- Demand that your MoC #CloseTheCamps by working to Defund Hate. The funding that Congress gives agencies like ICE and CBP is the root of all of the atrocities we have seen Trump commit against immigrant families and communities. Call your member of Congress and tell them that you expect them to cut funding to these agencies as part of the appropriations process this year.
- Tell your MoC that it’s time to start the impeachment process. Democrats don’t need to wait until Robert Mueller testifies on July 24 to know that Trump’s cruelty, corruption, and lawlessness are impeachment-worthy. Call your member of Congress today and tell them to start an impeachment inquiry by supporting H.Res.257.
- It’s time for your MoC to vote to #RaiseTheWage. The House will vote later this week on H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024. But Republicans are sure to offer a motion to recommit to try to divide Democrats and stall this bill, which would fulfill a key promise Democrats made before the 2018 midterms. Call your member of Congress and tell them to vote YES on H.R. 582, and NO on any amendments or Republican motions to recommit that would weaken it.
November 5 General Election
All 100 seats in the Virginia House of Delegates and all 40 seats in the Virginia Senate are up for election this year. The Republican Party currently holds a 51-49 seat advantage in the House of Delegates and a 21-19 seat advantage in the Senate. We need to flip as many districts as possible to blue to take back the General Assembly not only to pave the way for progressive actions, but because this election will decide who will redraw the legislative districts after the 2020 census.
Over the coming weeks, Indivisible Arlington will make plans to adopt candidates around the state to help with post card writing, phone banking, fundraising, and door knocking (if geographically possible). If you’d like to help research candidates or organize actions once candidates are selected, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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