GENERAL FEDERATION OF WOMEN’S CLUBS PENNSYLVANIA
Lois Richards, President
Legislation/Public Policy Advancement Guide
http://cqrcengage.com./gfwc/home

Carolyn Smith carolyns411@embarqmail.com 6 N. Riverview Ave,                      Columbia, N J 07832 908-475-5627

Co-Chairman-Dottie Sawyer Victorian.65@verizon.net  1628 Erie Court   Effort PA  18330-
An Advocate is a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause, issue or policy.  GFWC members are Advocates every time we support a piece of legislation or public issue.  It is your right, as an American, to support the issues that are important to you.  It is also your right to oppose issues that you do not like.
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The best way to become active is to know what is happening in The US Senate and the US House of Representatives.  GFWC Legislative Alert can help you do just that.  When you find an issue or piece of legislation that is important to you, tell your club members and ask them to take action.  One voice is a whisper – numerous voices are a loud shout.  Remember: legislators are elected by the people they represent.  They need YOU.

LEGISLATIVE ACTION CENTER
GFWC is a NON-PARTISAN organization, advocating for universal issues germane to the organization without a political bent. Our goals are to educate members about policy issues and pending legislation, while mobilizing members to advocate for GFWC policy priorities.
The GFWC LEGISLATIVE ACTION CENTER is an incredible tool to educate our members on important issues.  Not only can we send legislative alerts, we can also send updates to keep our members informed.
Here are the six easy steps to sign up for the GFWC Legislative Action Center.  Start making a difference by

  Living the Volunteer Spirit!  
 
  1. On the right side scroll down to ‘Subscribe to our mailing list’ and click on the word ‘GO’ in the blue square.
  2. Type in the requested information and click on the word REGISTER in the blue square.
  • You are all set.  Check on the current issues and send your opinions directly to your own legislators.
  • GFWC Legislative Action Center. 
  • Go to http://cqrcengage.com/gfwc/home
  • On the right side scroll down to ‘Subscribe to our mailing list’ and click on the word ‘GO’ in the blue square.
  • Type in the requested information and click on the word REGISTER in the blue square.
 
   
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US Legislators for Pennsylvania

Senate

 

Pat Toomey

(202) 224-4254

Robert P. Casey, Jr

(202) 224-6324

 

House of Representatives

District #

1

Brady, Robert

202-225-4731

https://brady.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

2

Fattah, Chaka

202-225-4001

https://fattah.house.gov/contact-rep-fattah/

3

Kelly, Mike

202-225-5406

https://kelly.house.gov/contact-me

4

Perry, Scott

202-225-5836

https://perry.house.gov/forms/writeyourrep/

5

Thompson, Glenn W.

202-225-5121

https://thompson.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

6

Costello, Ryan

202-225-4315

https://costello.house.gov/contact/email

7

Meehan, Pat

202-225-2011

https://meehan.house.gov/contact/email-me

8

Fitzpatrick, Michael G.

202-225-4276

https://fitzpatrick.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

9

Shuster, Bill

202-225-2431

https://shuster.house.gov/contact-form/

10

Marino, Tom

202-225-3731

https://marino.house.gov/contact/email

11

Barletta, Lou

202-225-6511

https://barletta.house.gov/contact/email-me

12

Rothfus, Keith

202-225-2065

https://rothfus.house.gov/email-keith

13

Boyle, Brendan

202-225-6111

https://boyle.house.gov/contact/email

14

Doyle, Mike

202-225-2135

https://doyle.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

15

Dent, Charles W.

202-225-6411

https://dent.house.gov/index.cfm?p=ContactForm

16

Pitts, Joseph R.

202-225-2411

https://pitts.house.gov/contact-me/legislative-contact-form

17

Cartwright, Matthew

202-225-5546

https://cartwright.house.gov/contact/email-me

18

Murphy, Tim

202-225-2301

https://murphy.house.gov/contact-me/

LEGISLATION MONTHLY REPORT
October 2016
Report any actions taken to ___your club chairman________________

H.R. means House of Representatives; SB means Senate. 

PASSED

Congress means Senate and House of Representatives.
If you see this graphic, legislation we have been targeting has been signed into law.
GFWC Legislative Action Center
http:// cqrcengene.com./gfwc/home     (Control + Click to follow link)
Click on Legislative Action Center graphic at bottom of page.  Click on the picture at top of next page.  Look on right side to see a column of all information listed below.  Click on each topic to link to form for taking action.
   The full formal name of the law is the “Continuing Appropriations Act, 2017 and Zika Repose and Preparedness Act”.
     A new Federal law, H.R 5325, the Zika Response and Preparedness Act, provides $75 million in Zika virus response     funding for states, U.S. Territories, Native Americans and tribal organizations affected by active or local transmissions of Zika. This funding can be used to “reimburse the costs of health care for health conditions related to the Zika virus, and other costs that are covered by private health insurance”. PASSED

H.R. 3130 - Zero Tolerance for Domestic Abusers Act

This bipartisan bill would help protect vulnerable women and families. Laws need to protect women from their dating partners, the same as if they were married. Individuals convicted of stalking offenses must be prohibited from accessing firearms. It is time to protect women and children.

Keep our Nations Highways Safe

Congress is considering legislation which would increase the weight of trucks on the highway from the current 80,000 pounds to 91,000 pounds and increase the length of double-trailer trucks to 91 feet long (17 feet longer than the current 53-foot single-trailer truck). These proposals are disastrous on their own but unfathomable together.

End Campus Sexual Assault 

Sexual assault disproportionately affects college women and impedes their ability to participate fully in campus life. Educational equity for women and girls requires fair, responsive, fully developed campus sexual assault policies, knowledgeable administrators, and, ultimately, an end to sexual violence on college campuses. Join GFWC in advocating for safer college campuses for all students.

 

End Military Sexual Assault

Support Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s legislation on the Military Justice Improvement Act. According to the Pentagon, 62% of female military sexual assault victims who reported their assaults experienced retaliation - a rate unchanged over the last two years. This is a systemic issue stemming from how cases of military sexual assault are handled. Currently, military sexual assault survivors still have to rely solely on their superiors to help them begin.

Ensure Veterans with Disabilities Get the Support They Need

Veterans who return home with service-connected disabilities should not have to fight to secure the government benefits they have earned or to access local supports that could assist in their reintegration. Unfortunately, media headlines and research remind us that veterans who may need aid still struggle to access this critical assistance!




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