• Environment 

We are stewards of our environment and as such we will address environmental issues impacting the Middle Peninsula, surrounding communities, and the Chesapeake Bay.

We will work to maintain existence of the EPA and associated agencies that protect our environment and natural resources.

We are committed to working locally to improve the social, economic and environmental well-being of our community

We support other organizations that are committed to sustainability and protection of our environment

  • Affordable Health Care 

We support the preservation and improvement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act rather that "rescind and replace"

Who loses:

The CBO estimates that 24 million Americans will lose or drop Trump Care because they cannot afford it.  More specifically, a case in point: anticipated coverage costs for a 64-year-old male making $23,000 will be $11,000 for an insurance plan with a high deductible. 

Average premiums for a single payer will go up 15-20% by 2019.

Increased costs for the poor and for seniors. Under AHCA seniors' premiums go from $1,700 (ACA) to $14,600 (Trumpcare).

Two million people insured by employers could lose coverage.

Who wins:

The wealthy get a tax reduction of 3.8% on net investment income. The 10% indoor tanning tax is eliminated. 

In Virginia, the premium tax credit would decrease by $1,128.00.

  • Immigration 

Purpose

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless tempest-tossed to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

“The New Colossus”   Emma Lazarus 1883

 

Concerns

Immigration policy put forth by the current administration

How to best support and assist all immigrants affected by said policy by

         identifying available resources.

How to best use those resources to prepare and support those facing

   deportation

  • Gerrymandering

WHAT WORKS (TO GET HEARD) A lot of ideas from a lot of people…

 

  1.  Taking time to do hand-written notes about your experience  and  serious concerns and sending them to those in or running  for  office

  2.  Remembering thank you notes

  3.  Unending visits and calls.  << More fun with others!

  4.  Thinking outside the box

  5.  Creating one pagers on specific campaigns: concerns,  demands,  questions, AND your follow up, include your contact  information  with  zip code. Use for calls/visits/writing, tape  copy on door if no  response

  6.  Having conference calls with your small group and others. 

  7.  Getting good at Bird-Dogging!

  8.  Practicing de-escalation and respect

  9.  Using postcards for mail going to DC. They get there  faster- no  need  to check them

  10.  Printing a sheet of address labels for each person you will  be  mailing  24 times!

  11.  Boycotting – Walking Out –needs to be organized on large  scale

  12.  Wearing safety pin & calling for business sanctuaries. 

  13.  Learning more & using social media, while assuring  person to  person  as priority

  14.  Being in touch with other progressive groups and people  often

  15.  Inviting elected officials and candidates to meet…having  your  own  meeting on their door step, if they do not  respond or  show

  16.  Always be planning an action…big or little.  Text JOIN to  668366  to  receive text alerts from MOVEON.org   Easy to  follow, if you are  interested

  17.  Having “calling” and “writing letters” meetings

  18.  “Tapping into the reservoir of Neighborly Goodwill”  (Barack  Obama)

  19.  Reading The Art of Possibility by Zander and Zander

  20.  Writing well-stated, timely petitions and getting them into  the    right   people’s hands

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