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  • Victoria Miller

Keeping up the Pressure!

Updated: Sep 25, 2023

Happy Tuesday, Activists! We hope your week is off to a good start. Yes, it's December already! We hope you're in the holiday spirit and will be enjoying some time to relax. Next year will be busy but we're here for you! We'll be rolling out our ambitious plans for 2022 very soon.

CALL TO ACTION Sen. Casey – Phila office 215-405-9660; D.C. 202-224-6324; email link Sen. Toomey – Phila office 215-241-1090; D.C. 202-224-4254; email link For outside PA: Find your Senators’ phone numbers and emails at this link. Because of all our hard work in 2020, we're fortunate to be in the position to pressure Democrats who can actually pass the legislation we need. And as frustrating as it's been, we do seem to be getting to the finish line on Build Back Better soon. We know Senator Schumer expects to get BBB passed before the Senate's holiday recess, even if it takes some long nights and weekends. Our job is the same as it ever was, to keep the pressure on them! So we keep making the calls. Of course, we will keep you updated in case we need to change our tactics. 1. Demand our senators pass BBB asap. The House just passed the Build Back Better Act. Now it is time for the Senate to do its job and pass BBB this week. It is urgent to call our senators and tell them how important it is that we pass an inclusive recovery bill immediately. 2. Demand our senators change the filibuster to pass the Freedom to Vote Act. Senator Schumer and other Democratic Senators have agreed to move forward with democracy reform, even without Republican support. Call our senators and tell them you want them to adjust the filibuster to pass the Freedom to Vote Act now.

THIS WEEK'S MESSAGING TO POST & USE You can see our Messaging explainer in our recent newsletter here. You can see last week’s message in Friday’s newsletter here. In short, each week we’ll give you short, strategic talking points that you can use when you’re talking to friends, family and neighbors and in your social media networks. Simply copy and paste them into your feed. These are meant to show how the massive investments the Democrats are making in our country will help everyday people. We need to remind people how impressive these bills are and the good they will do for all of us! Here is this week’s message Most of us want to leave a healthy and beautiful future for those to come. But for years, a handful of PA lawmakers beholden to the fossil fuel industry blocked development of clean energy jobs while allowing their donors to pollute our communities. The Infrastructure & Jobs Act builds a world class clean energy industry in Pennsylvania, protects our planet, upgrades our power structure, secures us against threats, and creates clean energy jobs. We'd love to hear your feedback on this project! Just hit reply and send us your thoughts!

CANVASSING Our last one of the year! We’ll talk to infrequent Philadelphia voters and persuade them to vote in next year’s mid-term elections, to help ensure Democratic victories in our U.S. Senate and Governor’s seats. Talk about getting out the message! This is the best way to do it. When: Sunday, December 12, 12:30–2:30 pm Where: Queen Village – We’ll meet at Cianfrani Park, 8th and Fitzwater Streets. Sign up here.

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