Thursday, May 10, 2018

Thursday 5/10 Call to Action

Thursday 5/10 

1. Dreamer Immigration Vote
Seventeen House Republicans are attempting to force bipartisan legislation on protecting Dreamers from deportation. Assuming all 193 House Democrats signed on they would only need eight more Republicans to advance legislation. If these Republicans can get enough signatures on their petition it could trigger a debate as early as June or July. Now might be the time to remind our representatives that we haven’t forgotten about the Dreamers. 

2. There is a lot happening at the local level. Check this out from Watch Your Reps. 

3. Budget shortfalls
Minnesota has a $329 million dollar surplus. Let’s let our legislators know we want education to be invested in. 
State lawmakers are currently debating a number of possible school funding increases, including new school-safety dollars and Gov. Mark Dayton’s one-time emergency school aid proposal to increase per-pupil funding by 2 percent. Republican legislators have been pushing back on his proposal, placing the onus on districts to make the numbers work without a one-time safety net.”

“Rural counties and small metropolitan areas crowd the top of the list of U.S. counties that rely most on help from the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program, the USDA program formerly known as Food Stamps.”
The SNAP program helps with the very real hunger problem we have in this country. It’s also important for those with disabilities to have access to SNAP. Let’s let our MOC know that this program matters and should not be cut. 

Sites to Check:
If Trump fires Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, please be ready to take to the streets in protest.
CD2Action, @CD2action
MN02 Congress Watch
League of Women Voters MN
Smith (202) 224-5641
House of Representative switchboard: (202) 224-3121

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