Action-A-Day, Tuesday, 10/17/17——Local Education Issues In Carroll County: Our Future is NOW, Education Is For a Lifetime.
Oct
17
7:00am 7:00am

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.

 

 

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Action-A-Day for Tuesday 10/10/17:  Time to DO MORE about ENDING Gun Violence in America
Oct
10
7:00am 7:00am

Action-A-Day for Tuesday 10/10/17: Time to DO MORE about ENDING Gun Violence in America

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! 

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Action-A-Day 9/28: Boost awareness for 2018 ACA Enrollment
Sep
28
7:00am 7:00am

Action-A-Day 9/28: Boost awareness for 2018 ACA Enrollment

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).

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Action-A-Day for Tuesday, 9/19/17—— Attend the Board of County Commissioners Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, September 21st, 2017.
Sep
19
6:00am 6:00am

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.

 

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Action-A-Day 9/14: Ask MD Senators to Co-Sponsor Bernie's Medicare for All Bill
Sep
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

Action-A-Day 9/14: Ask MD Senators to Co-Sponsor Bernie's Medicare for All Bill

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!

 

SOURCES:

CNN: Bernie Sanders Medicare for All Plan

USA Today: What would Bernie Sander's Medicare for All Plan Mean for You

Chicago Tribune: Bernie Sanders Health Plan

Washington Post: Bernie Sanders Single Payer Plan is Here

Physicians for a National Health Program Single Payer Resources

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ACTION-A-DAY 9/7: Save DACA
Sep
7
7:00am 7:00am

ACTION-A-DAY 9/7: Save DACA

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.

SOURCES:

https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals-obamas-dreamer-action

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/us/politics/trump-daca-dreamers-immigration.html

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/immigration/news/2016/10/18/146290/new-study-of-daca-beneficiaries-shows-positive-economic-and-educational-outcomes/

http://www.newsweek.com/dreamers-daca-statistics-trump-deadline-657201

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/05/daca-deportations-could-cost-us-economy-more-than-400-billion.html

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Action-A-Day 8/31: Demand FAIR Tax Reform
Aug
30
10:00pm10:00pm

Action-A-Day 8/31: Demand FAIR Tax Reform

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%.

 

SOURCES:

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/26/the-white-house-just-outlined-its-tax-plan-heres-whats-in-it.html

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/28/20-percent-could-pay-more-under-trumps-tax-reform-plan.html

https://assets.donaldjtrump.com/trump-tax-reform.pdf

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/27/how-trumps-new-tax-reform-proposal-may-affect-every-income-bracket.html

https://qz.com/1066112/trump-tax-reform-most-of-donald-trumps-proposed-tax-cuts-would-go-to-wealthy-households/

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