Among the most underserved people in the United States are the millions of undocumented immigrants. With the exception of emergency care under Medicaid, undocumented immigrants have no reliable access to healthcare, leaving them at risk for poor physical and psychological health. But communities across the country are addressing this public health issue by creating inclusive community clinics and health policies.
Learn more about this growing grassroots movement and how to get involved.
Grassroots Advocates Fight Gun Lobby in Nebraska
Nebraskans Against Gun Violence (NAGV) is using media advocacy to challenge sexism and the gun lobby. State Senator William Kintner called them “hysterical ladies,” but these sophisticated and passionate moms-turned-advocates are embracing the label and fighting back against super-preemption and other pro-gun bills.
NAGV has launched a petition against LB 289, a bill that would destroy the ability of communities to prevent gun violence while imposing punitive fees and damages on local governments (and taxpayers) for even trying to take action against violence.
In addition to super-preemption, NAGV is opposed to a new Stand Your Ground (SYG) billthat would extend Nebraska’s current SYG law “to the point where a shooter needs only to believe he is in danger. He doesn’t have to be correct in that assumption.” According to NAGV President Amanda Gailey, “Killing a person should be a last resort. [Stand Your Ground] inscribes into the law that killing need not be a last resort.”
Read more about NAGV’s courageous fight against firearms super-preemption and the gun lobby.
January 20, Grassroots Change Newsletter
January 20, 2016