Join us for our April Actions (sign making, monthly meeting and The Science March LA), take action about the Religious Freedom Act (SB31), and find out what happened this week in Washington.
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Hi Friends-
This week's email features information about our upcoming April actions (sign making, monthly meeting and The Science March LA), Religious Freedom Act (SB 31), and finally what happened this week in Washington. We hope you find this informative.

Upcoming Actions

April 15, 2017, 11:00 AM
Sign Making for March for Science LA

9046 Enfield Ave
Northridge, CA 91325
BYO Supplies & $$ for pizza
April 19, 2017, 7:00 PM
PAN Monthly Meeting & Action

9046 Enfield Ave
Northridge, CA 91325
April 22, 2017
March for Science LA

7:20 AM Meet at Universal Subway Station
8:15 AM Meet at Starbucks 523 W 6th St
9:00 AM March from Pershing Square Park to City Hall

Featured Topic

Religious Freedom Act (SB 31)
Beside the attempted travel bans, another threat to the Muslim community looms on the horizon. Trump has promised to create a registry of all Muslims in the United States under the pretense that it will help stop terrorist attacks.  We need to show the world that California will not stand for this blatant discrimination.

We have the power to help stop Trump’s reign of terror against Muslims with the Religious Freedom Act (SB 31) -- a bill that will protect Californians from a registry based on religion, nationality, or ethnicity. It is moving through the California Senate, and we need to stand together and make sure our legislators hear us loud and clear: California does not support discrimination.

Email your California Representatives in support of this bill:
State Senate (District 18)
Senator Robert M. Hertzberg (Co-author of the bill, make sure to thank him!!!)

State Assembly (District 45)
Assembly Member Matthew Dababneh

State Assembly (District 46)
Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian

If you are unsure of who represents you, find out here:

A sample letter may say:
I ask you to help protect the American ideal of religious freedom by voting YES on SB 31. A The last time we tried to enact a Muslim registry, it failed and tore apart thousands of families. Trump's proposed registry would hurt even more families, and we cannot allow this to happen. Please fight against Trump’s politics and ensure the protection of Muslims in California.

What Happened This Week

  • Nearly 1 out of every 3 days he has been president, Trump has visited a Trump property (Washington Post)
  • Trump taps Kushner to lead a new White House office aimed at fixing government using business ideas (Washington Post)
  • US economy expected to grow slower than Trump pledged (Associated Press)
  • Trump signs an executive order to dismantle Obama’s climate change policies (New York Times)
  • Congress votes to gut internet privacy rules (Buzz Feed News)
  • The White House is asking Congress to cut $18 billion on everything from education to mental health programs (Politico)
  • House Republicans and the White House have restarted negotiations on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (New York Times)
  • The US won’t tally LGBT people in the 2020 census (Huffington Post)
  • Neil Gorsuch looks short of the 60 votes needed to avoid a filibuster (Politico)
  • Ivanka Trump will take an unpaid federal job as her father’s assistant (New York Times)
  • The Energy Department’s climate office banned the use of the phrase “climate change.” (Politico)
  • Trump declared war on the House Freedom Caucus, tweeting “we must fight them” in the 2018 midterm elections. (Washington Post)
  • Pence breaks tie in Senate vote on Planned Parenthood funding (Politico)
  • The Senate Intelligence Committee rejected Flynn’s request for immunity in exchange for his testimony (NBC News)
  • Trump skipped out on signing two executive orders after a reporter asked about Michael Flynn (Huffington Post)
  • The city of Seattle sued the Trump administration over its executive order to withhold federal funds from “sanctuary cities.” (Reuters)
  • North Carolina reached an agreement to repeal the restrictive transgender bathroom law (New York Times)
The changing political climate of our country has empowered us to start the Political Action Network. PAN is a Southern California grassroots organization dedicated to the protection of human rights. This includes our belief that everyone deserves access to affordable health care and women’s reproductive services and that immigrants, refugees, and “dreamers” deserve our protection and assistance. We will work to protect our Constitutional Rights, Freedom of the Press and Separation of Church and State. These ideas are paramount to preserving freedom, scientific inquiry, environmental protection and education in our country.
PAN is currently meeting once a month in the San Fernando Valley to plan ways to make a difference by targeting local, state and national policies. Through letter writing, visits with local officials and by joining larger political marches, we have both a monthly meeting and a monthly action to ensure our voices are heard in a useful, meaningful, and non-violent way.
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