Weekly Actions: Week 18

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      Urgent Actions

      Nothing particularly urgent this week.

      General Actions

      General Information
      • Write – encourage your Washington State elected officials to make voter registration automatic:
        • Script:  Please create legislation for automatic voter registration in Washington State like our neighbors in Oregon and California.
        • Senator Sharon Nelson, 316 Legislative Building, Olympia, WA 98504-0434
        • Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, JLOB 305, PO Box 40600, Olympia, WA, 98504-0600
        • Rep Eileen Cody, JLOB 303, PO Box 40600, Olympia, WA, 98504-0600
        • Petition:  https://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=11095
      • Write – to tell your Member of Congress why the social safety net, which Trump’s budget will decimate, is so important to you:
        • The fur is just starting to fly on the proposed budget, which appears to be the starting point for the great negotiator to get what he wants.  Remember Pramila’s words:  We need to stand together, fight for the entire social safety net and not allow the administration to divide and conquer us by fighting each other over individual social service programs.
        • We know our Members of Congress will fight this budget proposal.  Can you tell your story about the harm that will be caused, so they get as much ammunition as possible?  Start here, with Maria Cantwells “top ten worst items in the Trump budget”, then get out the pens and post cards.
        • Cuts Medicaid funding an additional $610 billion on top of the $800 billion+ in cuts in the American Health Care Act potentially leaving 1.7 million Washingtonians who get their health insurance through Medicaid without coverage.
        • Breaks the President’s promise not to cut Social Security by including $72 billion in cuts to Social Security Disability Insurance.
        • Completely eliminates the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which funds local projects like Meals on Wheels and economic development in rural areas.
        • Worsens Washington’s homeless crisis by drastically cutting funding for homeless assistance programs and rental assistance, causing up to more than 6,100 Washington families to lose access to housing.
        • Proposes a staggering 70% cut to renewable and energy efficiency initiatives, devastating Washington’s clean energy economy and killing thousands of clean energy jobs all over the country.
        • Puts our nation’s health at risk by cutting nearly 20 percent of the funding for the National Institutes of Health – thwarting advancements in biomedical research, life-saving technology and economic activity in Washington state at universities and research organizations.
        • Proposes to cut off ALL federal funding to Planned Parenthood, including Title X funding, which helps ensure access to family planning and preventative health services.
        • Calls for opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling and selling off half of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
        • Undermines commitments to Indian Country by cutting funding for programs including social services, healthcare, education, climate and natural resources.
      Vashon-Activism (get local – join a team)
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      Praise

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      Election Actions

      Electoral College Repeal
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      Instant Runoff  Voting
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      Return US House and Senate to Democratic Control
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      Climate & Environment Actions

      The Environment
      Climate Change

      Civil Rights Actions

      Anti-Hate Actions
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      Criminal Justice Reform
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      Immigrations/Citizenship
      Preserving Democracy & Justice
      Racial Justice & Black Lives Matter
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      Women’s Rights
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      LGBTQ Rights
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      Healthcare Actions

      Financial Actions

      Economy/Income Inequality
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      Get Big Money Out of Politics
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      Gun Safety Actions

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      Education Actions

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      Foreign Policy/Defense Actions

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      Regarding petitions:  To amplify your voice on any petition, contact by phone or email the person the petition is intended for.  Phone calls have more impact than emails.