• RUWMOneSmallThing – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made it clear that he will not put the bipartisan bill protecting Special Counsel Mueller up for a vote claiming it was not necessary as he was confident Trump wouldn’t fire Mueller. We don’t agree and neither it seems does the bipartisan Senate Judiciary Committee who approved the bill with support of 4 Republican senators. So, this week’s #RUWMOneSmallThing, one small thing you can do that will make a difference is to tell Mitch McConnell to bring the bill to the senate floor for a vote using this easy contact form.

 

  • Act Now to Reduce Plastic in MA – Contact two house committee heads and ask them to move Act to Reduce Plastic Bag Pollution (bill H.4234) and Act to Restrict the Use of Polystyrene (bill H.3252) through Committee and on to debate on the House floor.
    • For H.4232, contact Jeffrey Sanchez Chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means. (617.722.2990) or Sanchez@MAHouse.gov.
    • For H3252, contact Kate Hogan, House Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health. (617.722.2130) or Hogan@MAHouse.gov

 

  • Can You Open Your Home to an Immigrant? – Join We Belong Together, a project of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and other organizations, by pledging to open your homes to a family from the migrant caravan who are often fleeing extreme poverty and violence and asking for asylum. Sign up to be notified if there is a need in your hometown (or share with anyone else you know who may be interested). You can also text “WELCOME” to 97779 to send a message of support.

 

  • Help the Resistance in AZ and TX to Generate Calls to Cruz, Cornyn, Flake to Save Mueller – Rapid Resist has set up free texting for us to save Mueller. With their tool, you will text like-minded voters in TX and AZ to ask them to call their senator who is on the Judiciary Committee. Every call makes a difference! You will tell them: “I’m calling to urge the Senator to support the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act in the Judiciary Committee and make a public statement that the firing of Special Counsel Mueller by Trump would be completely unacceptable.”

 

  • Help Protect the 2020 Census – From Swing Left: The Trump administration wants to censor millions of people by putting a citizenship question on Census forms, along with other changes that will hurt the project. The Constitution calls for a Census that counts all residents every 10 years. The results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets, and where funding for vital programs like school lunches, children’s health insurance, and disaster recovery goes. If we let Republicans get away with manipulating the process, African American, Latino and immigrant communities will be undercounted in an obvious attempt to stop Democratic states from getting more Congressional districts. That’s why we’re joining an esteemed group of Democratic state attorneys general, members of Congress, and like-minded organizations to push back. Sign here to join the fight to protect the Census and tell the Republicans they can’t undermine our rights like this.

  

  • Call Senators Warren and Markey – and thank them for their NO votes to confirm Mike Pompeo. Although the senate did in fact have enough votes to confirm him, we here in MA appreciate that our Senators stood up to say “No.”  Let’s call them and let them know we appreciate it!
    • Senator Markey: Springfield Office 413-785-4610
    • Senator Warren: Springfield Office 413-788-2690
    • And read the Indivisible National section near the end of this newsletter for more information about Pompeo.

 

  • Learn about AVR – You’ve been hearing a lot about AVR (Automatic Voter Registration).  It’s an idea whose time has more than come and the signs look good that soon MA will join other states in adopting this common-sense approach to voter registration.  If you aren’t familiar with AVR, take a few minutes and check this out.  Then share it the info with some friends.

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