LET'S GET TO WORK: Civic action to-do list for 3-6-17
3. Remain vigilant on immigrant rights
With President Trump's new executive order on immigration just released, here's what you can do to push back: Send a letter to the White House, call or email your senators, participate in rallies and town hall meetings near you, and stay informed about the latest immigration practices. We are all immigrants, and as such have an obligation to those who paved the way.
2. Join the Millennial SCOTUS rally on the Hill
JWI is joining Gen Progress for a Millennial SCOTUS Day of Action, visiting Senate offices to let them know that Neil Gorsuch is too extreme for Millennials and the issues that matter to them. Meet at 1333 H St. NW in D.C. at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 7th, and we’ll head to the Hill together. Sign up here. Can't be there? Join the #NotOurJustice Twitter rally from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (EST).
1. Don't erase workplace protections!
The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order of 2014 requires companies bidding on federal government contracts to disclose violations of workplace protections, including minimum wage and overtime, health and safety regulations, and civil rights. The rule incentivizes businesses to build better environments for workers, and keeps taxpayer dollars out of the pockets of law-breakers. Now the rule is under attack in Congress: The House has voted to repeal it, and the Senate is set to vote on repeal today. Call your senators and tell them: Vote no on H.J. Resolution 37!
And for you...
Wednesday is International Women’s Day. Since 1911, people around the world have used March 8th to both celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and reaffirm the call to action for greater parity. This Wednesday, we ask you to honor the incredible women who have made indelible marks in our history, those who fought for the rights we enjoy, by pledging to do one thing to further women’s rights. Rally, post, call, email, stand on the corner and yell, but do something to make our world safer and more equitable for all women.