Thank you to everyone!
Whether you attended a recess event, spoke out against the unacceptable racist and anti-Semitic graffiti found in Rockville Centre, or participated in Earth Day events, we appreciate your continued involvement, commitment, and passion.
Congress is back in session and this week marks 100 days of the new administration. In these first 100 days, we have seen that raising our voices matters and can bring about change. As Congress considers health care, the proposed budget, and other key policies, it is vital that we continue to speak up and remind our elected officials that they work for us and that we will hold them accountable for their decisions.
Ways to take action this week:
Raise your voice against hate
In light of the hateful graffiti found in Rockville Centre last week, we are working with community leaders to develop and send a strong and swift message that we will not tolerate these actions. In the short-term, "Hate Has No Home Here" signs will be available for purchase through Central Synagogue-Beth Emeth for $5, or you may download and print one at home here. We hope our RaisingVoices members will lead our community in displaying these signs proudly in our home windows and storefronts. Contact Joy Guzman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-766-4300 to purchase a sign by Thursday.
Speak up for our planet
The Marches for Science were a huge success, as was Friday's Evening of Advocacy for the Environment! Leading up to the People's Climate March on 4/29, The RaisingVoicesUSA Environmental Committee has prepared a list of ways you can raiseyour voice to help preserve our most precious natural resource: our planet. Learn more about what's planned, and get ready to attend an upcoming event! Local members: Look out for more information later this week about Saturday's LI People's Climate March at 10 am in Long Beach, NY and the Car-Less Long Island's Bike-to-Work Parade.
Commit to a week of action for the environment
Earth Day may be over, but you can still sign up to participate in a week of action to protect our environment.
Rise up for Immigrants
This Thursday at 9 pm, join Indivisible and the National Immigration Law Center on Facebook Live to learn how you can support immigrant families. Learn more and RSVP here. Then, on Monday, May 1, Rise Up for Immigrants by attending a march or event in your area. Find an event near you.
Continue to contact your Member of Congress
Healthcare is on the table, the budget is being considered, and a government shutdown is looming on the horizon. Now, more than ever, it's essential to let your elected officials know about the priorities and principles you value. Need an easy way to reach your legislator? Text "RESIST" to 50409, and ResistBot will quickly turn your text messages into faxes to your Members of Congress. Follow the prompts, and raise your voice to your elected officials on issues that matter to you.