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- Demand Equal Access To Abortion Coverage
This National Action comes from NCJW, Inc.
Every person deserves access to abortion care, regardless of income or type of insurance!
The Hyde Amendment, language in annual appropriations bills that denies abortion coverage to those enrolled in federal health programs, represents a major barrier to abortion care. First passed in 1976, Hyde initially targeted Medicaid, Medicare, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries. Today, related restrictions also extend to federal employees and their dependents; military personnel; Peace Corps volunteers; Indigenous people receiving care from federal or tribal programs; and survivors of human trafficking.
Tell Congress to pass the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Act (HR 561), which would end these dangerous and discriminatory coverage bans that disproportionately harm people who can’t afford to take unpaid leave even if they're eligible, for color (BIPOC) communities; young people; people living with disabilities; rural communities; immigrants; and LGBTQ individuals.
While abortion is banned in 13 states,and with further restrictions on the horizon, it is essential to pass the EACH Act to help lay the groundwork for a more equitable future that prioritizes access to abortion for everyone.
2. Stop Mass Warrantless Surveillance: End Section 702
This National Action comes from ACLU.
The Supreme Court let us down: They refused to hear Wikimedia v. NSA, the ACLU's lawsuit challenging the NSA's mass surveillance of Americans' online communications with anyone abroad. By declining to hear this case, the Court has slammed shut one of the only doors left to hold the government accountable for surveillance abuses first revealed in 2013 by Edward Snowden.
But we are not powerless. Congress can still fight back against these egregious violations of our privacy. Instead of reauthorizing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the very law used to justify this unconstitutional spying, they can let it expire. This is our chance to begin to end this dystopian chapter of American history.
We must act now. Send a message to your representatives in Congress urging them to vote "NO" on reauthorizing Section 702.
3. New year! New Congress! TAKE ACTION NOW!
This National Action comes from Moms Rising.
It’s a new year, and we have a new Congress; this means new opportunities to pass the policies that matter most to our families!
Our new Congress needs to accomplish a lot in the coming year. Make sure they prioritize the needs of our families, communities, and economy first and foremost.
4. Add Your Name: I Support Extreme Risk Protection Order Laws
This National Action comes from Everytown.
When a person is in crisis and considering harming themselves or others, family members and law enforcement are often the first people to see the warning signs. Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) laws allow loved ones or law enforcement to intervene by petitioning a court for an order to temporarily prevent someone in crisis from accessing guns.
These laws are proven to prevent gun violence. Yet many states—as well as Congress—have not passed an Extreme Risk law.
We need to change that: Add your name to show you support these life-saving gun safety laws.
5. Write letters to WI voters this weekend
This National Action comes from Vote Forward.
Overview: Help encourage people from historically underrepresented communities to vote in the Wisconsin Supreme Court election by April 4, 2023.
Background: The next Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice will rule on important issues that affect everyone in Wisconsin. Our letters can help provide more information about the candidates and motivate voters to participate in this critical election.
Targeting: Fellow citizens who have historically been underrepresented in the electorate.
Goal: This campaign seeks to increase voter turnout.