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CONGRESS: SUPPORT THE MEDICARE PUBLIC OPTION

Please contact your Senators in Washington and tell them to expand access to health care and pass the CHOOSE MEDICARE ACT bill.

Recently, legislation has been introduced in the Senate by Jeff Merkley and Chris Murphy that helps move the U.S. to a national single-payer health care system. The CHOOSE MEDICARE ACT would let working-age individuals and employers purchase a Medicare insurance option through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health exchanges. This would give people the option to enroll in the country's most successful health care program--Medicare. We need the entire Congress--both Democrats and Republicans-- to support this bill.

This bill would improve the current Medicare program and build on ACA's reforms. We know what the Republicans think of the ACA, but this is something that we hope ALL Senators can back. It will help low- and middle-income Americans to purchase health insurance, which is a natural right.

We need to put people first in our nation and fight for progressive health care reforms. Please contact your Senators.

Thank you!

 

FAMILY FARMS, NOT CORPORATE MEGAFARMS

At a time when family farmers across our country are already feeling the squeeze of unfair businesses practices from massive agriculture corporations, the Republicans in Congress are trying to crank the vice even tighter.

Just like they did with their obscene tax scam, which overwhelmingly benefits the 1% and wealthy corporations at the expense of everyone else, the GOP is once again siding with big businesses over working families with their Farm Bill.

Megafarms that contribute significantly to the pollution of our food, air, and water currently receive upwards of 60% of all subsidies, while family farms get the short end of the stick.

Not only is the GOP refusing to take action to curb their stranglehold on the market, their Farm Bill would cut critical programs that incentivize sustainability and support fair and diverse markets.

They've even proposed cutting SNAP funding, which would make it harder for millions of Americans to put food on the table. It's cruel and unacceptable.

America deserves a Farm Bill that supports healthy farms, family, and food. Take action by calling your elected members of Congress. Tell them to reform the Farm Bill by investing in family farms instead of massive, corporate megafarms and to support sustainable farming across farms of all sizes.

Thanks for getting involved.

STOP THE TRUMP-RUSSIA COVER UP

We all have heard about the real possibility that there were ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Was there collusion?

Now we have Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation, and there is talk that Donald Trump will fire him. We at SISTERS ONLINE believe that Mueller's investigation needs to continue at all costs to find out what did, and did not, happen. We also need the House of Representatives to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 campaign and election.

With Republicans in control of both houses of Congress, we might never find out what really happened. That's why it is important for us to connect with our Representative and Senators to tell them that we want the investigation to continue and Robert Mueller to stay in the position he now is in. We can't let people undermind confidence in Mueller's work . . . especially since he has now subpoenaed Trump Organization financial records for the first time. Mueller needs to be able to see his investigation through.

The more people contacting their Representative and Senators, the harder it is for President Trump to fire Mueller. Please get involved by contacting your elected officials in Washington and telling them to continue the Russian investigation in the 2016 election.

Thanks for getting involved!

 

THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AREN'T ENOUGH

SISTERS ONLINE loves prayers. We have no doubt about that. Prayers, however, are not enough to fix the problem of guns in America. We must act and we must act now!

Our leadership MUST take action to achieve solutions about gun control in our country. We must stand up to the NRA and take AR-15 assault rifles off our streets.

"Thoughts and prayers" have become an ineffectural response after each mass shooting, of which there have been so many. Please take action.

Contact your elected leaders in Congress, Democrat or Republican, and tell them you will no longer stand for their inaction. Your vote in 2018 depends on actions taken NOW.

Also, please contact President Trump and Mitch McConnell. Here is contact information for them:

President Donald J. Trump
202-456-1111 (comments)
202-456-1414 (White House switchboard)

Leave a comment at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

Senator Mitch McConnell
202-224-2541
502-582-6304

 

VOTING RIGHTS ARE UNDER ATTACK

President Trump and many GOP legislators are saying that there is so much voter fraud in our country and they want to change the electoral process to take care of this fraud. The only problem is that no one can say with any clarity that fraud exists. So what it looks like is that President Trump and his GOP cronies are trying to put restrictions on voting to favor their GOP agenda.

Discriminatory photo ID laws, cutting back early voting, and eliminating polling locations are three things Republicans are doing to make it harder for people to vote. In Novemeber, 2018, we want as many people as possible to vote. We want to make it easy for people not make it harder. Here is one way to make this happen:

We must tell Congress to pass the Automatic Voter Registration Act which would create a path to voting for up to 50 million new voters. This will take our grassroot efforts, however. Please contact your members of Congress and strongly urge them to support the Automatic Voter Registration Act.

This Act will expand automatic voter registration nationwide by requiring states to automatically register eligible voters when they interact with certain state and federal agencies. Anyone can opt out, and no one would be registered against their will. We have to work to pass good laws that help expand registration and bring more people to the polls.

Eight states have already passed automatic voter registration. It's time for Congress to take action to make this happen in ALL states so that people who want to register to vote can do so without be hampered by Republican rules.

Please ask your elected officials in Washington to pass the Automatic Voter Registration Act.

Thanks for getting involved.