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1. Tell the Senate: Save the USPS
A National Action From ACLU.org
The U.S. Postal Service is an essential government service outlined in the Constitution. In a pivotal election and decennial census year during a global pandemic, the USPS is crucial to the provision of COVID-related supplies, voting by mail, and many life-critical functions.
Congress should do all it can to protect the USPS. The House just passed the Delivering for America Act – to provide $25 billion in funding and prohibit and reverse any changes to operations that reduce or impede service during COVID-19.
Now, the Senate needs to act!
2. Tell your Senator: Restore the Voting Rights and End Voter Suppression!
A National Action From Rock The Vote.org
Fifty-five years have passed since the signing of the Voting Rights Act. This law was a reckoning with our nation’s long history of Black disenfranchisement, it provided states with guidance for implementation and protection of the 15th Amendment and was intended to be a culmination of the work of the Civil Rights era, and the beginning of a true representative democracy. It has been under attack ever since!
In 2013, the Supreme Court gutted one of the most important provisions of the VRA– holding states accountable for accessible, equitable voting. As a result, BIPOC voters across the country today face some of the most volatile voting restrictions since the Jim Crow era. Gerrymandering, unclear voter ID laws, purging of voter rolls, and closed polling locations persist in more than 25 states. All of these intentional and targeted voter suppression tactics have disproportionately affected communities of color, impacting their access to the ballot box.
Today, in the midst of a modern Civil Rights movement, young people continue to lead the fight for one of the most basic rights guaranteed in the Constitution: the right to cast a vote unencumbered. Sign the petition to tell your Senators it is time to restore the full protections of the VRA, end voter suppression, and pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act!
3. Sign the Petition: Save Child Care!
A National Action From NCJW Inc.
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) has long worked to improve the lives of women, children, and families. Specifically, we advocate for quality, comprehensive, affordable, and accessible child care, early childhood education (including universal pre-K and full-day kindergarten), and school-age programs. Given our historical groundbreaking research and work on child care issues, NCJW has a deep understanding of how important child care is to our nation. But the pandemic has laid bare the vulnerability of this system. Sign our petition to Members of Congress urging them to include $50 billion in the next COVID-19 relief package to save our child care system from collapse.
Hundreds of thousands of child care programs are at risk of permanent closure if they do not receive financial support. And the labor of watching our children — typically performed by women, many of whom are women of color — has long been undervalued. As the US grapples with how to re-open our economy, Congress must not disregard women-led industries.
We urge you to include at least $50 billion in relief for the child care sector in the next COVID-19 relief package to save hundreds of thousands of jobs and businesses, give families the support they need to return to work or school, and ensure that we will still have a child care system when the pandemic is over.
4. Become a Voting Squad Captain!
A Local Action From When We All Vote.org
YOU are the best person to make sure your community is registered and ready to vote.
When We All Vote is a non-partisan effort that believes we can all make a difference in our democracy by inspiring more Americans to make their voices heard at the ballot box. The work begins in our communities — neighbor to neighbor, friend to friend — we can start a conversation about our rights and responsibilities in shaping our democracy. Namely, the responsibility of registering and voting. Just imagine what is possible if we all made our voices heard in every election. To work towards this goal, we need YOU.
Are you ready to organize your friends, family, and community around getting registered and ready to vote? Sign up to be a Voting Squad Captain!
Voting Squad Captains will have opportunities to:
• Join exclusive trainings and briefings
• Get access to coaching, tools, and resources to build their squad
• Be part of a nationwide community of highly motivated organizers working to make sure that everyone participates in our democracy
5. Become a Poll Worker
A Local Action From LAvote.net
Do you want to help your community on Election Day? Apply online to one of our election worker programs today! It is quick and easy!
Apply Online to become a Community Election Worker Today!
What is an Election Worker?
An election worker is an essential component to every polling place location on Election Day. There are two different types of election workers: Inspectors and Clerks. While Inspectors serve as supervisors for the polling locations, Clerks assist with a variety of conventional tasks. Both are paid a stipend for their time. Polling place locations typically staff four to six election workers on Election Day.
Election Worker Eligibility
To become an election worker in Los Angeles County, you must be:
• 18 years of age or older (unless participating in the Student Election Worker Program)
• A resident of California
• A United States citizen registered to vote or a legal permanent resident (green card holder)