Actions for the Week of 7/12/2019

Email Senator Cantwell: Phone: (202) 224-3441 Fax: (202) 228-0514 Press releases
Email Senator Murray: Phone: (202) 224-2621 Fax: (202) 224-0238 Press releases
Email Rep. Kilmer: Phone: (202) 225-5916 News

Daily actions for the week of 7/12/2019

An action a day keeps the dictator at bay.

  1. Call Rep. Derek Kilmer and tell him to read the Mueller Report as preparation for Mueller’s testimony on July 24. Odds are, our representative has not read it. Rep. Justin Amash estimates that only 15% of House representatives have read the Mueller Report. Read about it here.
  2. Call our senators and tell them to co-sponsor S. 667, the Otto Warmbier Banking Restrictions Involving North Korea Act of 2019, introduced by Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland). Otto Warmbier, the U.S. college student who was accused of attempting to steal a propaganda poster from his hotel in North Korea while on a guided tour of that country and was sentenced for that “crime” to 15 years imprisonment with hard labor, was returned to his parents in a coma; they removed life support within days of his return. Our “president” has said he’s talked with North Korea’s dictator, Kim Jung Un, and believes Kim when Kim said he had nothing to do with Warmbier’s vegetative state. This bill would impose financial sanctions on North Korea.
  3. Call our senators and representative and tell them to stop voting for Republican bills that harm immigrants. Our members of Congress voted for the $4.6 billion supplemental bill without asking for a single change. Read about the vote here. Maybe they didn’t have time to read it. Maybe it’s time to reconsider Sen. Rand Paul’s “Read the Bills Act.” Read about that here.
  4. Contact our senators and representative and ask them to co-sponsor Loan Shark Prevention Act (S.1389 and H.R.2930) introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, respectively. Read about it here.
  5. Call Rep. Kilmer and tell him to defund hate. Rep. Kilmer sits on the Appropriations Committee, so he’s in a powerful position to take action. The appropriations process, where Congress decides how much funding agencies will receive for the year—including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP)—is underway. The first draft of the appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which was released on June 4, included some key improvements over the status quo; for example, it proposes cutting the number of beds ICE can use to detain people, and taking back the money that Trump stole for his wall when he declared a fake emergency. But the bill isn’t perfect, and Democrats on the Appropriations Committee still need to hold strong to protect these gains and make key improvements. Read about it here.

Questions / daily action suggestions? kathy@mainlandview.com