WiGWATCH

HERE TO STAY: Despite the Trump administration’s attack on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the fact remains that people still can renew their DACA status. DACA recipients can get help applying for renewals from United We Dream. Connect: unitedwedream.org/renew-my-daca

 

OH, DID YOU KNOW? More than one-third of Wisconsin’s counties don’t have an OB/GYN physician? U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has introduced legislation targeted at increasing OB/GYN providers in the rural areas that need them most. Encourage support for the legislation. Connect: ourvoiceourhealth.com/tammy

 

ACTION VERBS: NARAL Pro-Choice America and Planned Parenthood encourage you to protect Roe v. Wade by opposing the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Join the “here’s how you can help in five words” effort. Call. Write. Tweet. Organize. Vote. Connect: prochoiceamerica.org/scotus-action-toolkit

 

ABOUT ALEC: More than 70 progressive groups, including Common Cause, are urging 20 of the largest corporate funders of the American Legislative Exchange Council to cut ties with the organization after ALEC gave hatemonger David Horowitz a platform at its recent conference to spread white supremacist, sexist and racist ideas. Connect: www.commoncause.org/actions.

TEXTING FOR EQUALITY: Want to help mobilize fair-minded voters who support equal rights? The Human Rights Campaign is creating teams to call or text equality voters and encourage them to go to the polls on Nov. 6. Connect: act.hrc.org

 

JOIN THE TROLL PATROL: Social media platforms are a critical space for individuals to exercise the right to freedom of expression. Online violence and abuse are a direct threat to this freedom. Amnesty International invites you to join its army of digital volunteers using their computers and phones to help researchers sift through pictures, information and documents to expose online violence and intimidation. Connect: decoders.amnesty.org

 

RISING AND RALLYING: On Sept. 8, people around the world will take part in hundreds of actions under the banner of Rise for Climate to highlight increasing climate impacts and the need for real climate leadership. They will highlight community-led solutions to the climate crisis and demand political leaders and decision-makers step up their climate action ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit on Sept. 12 in California. Connect: riseforclimate.org

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