Tell U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer that we need a Senate vote NOW on banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines!
The University of Virginia. Club Q in Colorado Springs. The Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia. That’s three horrific and heart-breaking mass shootings, one after the other in the space of days. We’re heartened that President Biden has said he was “going to try to get rid of assault weapons” during the upcoming lame-duck session, because military-style semi-automatic assault rifles are the weapons of choice of the worst mass murderers, and there’s no good reason for civilians to own guns and high-capacity magazines designed for war. Banning assault weapons means we need a U.S. Senate vote on it as soon as possible, without delay.
SEND QUICK LTE: Families are sick and tired
Not a single family with young kids has gone unscathed from this rampant RSV, COVID, cold, and flu season. The combination of lack of paid sick days and paid family & medical leave, our overstressed childcare system, and general lack of policies that lift families has created a virulent cocktail no one needed to cap off 2022.
Take a moment to write a letter to the editor now to send a strong and swift signal to Congress (who often track these letters in local papers) that their constituents are concerned about child care.
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TELL CONGRESS: Invest in maternal mental health before the end of the year!
Congress will soon be going into recess but before they do we must demand that our leaders include maternal mental health legislation in the end-of-year funding priorities!
Maternal mental health disorders like postpartum depression are so common, yet 1 in 5 women report NOT being screened for these disorders despite universal screening being recommended. Historically inequities, including lack of access to providers means that women of color face even greater barriers to seeking treatment.
Now is the time to urge your Representative to enact critical maternal mental health bills before Congress adjourns for the year.
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