August 2: Support S 856 and HR 1949, which would increase support services and campus resources for students dealing with sexual assault. Oppose Betsy DeVos' plan to eliminate protections for campus rape victims by dismantling Title IX (nine).
August 5: Attend LaMalfa's town hall in Chico Monday morning and contact him to co-sponsor H.R. 1614, the Student Loan Refinancing Act, which would allow over 43 million Americans to refinance their student loans.
August 6: Attend LaMalfa's town hall in Chico tomorrow (Monday) morning. Oppose the RAA ("Regulatory Accountability Act") that would make it impossible to use science to make policies that protect Americans.
August 8: Catch up on LaMalfa's town hall. Contact him to OPPOSE HR 1697, which would limit our ability to participate in certain boycotts and which the ACLU calls "antithetical to free speech protections enshrined in the First Amendment." Ask LaMalfa for a town hall in Siskiyou.
August 12: Three pipeline actions: ask North Dakota's State's Attorney for Morton County to drop the charges against water protectors; ask Virginians to participate in the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's public comment period; and fight the Keystone XL Pipeline by supporting the Solar XL project to build solar installations in the path of the pipeline.
August 14: Thanks to those who showed up to peaceably assemble. Register for the Movement for Black Lives' call on confronting hate. Contact our Representatives to support the Anti-Lunch Shaming Act, which would prevent schools from discriminating against kids because their parents haven’t paid their school meal bills.
August 16: Support our California Dreamers while they endure the looming threat of deportation. Contact our Representatives to co-sponsor H.R. 3440 and S. 1615, the Dream Act of 2017, which would give young immigrants a path to permanent residency and eventually citizenship.
August 18: A new study shows that the health benefits of wind and solar offset all subsidies, and 3,000-112,700 premature deaths have been stopped because of air quality benefits, creating an economic benefit of $30-$113 billion. Contact our State Assemblymember Brian Dahle (term ends December 2018) to SUPPORT SB 100's goal of 100% renewable energy.
August 19: Tell our senators to reauthorize the ocean observation system so that we continue to have access to accurate scientific data. Make neo-Nazi White supremacists raise money to fight racism by sponsoring their rally attendance as a fundraiser for the Southern Poverty Law Center.
August 20: Call our Assemblymember Brian Dahle and our Governor Jerry Brown to support SB 54, the California Values Act, which would prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies and school police and security departments from using resources to investigate, interrogate, detain, detect, or arrest people for immigration enforcement purposes.
August 22: Ask our Representatives to enact the same legislation as in Illinois, which seeks to "recognize white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups as terrorist organizations, and to pursue dismantling the criminal elements of these domestic terrorist organizations in the same manner as other manifestations of terrorism." Show up for LaMalfa's town halls.
August 23: Contact both our State Reps to SUPPORT AB 1000, the California Desert Protection Act, which would help protect the Mojave from projects like the Cadiz water pipeline, which would drain 50,000 acre-feet of water from the Mojave every year for 50 years. Thanks to those who are protesting the current president in Reno or attending LaMalfa's "community coffee" in Chester.
August 24: The Department of the Interior rescinded the National Park Service policy that national parks be bottled-water-free. Ask National Park Superintendents to continue upholding the policy. Pledge to use a refillable water bottle and learn more about reducing plastic waste.
August 27: Providing tampons and sanitary pads in schools is fundamentally about providing equal access to education, and letting women and girls know that their health needs are a basic human right. Help move AB 10, which would provide free access to menstrual products in California schools for grades 6-12, out of the Senate Appropriations committee by contacting the Chair, State Senator Ricardo Lara.
August 29: The "Regulatory Accountability Act" (RAA) is best described as the Risk to Americans Act because it would halt protections like the Clean Air Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the Chemical Safety Act. The bill would require agencies to pick the less costly policy for corporations, regardless of the cost to our health. OPPOSE the RAA again.