Daily Actions for the week starting June 24, 2022

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  1. Contact our senators and tell them to get Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema to reconsider their stands on a carve-out of the filibuster in order to protect reproductive rights in this “land of the free and home of the brave.” “I trusted Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh when they testified under oath that they also believed Roe v. Wade was settled legal precedent and I am alarmed they chose to reject the stability the ruling has provided for two generations of Americans,” Manchin said in a statement. Kyrsten Sinema said “Throughout my time in Congress, I’ve always supported women’s access to health care, and I’ll continue working with anyone to protect women’s ability to make decisions about their futures.” Well, Sinema, get working on that filibuster carve out.

  2. Contact our members of Congress and urge them to co-sponsor and pass H.R.8005/S.4365, the Social Security Expansion Act, introduced in the House by Rep. Pete DeFazio and in the Senate by Sen. Bernie Sanders. The bill would “scrap the cap” that currently exempts income above $142,800 from taxation for Social Security purposes. The bill would expand Social Security benefits by $2,400 a year and fully fund it for the next 75 years without raising taxes by one penny on over 93 percent of American households. Learn more here.

  3. Contact our members of Congress and thank them for co-sponsoring H.R.5444/S.2907, the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act. The bill would establish the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States and sets forth its powers, duties, and membership. The commission must investigate the impacts and ongoing effects of the Indian Boarding School Policies (federal policies under which American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian children were forcibly removed from their family homes and placed in boarding schools). The commission is required to develop recommendations on ways to (1) protect unmarked graves and accompanying land protections; (2) support repatriation and identify the tribal nations from which children were taken; and (3) discontinue the removal of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian children from their families and tribal communities by state social service departments, foster care agencies, and adoption agencies. Learn more here and here.

  4. Contact our members of Congress and thank them for voting for the “Bipartisan Safer Communities Act,” but remind them that this bill is painfully modest. It doesn’t raise the age to purchase an assault rifle from 18 to 21. States like Texas will not apply for money to set up a red flag system, or if they do, they’ll use the money to build more border wall or give a gun to every five-year old.

  5. Contact our members of Congress and urge them to pass the “Keep Kids Fed Act” (no number assigned yet). The bill will provide important funding and flexibility for communities to provide children healthy meals this summer and provide support to schools and daycares to respond to supply chain challenges and high food costs for the coming school year. Learn more here.

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