CHIP, DACA & Net Neutrality

CHIP, DACA & Net Neutrality

CHIP – Despite Rep. Brat & Whittman’s joint statement support CHIP funding, the House of Representatives is leaving for the holidays without renewing funding for children’s health insurance, meaning up to 2 million children could loss their healthcare next month. They snatched the gift of funding from children to give to their wealthy donors by passing the GOP tax plan. It’s time to call Governor McAuliffe and ask him to call his colleagues in DC to renew funding for CHIP–Take action.

DACA – The children of illegal immigrants are not in the United States illegally. They are hear under a program called DACA. They seek a pathway to permanent citizenship so that they may continue to live, work, study, and thrive in the United States–the only home they’ve ever known. According to The Commonwealth Institute, “There are 30,000 young immigrants who were potentially eligible for DACA and call Virginia home. They currently contribute a total of $29.3 million to local and state taxes annually through sales and excise taxes, property taxes and income tax.” It is time we say “thank you” by welcoming them to this Country as full citizens. Read more about the real economic impact of The Dream Act on Virginia here.  Let Rep. Brat know that you expect people protected under DACA to have a path to citizenship using this resource from 5 Calls.

Net Neutrality – From Indivisible: Our free and open internet is under attack by a Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission (FCC). On December 14, 2017, the FCC voted 3-2 to remove net neutrality rules put in place under the Obama Administration just two years ago. Democratic Senator Ed Markey, joined by over a dozen other Democrats, plans to introduce a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to stop the FCC from destroying the internet as we know it. The CRA would repeal the latest FCC action and revert regulation of the internet back to the FCC’s 2015 rules. Ask Rep. Brat to sign on to this resolution. Take action with this resource from 5 Calls.

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