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We update this page every three weeks so check back for new actions or sign up for our newsletter to receive alerts. Some of these actions come from our coalition partners and others are NCJW actions.

  1. Volunteer for Rally for Reproductive Rights & Training to Win 2022

This State and Local Action comes from WMF.

Women’s March Foundation (WMF)  is looking for volunteers that will help with event set up, break down, and work at various stations during the event. The event will start with a rally in Boyle Heights at 11 am which will be followed by the strategy summit from 12 pm - 4 pm. 

Volunteers make our events possible! Without the help of dedicated volunteers in these vital positions, millions of feminists would lose the chance to voice their views in the street. 

More details on training, shift times, and responsibilities will be provided closer to the event. 

2. Grab your Right to Learn: Your Guide to Combatting Classroom Censorship

This National Action comes from ACLU.org.

Since 2021, dozens of states have moved to introduce and pass classroom censorship bills that restrict students and teachers from discussing race, gender, and sexual orientation in public schools. At the same time, politicians and school boards are making moves to ban books — predominately those by Black and LGBTQ authors — from public schools and libraries. 

Imagine not being able to freely talk about our country’s history of slavery, or not being able to access books from your public libraries such as Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” or Maia Kobabe’s “Gender Queer” that speak to issues related to race, gender, and sexuality that impact our daily lives. This is precisely what state lawmakers across the country are trying to make happen. 

All young people have a First Amendment right to learn free from censorship or discrimination. The ACLU is committed to defending all students’ learning rights, and we need your help. 

We hope you will use the resources in this toolkit to help combat classroom censorship efforts in your own school/school districts.  

3. Do you have 20 minutes to Spare this Weekend? 

This National Action comes from Votefoward.org.

Midterm elections are all about turnout, and we know handwritten letters are an effective way to encourage voters to get to the polls. 

Each letter you write helps encourage civic participation and brings us closer to a stronger, more representative democracy. 

Write letters to voters in a “Social Campaign” to support Vote Forward’s core social mission of helping to increase the participation of historically underrepresented communities in the electorate.  

So grab your letters, stamps, and envelopes, and keep writing to voters! 

4. Do Not Let Families Lose Critical Home Visiting Services

This National Action comes from MomsRising.org.

Every five years, the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) funding program must be reauthorized (i.e., re-negotiated and committed to) by Congress.

The MIECHV program was last reauthorized in 2018 at a funding level of $400 million a year and is set to expire at the end of this month.

If this program is not reauthorized by September, funding is not guaranteed, which would leave 140,000 parents and children in 1,054 counties across the country without vital home visiting support. 

 

Add your name! Tell your lawmakers to increase Maternal, Infant & Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) funding and expand the program to help support more babies, families, and providers.

5. Parents to U.S. Senate: Protect Marriage Equality

This National Action comes from MomsRising.org.

Good news! We are incredibly close to passing the bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act in Congress, which would codify federal marriage equality for the LGBTQIA+ community. We just need your help getting it over the finish line! 

SIGN NOW and tell your U.S. Senators to guarantee marriage equality and vote YES on the Respect for Marriage Act! 

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