The Environmental Subgroup has been busy. The September 17 meeting reviewed a number of ongoing items requiring further attention from the group: Continue reading “News from the Environmental Subgroup — Sept. 17, 2017”
The only piece of legislation regarding voting in the state of Washington is HB 1513 which would allow 16 and 17 year olds to register to vote so they are ready to vote when they turn 18. You can also comment on this bill.
The State of Utah has been pushing back against maintaining the recently established Bears Ears Nat. Monument in Southern Utah as well as disputing the boundaries of the nearby Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. This petition will urge Secretary Zinke to fight to maintain the current borders of these national monuments.
Hello North Seattle Indivisibles! Here are our weekly calls to action!
Urgent: Oppose ACA Repeal
House Republicans are planning to ram through an Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal bill that will jeopardize health care coverage millions of Americans. They shared a draft of their bill with only 40 hours for the public and even other Members of Congress (MoCs) to review. Republicans are also rushing to approve the bill without releasing a formal cost estimate from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which analyzes how much federal legislation will cost or save American taxpayers—known as a “score” (see our CBO explainer for more information on scoring). Americans deserve an open and honest debate for more than two days about a bill that will cause millions of people to lose health insurance coverage.
Votes on the GOP plan in two key committees are planned for March 8 at 10:30am EST without a cost estimate. Supporters of the bill want to get it through the House before they head home for the next Recess (April 8-23). They do not want to face you at town halls and other events in their districts and have to answer questions about their plans for to replace the ACA. Call your representative in the House between now and Wednesday, March 8 and tell them to oppose any congressional action on the proposed ACA repeal bill without a transparent, thoughtful process, including a public CBO score. The American public deserves to know the effects of a bill of this magnitude.
And, if the bill does not preserve the core values of the ACA—like robust and affordable healthcare options for all Americans covered under the ACA—tell your representative to oppose repeal.
We have several calls to action for you to consider this week. Please set an hour aside to stand up and fight back.
- Tell Your Representatives to Support H.R.804
- Black Lives Matter March for Freedom
- Oppose HR 610, a bill designed to push school privatization
- Stop the Sale of Elliot State Forest
Thank you for making yourself heard! Continue reading “Calls to Action for the Week – Feb 27”