Did Your Congresspersons Pass NETWORK’s 2017 Voting Record?

NETWORK releases our annual voting record each year to evaluate all Members of Congress on how they voted during the previous session of Congress. View our 2017 voting record and see how your elected officials scored.

Two hundred and fifteen members of Congress were successful in voting with us 100% of the time.

Our system will read how your elected officials scores and pull up the appropriate messages whether your elected officials received a 100%, a passing grade, a failing grade, or are new to Congress. If you live in D.C., Delegate Norton will receive the same message as those new to Congress since she does not receive a score, but it’s still important to let her know about your values!

Urge Congress to Increase Census Funding

How Congress decides to fund the decennial 2020 Census over the next two years will have long-lasting consequences. Urge Congress to increase census funding to $3.928 billion for FY 2019.  The census is not simply a 10-question survey about household size, racial and gender demographics, it is fundamental to our democracy.

Tell Congress: Protect SNAP!

Congress is in the early stages of negotiating the next Farm Bill: a far-reaching bill that includes reauthorization of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Urge Congress to reject efforts to cut funding, restrict access, or make structural changes to the program.  SNAP works and helps put food on the table of 42 million low-income people.  Any changes in the next Farm Bill should focus on strengthening SNAP by making it more accessible, not less so.

Stop “Junk” Insurance Plans

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a rule that could undermine the Affordable Care Act to a point of no return. The proposed rule (CMS-9924-P) would allow consumers to by short-term, “junk insurance” plans that do not need to meet standards set out by the ACA. This is different than our traditional action alert because the proposed rule is so concerning. We need you to submit your comment – and make it as personal as you can!

Email your elected officials to promote a more just tax code.

Trump’s new tax plan implemented vast tax cuts for the wealthiest in our nation and will consequentially cut funding for anti-poverty programs like Medicare and Medicaid. At the same time, vital tax credits that exist for low-income and moderate-income individuals and families, like the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit, are on the chopping block. Email your elected officials now to make sure that they know NETWORK’s tax priorities and oppose any tax proposal that would exacerbate wealth inequality.

Email Your State Delegate and State Senator to Expand Medicaid

There is work to be done to make sure as many people as possible are covered under the ACA. Now, it’s time for Virginia to expand Medicaid. In Virginia, approximately 400,000 adults are currently in the “coverage gap,” waiting far too long for affordable healthcare coverage. Expanding Medicaid, as was intended in the ACA but declared optional for states by the Supreme Court, can provide coverage to hundreds of thousands of people who live just above the poverty line, unable to afford their own healthcare. Join us in emailing Virginia’s State legislation to support the common good and say “yes” to Governor McAuliffe’s budget amendment!

Email Your Elected Official Their Voting Record Score

NETWORK Releases our annual voting record each year to evaluate all members of Congress on how they voted during the previous session of Congress. View our 2016 voting record and see how your elected officials scored.

This is not a partisan scorecard, and this year’s voting record contained many non “party-line” votes. One hundred and thirty-seven members of Congress were successful in voting with us 100% of the time, and 99% of Congress voted with us on at least one issue.

Our system will read how your elected officials scores and pull up the appropriate messages whether your elected officials received a 100%, a passing grade, a failing grade, or are new to Congress. If you live in D.C., Delegate Norton will receive the same message as those new to Congress since she does not receive a score, but it’s still important to let her know about your values!

Call on Congress to Restore the Voting Rights Act!

The right — and responsibility — to vote is foundational to both our faith and our democracy. It has been 3 years since the Supreme Court weakened the Voting Rights Act in Shelby v. Holder. As a result, millions of voters, particularly people of color and senior citizens, will be disenfranchised in states that have a history of discriminatory voting laws. The solution is clear: Congress must restore the Voting Rights Act by supporting H.R. 2867, the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA).