Every week, Virginia Organizing posts concrete steps so you can take timely and important action! Tips to making your action effective: be polite but firm (don’t yell or curse or get angry); give your name and where you are from; tell whoever answers the phone what your concern is and why; ask for the official position on your issue; and remember, the person answering the phone is not elected and is just doing his or her job..
- Most Americans agree that working people need affordable health care and good public education for their children. Yet, in order to pay for unnecessary tax cuts for millionaires, Congressional leaders plan to cut these vital programs. Call the Congressional switchboard at (202)-224-3121 and ask your representative to protect public education and health care.
- On September 5, the Justice Department announced that they will no longer uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 800,000 Dreamers are depending on us to prevent them from being deported starting next year. Please tell Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform and provide a path to citizenship for all DACA recipients. Call the Congressional switchboard at (202)-224-3121.
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