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69 weeks to the presidential election

The AoC Checklist features clear, well-researched actions for Americans who value democracy, equality, voting, and decency. We are a big tent for all people who want a kinder, flourishing nation.

This week’s checklist of actions is short and time sensitive:

In this edition of the AoC Checklist:

Contact your senators

Check the box if you made contact–whether for one issue or all–so we can count your action. Contacting your senators’ staffers with multiple concerns is more efficient for both of you.

Look up your senators here.

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Your script: Hi, I’m from [ZIP] calling/writing about several issues. I’d like Sen. [NAME] to:

Contact your House representative

Check the box if you made contact–whether for one issue or all–so we can count your action. Contacting your representative’s staffers with multiple concerns is more efficient for both of you.

Look up your House representative here.

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Your script: Hi, I’m from [ZIP] calling/writing about several issues. I’d like Rep. [NAME] to:

I value equality

Support the dignity of your rainbow of neighbors from every religion, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, age, and ability. We also support policies that show welcome to aspiring Americans and decency to people seeking refuge.

Action 1: Protect farm workers from heat-related illness and death.

Source: United Farm Workers

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Contact
Doug Parker, Assistant Secretary of Labor
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
200 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20210
202-693-2190
talktodol@dol.gov

Script: Hello, I’m contacting you from [STATE] because I’m concerned about serious health threats affecting farm workers in the absence of national heat protection standards. Even with temperatures above 115 degrees being recorded across the U.S., some states have removed basic protections like mandated water breaks, which raises the risk of life-threatening consequences. In the absence of state-level protections, OSHA must immediately enact emergency heat standards to save lives.

Bonus: Sign the petition from United Farm Workers to amplify the need for immediate action. [Note: Uncheck “I want UFW email alerts” to avoid being added to their mailing list.]

Acts of Grati­­­­tude

We believe in gratitude as a tool for change. We will print a letter of thanks from Americans of Conscience with your signature and mail it to the recipient. Your information will be removed from this website no later than four weeks after the Checklist’s publication date.

Thank Gov. John Bel Edwards (D–LA) for vetoing a bill that would ban gender-affirming healthcare for minors.

If you’d like to mail your own personal expression of gratitude, use this address: Office of the Governor, P.O. Box 94004, Baton Rouge, LA 70804


Thank Gov. Wes Moore (D–MD) for signing an executive order protecting those seeking, receiving, or providing gender-affirming care from attempts at legal punishment by other states.

If you’d like to mail your own personal expression of gratitude, use this address: Office of the Governor, 100 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401


Thank Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D–MA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) for introducing the EACH Act, which will eliminate the discriminatory Hyde Amendment and lift abortion coverage restrictions for Medicaid recipients.

If you’d like to mail your own personal expression of gratitude, use these addresses:
AP: 402 Cannon HOB, Washington, DC 20515
BL: 2470 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515
DD: 2111 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515
JS: 2408 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515

Good News

If you find good news for democracy, equality, and the planet, share it with us here!

Progress on issues previously featured in the Checklist

Indigenous Nations

National

State

Local

  • Austin, TX endorses the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty proposal, an initiative calling on world leaders to transition away from fossil fuels.
  • The Fulton County, GA Board of Commissioners rejects a nominee to the county election board who baselessly challenged the eligibility of thousands of voters.

Corporate/business

Groups and organizations

  • Sixteen young people sue the state of MT on grounds that its support of fossil fuels violates their constitutional right to a clean and healthy environment.
  • Three transgender children and their families sue TN over the state’s ban on gender-affirming healthcare for young people.
  • A lawsuit brought by a group of diverse religious practitioners challenging IN’s abortion restrictions on religious freedom grounds is granted class action status.
  • The nonprofit Generation Hope empowers teen parents to pursue higher education while parenting.

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