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RESPECTING OTHERS

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH): FUND GUN VIOLENCE RESEARCH

Ninety-three people are killed on average by gun violence per day in the United States. This is a public health crisis. We MUST do so much better.

In 1996, the National Rifle Association (NRA) successfully pressured Congress to pass the Dickey Amendment, which banned federal funding for gun violence, first at the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) and then at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Since Sandy Hook, however, President Obama urged the NIH to begin to fund some gun violence research. Under President Trump, that funding ended.

NIH leaders need to know that people across the country are counting on them to stand up to the NRA and extreme Republicans and start funding gun violence research again. Please tell the NIH to do this!

Here is the information to contact the NIH:

National Institute of Health
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892

301-496-4000

Thanks for getting involved!

MORAL BUDGET--LEAVE HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT ALONE

President Trump's budget cuts housing by $7 billion. This is the highest since the Ronald Reagan era. Thousands of people across our nation depend on Housing & Human Development (HUD) grants to pay for their rent.

Please contact HUD Secretary Ben Carson and tell him to stop Trump's cuts to affordablve housing. Secretary Carson's contact information is below:

Secretary Ben Carson
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development
451 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20410

202-708-1112

If these cuts are in the budget, it could plunge hundreds of thousands of people deeper into poverty. We here at SISTERS ONLINE certainly do not want this to happen to anyone let alone so many poor Americans.

Ben Carson has the power to stop this. Please take the time to contact him.

Thank you for taking action!

 

PROTECTING INNOCENCE: HOW IS YOUR STATE DOING?

Download your state's report card to find out how your state is doing in passing laws to fight child sex trafficking. Share with your friends and encourage your state to #raisethegrade.

Go to:

https://sharedhope.org/what-we-do/bring-justice/reportcards/

VOTING FOR A MORAL BUDGET

Congress is on break until September. When they come back they will work on a budget that right now might include $1.6 billion for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, defunding the EPA, reshaping the tax system to give tax cuts to the rich, and give millions of dollars away in government contracts to business cronies, including the fossil fuel industry. Now is our time to see that this does NOT happen. We must let our elected officials know that we want a moral budget.

Tell Congress that you want a budget that funds social services, education, the environment, and health care. Tell democrats and republicans alike. If Congress can't get a budget passed, we will face the chance of a government shutdown until they do.

We don't want our values compromised. Especially on the backs of those who are ill, immigrants, refugees, and low-income Americans.

Please get involved and tell your elected officials in Congress that we want a moral budget. Thank you!

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37.6%--Percentage increase in arrests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of individuals it says were "either known or suspected of being in the country illegally" in the first 100 days of the Trump Administration, compared with the same period last year.