The past week was a non-stop evaluation of the administration's first 100 days – successes, failures, and everything in between. Amidst this conversation, we'd like to take a moment to thank you for your role in making these first 100 days an inspiring reminder of the power of raising our voices.
Every postcard you sent, every phone call you made, every meeting you came to, every sign you painted, every march you marched in, every town hall you attended has made a difference and has shown our elected officials that we are here to be active participants in government. RaisingVoicesUSA is about more than any single political party – we are here to collectively speak up in support of democratic values and human rights for all, and we are genuinely grateful to have you with us on this journey.
Thank you to everyone who came to the People's Climate March in Long Beach or who marched in another city on Saturday. Take a look at photos from RaisingVoicesUSA members here.
We have a busy week ahead of us, with a potential vote on a new healthcare bill and a day planned in support of immigrants, as well as a RaisingVoicesUSA meeting on Tuesday. Please read on and find out how you can get involved in raising your voice.
Ways to take action this week:
Defend the ACA
House Republicans are poised to vote on another, more severe and restrictive version of their healthcare bill. Contact your elected official today and raise your voice against a bill that puts people with pre-existing conditions at risk and allows states to sidestep pricing regulations.Find your elected official and call them today!
Rise up for Immigrants
Today, in 100 cities, towns, and communities across the country, hundreds of thousands of people will rise up in resistance to demonstrate the power, resilience and strength of immigrant communities in America. For those in the NY Metro area, click here for more information about what's planned. For those outside the NY Metro region, find an event near you.
Raise your voice against hate
In light of the hateful graffiti found in Rockville Centre last month, 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. Contact Joy Guzman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-766-4300 to purchase a sign. Once Joy has 20 sign requests, she will place another order.