The Bull's Eye: April 17, 2017

(1) Action-a-bull: (things to take action on) 

Indivisibull - Members of Congress

  • Now until April 24: Call your Members of Congress and tell them to reject Trump’s cruel budget and preserve essential federal funding for our state. Read our explainer to learn about some of the local consequences of Trump’s federal budget, and then use this information to make yourself heard!

State legislature   

  • Monday: Call your representative and ask them to support HB 280. North Carolina is now the only state in the country that automatically tries 16- and 17-year olds in adult court. HB 280, the Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act, would raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction to include teens up to age 17 (with exceptions for certain felonies). Call your state representative and urge them to vote for HB 280 and raise the age!

Final thoughts:

  • Are you interested in working on one of the Account-a-bull organizing teams to keep track of how our elected officials are voting and leading, organizing actions and helping raise awareness in the community? If you have a couple of hours a week to commit to this work, you can join one of our organizing teams. If you're interested in learning more, email indivisibull@gmail.com.