Support HR 4300 - The Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act

Many young people leaving foster care after they reach adulthood become homeless soon after losing the child welfare system’s support, and, among those who do, more than half experience multiple episodes of homelessness. HR 4300 — the Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act — would help address this tragic policy failure by making Housing Choice Vouchers available to more at-risk foster youth, to help them rent housing at an affordable cost during these vulnerable transition years. Ask that Speaker Pelosi support and Congresswoman Speier co-sponsor this important bipartisan bill.

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Say NO to Trump's Department of Labor Proposal That Will Irreparably Harm H-2A Farm Workers! (Deadline: Sep. 24)

The Trump Department of Labor announced plans to make sweeping revisions to the H-2A agricultural guest worker program to the detriment of farm workers. The proposed H-2A changes would weaken key protections for farm workers, limiting their ability to obtain employment with H-2A employers and exposing H-2A workers to greater vulnerability and costs. You can give public comment in opposition to the changes!

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Ask your MoCs to #DefundHate!

In our “checks and balances” government, Congress holds the power of the purse—the authority to direct how the government spends money, and thereby what the government does and how. Congress can use this to check immigration enforcement authorities by cutting off the flow of money to programs that mistreat people coming to the United States.

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Defense, Militarism, Foreign Policy & the "Power of the Purse"

In our “checks and balances” government, Congress holds the power of the purse—the authority to direct how the government spends money, and thereby what the government does and how. Trump administration programs and schemes can be blocked by denying them funds, and some of their destructive regulation and rule changes can be countered by mandating how funds have to be used.

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Submit public comment against nationwide “papers, please”

ICE agents can command any person in public, or in any place they're let into, to show their “papers, please”—and if they don't prove to the agents' satisfaction that they're a citizen or lawfully present, ICE—in a practice called “expedited removal”—can deport them immediately, without so much as an immigration court hearing.

The Trump administration wants to expand this power nationwide.

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Ask Speaker Pelosi to Begin an Impeachment Inquiry!

Tell Speaker Pelosi to begin an impeachment inquiry against Trump. Multiple grounds for impeachment already exist, including obstruction of justice, abuse of authority, dereliction of duty, failure to faithfully execute the laws of the United States, directing subordinates to ignore Congressional subpoenas, refusal to obey a lawful court order, and conduct unbecoming.

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Ask your MoCs to wield the Power of the Purse!

In our “checks and balances” government, Congress holds the power of the purse—the authority to direct how the government spends money, and thereby what the government does and how. Trump administration programs and schemes can be blocked by denying them funds, and some of their destructive regulation and rule changes can be countered by mandating how funds have to be used.

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