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Tell Congress to Pass the People’s Response Act!

The People’s Response Act emphasizes an inclusive, holistic, and health-centered approach to public safety by creating a public safety division within the Department of Human Health and Services — because communities and experts agree that public safety is a matter of public health. It adopts a new approach to public safety that will save lives, and build systems of care that are rooted in improving the well-being of all communities. This approach must be equitable, health-centered, and preventative to stop violence and harm before it occurs while ensuring that every community has what it needs to flourish.

The current approach to public safety is not working for children, for families, and particularly for Black and brown communities that have been devastated by mental health crises, substance use health crises, and criminalization.





The gun industry must be held accountable for gun violence!

If anyone has created our nation’s gun violence epidemic, it’s the firearms industry.

There’s currently very little that can be done, however, to hold gun manufacturers and dealers accountable for their marketing and business practices that stoke fear and encourage aggression, racism, and violence in order to sell guns. Why? Because in 2005, Congress outrageously passed the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which effectively shields the industry from lawsuits. By blocking legal action against gun manufacturers and dealers, PLCAA has removed any incentive for the gun industry to make guns safer and has absolved the industry of any responsibility for reckless and negligent sales practices, leading to the flood of guns both legal and illegal into our communities. It has allowed manufacturers and dealers to sell guns based on an extreme gun culture rooted in fear and violence, that disdains gun safety and embraces armed aggression, and puts weapons in the hands of those most susceptible to its dystopian vision. The American people need every tool possible to fight our gun violence epidemic, including civil lawsuits to hold gun manufacturers and dealers accountable for the carnage of gun violence. Repeal PLCAA now!

Tell Congress to stop protecting the gun industry and repeal PLCAA now!





Parents are struggling to afford enough diapers to keep their babies clean, dry, and healthy.

Right now in our country, nearly half of all families are struggling with "Diaper Need" – meaning a lack of access to affordable diapers. And one-in-four working parents and caregivers, as a result of diaper need, have missed work or school because they did not have money to buy enough diapers to keep their babies clean, dry, and healthy at childcare. Missing work and losing money means parents have even less money to buy diapers. THAT IS ONE VICIOUS CYCLE AND WE NEED TO BREAK IT.

To build momentum for ending diaper need, we need families (like yours!) to share their experiences in order to show our leaders that this issue is critical to parents across the country.





Tell your neighbors the truth about immigration!

Week after week we’re hearing back-to-back attacks from politicians on immigrants in our communities. That hate drowns the huge contributions of immigrants to our workforce, economy, and communities. We have to spread the word and remind our friends, families, neighbors, and members of Congress that immigrants make our country and economy stronger!

A new report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that thanks to the uptick in immigration, following the pandemic, the U.S. economy will grow an additional $7 trillion!!! U.S. revenue is also estimated to be greater by $1 trillion than it would have been without immigrants coming to this country.

Even Trump-appointed Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell recognizes the massive contributions immigrants make in keeping our economy growing. In a CBS 60 Minutes interview Powell said, “I will say, over time, though, the U.S. economy has benefited from immigration. And, frankly, just in the last year a big part of the story of the labor market coming back into better balance is immigration returning to levels that were more typical of the pre-pandemic era.”

Can we count on you to spread the good news and help us fight the anti-immigrant rhetoric across the country? Help out and write a Letter to the Editor!

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