Show Donald Trump that nobody is above the law. Urge Congress to protect special counsel Mueller's investigation, and pledge to join a rapid response rally if Mueller is fired.
Action-A-Day, Tuesday, 10/17/17——Local Education Issues In Carroll County: Our Future is NOW, Education Is For a Lifetime.
Education Is For a Lifetime and What is more fundamental to the Republic, than a well educated child? At the very local level, in our neighborhood public schools, input and action is needed now. Whether you have children in school or not, your input as a taxpayer and as a stakeholder in our present and future is needed and necessary.
Action-a-Day 10/14: Self-Care Saturday- Enjoy the fall weather this weekend while at a local event.
Take action now to save the Iran Deal! Trump has recklessly threatened to decertify the international agreement that has successfully blocked Iran's path to nuclear weapons.
Mass shootings have become all too commonplace. From Orlando to Newtown; and now Las Vegas, too manylives have been lost. And still Congress has yet to attend to the epidemic of gun violence. It is time to influence this fact to change now. Make calls today to End Gun Violence. it's time TO DO MORE!
Call your Senators and ask them to work with all members to develop a tax plan that's fair for each of us. We expect a tax code that is fair, ethical and fiscally responsible.
How can we help those in Puerto Rico?
ACTION: Share information with family, friends, neighbors, etc about the shortened open enrollment period for the ACA in 2017. It is IMPERATIVE that this information be disseminated in our communities. Please share this link via email and social media, or even consider printing this page for recipients who do not have internet access.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: This year’s open enrollment period has been cut in half and advertising funds have been cut by 90%. Americans only have from November 1st through December 15th to update their information or change health plans through the ACA. Marylanders can file online via www.MarylandHealthConnection.gov or by visiting their local Department of Social Services. There is a phone number available to apply by phone as well 855-642-8572. WANT IN PERSON ASSISTANCE? For appointments in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Howard County and Frederick County please call HealthCare Access Maryland at 410-500-4710. For all other Maryland counties, please call 855-642-8572 and ask who the connector entity is for your area.
NOTE: Medicaid enrollment takes place 365 days a year and special enrollment periods are examined year round for qualifying life events (change in marital status, new child, move to another state, loss of coverage, etc).
Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program is set to expire September 30, putting health coverage for nearly 9 million children in jeopardy. Tell the Senate to #ExtendCHIP!
The Cassidy/Graham Affordable Healthcare repeal effort to strip Healthcare coverage from millions of Americans is coming back for a possible vote this week. Please hold Senators accountable to Vote No to this destructive legislation.
TrumpCare is back and Republicans are pushing for a vote next week. Help defeat TrumpCare for good. #GrahamCassidy #KillTheBill
Action-A-Day for Tuesday, 9/19/17—— Attend the Board of County Commissioners Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, September 21st, 2017.
On Thursday, September 21 at 7:00 pm, The Carroll County Board of County Commissioners is holding a Town Hall Meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to give feedback regarding future Land uses, development, housing, roads, traffic, safety and school impacts for the Freedom Area Masterplan. This meeting is critical not only for the Freedom Area but it is indicative of how other unincorporated parts of the county may also be impacted in the near future.
Action-a-Day Self Care Saturday: Enjoy Local Festivities Visit the Maryland Wine Festival at the Farm Museum this weekend and be sure to check out the Westminster Fall Fest next week.
BACKGROUND INFO: H.R.676 - Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act was introduced to the House January 2017 and despite a number of co-sponsors, it has not received much traction. Bernie Sanders has finally announced a Senate companion bill to H.R.676 and he already has 15 co-sponsors signed on (non-marylanders). Both VanHollen and Cardin have made public comment about how they agree that healthcare is a human right, neither have signed on a co-sponsors.
ACTION: Call Maryland Senators Chris VanHollen 202-224-4654 and Ben Cardin 202-224-4524 and ask them to sign on as co-sponsors to Senator Sanders’s Medicare for All bill in the Senate.
SAMPLE SCRIPT: My name is [NAME] and I am calling from [ZIP CODE] to ask Senator [NAME] to sign as a co-sponsor to Senator Sanders’s Medicare for All Bill. While Senator [NAME] has publicly state that he supports healthcare for all, I am asking to put that statement into action by co-sponsoring this bill. Thank you for your time.
ADDITIONAL ACTION: Sign the MoveOn.org citizen’s petition in support of Medicare for All, which as of 8pm 9/13/17 already had over 100,000 signatures!
Social Security is not a hostage or a bargaining chip. Reject H.R. 3423, the Social Security Commission Act of 2017, and remove Social Security from the next debt ceiling debate.
Ah, Saturday, a day we often spend catching up with errands, laundry, cooking and yard work. Or we spend it driving all over the place, going to places or events for recreation. Either way we can end up collapsing in exhaustion at the end of the day.
ACTION: Complete the ACLU’S online form to ask your Congressional representatives to protect America’s Dreamers through DACA.
WHERE TO FIND THE FORM: ACLU webform
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR PHONE CALLS TO CONGRESS (Taken from the ACLU form): I urge Rep/Senator __________ to sponsor and pass the bipartisan Dream Act of 2017. These young people came to the U.S. as children. America is their only home. Every one of them risks losing their work authorization and being deported. And our country will lose their talents and skills.
BACKGROUND INFO: The Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals (aka DACA) is a policy enacted by the Obama administration in 2012. The policy applies to children who arrived in the US illegally when they were 16 years or younger. DACA allows these folks to have deportation delayed for 2 years and to obtain employment authorization during that time. The DACA certification has been renewable and can be reapplied for every 2 years. Research has shown that DACA has greatly reduced the number of immigrant households living in poverty in the US and has added to the American workforce and has raised enrollment in America’s institutions of higher learning.
#45 has declared that he is ending DACA and since it was never passed as law, only implemented as policy, he has the power to do so. Effective earlier this week deadlines were set for the final DACA renewals. DACA is now in the hands of Congress. Congress has the power to save DACA by passing it into law.
ACTION: Call BOTH of your Senators to Demand FAIR Tax Reform
SAMPLE SCRIPT: Hello, my name is _____ from (zip code). I am calling because I am opposed to any tax plans that cut taxes for the wealthiest Americans on the backs of lower and middle class families by way of reducing funding for social programs. I expect Senator (name) to work towards a tax reform plan that is fair and just. Thank you for your time.
SENATOR VAN HOLLEN 202-224-4654
SENATOR CARDIN 202-224-4524
BACKGROUND INFO: In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, #45 has been busy promoting his plan for tax “reform”. Not surprisingly, this plan will put an even larger financial burden middle and working classes.
Since this proposal is not favored by DEMs, GOP members of Congress are planning to use the plan to use the budget reconciliation. This process means that the bill is not allowed to add to the federal deficit. The only way to do that is to reduce spending on programs that benefit lower and middle class Americans, such as Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security.
The proposed GOP plan would cut the corporate tax rate from 35% to 15% and eliminate the alternative minimum tax (AMT). These changes that would greatly benefit already wealthy Americans. A prime example being that without the AMT, 45’s 2005 tax rate would have been a mere 3.5%.
Trump's recent rollback of an Obama policy to guarantee the flood resilience of infrastructure undermines our preparedness for future flooding disasters like Hurricane Harvey. This reckless move combines crony capitalism & climate change denial in one bad policy.
Support the members of congress who are bringing censure resolutions. This act, if adopted, would be a formal and historic rebuke from Congress of Trump's remarks and behavior regarding White Supremacy, Nazism and Racism. The draft resolution from three Democrats cites specific actions the representatives believe merit censure.
Action-A-Day 8/24: Hear Us, Hogan! Demand that the Governor Hold Town Halls To Hear Citizen Concerns
While Governor Hogan attends big-ticket political fundraisers, he refuses to hold town halls where ordinary citizens can voice their concerns. Remind the Governor that he represents ALL Marylanders, not just deep-pocketed donors.