March this Saturday Across the State to Defend Reproductive Rights, Reject Texas’ Dangerous Anti-Choice Law

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Put on your hat….the fight continues!

FIND A MARCH IN WA: Bainbridge Island | Bellingham | Bothell | Bremerton | Cheney | Clallam County | Columbia County | Ellensburg| Everett | Kirkland | S. Kitsap | Longview | La Conner | Lynwood | Monroe | Moses Lake | Mount Vernon | Oak Harbor | Olympia | Port Angeles | Port Orchard | Poulsbo | Seattle | Sequim | Spokane | Stevenson | Sunnyside | Tacoma | Vancouver | Walla Walla | Wenatchee | Yakima and probably more!

Women’s March, the national group that organized the 2017 Women’s March and other important actions during the Trump nightmare, has organized nationwide events this Saturday, Oct 2nd to protest Texas’ new vicious law that essentially outlaws abortion and unleashes anti-choice vigilantes to claim $10,000 bounties by suing clinics, doctors, nurses, and even people who drive a woman to get the procedure.

“We need a massive national uprising to send an unmistakable message about our fierce opposition to restricting abortion access before it’s too late.” — Women’s March

The timing is perfect — the Supreme Court is scheduled to reconvene the Monday following the marches.

There are over 25 events in Washington state and hundreds more across the country this Saturday, October 2nd — click below to find an event. Bring a bunch of friends and family. Make funny signs. Dig out those pussy hats, don your masks, and BE VISIBLE for reproductive rights.

Here in Washington, we voted to legalize abortion in 1970 before the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling. Washington remains the only state to do so by a vote of the people.* Let’s march together in solidarity with our sisters across the country!

History of Abortion Reform [in Washington state], Historylink.org

Action Alert: Tell Your U.S. Rep to Stay the Course: Pass Build Back Better First, then Infrastructure

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Sept 29, 2021 – This is a rare and exceedingly consequential moment in the Biden Presidency, in Congress, and in our quest for social justice. The House is set to vote on several critical bills by Thursday this week, including the Build Back Better (BBB) reconciliation package and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIB). It’s crucial that the BBB reconciliation package is voted first, to prevent it from being killed by fewer than 10 conservative House Democrats if the BIB passes first. So we are urging the Democrats in our Congressional Delegation to firmly support the order of operations that moves the all-important BBB package to passage and then on to the Senate.

Here’s what’s at stake this week in President’s transformational Build Back Better agenda: lowering drug prices, expanding Medicare benefits, increasing access and affordability to health care for millions more, universal paid family and medical leave, affordable child care, 2 years community college, home & community-based services for seniors and the disabled, a child tax credit, fighting climate change,  and getting corporations and the wealthy to pay a fairer share. We may not have an opportunity like this again for many years to come. Please take our suggested action below, or another one your organization may offer, and share the call to action with your own lists.

Every voice matters in this critical moment. Thank you for your support.

ACTION ALERT: Contact Your U.S.Representative
  Call and leave a phone message: 1-202-224-3121.
If your Rep is not open to Democratic legislation, you can instead leave a message for Speaker Pelosi thanking her for her steadfast support at 1-202-225-4965.”Stay the course. Stand with Speaker Pelosi and President Biden. Vote for Build Back Better first, and then for Infrastructure.”

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Send an email:
1. Copy and edit the suggested email message:Dear  <Your Representative>, Thank you for your leadership in working to ensure that every single person in our country has access to quality, affordable, and equitable healthcare. I’m sure that you know what’s at stake with the Build Back Better reconciliation package, and why it’s important that the House pass it before the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill.

I am asking you to follow the lead of Speaker Pelosi, stay the course and stand with President Biden and the vast majority of Congressional Democrats in supporting the passage of the Build Back Better reconciliation package before voting on the Infrastructure bill. So many of our constituents are depending on you to make their health a top priority, and not to put it at risk by delaying action in this most pivotal moment. We know that you will not side with those who wish to delay. We may not get a chance to make these gains for a very long time so it’s crucial that, together, we act boldly and deliver on the Build Back Better agenda.

Thank you for your support for the President’s agenda.

2. And go here to paste it in your Representative’s email form

Action Alert: Call Senator Murray Today and Ask Her to Champion Full Medicare Expansion Package

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Sept 16, 2021 – Things are moving quickly and we have reached the moment where Democrats are feeling intense pressure from corporate lobbyists to weaken legislation addressing Healthcare and Climate in the President’s Build Back Better proposal.

As the House moves its Reconciliation bill forward, things will turn to the Senate. Our Senator Patty Murray, Chair of the HELP Committee, will play a pivotal role in what moves forward.

We need Senator Murray to champion delivering full Prescription Drug Negotiations and full Medicare Expansion which includes:

  ✅  Add robust Vision, Dental & Hearing benefits
  ✅  Lower the eligibility age to 55
  ✅  Cap out of pocket costs
  ✅  Apply Prescription Drug Negotiations to every health plan, and all drugs
  ✅  Deliver the expansion of these benefits ASAP

It’s really important Senator Murray hears from us NOW, before this bill reaches her committee.
▶︎ Call Senator Murray’s DC office (202) 224-2621 or go to her website to submit an email
And ask a friend or family member call — can be anyone across the country
We need Democrats to act decisively to meet the urgent needs of the American people.

With the Democratic majority in Congress, this is the moment to make these achievable gains — there is no guarantee that after the 2022 midterms that we will keep this favorable majority.  This is the time to pull out all the stops to fight for historic health care gains.