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1. SIGN NOW! The Senate Needs to Protect Unemployed Workers

This action comes from Momsrising.org

Unless the U.S. Senate takes action soon, millions of unemployed workers will lose the $600 per week boost in unemployment insurance benefits on July 31st. With an unemployment rate still sitting at around 13.3% and 59% of CEOs saying they are implementing hiring freezes, now is NOT the time for Congress to short change struggling Americans and undercut our economy.

We need the U.S. Senate to follow the House’s lead and take immediate action to extend unemployment insurance benefits for millions of workers!

SIGN ON to the LETTER NOW to your U.S. Senators urging them to extend the $600 per week for unemployed workers and stand up for our families and our economy!

Sign this petition in support of this resolution, to be sent to every member of the House of Representatives when the bill comes to a vote.

This is a National Action 

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2. Sign the Petition: People of Faith Call on Congress to Pass the Women’s Health Protection Act

This action comes from NCJW Inc.

On June 29, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, a case challenging Louisiana’s law forcing abortion providers to obtain medically unnecessary admitting privileges at local hospitals. The Justices rightfully upheld nearly fifty years of settled precedent in striking down the dangerous law as unconstitutional, declaring that “[a]s in Whole Woman’s Health, the State introduced no evidence ‘showing that patients have better outcomes when their physicians have admitting privileges’ or ‘of any instance in which an admitting privileges requirement would have helped even one [patient] obtain better treatment.’”

While we are relieved that Louisiana’s three clinics can remain open and continue to offer time-sensitive, essential, and compassionate care, this fight is far from over.

Indeed, Louisiana’s Act 620 represents just one of the nearly 450 state laws restricting access to reproductive health care — which range from outright abortion bans to biased counseling mandates to medically unnecessary regulations imposing onerous requirements on providers and patients — passed since 2011. As if this terrifying trend wasn’t enough, the Hyde Amendment has denied abortion coverage to those enrolled in federal health programs for over forty years, despite tireless efforts to end this discriminatory policy.

Even where abortion is available in theory, structural barriers resulting from long-standing social and economic inequities often make this basic health care inaccessible or unavailable, disproportionately harming Black communities and people of color, young people, low-income people, people living with disabilities, rural communities, immigrants, and LGBTQ individuals.

We call on Congress to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), an important bill that would enact protections on the federal level to safeguard access to care and to secure constitutional rights, to this end. It is the right thing to do.

 

This is a National Action 

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3. Divest from The Police. Invest in Black and Brown Communities

This event comes from ACLU.org

The most recent eruption of protests across the U.S. – demanding justice for George Floyd, Dreasjon Reed, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless other Black people who have been killed by police – has laid bare what we've known for too long: The policing institutions in our country are deeply entrenched in racism and brutality, and we cannot allow it to continue.

These inherently systemic issues require immediate and permanent solutions. That requires a bold reimagining of the role police play in our society: It is time to divest from law enforcement and reinvest in the Black and Brown communities they unjustly target.

This is a National Action

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4. Condemn Police Brutality

This action comes from NCJW Inc.

On May 29, on the heels of the brutal murder of George Floyd, Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduced H. Res. 988, condemning police brutality, racial profiling, and excessive use of force. The resolution also calls for:

  • Improving police oversight;
  • The Department of Justice (DOJ) investigating racial profiling, police brutality, and violence;
  • Adopting sound and unbiased law enforcement policies at all levels of government.

Now more than ever we must be in solidarity with communities of color and the movement for Black lives.

Sign this petition in support of this resolution, to be sent to every member of the House of Representatives when the bill comes to a vote.

This is a National Event

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5. 60 Seconds for Justice

This action comes from Black Lives Matters Los Angeles

Black Lives Matter Los Angeles (BLM-LA), are calling for millions in cuts to LAPD to be redistributed to communities of color and much more. Take a few minutes to check BLMLA Actions/Events.

This is a Local Event

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