Deferred Enforced Departure
Extended for Liberians
Trump has done something right! Last year he ended Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians who had been granted DED status under President George W. Bush and were thus protected from deportation. But Trump has relented and has extended DED for Liberians for another year.
This must be a first: contact the president and thank him for extending DED for Liberians.
Trump is going to try to dismantle the ACA and replace it with some as-yet-unspecified GOP pie-in-the-sky version. Republicans and Democrats alike are confused.
Contact your representatives and affirm your support for a single-payer health care system. Stress that none of the protections under the ACA should be removed or watered down.
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The House did not succeed in overriding tthe president’s veto of H.J. Res. 46 which aimed to block the declaration of a national “emergency.” The vote was 248-181, mostly along party lines.
If your MoC is one of the Republicans who voted with their Democratic colleagues to override the veto, thank them. If not, pick one to thank.
Justin Amash (MI) Francis Rooney (FL)
Mike Gallagher (WI) Jim Sensenbrenner (WI)
Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA) Elise Stefanik (NY)
Will Hurd (TX) Fred Upton (MI)
Dusty Johnson (SD) Greg Walden (OR)
Thomas Massie (KY) Brian Fitzpatrick (PA)
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA)
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Most MoCs won’t accept emails from non-constituents, but you can send a free fax via faxzero.com/fax_congress.php.
Assault Rifle Ban
In the wake of the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand has wasted no time in banning military-style assault weapons. The United States should do the same thing. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has introduced S. 66, Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.
Contact your Senators and ask them to support S. 66, Assault Weapons Ban of 2019. If they are already a cosponsor, thank them.
Funding for the Violence Against Women Act (originally passed with bipartisan support in 1994) expired on February 15 this year. On March 7, House Democrats introduced H.R. 1585, Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019, which would reauthorize funding and establish new policies to protect victims and potential victims of violence.
Contact your Member of Congress and ask them to support H.R. 1585, Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019. If your MoC is one of the cosponsors, thank them.
Trump’s Veto, Part 2
Trump has vetoed the Senate and House legislation to block his national “emergency.” In order to override that veto, each chamber will need a two-thirds majority. Nancy Pelosi has scheduled a veto override vote for March 26.
Contact your Member of Congress and ask them to vote to override the president’s veto of the national emergency block.