Actions for the Week of 10/15, 2017

email Senator Cantwell: Phone: (202) 224-3441 Fax: (202) 228-0514
email Senator Murray: Phone: (202) 224-2621 Fax: (202) 224-0238
email Representative Kilmer: Phone: (202) 225-5916
These actions will be taken directly from as of this week.

Preventing Gun Violence

Legislation has moved forward in the House of Representatives that would make it easier for people to obtain silencers for guns. As part of a larger legislative package called the SHARE Act (Sportsman Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act, or H.R. 3668).
Silencers have no purpose beyond muffling the sounds of gunshots. Ask our MoCs to reject this bill and ask others to.

Trump’s Tax Scan

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Responding to Hurricane Maria

Donate: NYTimes.
Contact Senator Cantwell and ask her to push for funding for PR and the Virgin Islands. She is the ranking member on the Finance Committee.

Protect DACA

DACA provides relief from deportation to certain young immigrants. There are 19,180 DACA recipients in Washington alone, and each year they contribute $51,272,000 in State and local taxes.
Ask our MoCs to vote for and support the DREAM Act: S.1615 in the Senate & HR 3440 in the House.

Congress Needs to Reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program

If Congress doesn’t act soon, states will start running out of money. Some states have already stopped taking new applications for CHIP.
Ask our MoCs to fund the program and ask others to.