We're back with this week's list of top #5Actions from the past week, including hot items on taxes, family separation, childcare, and more. Your voice is urgently needed; please scroll through to be sure you've signed them all. Then share with friends and family, too!
1. Speak Out: Every Member of Congress Must Stand up Against Trump’s Racism
BACKGROUND: President Trump said he’s not concerned about being a racist, because “many people agree with me.” This was in reference to his tweet last week directed against U.S. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna S. Pressley, saying they should “go back” to their “broken countries.” It’s time for every single U.S. senator and representative to clearly let us know if they stand against hateful racism, sexism, and division! Tell your members of Congress to speak up now and make clear they do NOT agree with President Trump’s racism.
2. Join the National Call-In Day on Monday 7/22 To Prevent Budget Cuts and Economic Doom!
BACKGROUND: Once again, we are headed towards the brink of total disaster. There is so much at stake if Congress does not act before they leave for recess. With a looming government shutdown, harmful budget cuts to vital programs (like childcare, health programs, and housing), and economic meltdown, it is time for Congress to do their job! Call your Senator on Monday, July 22, and tell them to fund the services our families need, stop a government shutdown, and raise the debt ceiling. It's easy! => When you dial this number we'll share a quick script you can use and connect you to your senator's office: 1-888-668-8919.
3. Stop the Monsters in the Trump Administration
BACKGROUND: Tell Congress that it’s time to stand up for immigrant children and families and pass two pieces of legislation — the Homeland Security Improvement Act (HR 2203) and the Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act (HR 3239). If passed, this legislation would give much needed relief and protection to families most vulnerable to the Trump Administration’s cruel, anti-immigrant policies.
4. Struggling to Afford Child Care This Summer? Share your story!
BACKGROUND: While summer vacation is an exciting time for children, it can be incredibly stressful, expensive, and challenging for families to secure summer childcare for their children. For many families, that means 20% of their income will go to childcare in the summer months! Are you one of the folks struggling to piece together childcare this summer? Tell us your experience and we'll share it with elected leaders to ensure they make high-quality, affordable childcare a priority!
5. TELL CONGRESS: Support Working Family Tax Credits!
BACKGROUND: Representatives Kildee and Evans have introduced the House-companion to the Working Families Tax Relief Act (H.R. 3157). This legislation will go a long way to fixing our broken tax code, especially for the millions of families that were left out of the benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (aka the Trump Tax Scam). These improvements provide struggling families with the support they desperately need. SIGN our letter to the U.S. Congress telling them to strengthen tax credits for working families, like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit, and repeal the Trump-GOP Tax Scam!
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