Rogan’s List for May 23, 2023

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May 23, 2023

Discharge petition to stop default, child who died in border custody, Florida travel advisory, and more!

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  • FLORIDA TRAVEL ADVISORYThe NAACPLeague of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), and Equality Florida, have each issued travel advisories for Florida, warning potential travelers of the risk to safety that Florida, led by Governor Ron DeSantis, imposes on Black, Latino, LGBTQ, and other targeted communities. With Memorial Day weekend approaching, followed by summer and the peak of tourist season, these warnings are especially important. For those of us who intend to travel, let’s be sure we do so elsewhere, and contact the Governor’s office to make sure he understands why we will be avoiding Florida.  In addition, we can thank these organizations and support them with donations. Let’s also encourage other large membership organizations to follow the lead of these three courageous groups.

  • ABORTION CARE FOR LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCIESSince the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, 14 states have banned abortions. Horrific situations have arisen in which women have faced life-threatening emergencies that could be alleviated via abortion, but were denied that care. The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) is a federal law that requires hospitals to provide abortions when pregnancy complications put patients at high risk of developing a life-threatening emergency. Some hospitals are refusing to comply, citing state law. Women should not have to get so sick that they could die before they get the care they need. Let’s 1) thank the Biden Administration for investigating hospitals that violate the EMTALA and ask for more aggressive enforcement of the EMTALA, 2) know, and help others know, the process for filing an EMTALA complaint, 3) tell ProPublica our stories of living in abortion-ban states, and 4) sign up for election reminders with TurboVote and never miss a chance to vote for abortion-rights candidates up and down the ballot.


  • DISCHARGE PETITION TO STOP DEFAULTThe strategy of House Democrats to defy MAGA Republican House Speaker McCarthy and force a vote on raising the debt ceiling—known as the discharge petition—faces gale-force headwinds, but given the stakes, is still worth trying. So far, 210 Democrats have signed on. The three remaining Democrats who have not yet signed are Mary Peltola (Alaska), Ed Case (Hawaii-01), and Jared Golden (Maine-02). It’s important that every single Democrat be on record for lifting the debt ceiling so America can meet its financial obligations and keep our country from defaulting and sending the economy into a tailspin. Let’s call the offices of Representatives Peltola, Case, and Golden via the Capitol Switchboard 202-224-3121 and tell them to sign the discharge petition, H.Res.350, now.



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