In our action alerts we like to include something for everyone, no matter where you live. So, here’s that something: #StandUpBeCounted for Census 2020!
The Census results help determine how billions of dollars are spent each year on things like roads, schools, hospitals and healthcare, fire and emergency response, and hundreds of other programs!
Your responses to the 2020 Census are protected by federal law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics—they cannot be used against you in any way. By law, all responses to Census surveys are kept completely confidential. There are no exceptions.
Register Now For Good Government Lobby Day
While you are at it, please take this Easy Action for Clean Water.
Update: On Feb. 13, an amended version of HB 4615 passed out of the House on a 60-35 vote. Now it is on to the Senate. Watch our website for updates.
Speaking of staying vigilant to support pro-democracy efforts and fight back against un-democratic measures: Speak up on HB 4165, the anti-protest bill. This bull—er, bill—is being touted as “criminal infrastructure protection.” It is intended to intimidate and silence environmentalists. It hands industry even more power, with no regard for our people. Further criminalizing actions that are already illegal is unnecessary and will further crowd our jails and prisons. The new fine for conspiracy to trespass on these “critical infrastructures” will be set at $5,000 minimum for an individual and $10,000 for a group. There is no cap.
We have some talking points here, at the bottom of the post, and an infographic here. These could be useful in contacting your delegates. If you don’t know who that is, you can find out here. Here’s a handy list of all House of Delegates’ email addresses. Please contact your legislators to let them know you oppose HB 4615. Learn more here.
Where’s Camp Waldo
See you out and about!