Monday Actions: Heroes Act, School Nurses, Phone Banking, and More

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****Actions 5/18/2020****

FEDERAL

Support The Heroes Act
House Democrats have introduced the Heroes Act, a bill that would combine protections to stop the spread of the coronavirus with an economic stimulus targeted towards working families. As we all know, the first stimulus dumped billions to massive corporations and left many working families without sufficient assistance. This bill would provide: $1T for state & local government, $200B in hazard pay for essential workers, $75B for testing & contact tracing, up to $6K per family in direct payments. A vote is scheduled for Friday in the House, where I expect it will pass, so go ahead and call both the House and Senate on this one.

Details: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/heroes-act-coronavirus-relief-package-house-democrats-new-bill-friday-vote/

Script:
Hello, I am a constituent from zip code ___________ calling to urge Rep./Sen. ___________ to support the Heroes Act. This bill would go a long way toward helping working families by providing them with direct stimulus payments and would also invest heavily in testing and contact tracing. We need to do everything we can to contain the pandemic and to ensure that people are able to pay their bills. Thank you.

Federal Contact Numbers:
Thom Tillis: DC: (202) 224-6342
Richard Burr DC: (202) 224-3154
Tim Scott (SC): Washington, DC: 202-224-6121
Lindsey Graham (SC): Washington, DC: 202-224-5972
House: https://www.house.gov/representatives/


STATE

Demand that the NCGA Fund School Nurses for EVERY Public School in the State
[From Andrea Biondi] Do you think every school in NC should have a full time nurse in the Fall? Currently school nurses cover anywhere from 1-5 schools leaving teachers and admins to tend to sick kids and deal with medications.  Berger (R) and Moore (R) and leaders of the NC Ed committee have rejected this idea.

How strongly do you feel about having a nurse at every school?  Strong enough to write an email or make a call?  Our kids’ health will be at risk if they go back to school.  Having medical personnel on every campus is essential.

These are the members of the NCGA House and Senate Education committees if anyone wants to call them and tell them we want a school nurse at every school in the Fall:

House: https://www.ncleg.gov/Committees/CommitteeInfo/HouseStanding/166

Senate: https://www.ncleg.gov/Committees/CommitteeInfo/SenateStanding/134


Volunteer to Phone Bank for Sydney
Sydney’s Campaign Manager, Shaun Ballman, is in the process of compiling volunteers to phone bank. If you’d like, you can reach out to him via email (shaunballman@gmail.com) or just comment [on this post], and I can connect you. You can also join the outstanding group at Neighbors on Call. They’ve already made TONS of phone calls on Sydney’s behalf.

If you can recommend other phone banking opportunities, please post them here.


Volunteer from Home for the North Carolina Democratic Party
The North Carolina Democratic Party has created a number of volunteer opportunities, including phone bank training so that you can make calls on behalf of candidates. Remember that North Carolina is a superstate and that elections here will not only impact the Presidency and the balance of the Senate but will also affect how our districts are drawn for the next decade.

Go here to learn more: https://www.mobilize.us/ncdems/?fbclid=IwAR3a078CsrewIGfJZBQ0sqAx5Urvx5GKAPUL8n_sJHrt2QFUb9mcoyVAeFw


Originally posted on Indivisible Daily Call to Action.
Re-posted with permission.


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