Our power as citizens is in our unity. Herein, we offer a schedule of engagement for the coming week and ask you to join us as we work to make America a land of promise, of equality, of hope, of decency, and of integrity once again.
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Action Schedule for the weeks of April 16:
Monday, April 16: “Let Mueller do his job”. Email, call, text or FAX Senators Burr and Tillis and Representative Meadows to demand that they support legislation that protects Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein from summary dismissal by the President. The mood in Washington is very tense, with many people, including us, keeping vigil.
In the event either firing does occur, Transylvania Indivisible will join hundreds of thousands to protest loudly. To see the national response and sign up for our email notification of action, go to: https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response-events/search/ and find your county.
Tuesday, April 17: “Rein in President Trump’s Syrian escalation”. Email, call, text or FAX Senators Burr and Tillis and Representative Meadows and demand that Congress forcefully insist on its sole authority to authorize military force and demand that Trump come to Congress before any further strikes in Syria.
With Friday’s strike, Trump is transparently gambling with the safety of the Syrian people, about whom he cares nothing, to distract from his own legal troubles. The US has only accepted 11 Syrian refugees this year. Trump’s message to the Syrian people? Stay there, we’ll bomb you. Come here, we’ll ban you.
Wednesday April 18: “Give Us a Clean Dream Act”. Email, call, text or FAX Senators Burr and Tillis and Representative Meadows to demand that America honor its promise and pass a Clean Dream Act.
The 2017 DREAM ACT is a permanent, bipartisan and bicameral legislative solution for over 2.1 million immigrant youth and young adults who came to the U.S. as children but have no pathway to citizenship. This includes the 800,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients who are currently left in uncertainty and limbo after the termination of the DACA program on September 5, 2017. A clean Dream Act would create a pathway to U.S. citizenship without using young immigrants as bargaining chips to harm immigrant communities.
Thursday, April 18: “End Gerrymandering Now”. Email, call, text or FAX your State Representatives (Representative Henson and Senator Edwards) to demand that the General Assembly pass legislation establishing a nonpartisan redistricting process; that gerrymandering judicial districts be ended; and, that judicial elections be non-partisan.
Gerrymandering, whether Democrat or Republican, subverts democracy and must be ended for all, for all time.
Friday, April 19: “Enact Common Sense Gun Control”. Email, call, text or FAX Senators Burr and Tillis and Representative Meadows to demand a national permit-to-purchase, or PTP, policy requiring people to obtain a permit, contingent on passing a background check, before buying a firearm.
Saturday, April 20: “Restore the Voting Rights Act” Email, call, text or FAX Senators Burr and Tillis and Representative Meadows to demand that they protect the voices of each voter by restoring the Voting Rights Act. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was meant to protect voters from discrimination at the polls. But three years ago, the Supreme Court gutted that crucial law, saying that voters no longer had to fear discrimination at the polls. Clearly that is not the case.