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..
- Congress is back in session and the Senate majority has begun work on their version of a replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Please call Senator Mark Warner at (202) 224-2023 and Senator Tim Kaine at (202) 224-4024. Tell your story and ask them to protect our health care. Don’t repeal the ACA! We strongly encourage you to also write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper and explain why it is crucial to improve the Affordable Care Act instead of repealing it.
- The U.S. House of Representatives voted for the “Wrong Choice Act,” which would give predatory lenders much more power to take advantage of workers. Now the Senate will have to decide on it. Please call Senator Mark Warner at (202) 224-2023 and Senator Tim Kaine at (202) 224-4024 and ask them to protect the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by voting against the Wrong Choice Act.
Please contact your elected leaders in your city or county and ask them to address climate change on the local level. There are many actions municipalities can take, including initiatives for greater energy efficiency in homes and businesses, development of low emission energy sources, prevention of sprawl, and protection of trees and green spaces. For more ideas see the Institute for Self Reliance. .
Don’t forget, you can connect with a local Chapter to work for social, racial, economic, and environmental justice at the local level. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help you connect to one of our community organizers.
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