Friday, August 7, 2020

Hi Rob: can you sign these top #5Actions?

5 Actions

Dear Rob,

We're excited for the weekend, but are also very, very concerned that the Republican-led U.S. Senate has so far failed to extend critically needed unemployment benefits, has let the eviction moratorium expire, and has not yet done enough to save childcare or advance paid leave and sick days.

Your voice is needed to get the U.S. Senate moving! So, please take a moment to reach out to Congress on these key issues through the actions below. The more of us who raise our voices, the faster change will happen. You can also sign up below for postcards that will be sent in September to help get out the vote.

Have a great weekend and as always thanks for all you do.

1. Support the Women's Health Protection Act
Your Action Status: NOT YET SIGNED -> Sign Now

BACKGROUND: There are attacks on abortion happening in several states around the country -- and have been for decades: Roe v. Wade -- and the Women's Health Protection Act (WHPA) is a federal bill that will protect abortion privileges for all people, nationwide, ensuring that people have attainable access to quality, affordable, and compassionate reproductive services and abortion in their state. We will continue to fight against laws that exploit people during the COVID-19 public health crisis and block access to health centers and clinics. Sign on with us!

**ACTION: Your voice matters. With your signature, we will tell lawmakers to support the Women's Health Protection Act NOW!

2. We can't reopen without saving childcare and paid leave
Your Action Status: NOT YET SIGNED -> Sign Now

BACKGROUND: We can't safely go back to school without all workers having access to pandemic paid sick days and paid leave. Pass it on.

**ACTION: Tell your U.S. Senators that they must act quickly to support child care and extend and expand access to pandemic paid leave before school starts. Otherwise, there is no way schools, or anything else, will be able to safely reopen.

3. Letters to the Editor needed to help struggling families!
Your Action Status: NOT YET SUBMITTED -> Submit Now

BACKGROUND: Last week, we saw the deadline to extend key unemployment benefits expire and the week before that our families lost the protection of the federal eviction moratorium. Our families are hurting in this COVID economy, yet U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Republicans in the Senate offer weak legislation that benefits wealthy corporations over families and our economy. It's time to take a stand!

**ACTION: Your U.S. Senators are very important in this fight. One of the most high impact, powerful things you can do right now is send a letter to the editor to your local paper calling on your elected leaders to do the right thing. It's very easy and we'll walk you through all the steps below.

4. Last chance to sign up for GOTV postcards!
Your Action Status: NOT YET SIGNED UP FOR THIS ROUND -> Sign Up Now

BACKGROUND: MomsRising is making it super easy (and totally FREE) for you to participate in our powerful Get-Out-The-Vote effort for the 2020 election! Sign up now to write 10 or more postcards to registered voters who haven't always voted on Election Day in the past. In September, we'll send you a packet of pre-addressed, pre-stamped postcards along with some quick instructions. All you'll need to do is write a short note of encouragement (we'll provide sample messages) and send them directly to voters ahead of the November 3rd election!

**ACTION: Sign up now to get your voting reminder postcard packet in September!

5. Take action now! Tell Congress to include immigrants for COVID-19 relief!
Your Action Status: NOT YET SIGNED -> Sign Now

BACKGROUND: Immigrants make up nearly 16% of healthcare workers in the U.S.[1] and are putting their lives on the line to fight COVID! Effective public health responses require attention to all community members, as a pandemic response that excludes any members of our communities will weaken its effectiveness. None of us can be healthy if any one of us is denied access to testing, care, and economic relief.

**ACTION: Tell Congress to include immigrants in the next COVID-19 relief legislation!

Thank you for all you do, and have a good weekend.

-- Sue Anne, Kristin, Jordan, Diarra, Elyssa, Sara, Ruth, Claudia, and the rest of the MomsRising / MamásConPoder Team


P.S. Are you an immigrant who is on the frontlines of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic (health care, home health aids, sanitation, child care, and other essential positions)? Tell us your story!

P.P.S. This list is also on the blog!


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