LET'S GET TO WORK: Civic action to-do list for 10-2-17
3. House Seeks to Deregulate Gun Silencers
Yet again, our nation is mourning the loss of innocent life on a horrific scale, and now is the time for our elected representatives to take concrete action. This week, the U.S. House of Representatives is due to vote on the SHARE Act, that seeks to deregulate silencers. Silencers make it more difficult for police to hear and locate an active shooter. In the wake of last night's tragedy, it is unconscionable that any elected officials would vote for this legislation.
Call your Representative today and tell them to vote "no" on the SHARE Act.
2. Unconstitutional Limits on Abortion Access
This week, Congress will vote on an unconstitutional and dangerous abortion ban. H.R. 36 mandates that incest survivors and rape survivors who are minors report their abuse in order to seek an abortion. This reporting requirement places an unfair burden on these children who need time-sensitive and safe care. The bill also would prevent women from obtaining an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, placing an arbitrary restriction that cannot account for the many reasons women may need an abortion later in their pregnancy.
Demand that your member of Congress vote against H.R. 36!
1. Playing Politics with Children's Health Care
Due to Congress' inaction this weekend, no new money will go to states to help them insure nearly 9 million children across the country. For decades CHIP reauthorization has been a bipartisan priority. We must call on Congress to work together to stabilize the insurance markets and fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Call your Senators and tell them to stop playing politics with our children's health.
And for you... October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join JWI's Interfaith Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and help raise awareness.
- Add your voice to our Thunderclap
- Come to our panel discussion on "A Faith Response to Deportation of Domestic Violence Survivors
- Change your Facebook profile to show the world that #FaithSupportsSurvivors
Learn more about what JWI is doing for DVAM2017 here.