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We're sharing this week's roundup of top and timely actions below, on assault weapons, youth incarceration, equal pay, and more! This week's list also includes a thank you card to recognize the U.S. Women's Soccer Team for their tremendous work speaking out about equal pay. We're hand-delivering it to the team next week, so be sure to add your name and message!

As always, sharing this list with family and friends doubles your impact too. Because together we are unstoppable! 

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1. Thank the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team!

BACKGROUND: Join us to thank the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team for being sheroes for equal pay on and off the field! Add your name and a message for the team, and we'll deliver it in person at one of their Victory Tour stops next week. Fresh off their incredible fourth World Cup win, the Women’s National Team is stepping up as leaders in the fight for equal pay. And at a time like this, we're excited to have leaders we can be proud of. Sign now to send a message of thanks and support to the team, and we'll deliver it to them in person next week!

2. Babies Need To Be With Their Moms! SPEAK OUT!

BACKGROUND: Every working and breastfeeding mother should be able to experience that feeling of anticipation as they wrap up a hard day’s work and return to their loved ones. No one should carry the uncertainty of not knowing when they’ll see their children again. And yet, mothers like Maria Domingo-Garcia and others that have been separated by ICE from their children while they are still breastfeeding, have had that taken away. We know that separating and incarcerating children and families causes tragic, long-term consequences to the health and well-being of children and their families. In spite of that knowledge, the Trump administration continues to push policies that do just that. We demand that the Trump Administration and Congress protect immigrant children and families. Add your name now. 

3. Quick Signature → Help Close the Black Women’s Wage Gap

BACKGROUND: Yesterday was Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, marking the fact that Black women must work until August 22 of 2019 (and all of 2018) in order to earn what white men were paid in 2018 alone. Outrageous! The U.S. House of Representatives PASSED the Paycheck Fairness Act months ago to help close the wage gap, but the U.S. Senate is majorly stalling! This is unacceptable, so we’re joining together to fight back against this injustice and call attention to the real cost of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell’s legislative graveyard because Black women and their families can’t wait any longer for equal pay! >>> Tell U.S. Senator McConnell and your U.S. Senators: BREAK DOWN the roadblocks in the U.S. Senate and hold a hearing on the Paycheck Fairness Act and other legislation that would help close the wage gap now!

4. Tell your U.S. Representative to Cosponsor the Assault Weapons Ban 2019!

{BACKGROUND: Military-style assault rifles and high-capacity magazines are weapons of war, pure and simple. And, as the recent shootings in Gilroy, El Paso, Dayton again demonstrated, they are the weapons of choice for mass shooters. More than anything, it has been assault weapons and high-capacity magazines that enable the horrific levels of violence. Exercise your power as a constituent and tell your member of Congress to cosponsor the Assault Weapons Ban 2019! The more cosponsors the House bill has, the closer it gets to a vote to move it forward in the legislative process into law! Add your name! 

5. Share Your Story About Youth Incarceration

BACKGROUND: The truth is prisons harm kids. Incarcerated youth often experience dangerous facility conditions such as physical and chemical restraints, high suicide risk, sexual and physical abuse, and solitary confinement. We're working to END youth incarceration by challenging the practices and policies that criminalize kids and push them into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Share your thoughts and experiences with us and we’ll include it in materials we use to educate our nation and decision makers about youth incarceration and what parents, caregivers, and community members are doing to address this problem in our nation. Share your story now. 

Thank you for all you do, 

 


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