Hopefully the weekend’s warm weather has re-energized all of us!
Here’s what is in our craw for this week. Please pardon any unwieldy formatting – we’re still learning the system!
Monday: Mnuchin Confirmation Day
While we will not stop the confirmation of Steven Mnuchin as our Treasury Secretary, let’s let Burr and Tillis know that we
- Are NOT pleased
- Will be closely monitoring his policies to sound the alarm if they resemble what led us to the Great Recession.
Winston-Salem: 800-685-8916 or 336-631-5125
Tuesday: Valentine’s Day of Action Charlotte: Save the ACA
Meet Fellow Patriots at Noon @ 9300 Harris Corners Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28269-3789 (Thom Tillis’s Office) .
If you cannot appear in person, call both Tillis and Burr that you oppose any repeal of the ACA and instead support making improvements/changes to the current legislation.
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: Thom Tillis is part of bi-partisan group advocating for comprehensive immigration reform.
From the Charlotte Observer:
He told The Wall Street Journal recently that his plan would aim to tighten border security and toughen enforcement of immigration laws – goals often cited by Republicans — while providing some kind of protective legal status for the roughly 11 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally, a Democratic priority.
Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article132196284.html#storylink=cpy
All three days:
Call Tillis and tell him that you support his bi-partisan efforts on comprehensive immigration reform and that you oppose the executive-order travel ban.
Call Burr and tell him that you oppose the travel ban and hope he will support bi-partisan efforts for comprehensive immigration reform
Extra Credit: New Jersey Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. sent a letter to chair of House Ways & Means Committee requesting that Trump’s tax returns be opened to check for conflict of interest.
It can only help to thank and encourage him. His numbers are
Finally: all REAL teams have a name. If you have an idea, please send it along to us. (Frances was justifiably not keen on Jannica’s “Legislative Watch- Pussies”.) Please come up with something better and email it to us!
We are still waiting to hear back from a few places about possible meeting sites for the next gathering of our group as well as outreach efforts made to both our NC and National elected officials.