(1) Action-a-bull: (things to take action on)
Tuesday: Contact members of the House Judiciary Committee and call Senate President Pro Tem Berger to urge them to raise the age of juvenile prosecution (Committee email addresses listed below; Berger: 919-733-5708). On Wednesday, the Committee will discuss HB 280, a bill that would raise the age of juvenile prosecution to include 16- and 17-year-olds.
Read the letter the People’s Alliance Board sent to Senator Berger and House Speaker Moore for more context on this important bill
House Judiciary I Committee: Ted.Davis@ncleg.net, Duane.Hall@ncleg.net, Darren.Jackson@ncleg.net, Sarah.Stevens@ncleg.net, Rena.Turner@ncleg.net, Dean.Arp@ncleg.net, Jean.Farmer-Butterfield@ncleg.net, Julia.Howard@ncleg.net,Grier.Martin@ncleg.net, Allen.McNeill@ncleg.net, Graig.Meyer@ncleg.net, David.Rogers@ncleg.net, Bob.Steinburg@ncleg.net
Members of Congress
Wednesday: Call Senators Burr & Tillis and tell them you don’t support the American Health Care Act and expect a full CBO score before they vote. Last Thursday, House Republicans narrowly passed their ACA/Obamacare repeal plan, the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The bill now heads to the Senate. Read up on the American Health Care Act and what’s next in the healthcare fight here, then call Senators Burr and Tillis and urge them not to pass the AHCA! Burr’s DC office: (202) 224-3154 & Tillis’s DC office: (202) 224-6342
Want to turn your frustration with our current political climate into action? Check out opportunities to volunteer with You Can Vote, a project of the People’s Alliance C3.
(2) Note-a-bull (things to be aware of)
New Account-a-bull resource: Your guide to the 2017 City Council races! Stay informed on who's running to lead our city, what they stand for and figure out how you can help ensure a progressive City Council for Durham.
Vernetta Alston has announced that she is running for the City Council Ward 3 seat.This seat is currently held by Don Moffitt, who isrunning for reelection.
- The Durham Police Department has released its 1st quarterly report of 2017, which showed that violent and property crime are up this year compared to last year while homicides and burglaries are down. Making quarterly reports to city council were one of the 5 FADE recommendations to increase transparency and accountability.
- Council members express concern over police handling of an incident that occurred during protests on May 5th when a driver was not cited by police after failing to stop for protesters blocking a street.
Indivisibull - Members of Congress
TrumpCare passed the House - now what? Read this quick summary of what happens next to be prepared to take action!
We’re getting organized for statewide action! Yesterday, over 90 leaders representing more than 50 Indivisible groups statewide came together to strategize and coordinate. Thank you to our team leader Jen Hill who helped facilitate and to Heather Hazelghini from Together We Will NC, Laurie Anderson and everyone else from Indivisible groups statewide for organizing!
Thank you Rep. Butterfield for writing to the field director of ICE's Atlanta office asking that an emergency stay be considered in the deportation of Wendy Miranda-Fernandez.