LET'S GET TO WORK: Civic action to-do list for 6-19-17


3. Learn what's in your health care before it's law.

A few members of the Senate have been working in secret for weeks developing a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Today Senators will hold the floor until midnight, demanding to see and debate this legislation. Call Senator McConnell and the other Senators hiding the bill to demand transparency - and participate in a conference call with Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) on Wednesday, June 21 at 3:30 p.m. EST to learn how advocates for children and families can prevent harmful changes to health care! 

2. Say yes to work schedules that enable family support and care. 

Unfair scheduling practices undermine women’s ability to earn a living and also care for their families. Tomorrow the Schedules that Work Act will be introduced in the Senate. This legislation gives workers some power over their calendars, and aims to curb the unpredictable scheduling in many fast-growing, low-wage industries. Call Senators Cantwell, Hassan, Kaine, Menendez, Nelson, and Stabenow to ask that they cosponsor this bill! 

1. Say no to domestic abusers owning deadly weapons. 

No one can deny the link between mass shootings and domestic abuse. Last week The New Yorker published some powerful examples  of the devastating consequences of weapons in the hands of domestic violence perpetrators. With 16% of mass shootings carried out by people previously charged with abuse, it’s clear we need to do more. Concealed Carry Reciprocity will override local laws that prohibit these abusers from owning concealed weapons. Call your Representatives and tell them to oppose H.R. 38! 

And for you...

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