Legislative Action Center

Get Legislative Updates from the RAC

Here you will find a variety of action opportunities on key legislative issues. Click on any action item for more information on the issue, then fill out the form to send a geo-targeted email (fully editable to your specific opinions) to your elected officials voicing your views. Just press send — it's that easy to tell Congress what's on your mind!

Urge your State leaders to allow every vote to be counted before certifying the election results

The right to vote is fundamental to democracy. State election officials have a duty to ensure that every eligible vote is counted before certifying their state’s election results. The COVID-19 pandemic has led more Americans to vote-by-mail, which means that it may take longer to count every vote this year. 

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Tell Congress to Cosponsor Legislation to Research and Develop Reparations for Slavery and Systemic Racism

The ongoing wounds of slavery and more than four centuries of entrenched racial oppression continues to impact American society. Systemic disparities and injustices will endure unless proactive steps are taken to acknowledge and eliminate them. One way to address this is through the study and development of reparations proposals. Urge your elected officials to cosponsor the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act (S. 1083/H.R. 40).


Urge Congress to protect the most vulnerable during COVID-19

As the world grapples with the novel coronavirus, we are witnessing just the beginning of the most severe public health and economic crisis in decades. Our call to Congress and the administration during this crisis continues to be: protect all people, and put those most vulnerable at the center. Urge Congress to support the most vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Urge Congress to Enact Policing Reforms

As we witness protests in Minneapolis, Louisville, and across the United States we see an all-too-familiar anger, frustration, and pain. Changes to federal laws are vital to ensure that law enforcement training, use of force policies, and data collection address historic and systemic racial injustices. Urge your members of Congress to pass police reform legislation.

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Urge Congress to Support Paid Leave for All

Comprehensive paid sick days and paid family and medical leave are of the upmost importance for individual workers, their families and entire communities. However, one in four workers, including nearly half of the lowest paid workers, do not have access to paid sick leave, and the United States is the only developed country to not guarantee workers paid family or medical leave.

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Urge Congress to Restore Voting Rights

In the 116th Congress, Representative Terri Sewell (D-AL) introduced the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 (H.R.4). The bill would improve the voting process in the United States by modernizing the preclearance formula to cover states with a pattern of discrimination that puts voters at risk, protecting voters from the types of voting changes.

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Urge Congress to Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is the United States' most comprehensive resource for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. VAWA is up for reauthorization every five years - including this year. Each reauthorization provides a new opportunity to enhance these safeguards and ensure survivors of gender-based violence have to access to the resources and protections they need.

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Urge Congress to Protect Asylum

The right to asylum in the United States in under attack. Act now to tell your members of Congress to restore this essential right for those in need!

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Urge Congress to Improve Hate Crime Reporting and Assistance for Victims of Hate

Despite multiple state and federal hate crime statutes, many law enforcement agencies lack the resources and training to identify and respond to hate crimes. By providing federal grants to modernize reporting systems, establish state hotlines, and train law enforcement officers, the Senate’s Khalid Jabara and Heather Heyer NO HATE Act (S.2043) and the companion bill in the House (H.R.3545) will promote more accurate data collection and assist victims of hate. 


Protect Access to Abortion

The Women’s Health Protection Act (H.R. 2975/S. 165) takes crucial steps towards protecting access to abortion by prohibiting the countless regulations, bans, and restrictions that prevent people from accessing the reproductive health care they need.