3. "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
There is no place for racist rhetoric nor racism in our politics or from our President. The Administration's determination to terminate the Temporary Protective Status of nearly 300,000 immigrants from Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador will devastate communities and families across the county. By ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last year, the Administration also jeopardizes the fate of 800,000 young people who call the United States home. We can’t remain “silent about things that matter” – we must push our members of Congress to develop a comprehensive immigration solution. Call your Congressional representatives and tell them that comprehensive immigration reform should be at the top of their list for 2018!
2. Reproductive Justice for all Women and their Providers
The House of Representatives is set to vote on a bill that directly targets abortion providers and restricts their ability to serve the best interests of their patients. H.R. 4712 is yet one more example of the extreme anti-abortion agenda in Congress, further restricting women’s access to the abortion services. We must stand up to the war on reproductive rights and ensure the freedom of reproductive choice. Reach out to your Representatives and tell them to vote against this harmful bill.
1. Every Child Deserves Health Care
Congress passed a stop-gap spending bill in December to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) , but some states may run out of funding by the end of THIS week. Nearly 9 million children are at risk of losing their insurance coverage because Congress is unable to reach a compromise to fund this vital program. CHIP provides healthcare to children whose parents earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to afford other coverage. All children deserve access to health care, no matter their parents’ socio-economic status. Click here to find out how Congress’s inaction will impact real families, and call your Representativesand Senators now and demand they move on CHIP.
And for you...
This MLK Day, we're inspired by Tchanori Kone, a fifth grader from Texas, who gave her own "Dream" speech in which she says, "only if these children who are holding hands are not hungry, have had a decent night's sleep in a good home, and have received the best education and the best healthcare, they will be able to say Dr. King's dream has really come true." Tchanori, we share your dream.