out of schools, asylum seekers in safety, and Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court: Civic action to-do list for 8-27-18
Keep guns out of schools
Yesterday we learned of yet another senseless mass shooting, the 235th mass shooting of 2018. While we still don’t know all of the details, what is clear is that stronger gun laws would result in fewer deaths. The U.S. Department of Education is currently considering whether to allow money from federal grants to go toward the purchase of firearms in schools. Congress must ban federal funding to arm teachers and administrators in K-12 schools. Call your Senators today and tell them to support Senator Murphy’s amendment to block the arming of teachers.
Use tools to advocate for asylum-seekers
Victims of domestic violence should have an opportunity to seek refuge to save themselves and their families, but Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed long-standing asylum protections for survivors of gender-based violence. Denying asylum to women who faced unimaginable violence and sending them back home into dangerous, even deadly, situations is abhorrent. To advocate on behalf of these women, use a new online toolkit with talking points, a draft letter to Congress, sample social media posts, and a customizable op-ed. We must continue to raise the alarm about the devastating impact of zero-tolerance policies on immigrant survivors.
Block Judge Kavanaugh
Our next Supreme Court Justice should be an independent jurist who vows to protect the rights of all Americans. The appointment of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court will have devastating impacts on the safety, health, and rights of millions of Americans. His decisions on firearms, reproductive rights, healthcare, and privacy depict a jurist who could restrict our rights and freedoms for decades to come. Join the growing chorus of people across the country and tell your Senators to oppose Kavanaugh.