Demand Humane Treatment for Immigrant Families

National Action Program - NOW
 
July 1, 2019
Heartbreaking images are rolling though our timelines and television screens of children and families being cruelly denied basic respect, human rights and dignities. These individuals, many of whom are seeking asylum as refugees, are being caged in for-profit detention centers and subjected to deplorable and health-threatening conditions. Children are being separated from their families, denied proper hygiene and medical care and many are experiencing abuse, getting seriously ill or dying. Even babies are being held in jail. Is this really America?

The Trump administration is trying to criminalize immigration and punish asylum seekers, and we must stand up in protest.The National Organization for Women (NOW) is proud to join with our coalition partners over the next few weeks to demand the closure of these inhumane camps. There are three ways you can take immediate action:

  1. Protest on Tuesday. This Tuesday, July 2, while members of Congress are home for the Fourth of July holiday, activists will gather at their local offices in protest. Find your protest at:http://CloseTheCampsNow.org (For those in the Washington, D.C. area a protest will be held outside of the White House at 7:00 pm eastern.)
  2. On Friday, July 12, join a local Lights on for Liberty Vigil, which will bring thousands of people to locations worldwide to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees. Find your location:https://www.lightsforliberty.org/localevents
  3. Speak out on social media. Please join NOW Wednesday, July 3rd on social media with the hashtag #ProtectOurChildrenNOW and share the following messages:

“Seeking asylum is not a crime” 

“Refugees are people” 

“What kind of country jails babies?” 

“America – the country that jails babies?” 

When attending events please bring your NOW rounds, pins and stickers to let the world know that the National Organization for Women stands firmly against these camps! 

Also, please stay tuned for more upcoming actions from NOW, including opportunities to protest at actual camp locations with our leadership in the coming months. 

Now is the time to take to the streets to demand humane treatment for immigrant families, America is bet

 

Action Alert (end of day June 30th) – LWV – Climate Action NOW!

ACTION ALERT!  
Our League Voices are NEEDED today!

Date:   June 29, 2019
To:      League of Women Voters of Oregon members
From:  Becky Gladstone, LWVOR President

Members and Friends of LWVOR
please join us and add your voice with other Oregonians

Click here to Sign: the Climate Action NOW! Petition

Oregon Needs Climate Action NOW! Please sign and share/email this Climate Petition!

Many of our climate coalition partners recommend we join them to say we are not giving up and we urge climate action in Oregon now. We need as many signatures as possible, ASAP! They will need time to process before delivery tomorrow so sign early! The coalition has over 1,500 signatures as of 5pm, Friday.

The coalition will deliver this tomorrow to:

Senate President Peter Courtney, Governor Kate Brown, and Speaker of the House, Tina Kotek, at the end of the day Sunday, June 30th, 2019, the last day of the 2019 Legislative Session.

Some of our partners on social media:

Oregon League of Conservation Voters (Facebook):
“We are not giving up on climate action. Let’s hold Oregon’s leaders accountable: sign the petition before Sunday 6/30 (the last day of the 2019 Legislative Session). #orpol #orleg #CleanEnergyJobs 

Renew Oregon Retweeted
(Jana Gastellum @JanaGastellum) “We can’t give up on accountability or a livable future. Sign the petition.”

@RenewOregon (Twitter):
“We are not giving up on #ClimateAction. Let’s hold Oregon’s leaders accountable: sign the petition before Sunday 6/30 (the last day of the 2019 Legislative Session). #orpol #orleg #CleanEnergyJobs“

Legislative Report, Volume 29, Number 21 – June 2019 – The League of Women Voters of Oregon

In This Issue:
Climate Change
Education
Governance
Natural Resources
Revenue and Tax Reform
Social Policy

By Claudia Keith, Julie Chapman, Shirley Weathers, Cathy Frischmann and Lynette Pierson HB 2020 A: Oregon Climate Action Program It’s now up to leadership to decide next steps. The “Cap and… Read more

Source: Legislative Report, Volume 29, Number 21 – June 2019 – The League of Women Voters of Oregon

It’s time for men to step up and share responsibility for birth control

Why does the onus of birth control always fall on women? With access to contraception and abortion under threat, men must do their part

Source: It’s time for men to step up and share responsibility for birth control | Moira Donegan | Opinion | The Guardian

Missouri Republicans now forcing ‘state-sanctioned sexual assault’ for every woman seeking an abortion

The crackdown on a woman’s right to choose being waged by Republicans in Missouri has escalated to the point of forced pelvic examinations, Rachel Maddow reported Thursday. “What we have discovered is that as of Thursday of last week, as of a week ago today, we can now report that every woman seeking a legal…

Source: Maddow exclusive: Missouri Republicans now forcing ‘state-sanctioned sexual assault’ for every woman seeking an abortion – Raw Story

Legislative Report, Volume 29, Number 20 – June 2019 – The League of Women Voters of Oregon

In This Issue:
Climate Change
Education
Governance
Natural Resources
Revenue and Tax Reform
Social Policy
Climate Change

By Claudia Keith, Julie Chapman, Shirley Weathers, Cathy Frischmann and Lynette Pierson
Climate Policy HB 2020 LWVOR Alert HERE “Cap and Invest” Clean… Read more

Source: Legislative Report, Volume 29, Number 20 – June 2019 – The League of Women Voters of Oregon