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Recess Accountability: Townhalls

Conservative accountability goes beyond casting a vote. Building a society in which freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and the civil society flourish requires a sustained effort.  That is why we have compiled a non-exhaustive list of upcoming townhalls, all of which provide excellent opportunities to discuss important issues with members of Congress.

Make sure to visit the Heritage Action Dashboard and check with the local district offices prior to attending your local meeting.

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Email Congress to End Ex-Im

It is time to act. We have been engaged in the fight to end the Export-Import Bank all year. And now the fight has almost reached its pinnacle. Your action today could push it over the edge.

It’s less than two months—and only 10 legislative days—until the charter for the Ex-Im Bank expires. And you can help make sure it expires, and Ex-Im is ended, by emailing your Senators and Representative, simultaneously, now.

Take two minutes and email your Members of Congress against Ex-Im.

Our system will send your message directly to your Senators’ and Representative’s offices. With Congress in recess for August, your email will ensure that congressional staff spend their time explaining their boss’s position on Ex-Im. This is the perfect time to tell them that you want to end Ex-Im.

Your email to Congress will help chip away at the culture of cronyism in Washington.

Email Congress to End Ex-Im 
 

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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.

See the Voter Registration Tool

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Transportation Secretary Calls for ‘Long-Term’ Solution to Transpo Funding

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx called for Americans across the country to “get a little noisier” on the issue transportation funding Wednesday and asked them to pressure Congress to come up with a long-term solution to the issue.

Foxx approved of the $10.9 billion stopgap lawmakers enacted last week to keep the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) solvent through next May but wants Congress to pass a multi-year bill before the year’s end, Politico Pro reports (sub. req’d).  He said that Americans just need to be given the facts “as we know them.”

If that’s the case, Americans should know that “many individual states are trying to compensate for the lack of congressional action on long term funding by raising additional revenue of their own,” according to Ken Orski of Innovation NewsBriefs.  

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Conservatives on Offense: Opportunity for All, Favoritism to None

The culture in Washington must change.

And if we do the right things in the coming months conservatives have a real opportunity to start calling the shots. It’s time to go on offense. That is why we created a road map called the Conservative Policy Agenda.

Policy experts at The Heritage Foundation and Heritage Action’s team have designed a new Conservative Policy Agenda that focuses on building three core ideas: a strong economy, a strong society, and a strong America.  Our goal is to create opportunity for all, but favoritism to none.

But we didn’t stop there. Our Capitol Hill team made sure than all 535 Representatives and Senators got a boarding pass–a pocket-sized summary–before they left town for the August congressional recess.

And here’s your version: the boarding pass we handed Members of Congress for the August recess.

We encourage you to discuss these policies with your Members as you attend meetings and town halls over the next few weeks. Please reach out to our team if you have questions.

Read the Full Conservative Policy Agenda

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