Our biweekly lists lay out notable issues in the news and tell you what you can do about them.
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This week was filled with moments of horror, despair and power. Not all of the issues that are relevant specifically need you to call your senators or representatives, so we’ve provided some other ways to get involved.
happening soon, start efforts in your school related to these issues and contact your congressional representatives about police brutality
through Teens Resist’s Must-Have List.
6443 or tweet your reps.
Script: Hi, my name is ______ and I’m a constituent. I’m asking you to vote NO on Senate Bill 446. I’m not OK with the fact that those living in the
U.S. are 25 times more likely to die as a result of gun violence than people living in other developed countries. The recent events in Las Vegas are
even more proof that we need gun control and we need it now. Please keep the safety of Americans as your top priority. Thank you.
Featured organizations: Everytown USA (everytown.org), Gays Against Guns (gaysagainstguns.net)
to answer Senator Elizabeth Warren's call to consider an immediate appropriations bill to provide disaster relief. We need to make sure we provide
adequately for a FEMA Disaster Relief Fund as well as Community Block Grants for disaster recovery! We can't continue to let more than 3.5 million
Americans suffer in apocalyptic conditions, without water, food, medical treatment, and power. Thank you. (adapted from The Sixty-Five)
Featured Organizations: Hispanic Federation, Moveon (do not donate to the Red Cross!)
Script: Hello, I'm _____ and I’m a constituent. I'm extremely concerned about the President's plan to end DACA, putting 800,000 young people at risk
of being deported from the only home they have ever known. I'm calling to urge you to support the Dream Act and protect these young people. I
value the contributions of young immigrants, and I think they deserve to live their lives free of the fear that they'll be deported. Thank you. (adapted
from The Sixty-Five)
Featured Organization: Make the Road (maketheroadny.org)
and quickly! Have more time? Call your reps (bonus points if you call Republican senators, even from other states)!
Script: Hi, my name is _____. I’m calling to ask you to do all you can to block HR 36 from being signed into action. The bill is dangerous and
detrimental to making sure that women can make choices about their bodies safely and without fear. If passed, women will be left with no safe and
legal option for abortion access after 20 weeks and doctors will be criminalized for providing healthcare. Please stand up to this terrible bill with all
your might. Thank you.
Numbers: 202-224-3121, Republican numbers (find through google)
Featured organizations: Planned Parenthood (plannedparenthood.org); NARAL Pro-Choice America (prochoiceamerica.org)
These lists include featured organizations, scripts, numbers, news updates and inspirational activists.