action opportunities

Tuesday 8/1 Action Opportunities

1. Representative Goodlatte has not committed to an in-person town hall in his district. Let’s contact him and remind him we want a face-to-face, public town hall. 

  • Goodlatte: Staunton (540) 885-3861, Harrisonburg (540) 432-2391, Lynchburg (434) 845-8306, Roanoke (540) 857-2672, Washington DC 202-225-5431 and email form here. 
  • Suggested script: “Hello, my name is _____ and my zip code is _____. I would like to urge Rep. Goodlatte to commit to an in-person, public town hall meeting in his district. We deserve access to our elected official and believe a town hall is a good setting for the public to voice questions, concerns, and other comments. Thank you.”

2. Rep. Goodlatte is one of the co-sponsors of H.R. 3184,  “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 180 McCormick Road in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the “Captain Humayun Khan Post Office.” Captain Humayun Khan was an American soldier, Muslim, and immigrant whose parents were insulted by Trump when he was running for President. Let’s contact Goodlatte to thank him for co-sponsoring an effort to name a building in his honor. In the past, Goodlatte has backed anti-immigrant legislation, and his support of President Trump has contributed to the toxic attitudes towards immigrants and Muslims in this country. So while we thank him, let’s also urge him to support policies which are friendly to immigrants, Muslims, and refugees.

  • Goodlatte: Staunton (540) 885-3861, Harrisonburg (540) 432-2391, Lynchburg (434) 845-8306, Roanoke (540) 857-2672, Washington DC 202-225-5431 and email form here. 
  • Suggested script: “Hello, my name is ______ and my zip code is _______. I am contacting Rep. Goodlatte to thank him for co-sponsoring HR 3184, along with other Virginia representatives from across the aisle. Captain Humayun Khan was an American hero. He was also an immigrant and a Muslim, and his family was insulted by the now-President of the United States — a president whom Rep. Goodlatte supports. Under the current administration and political climate, these groups are threatened by legislation and hostile feeling. I urge Rep. Goodlatte to continue to honor Captain Khan’s memory by supporting legislation which is friendly to immigrants, refugees, and Muslims.”

3. From Wild Virginia: “The USFS recently issued the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the ROD for the Mountain Valley Pipeline. These terrible decisions authorize the pipeline companies to amend the Forest Plan, to cross National Forest Lands, and to harm species.” You can file an objection to the ROD. The deadline to file an objection for the Mountain Valley Pipeline is coming up fast — August 7th. See here for more details and here for instructions on how to file an objection. You can also call Wild Virginia at 434-971-1553 or email them at info@wildvirginia.org if you need help filing your objection.

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