National Action team’s bi-weekly Action Report – 3/1/2018

The National Action team’s bi-weekly Action Report sends timely ways you can get involved. Check out this week’s latest activities and take action NOW!

Protect Our Future & Advocate for Gun Control!

Mass shootings in the United States have become as commonplace as baseball and apple pie. Let’s be clear: this is not normal! The events in Florida were a preventable tragedy. We cannot sit by quietly as our elected officials line their pockets with money from the NRA and fail to pass stringent gun control policies. The Senate will soon vote on two gun bills: the Fix NICs Act (S. 2135) and the the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (S.446).

Let’s take action to protect families and children. Call your Senators NOW and ask them to 1) support S.2135 and 2) oppose S.446.

To take action, click here!

Support A Clean Dream Act!

The fight is still on! On Monday, the Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration’s bid to get justices to expedite the termination of DACA. This win is a sweeping victory for young immigrants, but it is only a small reprieve. Thousands of young immigrants still face deportation. The only concrete solution is the Clean Dream Act. Over 1,000 NOW activists have contacted their MoCs to support the Clean Dream Act. Join them today and support immigrant women and families. The time is NOW!

To contact your Senator and support a Clean Dream Act, click here!

Stop South Carolina’s Latest Personhood Bill!

Right now, women in South Carolina are taking action against S.217, South Carolina’s new personhood bill. The bill has made it out of committee and is headed to a vote on the Senate floor. We need you to take action today! If you live in South Carolina, contact your State Senator and urge them to take a stand against S.217. If you are outside of South Carolina, post on social media using the hashtag, #SCpol.

 To take action, click here!

What Is Racial Gerrymandering?

With midterm elections approaching, it is important that we not only head to the polls, but understand some of the sneaky tactics used by lawmakers to suppress the vote. One of the most harmful methods of voter suppression is gerrymandering. Gerrymandering has resurged in the past five years following the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Shelby v. Holder in 2013. Gerrymandering, both partisan and racial, has a devastating impact on progressive communities and their rights.

To learn more about gerrymandering, click here!

Care for All: Learn More About Rural Women

In our increasingly hostile political climate, access to reproductive healthcare hangs in the balance. Yet, some communities are faced with unique barriers that stretch beyond legislation and policy and extend to economics, geography, and access. Read our latest report on rural women and the herculean lengths they go through to access their basic reproductive healthcare needs.

To learn more about rural women and reproductive justice, click here!

Sign Up For Civic Days with NOW!

Let your voice be heard! Join us in Washington, DC for a lobby day at the Capitol on April 26. NOW will provide training to activists at our National Action Center on April 24, preparing them to meet with their members of Congress. NOW activists will be lobbying on legislation regarding sexual assault and harassment, abortion and reproductive rights, and other pertinent bills moving through Congress.

Sign up to learn more about NOW’s Civic Days and join us in April!


(portrait) Press forward,
Toni Van Pelt