#TakeAction – April 6, 2020
HAPPY MONDAY! We will be watching the Wisconsin Primary this week. Stay Safe!
🔶 Write our MoCs a letter, so they prioritize a Coronavirus People’s Bailout
🔶 Demand our Senators ensure safe, secure elections during the COVID-19 outbreak
#TakeAction 1 – Write our MoCs a letter, so they prioritize a Coronavirus People’s Bailout
Action: (It’s quick & easy) Email your representative and two senators and demand they prioritize a People’s Bailout. Use Indivisible’s tool (click) at this link to send a letter to your three Members of Congress, which outlines what a People’s Bailout would include: https://act.indivisible.org/letter/tell-your-members-congress-prioritize-people-first-economic-stimulus
Source: People Over Profits: https://peopleoverprofits.indivisible.org/
#TakeAction 2 – Demand our Senators ensure safe, secure elections during the COVID-19 outbreak
Action: Call our Senators, demand they ensure our elections are safe and secure during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Call to ask Senator Cantwell / Senator Murray to fight for the Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act (S.3529) in the Coronavirus Relief Package being debated in the Senate. We must ACT NOW to build alternatives to in-person voting across the country. This bill provides:
· Expand early in-person voting and no-excuse absentee vote-by-mail to all states.
· Require states and jurisdictions to establish contingency plans to enable eligible Americans to vote in the case of an emergency.
· Require the Election Assistance Commission to create a domestic version of the federal write-in absentee ballot.
· Require all states to provide envelopes with prepaid postage for voter registration applications, absentee ballot applications, and absentee ballots. Offer and accept online absentee ballot applications.
· Require absentee ballots to be counted if postmarked or signed before polls close on Election Day.
We can’t let this public health crisis impede the functioning of our democratic processes. Indivisible is recommending states start building alternatives to in-person voting so that nothing will put the administration of the November presidential election at risk. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Ron Wyden have introduced S.3529 to assist states in expanding vote-by-mail.