The Week in Review July 27, 2018
In just 100 days, we have the chance to put the breaks on Trump's and Congress' extreme agenda that is hurting women, families, immigrants, freedom of speech and our entire country. Election day, November 6, is quickly approaching. This will be our first opportunity since Trump took office that we can finally exercise our political muscle.
Our work needs to begin now. It starts with voter registration. Make sure you are registered to vote and that everyone you know is registered, as well. You can check your voter registration or register to vote by clicking here.
Women and young voters will decide the 2018 elections. There are a record number of women candidates running for office. But we need a record number of women to turn out and vote in November. We can make the difference.
Now is the time to get involved. There are many important races across the country. Find a race near you. Gather your friends to make get-out-the-vote phone calls; knock on doors; and #DoSomething. (Click here for a list of JAC-endorsed candidates.)
Join JAC for our first GOTV trip to Nevada on Oct. 4-7 to help Senate candidate Jacky Rosen and House candidate Susie Lee. Contact the JAC office for further information. These women need our help to turnout voters. We will be traveling across the country to help other JAC candidates. We will keep you posted on the details. Let us know if you are interested in traveling with us. Hope to see you on the campaign trail.
This week we learned that people will now be able to produce an assault weapon from a 3D printer - the type of printers that are available at many schools. Downloadable gun technology is profoundly dangerous, allowing anyone to build untraceable firearms on demand. A person can print their own weapons without a background check.
As more information comes to light about Judge Bret Kavanaugh's record, we have even more to be concerned about if he is confirmed to the Supreme Court. If confirmed, Kavanaugh is expected to overturn Roe v. Wade and undermine our health care system, including protections for those with pre-existing conditions.
Kavanugh's record of siding with the gun lobby proves he will put corporate interests before pubic safety and undermine decades of work to strengthen gun policy.
If you care about the safety of our communities and safe and legal access for reproductive health care, as well as other JAC issues, then we all need to be motivated to change Congress.
Day 101 will be too late.
Elections matter. Elections have consequences.
Check your voter registration today here. Make sure your voice is heard.