Congress is in its final push before a long summer recess, which means we need to focus our advocacy over the next two months. While healthcare and the budget are the federal priorities, closer to home, we can still raise our voices for the environment despite the announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Agreement.
We also have a packed events calendar. Our next meeting is tomorrow, where we will provide updates on our plans for the summer and beyond, and will hear from the President and CEO of Nassau County Planned Parenthood JoAnn Smith. On Friday, June 9, the LGBTQ committee is hosting an evening of advocacy. And be sure to save the date for a film screening hosted by the Unity and Diversity committee on June 15.
Details on all events are included at the bottom of this email, and on our website.
We look forward to seeing you!
Ways to take action this week:
Act locally for the environment
Last week, President Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Agreement. While this is discouraging news, there are still many ways we can advocate for the environment. Indivisible has put together a comprehensive guide to acting locally to support responsible environmental policies. Learn more about local actions you can take here.
Raise your voice about the President's budget
The President's proposed budget clearly indicates the administration's funding priorities, but the final budget will be determined by our elected officials. Now is the time to make your priorities clear to them. Find your elected officials' contact information here.
Keep healthcare top of mind!
The Senate has been extremely quiet as they create their version of the American Healthcare Act. It's important that we remind our elected officials that we are closely watching what they are doing, and that we will not accept a healthcare plan that penalizes Americans with pre-existing conditions and puts our most vulnerable populations at risk. This guide from Indivisible outlines the ways you can raise your voice and advocate for a more equitable and compassionate healthcare system. Find your elected officials' contact information here.
An Evening of Advocacy for LGBTQ Issues (Issues Overview, Postcard Party, Sign-Making)
Friday, June 9, 2017, 7-9 pm
United Church of Rockville Centre
430 Morris Avenue, Rockville Centre
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Film Screening and Discussion hosted by the Unity and Diversity Committee
Thursday, June 15 2017, 6:45 pm
Wilson Elementary School
Buckingham Road, Rockville Centre
The Family Next Door follows a year in the life of the Lund family who have two children with autism. Through the presentation of this film and the discussion that will follow, we hope to further our mission of inclusion and hope that it will serve as a tool for promoting awareness and initiating action.
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"NY State Government: How it Works and How to be an Effective Advocate"
With State Senator Todd Kaminsky and State Assemblyman Brian Curran