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TELL CONGRESS: VOTE NO ON THE CR

On September 30th, the U.S. Export-Import Bank is scheduled to expire. Conservatives across the country have united against this cronyist institution, and the movement has spread to mainstream Americans. Also on September 30th, funding for some of the federal government expires, creating the need for a temporary funding bill. This Continuing Resolution, or CR, has become a vehicle for all kinds of policy, from Ex-Im to a key component of Obama’s new Syria “strategy.” Conservatives are rightly opposed to the CR for both process and policy reasons.

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Ex-Im: Use Twitter and Facebook to Spread the Word

Over the summer, conservatives ignited a national movement against the Export-Import Bank. This poster child for cronyism is now battling for its survival. But just as Americans across the country rose up to demand an end to Ex-Im, Congress, at the behest of the White House, is preparing to extend its expiring charter.

Use Twitter and Facebook to spread the word.

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Add This to Your Toolbox: A Free Voter Registration Tool to Help Your Activism

“If the people fail to vote, a government will be developed which is not their government…”

–Calvin Coolidge

At Heritage Action, we hold Congress accountable to conservative principles and we could not do that without your help. But what happens before Members get elected?

The American people need to make sure their voices are heard at the ballot box and that means showing up on Election Day. That’s why we have deployed a new voter registration tool for your independent use in your activism. Part of being a leader in your community may mean helping people register to vote.

Our tool is a convenient and secure way to get people registered. Here is how it works.

First go to http://heritageaction.com/register/ and enter the registrant’s basic information:

Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 4.32.53 PMOur form, depending on your state, will send you to one of two sites:

HA_US_CITIES_2_14_LT1. If you are in one of the 17 dark blue states above, then our form will send you directly to the official state website to complete the registration.

2. If you are in one of the remaining light blue 33 states, then our form will direct you to an online form. Completing that form generates the National Mail Voter Registration Form (provided by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission). Once complete, you can print the National Mail Voter Registration Form, and then follow our instructions to mail it to your state official.

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It’s that simple. The information is secure and the printed form is not saved anywhere.

Check out the voter registration tool and learn more about how to use this to better your activism and get your community more politically involved.

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Borders: Call Your Representative Now

Update: this vote has occurred.

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More than 57,000 unaccompanied minors have illegally crossed America’s southern border this year.  Their presence in Arizona, Texas and New Mexico is putting pressure on Congress to grant the President’s $3.7 billion request for emergency funds.

Heritage Foundation policy analyst David Inserra has broken down the proposals in the House’s immigration working group here, and noted that “the U.S. does not need to throw money at the problem but rather carefully consider the better policies that more effectively enforce the law and contribute to border security.”

>> Call your Representative to share the message that any “border fix” that does not include addressing DACA should be opposed.

If any funding at all is to be allocated, it must be on the condition that the package addresses the root causes of the unlawful immigrant surge.

Rarely is the link between a policy and a problem as clear as with President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the current situation at our southern border. Despite the overwhelming consensus that executive decree has caused the crisis, Congress and the White House are refusing to end DACA.

>> Call your Representative to oppose border spending that doesn’t fix the problem.

The House is now preparing to vote on a bill to authorize $659 million for border and immigration spending. The problem is this spending bill doesn’t address the root cause of the problem. Fortunately, some lawmakers are pushing to include language to stop Obama’s lawless DACA program, but we only have a few hours to make a difference.

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How to Use Twitter for Congressional Accountability

Twitter is a great tool to use for conservative activism. As an activist, you can build your reputation and promote conservative messages. But did you know that Twitter can be used for Congressional accountability, as well?

Our Government Relations team has reported that Members of Congress and their staffs are paying increasing attention to Twitter mentions, especially if they know the Tweets are from constituents.

Holding Members of Congress accountable on Twitter can take the shape of gratitude for conservative votes or challenges to liberal votes.

We’re excited to announce a new tool on the dashboard: Tweet at your Members of Congress.

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