This page contains key links and action steps from four issue forums held by Indivisible Arlington during May 2017. Jump to:
- House health care bill impact
- House health care bill’s impact on Medicaid
- Impact of House health care bill on Virginians
- Medicaid coverage expansion in Virginia
- Impact on VA
- House health bill would mean more uninsured
http://www.cbpp.org/research/health/state-reports-house-republican-health-plan-would-mean-more-uninsured-costlier (map of USA with interactive by state information)
- House health bill would mean tax cuts for wealthy
- Medicaid cuts in house ACA repeal bill would limit availability of home and community based care
- Write op eds & letters to the editor especially to the Washington Post as our proximity in Arlington also gives us a national platform. Focus the message on the hypocratic oath: Do no harm. You should ot pass a bill that cuts health care. Use human stories on the impact.
- Get updates from the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, visit: http://www.cbpp.org
- Get involved in registering voters, getting out the vote, & flipping Virginia.Connect with other folks in other states through phonebanking and also other parts of our state.
- Weigh in with Senator Howell on the committee on Mediciaid and sign up to participate.
- Get updates from The Commonwealth Institute on health care and other issues impacting low-income Virginians, visit: http://www.thecommonwealthinstitute.org
- Get updates on health care issues impacting Virginians, get involved with the Health Care for All Virginians campaign at: http://havcoalition.org.
- Get involved with Grassroots Alexandria is a non-partisan, issue-focused political action group. The group engages in local conversation and education, long-term solutions, and action. For more information go to our FaceBook page, www.GrassrootsAlexandria.org or contact us at GrassrootsAlexandria@gmail.com.
- Join the Northern Virginia Healthcare Coalition, a coalition that is made up of individuals and organizations in Northern Virginia dedicated to quality affordable healthcare. The main focus is an outreach campaign in support of Medicaid expansion in the Commonwealth. For more information contact Sarah Stott at email@example.com.
- What Climate Change Means for Virginia
- Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign
Taylor Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rick Keller at email@example.com
- Net zero public buildings:
Email Dean Amel at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Energy Masters:
- Zero Waste initiative:
- Update to Public Spaces Master Plan:
- County budget issues: https://budget.arlingtonva.us/budget/
- To stay updated on federal developments on these issues, get updates from Rep. Don Beyer at:
https://twitter.com/repdonbeyer-Join the Clean Air Act Defense Lobby (visiting Sen. Warner’s office during the upcoming congressional recesses). Contact: email@example.com.
- Attend the Climate Play-in on July 13th hosted by Moms Clean Air Force: http://www.momscleanairforce.org/play-in-climate-action/
- To get involved in carbon reduction efforts & other environmental issues, attend Climate Action Nights on Wednesdays at 7pm (alternates between Arlington and Reston). Contact Kelsey Crane at the Sierra Club at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For ways to get involved at the state level and to participate in state actions, contact Kelsey Crane at the Sierra Club at: email@example.com.
- Apply to join a County Board advisory commission: https://commissions.arlingtonva.us/advisory-group-application/. Here’s a list of almost all commissions and committees: https://commissions.arlingtonva.us/
- Solid Waste Committee is officially a committee under the Environment and Energy Conservation Commission. Contact Shani Kruljac at firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
- Get involved in the Sierra Club: http://www.sierraclub.org/virginia/mount-vernon and ACE: https://www.arlingtonenvironment.org/
- Train to become an Energy Master volunteer. Energy Masters work in teams to conduct energy and water saving improvements in low income apartments. To apply for the training that starts in September please follow this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc89EAGw3VoIQeSuv0KusX8gxYKPMpAfkjtcWqdO_SS2HGPRA/viewform
- If you have any questions about ways to take action locally, contact Dean Amel at email@example.com.
- National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine: Immigration’s Long Term Impacts on Economy & Podcast that references this report
- AILA: Haitian TPS Extension is not Enough
- Immigrant Legal Resource Center: Economic Contributions by TPS Holders
- USCIS: New Interpreter Policy
- Documents that Ayuda has translated: What to do if I’m picked up by ICE” – English & Spanish
- Immigrant Demographic & Economic Indicators for Select Legislative Districts in Virginia
- Deportation: Bad for Virginia’s Children
- Get involved with United We Dream: https://unitedwedream.org
- Join the Virginia Coalition on Immigrant Rights:
- Get updates about actions from the Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations: http://vacolao.org
- Get involved with Ayuda:
- Follow the Capitol Area Immigrant Rights Coalition:
Video of the forum:
- Color of Justice (Sentencing Project)
- Sticker Shock (Justice Policy Institute)
- Gaming the System (Justice Policy Institute)
- Beyond Bars (National Collaboration for Youth)
- Breaking Down the Walls (Youth First)
- Adverse Childhood Experiences study & background
- Prison Privatization In the Public Interest:
- Enlace’s Prison Divestment campaign: http://www.enlaceintl.org
- Campaign for Prison Phone Justice: https://nationinside.org/campaign/prison-phone-justice/facts/
- Virginia #1 on school-based arrests
- Virginia Department of Education data on school suspensions
- Smarter Choices for Virginia’s Youth and Future (The Commonwealth Institute)
- Drug Policy article on the marijuana disparity (Drug Policy Alliance)
- Billion Dollar Divide (Justice Policy Institute)
- Prison Population Trends (Sentencing Project)
- Ban the Box study
- Virginia polling on youth justice
Federal – Connect with these organizations & campaigns to #Resist the Administration’s, especially AG Sessions’ directives on policing, prosecutors & federal justice funding:
- Act 4 Juvenile Justice campaign http://www.act4jj.org
- Campaign for Youth Justice http://www.cfyj.org
- Color of Change https://www.colorofchange.org
- Justice Policy Institute http://www.justicepolicy.org
- Justice Roundtable https://justiceroundtable.org
- Leadership Conference on Civil Rights http://www.civilrights.org
- The Sentencing Project http://www.sentencingproject.org
- Attend upcoming town halls on alternatives to incarceration:
Richmond on June 15th: https://tinyurl.com/ybab8eav
Chesapeake on July 6th: https://tinyurl.com/y84wbesu
- Attend cookout event to celebrate closure of Beaumont juvenile correctional center on June 24th. Contact Valerie Slater at RISE for Youth for more information at: Valerie@justice4all.org.
- For ways to get involved at the state level and to participate in state actions, contact Valerie Slater at RISE for Youth at: Valerie@justice4all.org.
- Take a tour to hear about OAR’s programs and hear participant success stories. To sign up, contact Heather Pritchett at firstname.lastname@example.org.For ways to get involved at the county level, contact Elizabeth Jones Valderrama at OAR at email@example.com.Thank you for taking time to participate in the forum with our state senators and representatives this past month! We hope you were as inspired as we were with the information & actions from our delegation to the General Assembly! Special thanks to Juliet Hiznay for organizing the discussion!
Video of the forum: