Action Items This Week

FOR THE WEEK OF 7/20/20

THIS WEEK’S WASHINGTON REPORT:   PDF |   VIDEO

This week, we are working to reopen schools in the fall, bringing real civics back to American kids, supporting President Trump, and telling the Senate to help Americans get back to work instead of helping the Democrats keep the economy shuttered.

Reopening Schools

In case you missed it last week, download this sample letter to your school board members urging them to reopen the schools. Make sure fill in the customizable parts before printing or emailing.

Share this article on social media (just copy and paste the link) or email to your network (just copy and paste the link): Health Professionals Advocate For School Reopening Despite Coronavirus Pandemic.

  • Share this video: You can watch it on You Tube and copy and paste the link into social media or into an email: https://youtu.be/Fhnh9LdbDSk

Call the Whitehouse

Call the White House at 202-456-1414 and urge President Trump not to sign another COVID-19 relief bill unless it:

  • Curbs out of control spending
  • Gives us a payroll tax holiday
  • Stops paying people not to work
  • Provides incentives to reopen schools

Share this Facebook post on your own account or  email:

https://www.facebook.com/teapartypatriots/photos/a.155447495778/10157357666160779/?type=3&theater

Make Real Civics Education a Priority Again

For the week of July 20th, read the Bill of Rights (Amendments 1 – 10) with your kids or grandkids. Then, you can use the following questions to prompt a family discussion.

  • Why is it significant that the language is, “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech…?” Hint: it does not say, “Congress shall grant you the right to…” Discuss the rest of the 1st Amendment in this same context. Does it give the government the power to grant us our rights, or does the language require the government to protect rights and keep from violating them?
  • What does “infringed” mean, and how does that shape the meaning of the 2nd Amendment?
  • See if everyone in your family can state what each amendment is about without looking. This is not necessarily memorizing them word for word, but who can remember what each one is about? There can even be prizes involved!
  • Is this a Bill of Rights or a Bill of Permissions? Discuss.

You can view a copy of the Bill of Rights here: https://nccs.net/blogs/americas-founding-documents/bill-of-rights-amendments-1-10.

Keep an eye out every week for a new activity or book or lesson to bring real civics back to our children.

Attend this Heritage Virtual Event

The Heritage Foundation is hosting a very important and informative event on Critical Theory, what that is, and how it has infected everything in American life.

Date: Friday, July 24th

Time: Noon ET

Title: Wokeism at Work: How "Critical Theory" and Anti-Racism Training Divide America

RSVP TO THE EVENT