9/11/17 CALLS TO ACTION: Irma Edition

Another Monday, another round of hurricane relief links.

 

Disaster Relief

Red Cross – or text 90999 to donate $10

Find a Blood Drive and Donate

LifeSouth will be needing blood donations after Irma leaves the area. Will be opening again on Tuesday 9/12.

Salvation Army

Catholic Charities USA – Donated funds go to support recovery efforts, including direct assistance, rebuilding and health care services.

Global Giving Hurricane Irma Relief Fund

Hurricane Irma Relief GoFundMe Fundraisers

OXFAM – Donate now to help us meet the most critical needs. 100% of funds designated for Hurricane Irma and Jose will be used to support relief and recovery efforts for affected areas

Charity Navigator –  Charities Providing Assistance in the Wake of Hurricane Irma

Americares – “Hurricane Irma has already caused significant damage, and millions more people live in its path. Our relief workers are on the ground in several different locations, coordinating with partners and standing ready to help address health needs resulting from the storm.”
Americares Vice President of Emergency Response Garrett Ingoglia

Volunteer Opportunities

Sign up to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity’s recovery efforts

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

Volunteer Florida

Children’s Relief

UNICEF – Your gift will help support the needs of the children most affected by the Hurricane in countries within the Caribbean region.

Save the Children Hurricane Irma Children’s Relief Fund – sets up Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) in shelters. Children can play, read, and be cared for while their parents deal with the stress of natural disasters.

Pet Relief

The ASPCA’s Hurricane Response – Your support is needed now. 100% of your donation today will go to the ASPCA’s Field Investigation and Response Fund. This fund is used to support all of the ASPCA’s life-saving efforts for animals in disaster and cruelty situations.

Best Friends – Help for the animals of Hurricane Irma

Food Bank Links

Feeding Florida

Florida Food Pantries

FLORIDA EMERGENCY FOOD PROGRAMS 

Calls to Action

ACA Repeal (Again!)

A new attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act is in the works. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) plan to offer up legislation to, once again, try and repeal the ACA because they absolutely cannot let Barack Obama own the legacy of getting millions more people covered by health insurance.

Call you Senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis

SCRIPT: I am calling from ________, NC to let the Senator know that I expect him to work to strengthen the Affordable Care Act, not repeal it. Any legislation that comes up which would take insurance away from his constituents should be a non-starter. We expect the Senator to work for the interests of the people of NC, not the interests of lobbyists, partisan organizations or caucuses nor wealthy campaign donors.

 

Rep. Walker Votes Against Hurricane Relief

Sixth District Representative Mark Walker was among seven NC Reps who voted against hurricane relief funding.

Rep. Mark Walker, chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan with a list of 19 possible conservative add-ons to make the legislation more palatable for members of his caucus. Walker, from Greensboro, wanted to see some included in the bill. None were. Walker voted no.

It’s always amusing when Republicans complain about bills with riders.

Call Mark Walker and let him know you’re disappointed that he would put party politics above the people of his district.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Lunch & Learn Voter Registration Workshop with Melissa Johnson, Director RCBoE – September 12, 2017 at Asheboro Library in the downstairs meeting room at 12PM.

The Democratic Women of North Carolina invite you to the 57th Annual State ConventionSeptember 22-24, 2017, in Winston-Salem at the Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center.

9th Annual Defending Democracy Blue Jean Gala – Saturday September 23, 2017, 6:00PM – The Exchange – 204 S Fayetteville St, Asheboro, NC  Special guest speakers will be Rep. Graig Meyer, NC House District 50 and NCDP Second Vice Chair Matt Hughes.

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