Weekly Actions | 4.24.17

Here are Indivisible’s actions for this week!

Upcoming Events

Take Action for Immigrants

This Thursday, join Indivisible and the National Immigration Law Center on Facebook Live to talk about what you can do to support immigrant families. On Thursday, April 27 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT, join Indivisible and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) for a Facebook Live event where we will discuss the upcoming May 1 Rise Up marches in support of immigrant families. Immigration experts will be on hand to answer your questions about Trump’s efforts to tear families apart, sanctuary cities, and how you can support immigrants. RSVP to get a reminder and other streaming options now. Submit all of your questions here or by sending an email to questions@indivisibleguide.com.

May 1, Rise Up: The attacks against immigrants and refugees have been nonstop, from the Muslim ban to Trump’s mass deportation force. It’s time we rise up and show our support for the immigrants and refugees who are fighting back. That’s why we’ve teamed up with the Fair Immigration Reform Movement for Rise Up, a nation-wide action on May 1 for immigrants and allies to stand together and resist. Rise up with us by attending an event near you!

Any attack on immigrants is an attack on all of us. Together we can shine a light on the path to freedom and end the cruelty against immigrants and refugees.

If you are interested in joining us to promote the Rise Up events across the country on May 1, here’s a digital toolkit to get you started.

New Immigration Ally Toolkit: In response to the Trump administration’s escalating attacks, we’ve created a new Immigrant Ally Toolkit, developed in partnership with the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), Local Progress, National Immigration Law Center, Reform Immigration for America, and United We Dream. Check it out for more information on the May 1 day of action and how you can work in your communities to rise up, unite, and protect immigrant families—and share it broadly

April 29, March for Our Climate: The Trump administration’s first 100 days have also been filled with unprecedented attacks on the health and safety of American families and have decisively shown that his administration is siding with polluters over people at every turn. (For more on what’s at stake, see our new policy brief: Defend the Environment).

On April 29, we encourage Indivisible groups to join the People’s Climate March in DC and sister marches across the country. Get started with the People’s Climate March toolkit and spread the word on social media using these images.

The Week Ahead in Congress

Zombie TrumpCare: Trump just won’t let his awful healthcare bill die. This week, he renewed his demand that Congress pass an ACA repeal bill. But as the White House and congressional Republicans continue working on their bill, they’ve only managed to make it worse. What hasn’t changed is the devastation the bill will cause: at least 24 million Americans would lose their coverage, premiums would increase, and people with pre-existing conditions could face astronomical premiums.

That’s why it’s critical that your Representative continue to hear from you. Tell them that you don’t want them wasting any more time on TrumpCare. For additional resources and talking points, see our “Obamacare is the law of the land” guide.

The Budget: Now that your MoCs are back in Washington this week, they have to pass a stopgap funding bill, known as a “CR” (Continuing Resolution), to fund the government past April 28. But with his 100-day report card looming on that same day, Trump is desperate for any legislative win he can get—so much so that his cronies in Congress may be willing to risk a government shutdown by including unpopular policy riders in the funding bill, such as:

  • Defunding of ACA cost-sharing subsidies (CSRs) that millions of Americans rely on to keep coverage affordable
  • Defunding Planned Parenthood and other family planning initiatives
  • Additional funding for Trump’s mass deportation force, including his border wall, detention facilities, and more ICE agents
  • Restricting federal funding for cities that take up sanctuary policies
  • Defunding the EPA and other climate protection programs

Ask your MoC not to risk a shutdown and to oppose any of these policy riders in any funding bill.

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