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Weekly Actions: Mar 12, 2017

March 12, 2017

  1. PRIORITY ACTION: Support organizations on the front lines of Muslim Ban 2. Muslim Ban 2 will go into effect on March 16. It’s critical that we stay outraged and active in our response to this unacceptable executive order.   

    Donate to an organization on the front lines of supporting the people most impacted by this ban. If you can’t donate right now, follow them on Facebook and Twitter, and give them some praise and encouragement on social media.

 

 

2.  PLEASE DO THIS ONE. From MPower Change: Sign this Petition to get Steve Bannon off the National Security Council.  

 

From the Petition: “Even in one of the most bigoted and corrupt administrations in recent history, one person manages to stand out: Steve Bannon, the chief strategist at the White House, who as the former editor of Brietbart—the anti-Muslim White Nationalist "news" company—used his platforms to spread vitriolic anti-Muslim hate and conspiracy theories on a daily basis.  Bannon is exceptionally dangerous not only because of his toxic views towards Muslims and other groups, but because of the immense power that he holds in the Trump administration.”

 

3. Say no to replacing health care with tax cuts! US-Americans: Use the website 5 Calls to call your representative and speak out against the new bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Act Act.

 

From 5 calls: “... House Republicans have proposed a bill to dismantle a central element of the Affordable Care Act, federal funding for the expansion of Medicaid coverage to millions of low income Americans. The bill would also cap the amount of federal money states receive for their Medicaid programs, which could result in healthcare costs shifting to cash-strapped states as well as Medicaid beneficiaries themselves.

 

In place of Medicaid expansion, Republicans have proposed providing an age-based tax credit that would increase over time regardless of people's income. In other words, the wealthy would receive an unneeded tax break, while many lower-income people would be unable to afford healthcare coverage. To add insult to injury, the bill further threatens healthcare access for low income people by proposing to defund Planned Parenthood and provides a tax break to health insurance executives who make salaries over $500,000. This bill is designed to provide the wealthy with tax breaks at the expense of everyone else and cannot pass.”

 

4. Write an op-ed to your hometown newspaper about the importance of public health care. If you’d like to tackle this as a PAGE group, first do some research about healthcare in your country of residence. If you’re living in a country that offers public health care and it’s working well, use that as an example that the US could emulate. Let us know if you’re doing this at engage.with.page@gmail.com, and we’ll do our best to support you.

 

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