Daily Action: Beat Back the Lobbyists Opposing Net Neutrality in CA
Aug
8
to Aug 9

Daily Action: Beat Back the Lobbyists Opposing Net Neutrality in CA

Getting SB 822 across the finish line, and restoring Net Neutrality protections for California consumers, is a top priority for the California legislature as it completes its 2018 session over the next month. But telecom-industry lobbyists are planning to spend big bucks to stop it from becoming law. Let’s press our legislators to ignore the special interests and do the people’s will!

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Daily Action: Stop CA Legislative Leaders from Hoarding Campaign Cash
Aug
7
to Aug 8

Daily Action: Stop CA Legislative Leaders from Hoarding Campaign Cash

Assembly Bill 84 would create a new spigot for campaign cash, allowing the leaders of California’s assembly and state senate to raise large amounts from wealthy interests. That money most often would go to establishment candidates willing to reflect the desires of corporations and the rich, rather than the needs of their constituents. Let’s urge Sen. Henry Stern, chair of the Senate Elections Committee, to resist the pressure from his leadership to pass this bill!

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Daily Action: Tell Pompeo -- NO DOWNLOADABLE GUNS!
Jul
27
9:30 AM09:30

Daily Action: Tell Pompeo -- NO DOWNLOADABLE GUNS!

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said he will "look at" the State Department's recent decision to let a company post blueprints for downloadable guns online beginning next week. It's unconscionable to allow criminals, terrorists, domestic abusers to print functional and untraceable guns on demand! Use Everytown’s online form to contact Pompeo and demand sanity from State!

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Daily Action: Stopping the Kavanaugh Nomination, Step 3 - Hit the Streets!
Jul
12
to Jul 14

Daily Action: Stopping the Kavanaugh Nomination, Step 3 - Hit the Streets!

Public protest is crucial to demonstrate a groundswell of opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. Today at Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s L.A. office, and tomorrow at Sen. Kamala Harris’ office, we can join the nationwide movement of progressives demanding — loudly and in person — that our rights are too important to be swept away by GOP authoritarianism!

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Daily Action: Step One in Stopping Trump's Supreme Court Nominee
Jul
9
to Jul 10

Daily Action: Step One in Stopping Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

Indivisible’s actions to stop Trump from placing a second extremist on the Supreme Court begin with phone calls to California’s senators, both of whom sit on the Judiciary Committee. They must use all means necessary to convince every one of the Democrats’ 49 senators to oppose Trump’s nominee, and find two Republicans to vote No!

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Daily Action: What We ACTUALLY Can Do About Separated Families
May
29
to May 31

Daily Action: What We ACTUALLY Can Do About Separated Families

Trump’s Department of Homeland Security is cruelly splitting families at the border, separating children from their parents in an attempt to deter future crossings. Congress has the power to stop this betrayal of American values and limit Trump’s options for detaining immigrants; let’s urge our MoCs to demand action now!

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Daily Action: Urge CA Legislators to Demand Police Transparency
May
22
to May 24

Daily Action: Urge CA Legislators to Demand Police Transparency

The ACLU has asked for our assistance convincing our state legislators to increase police transparency and accountability by passing AB 931, which would limit the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers; and SB 1421, which would make police officers' records more accessible by the public when they use force or engage in misconduct.

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Daily Action: Save the Iran Nuke Deal from Trump's Belligerence
May
8
to May 10

Daily Action: Save the Iran Nuke Deal from Trump's Belligerence

If Trump abandons the Iran nuclear deal, Tehran has said it will resume its progress toward a nuclear weapon -- and our allies who helped broker the agreement have made clear that they will not participate in a resumption of sanctions. If the nuclear deal is to survive, it is incumbent upon Congress to take the power to destroy it out of Trump's hands.

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Daily Action: Torturers Should Get Jail Time, Not Promotions
May
2
to May 4

Daily Action: Torturers Should Get Jail Time, Not Promotions

Sen. Dianne Feinstein is a longtime critic of the use of torture, but she has not ruled out voting to confirm Trump's choice of Gina Haspel as director of the CIA -- even though Haspel ran a secret “black site” CIA prison in Thailand, then tried to cover it up. "Everything I know is she has been a good deputy director," Feinstein said last week. Let's remind her that torture is un-American, and Haspel is unsuited for this promotion! 

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Daily Action: Remove SNAP Work Requirements from Farm Bill
Apr
23
to Apr 25

Daily Action: Remove SNAP Work Requirements from Farm Bill

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps over 40 million low-income Americans purchase food -- most of them children, seniors, and adults with disabilities. Now Republicans want to attach work requirements and job training to SNAP eligibility, following a Wisconsin model that has left tens of thousands with no food security. Let’s tell our MoCs to reject the Farm Bill if it includes these restrictions!

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Daily Action: Protect the California Values Act in Thousand Oaks
Apr
19
to Apr 23

Daily Action: Protect the California Values Act in Thousand Oaks

In recent weeks Trump supporters and immigration opponents have made the rounds at local-government meetings, seeking (and obtaining, more than a dozen times so far) resolutions to undermine the California Values Act (SB 54). Now they're targeting the Thousand Oaks City Council, and we must fight back. Send a letter to the editor of the Acorn or Star; participate in public comments during the April 24 city council meeting, and stand up for our immigrant neighbors!

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Daily Action: Scott Pruitt Must Go
Apr
17
to Apr 18

Daily Action: Scott Pruitt Must Go

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt clearly was hired to destroy the agency he's running. To make matters worse, he is awash in scandal, and his abuse of his position is well documented -- culminating in the GAO's determination on Monday that he broke federal spending laws. Even the Trump administration must be expected to maintain at least a modicum of propriety. Scott Pruit must go!

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Daily Action: Demand Congressional Authorization Before Trump Strikes Syria Again
Apr
16
to Apr 17

Daily Action: Demand Congressional Authorization Before Trump Strikes Syria Again

Assad's chemical attacks on his own citizens are unforgiveable -- but Trump's airstrikes last Friday came without congressional authorization, without legal justification, and with no apparent strategy for what happens next. Congress, and not the President, holds the authority to determine if and when the United States goes to war. Let's insist upon a congressional authorization vote before the Trump administration launches any more airstrikes or military incursions.

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Daily Action: Urge Local DAs to Get on Board with Bail Reform
Apr
12
to Apr 16

Daily Action: Urge Local DAs to Get on Board with Bail Reform

Consensus has been building across California, and across the nation, that our money bail system is antiquated and broken -- as our recent Daily Action argued. Still, the state’s elected prosecutors, both individually and through the California District Attorneys Association, have been undermining reform efforts. Let's join SWAN's effort to convince our local DAs to stop standing in the way of these necessary reforms!

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Daily Action: Tell Our Senators To Reject Pompeo at State
Apr
10
to Apr 12

Daily Action: Tell Our Senators To Reject Pompeo at State

Mike Pompeo's nomination as Trump's next Secretary of State has caused an uproar, for good reasons. Human rights and progressive activists yesterday said Pompeo is “too hawkish and too extreme” for the State Department, noting that he opposes same-sex marriage, wants to kill the Iran nuclear deal and has “a sordid record of anti-Muslim bigotry.” Let's make sure our Senators vote him down!

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Daily Action: Join the ACLU's Sacramento Lobby Day - From Home!
Apr
9
to Apr 10

Daily Action: Join the ACLU's Sacramento Lobby Day - From Home!

The ACLU's annual Lobby Day in Sacramento is focusing on criminal justice reform. Let's back them up by urging our legislators to support measures that would improve our criminal justice system, including SB 10, which would fix our broken and inequitable bail system by replacing monetary demands with risk assessment; AB 931, which would limit the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers; and SB 1421, which would make police officers' records more accessible by the public when they use force or engage in misconduct.

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Daily Action: Support Bail Reform in CA
Apr
4
to Apr 6

Daily Action: Support Bail Reform in CA

SB 10, the California Money Bail Reform Act, has been languishing in the state assembly for nearly a year. It would scrap most bail requirements in favor of a smarter system that bases pretrial release decisions on risk assessment. Let's urge our assemblymembers to fight for fairness and equity, and support SB 10!

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Daily Action: Preserve CA's Environment, Even As Trump Trashes America's
Apr
3
to Apr 4

Daily Action: Preserve CA's Environment, Even As Trump Trashes America's

A package of bills currently in the California state senate -- including ones introduced by our local senators, Henry Stern and Hannah-Beth Jackson -- fight back against the Trump administration's dangerous rollbacks in federal environmental regulations and public health protections. Let's thank our senators and encourage our assembly members to strengthen our environmental, public health and worker safety protections, even if Trump will not.

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Daily Action: Why Isn't Feinstein Defending Americans with Disabilities?
Mar
28
to Mar 30

Daily Action: Why Isn't Feinstein Defending Americans with Disabilities?

Sen. Dianne Feinstein needs to join the 42 Democratic senators who have signed on to Sen. Tammy Duckworth's letter opposing H.R. 620 -- the bill that would gut the Americans with Disabilities Act by creating new barriers for those seeking to secure accessibility rights. The letter goes to Mitch McConnell this week, so let's convince her to sign her name!

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Daily Action: One Call To Improve California's Gun Laws
Mar
26
to Mar 28

Daily Action: One Call To Improve California's Gun Laws

California already has the nation's strictest gun laws, but there's more we can do -- and a number of bills currently before the legislature would close loopholes and help keep guns away from those who shouldn't have them. Let's ask our legislators to support measures to expand the definition of assault weapons, place new age restrictions on all firearms purchases, and make it easier for mental health workers, school staffs, employers and others to seek Gun Violence Restraining Orders. 

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Daily Action: Get Ready To March ... And Stop an NRA Consigliere from Becoming a Federal Judge
Mar
23
to Mar 26

Daily Action: Get Ready To March ... And Stop an NRA Consigliere from Becoming a Federal Judge

Even as a movement demanding real gun reform reaches a peak with Saturday's March for Our Lives, Republican senators are preparing to confirm Trump's appointment of Howard C. Nielson, an attorney with a long record of championing NRA extremism, to a lifetime district court judgeship in Utah. Our senators must convince their colleagues to reject his nomination!

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Daily Action: Tell Feinstein To Oppose Torturer's Nomination as CIA Director
Mar
22
to Mar 23

Daily Action: Tell Feinstein To Oppose Torturer's Nomination as CIA Director

Sen. Dianne Feinstein is a longtime critic of the use of torture, but she has not ruled out voting to confirm Trump's choice of Gina Haspel as director of the CIA -- even though Haspel ran a secret “black site” CIA prison in Thailand, then tried to cover it up. "Everything I know is she has been a good deputy director," Feinstein said last week. Let's remind her that torture is un-American, and Haspel is unsuited for this promotion! 

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Daily Action: Tell Dems Not to Roll Over on the Omnibus
Mar
21
to Mar 22

Daily Action: Tell Dems Not to Roll Over on the Omnibus

Congress once again needs to pass a spending bill to avert a government shutdown, and it must do so by Friday. Republicans want more money for immigration enforcement and a border wall, in particular -- while some Democrats have railed against their party's failure to gain concessions on progressive priorities. Let's tell our MoCs to use their leverage, and not to roll over so easily on this omnibus just because they believe a blue wave is coming in November!

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Daily Action: Protect the Mueller Investigation
Mar
19
to Mar 21

Daily Action: Protect the Mueller Investigation

In recent days it has become clear that Trump no longer feels restrained from launching a full-on attack against Robert Mueller's investigation. He is testing Republicans' tolerance for such an assault -- with the likely goal of firing Mueller. Congress can't let that happen! There are bills in both houses that would restrain Trump's worst impulses; let's pressure our MoCs to turn those bills into law! 

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Daily Action: Keep the Pressure On Congress for New Gun Restrictions
Mar
14
to Mar 16

Daily Action: Keep the Pressure On Congress for New Gun Restrictions

Today's National School Walkout provides yet another opportunity to press our MoCs to enact responsible gun legislation. Let's support our students -- today, at the March for Our Lives on 3/24, and during the next school walkout on April 20 -- and keep pushing for the solutions that will make them (and all of us) safe in our schools, churches, theaters, stores, and homes!

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Daily Action: Senators -- End U.S. Role in Yemen War Crimes
Mar
12
to Mar 14

Daily Action: Senators -- End U.S. Role in Yemen War Crimes

Congress never approved the use of American weapons, military support, and personnel to support Saudi Arabia's proxy war in Yemen -- but our senators have a constitutional and moral duty to put a stop to it. A bipartisan coalition has formed to do just that, using the War Powers Act as their guide. Let's urge Sens. Feinstein and Harris to join this effort and end our complicity in war crimes and starvation.

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Daily Action: 'School Safety' Measures Are Not #Enough!
Mar
8
to Mar 12

Daily Action: 'School Safety' Measures Are Not #Enough!

Republicans in Congress, forever servile to the NRA, are trying to distract us from their refusal to pass meaningful gun legislation by introducing "school safety" bills that throw small amounts of money into violence-response training and new systems to report suspicious students. They're not fooling anyone! Let's renew our call to ban AR-15s and other military-style weapons, as well as bump stocks and purchases of weapons by people younger than 21. And let's continue demanding universal background checks, and a fix to the NICS system.

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