Ready to resist and not sure where to start? Our new activism roundup is here for you

Ready to resist and not sure where to start? Our new activism roundup is here for you

Daily Kos is an organization powered by people. Specifically, a community of activists and progressives who, for almost 20 years, have been working to advance progressive values. Our Activism department is an initiative to organize this community and affect policy conversations across the nation through strategic campaigns, coalition and relationship building, and political education. 

This is the first in a new weekly series that will update our readers on the advocacy campaigns we are running right now.

Your feedback is always welcome! You can sign up to receive action alerts by email and SMS text by taking any of our actions. Here’s an overview of our current actions: 

Reproductive Freedom

The new conservative makeup of the Supreme Court has put reproductive freedom front and center this year as Republican-controlled states feel encouraged to pass increasingly restrictive abortion laws. This week we campaigned against overturning Roe v Wade and for increased abortion access ahead of the Mississippi Supreme Court case attempting to set fire to the constitutional right to an abortion. Previously we fought against the Texas abortion law SB8 and the corporations that funded the bill’s sponsors.

Actions you can take

Sign if you agree: I support abortion justice!

Sign the petition: Texas has launched an unprecedented attack on abortion. Show your support as we continue our fight.

Sign the petition: Corporations must stop funding the lawmakers behind the Texas abortion ban.

Donate today to support five organizations that fight for abortion access and reproductive justice.

Voting Rights

As always, Republicans continue their war against voting rights. Our team has generated thousands of letters, calls, and texts, building support for the John Lews Voting Rights Act and the Freedom to Vote Act, putting pressure on members of Congress to act. Republicans filibustered both. But regardless of their cynical expectations from voters, every call and letter you send proves them wrong.

The team has also supported field activities in Washington D.C. and West Virginia. We helped bring people to rallies and sign-up folks to make calls.

Sign and send the petition to Senate Democrats: If defending our freedom to vote is an actual priority, then this is STEP ONE!

Sign the petition to Senate Democrats: You are allowing Republicans to strip our freedom to vote — STOP I.

Judiciary Campaigns

Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans were able to pack the Supreme Court with three right-wing justices during Trump’s time in office, first by obstructing President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland, then by changing Senate rules to confirm Neil Gorsuch, then by confirming Brett Kavanaugh despite highly credible testimony of assault from Christine Blasey Ford, and finally through an ultra-rushed and wildly hypocritical confirmation of Amy Comey Barrett just before the 2020 election. To restore balance, we’ve coordinated campaigns to expand the Supreme Court and promote the confirmation of President Biden’s judicial nominees. So far, the Senate has confirmed eight of the nominees we campaigned for and is in the process of reviewing five others.

Actions you can take

Sign and send the petition: Expand the Supreme Court to protect and expand abortion access.     

Build Back Better Act

Democrats have a historic opportunity to pass the Build Back Better Act, a bill that fights climate change, improves our health system, cuts child poverty in half, and provides universal Pre-K for all Americans. If passed, it would be transformative for the American people, and Democrats are halfway there already after a win in the House last month.

Passing the Senate is the bigger challenge, but Daily Kos will continue fighting for the most robust bill possible. We have set up letter campaigns that focus on different parts of Build Back Better, including climate, health, immigration, prescription drugs, and taxing the rich.

So far, we have generated over 40,000 phone calls and over two million constituent letters to Democrats in Congress thanks to your persistent advocacy, which fuels our Activism team. Your stories, your fears, your hopes, together influence our leaders to act. That’s the power of collective action.

Actions you can take

Sign and send the petition to your U.S. senators: Climate can’t wait. We need historic investments now.

Sign and send the petition to your U.S. senators: Health Care can’t wait. We need expansion.

Sign and send the petition to your U.S. senators: Immigration reform is human infrastructure.

Sign and send the petition to your U.S. senators: Say NO to Big Pharma. Medicare must negotiate prescription drug prices.

Sign and send the petition to your U.S. senators: Build Back Better Act requires taxing the rich and corporations. 

We want to hear from YOU! Let us know below any action you are taking in your own communities. What is motivating you right now?

From Daily Kos at Read More. This article is republished from DailyKos under an open content license. Read the original article at DailyKos.

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