Resist NOW: Fight for Moms – May 13, 2017
Let’s fight for moms this Mother’s Day.
We need to resist a Trump agenda that puts women last: immigrant mothers are being separated from their families; incarcerated mothers can’t see their children because of unjust bail costs (and harsher sentencing could increase those in prison for nonviolent crimes); Trumpcare will let states opt out of essential benefits like maternity care and birth control; and families still lack a comprehensive paid family leave plan.
One way to fight back? Constituents are participating in Town Halls across the country to get real answers from their elected reps, and NOW New York is holding their own Women’s Town Halls throughout the state. Get a recap of NOW’s Town Hall on Long Island last weekend.
Our Democracy takes its BIGGEST hit yet. Trump fired FBI Director
James Comey, because of “this Russia thing,” the clearest indicator yet of his attempted path to authoritarian rule. We find it more than a little scary that Trump fired the lead investigator into his campaign’s ties to Russian interference in the election.
Take Action With NOW-NYC:
Protest the American Health Care Act
Women’s healthcare is on the line with the GOP’s “repeal and replace” healthcare plan. Call your senators and make sure they’re not voting for the revised Republican plan. See how your House Representative voted here and call them to voice your opinion on their vote and on the bill. Find your senators’ contact information here.
Sign and Share Our Petition to Save VAWA
Thanks to you, we’ve reached over 37,000 signatures on our petition to save funding for grants included in the Violence Against Women Act. This Mother’s Day, let’s support programs that have helped countless women in New York and across the country. Click here to add your signature today.