Don't Water Down H.R. 1 Voting Rights and Anti-Corruption bill

Official Daily Action for Wednesday, March 6, 2019

From Indivisible National: "Tell your Democratic representatives to stand strong against Republican trickery on H.R. 1. Tell them to oppose the motion to recommit (MTR) on H.R. 1 and reject amendments to water it down! Republicans have already shown their motions to recommit are bad faith political tricks to torpedo our priorities. Read up on MTRs and tell your Dem to oppose it."

"A motion to recommit is the last chance for Members of Congress (MoCs) to stop or amend a bill before it gets a final vote on the floor of the House. The minority party has the right to offer this motion as the final step before a vote on passage, which in practice means that the majority party may not know what’s in the motion until minutes before they have to vote on it."

  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal--DC 202-225-3106; Seattle 206-674-0040

  • Rep. Adam Smith--DC 202-225-8901; Renton 425-793-5180

Script

"Hi, I'm [NAME] calling from [CITY, ZIP]. I'm calling about H.R 1. I support this bill to improve voting rights and fight corruption, and I want [Representative] to do everything he/she can to push back on Republican efforts to water it down. In particular, I'd like her/him to oppose any Motions to Recommit that the Republicans offer, and to work to keep the caucus united in opposition."


More Info on Motion to Recommit

https://indivisible.org/resource/legislative-process-101-motion-recommit


More Info on H.R.1

https://indivisible.org/resource/hr-1-strengthening-our-democracy

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Climate Change and National Security

A Panel Discussion provided by the UW School of International Studies
Today, Wednesday March 6, 3-4pm
UW HUB South Ballroom
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