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ACTIVISM WORKS

THE GOP AND THE NEW TAX PLAN

The Senate will soon vote on the new tax plan put forward by the Republicans. This is being rushed through giving Senators very little time to consider the full bill. Its passage would include devastating cuts to social safety nets that protect the most vulnerable. It also cuts the taxes of the rich among us. This tax plan will increase the deficit by $1.5 trillion dollars (paid for by cutting programs of care, assistance, food, housing, education, health, and opportunity for lower-income people, families and children in America). It is underhanded attack on the Affordable Care Act and on preservation of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

The House version passed earlier so we MUST see this tax bill denied in the Senate.

Please contact both your Senators and urge them to vote "no" on this bill.

BAN ASSAULT WEAPONS NOW

In the latest mass shooting in Texas, the same assault rifle was used as was used in Aurora, Orlando, Las Vegas, Sandy Hook, and San Bernardino. The AR-15! We must strongly urge our elected officials in Congress to ban this weapon and all assault weapons NOW. How many more innocent people need to be gunned down? We can't let it happen again. PLEASE get involved NOW.

President Trump has said that the church shooting in Texas was not a gun issue, but rather a mental health issue. The thing with that is that other countries certainly have people with mental health issues, and they don't go around shooting down people. Let's get real, Mr. President, and stop giving excuses. It's a gun issue.

Let's stop giving the NRA more ground than it deserves and deal with the issue of gun violence.

Please contact your Congressional members and tell them to "Ban weapons of war now." People simply don't need assault weapons to protect their homes and families.

Thanks for making the calls to your elected officials in Congress.

 

CONGRESS: WE NEED THE DREAM ACT OF 2017

We at SISTERS ONLINE are totally dismayed with President Trump's announcement about ending DACA in six months unless Congress takes action. We believe that Jesus told us to welcome the stranger, and that is what we intend to do.

As you may know, DACA allowed immigrant youth brought to the United States as children to work legally, apply for driver's licenses, attend school and live free from the fear of deportation. There are as many as 800,000 "Dreamers" in the U.S. at this time. Former President Obama has spoken out against the Trump plan and we anticipate more to do so as well. The CEO of Apple has said they will not honor Trump's decree.

Silence is NOT an option. We must act to see that America continues our tradition of Immigrants being part of this country's strength.

PLEASE urge your elected members in both houses of Congress to pass the Dream Act of 2017. This Act is a bipartisan legislation that would allow lawful permanent residence and American citizenship to DREAMERS if they:

1. Are longtime residents who came to the U.S. as children;

2. Graduate from high school or obtain a GED;

3. Pursue higher education, work lawfully for at least three years, or serve in the military;

4. Pass security and law enforcement background checks and pay a reasonable application fee;

5. Demonstrate proficiency in the English language and a knowledge of U.S. history; and

6. Have not committed a felony or other serious crimes and do not pose a threat to our country.

We need both houses of Congress to pass this Act in the next six months. Previous legislation has been introduced, but has not passed both houses. Representatives Roybal-Allard and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen have introduced the 2017 bill in the House, and Senators Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham have introduced a companion bill in the Senate.

Please contact your elected officials in both houses of Congress and urge them to pass the Dream Act of 2017.

Thanks for taking action.