Expel George Santos, end unnecessary traffic stops, protect asylum, and more
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- EXPEL GEORGE SANTOS
With more lies and outrages from Rep. George Santos (R-NY) piling up every day and Republican leadership refusing to take action, House Democrats are stepping up. Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY) and freshman members led by Rep. Robert Garcia (D-CA) have unveiled a resolution expelling Santos from the body. While this measure has a high bar of two-thirds of members to clear, it sends a clear message that this con artist does not belong on Capitol Hill. Let’s contact our members of Congress and ask them to sign on to the expulsion resolution.
- PUT A STOP TO UNNECESSARY TRAFFIC STOPS
Tyre Nichols is the latest in a long line of police murders that came after unnecessary traffic stops. American police pull over more than 50,000 people daily, many of them for minor infractions and disproportionately targeting Black drivers, and more than a quarter of police killings of unarmed Black men between 2015 and 2021 occurred during traffic stops. Activists are pushing for new policies that reduce or end stops for minor traffic infractions. Let’s sign this petition from the Vera Institute of Justice and contact our own local officials, police chiefs and prosecutors to join the call for this change.
- STOP THE PROPOSED THIRD-COUNTRY ASYLUM TRANSIT BAN
The Biden administration has announced its intent to resurrect a Trump era policy that would ban asylum to anyone traveling through a third country. This is a violation of U.S. law which guarantees the right of any individual to apply for asylum, and favors those with resources (who can come directly by air) over the most vulnerable. Immigration advocates argue that the policy will lead to more family separations, and puts Black, Brown and LGBTQ people at more risk. Let’s tell the White House and the Department of Homeland Security (202-282-8495) that this is a repudiation of Biden’s campaign promises to restore a fair and just asylum system. And let’s ask our Democratic MoCs to put pressure on the administration to reverse course on this misguided policy.
- NEED A SOURCE FOR GIRL SCOUT COOKIES?Many of us have access to someone nearby selling Girl Scout Cookies, but for those of us who do not, Troop 6000 can help. “Troop 6000TM is a Girl Scout program specially designed to serve girls in the New York City Shelter System.” Let’s learn more about them and sign up to get our cookies from them here and support this hopeful group.
- FUTURE VOTERS ACTION WEEK
The Civics Center is offering a free, five-day virtual program to teach high school students how to run voter registration drives in their schools. Applications are due February 12. Let’s spread the word and encourage the young people in our lives to apply.
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