Sign the petition: Tell Your Senators to Live up to the Promise of Democracy
Ever since the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder, and issued its Citizens United decision opening the floodgates of corporate campaign funding, our democracy has been under extreme pressure.
Our democracy rests on the promise of valuing each person’s vote and voice. But right now, new attacks on voting aimed at communities of color and younger voters are happening across the country, while billionaires fund candidates who will do their bidding at the expense of the rest of us.
There’s legislation right now in the U.S. Senate that could move us in the right direction. So we’re joining a coalition of groups to call on senators to co-sponsor and pass the below legislation:
- The Voting Rights Advancement Act (S. 1659) would restore and increase protections against voter suppression schemes targeted at voters of color and younger voters. And it would help ensure our elections are safe and accessible to all voters.
- The Fair Elections Now Act (S. 1538) would elevate the voices of everyday Americans by amplifying small contributions with limited matching funds. And it would break down barriers so Americans of all walks of life, such as service workers, firefighters and teachers, have a greater opportunity to run for office.
- The We The People package (S. 6 and S.J.Res. 5) would overturn Supreme Court rulings like Citizens United through a constitutional amendment, shine a light on secret special-interest campaign donations, and close the revolving door between Wall Street and bank regulators.
Portman a Leader for Ohio?
Senator Rob Portman is supposed to be a leader for Ohio—a duty he neglects every day that he continues to stand by Donald Trump. We are calling on Senator Portman to rescind his endorsement and show that he cares about all Ohioans.
Donald Trump is unfit to be President of the United States. Not only has Trump said racist, sexist and xenophobic things, just last week, he suggested “Second Amendment people” could stop his opponent, effectively threatening the safety of Hillary Clinton, her family and her supporters.Portman: Stop Supporting Trump
Breast Cancer Act Needs Action
We need Ohio residents to raise their voices to Senator Portman and urge him to cosponsor S.746, Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act (AEBCA). This bill is NBCC’s #1 priority and it would leverage the nation’s past investments in biomedical research and technology to accelerate progress towards ending breast cancer.
Currently S. 746 has the support of 51 bipartisan cosponsors in the U.S. Senate—including Senator Brown, but not Senator Portman. Senator Portman needs to respond to the women and men of Ohio and get on this bill and help make it law.
Send a message to Senator Portman urging him to cosponsor AEBCA by clicking on this link. Let Senator Portman know you support AEBCA, you want him to cosponsor the bill and include your address so he knows you are a constituent. Also we encourage you to share this email with Ohio family, friends and colleagues and ask them to send a message too.
If you have questions, feel free to contact me at sfwatkins@BreastCancerDeadline2020.org. Thank you so much for your advocacy.
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