|MEDICAID EXPANSION ACTION 4/13|
Indivisible AVL is joining with groups all over the state for two weeks of action to raise our voices and tell NC Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore to expand Medicaid NOW. Each group is taking one day for making phone calls, and Indivisible AVL’s day is tomorrow, Monday, April 13.
Can you make these two phone calls tomorrow? Dial 1-855-408-2357 any time during the day on Monday and it’ll patch you through. (NOTE: You’ll need to dial twice: Once for Berger and again for Moore.) Find details and a sample phone script here on our website.
Our state desperately needs Medicaid Expansion to save lives and protect our hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Right now more than 1 million North Carolinians are uninsured, and our hospitals desperately need the $2 billion in federal funds Medicaid Expansion will bring in. We are ALL at risk when any of our neighbors, family members or friends can’t get the care they need.
So help us save lives! Plan to make your calls tomorrow. And share this link with friends and family and ask them to do the same: bit.ly/med-ex-now.
Source: John Cole, NC Policy Watch
TAKE ACTION – Build a Safety NetCOVID-19 has exposed our lack of a robust safety net infrastructure in North Carolina. Click hereto sign the NC Justice Center’s petition that calls on our lawmakers to make substantive change. We are asking the legislature to respond to the current COVID-19 crisis in ways that set the tone for more permanent solutions that will last beyond this current health crisis. Please read and sign the petition here.
WAYS TO HELP – Food SupportWith schools closed, businesses shuttered, and unemployment at record highs, food insecurity is an even bigger problem in our community than it was before COVID-19. MANNA Food Bank is busily working with county and state agencies and partnering with many other local organizations to meet these needs. Here’s how you can help:Get Access to Help – If you or someone you know needs access to food resources, first check the updated info on the MANNA website at MannaFoodBank.org/covid-19. If you know of someone without access to the internet, call the MANNA Food Helpline at 1-800-820-1109. The Helpline will connect you with partner pantries in your area, school food support, and other community resources for families.Share the List of Places to Get Help – MANNA coordinates with nonprofit partners across 16 WNC counties for free food distributions, meals, and other food-related support. An updated list of locations and hours can be found here. Share with organizations and with anyone you know who needs help.Volunteer – If and ONLY if you are in a low-risk group, please volunteer! With half of their regular volunteers in a high-risk group, they need volunteers now more than ever. Please sign up for shifts ahead of time, using this link.Donate Food & Supplies – Healthy, shelf-stable food donations are always needed. View or download a handy list of recommended items here. Right now they also have a big need for sanitizers, wipes, and cleaning supplies. You can drop off food and cleaning supplies in the two large donation bins at the Main Entrance/Volunteer Center parking lot, 627 Swannanoa River Road, next to the ramp.Make a Financial Contribution – If you are able, help support their work by making a donation online at Donate.MannaFoodBank.org.If we all pitch in, we can help our neighbors keep food on their tables during the COVID-19 crisis.STAY INSPIRED”Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.'” – Mary Anne Radmacher
CALENDAR UPDATESEvents are moving to virtual meetings and stay-at-home activism. Please keep up the good work! We’ll be resuming our monthly “Let’s All Vote!” events soon, in the form of online gatherings and phone outreach, and other groups have also transitioned to online actions and virtual events.Monday April 13 – Medicaid Expansion Day of ActionMonday, April 13 – Democracy NC Southeast Coalition MeetingFriday April 17, 5:30-6:30 – Virtual Postcard PartySaturday, April 25 – Buncombe County Democratic Party ConventionWe share other organizations’ events on our website calendar, so if you see an in-person event listed there, be sure to check with the sponsoring organization to see if it has been canceled, rescheduled or shifted online. If your organization’s event needs updating, or if you have new virtual events you’d like us to share, please send details to firstname.lastname@example.org.For the latest Action Alerts, be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter and check the website for Action Updates.Thank you for standing Indivisib
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