Making coordinated calls to our congressional representatives is one of the hallmarks of the Indivisible guide and a proven strategy that works. When you call, be brief, respectful, and Use your own words. WE update scripts here Twice weekly.

 

Urgent Coordinated Call Action for March 23, 2017

BECAUSE OF RECENT NEWS BREAKS, WE SUGGEST ALL CALLERS/FAXERS/EMAILERS TO URGE CONGRESS TO HALT BUSINESS AS USUSAL. HERE IS A BASIC SCRIPT, PLEASE PERSONALIZE.

 

SCRIPTS:

Call Congressman Thompson (District 5) or Congressman Huffman (District 2)

Thompson:DC Office: 202-225-3311 / Santa Rosa Phone:  707-542-7182

Huffman: DC Office: 202-225-5161 / Petaluma Phone: 707-981-8967


'My name is ______   and I'm a constituent from [CITY, ZIP].  I am also a member of Indivisible Sonoma County. 

Ranking member of House Intel Committee, Adam Schiff indicates that evidence of Trump campaign's collusion with Russia is more than circumstantial. HALT all business as usual including healthcare. Congressman [Huffman or Thompson] should demand an immediate, complete and independent investigation into the Trump administration’s ties to Russia. Because of the lack of neutrality by Republican leaders, the Democrats should consider pulling out of the House investigation and demand an immediate, complete and independent investigation. Thank you.

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Call Congressman Senators Feinstein and Senator Harris

Feinstein:

DC Office: (202) 224-3841/ SF Office: (415) 393-0707

Harris: 

DC Office: (202) 224-3553/ SF Office: (415) 355-9041

'My name is ______   and I'm a constituent from [CITY, ZIP].  I am also a member of Indivisible Sonoma County. 

Ranking member of House Intel Committee, Adam Schiff indicates that evidence of Trump campaign's collusion with Russia is more than circumstantial. I urge the Senator to demand a HALT to all business as usual including the Gorsuch hearings. The Senator should also demand an immediate, complete and independent investigative body to fully determine the Trump administration’s ties to Russia. Thank you.

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Other NON-HALT SCRIPTS

Call Senator Feinstein:

SF Office: (415) 393-0707
DC Office: (202) 224-3841
LA Office: (310) 914-7300
San Diego Office: (619) 231-9712
Fresno Office: (559) 485-7430

script:

'Hi, my name is ______ and I'm calling from [City, Zip]. I am also a member of Indivisible Sonoma County.

I am calling to express my strong objection to the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch as the next Supreme Court Justice. I request that Senator Feinstein reject this appointment and filibuster the nomination, if called for by Senator Schumer. Judge Gorsuch’s record of dissenting opinions in key reproductive rights cases like the recent Hobby Lobby decision and Planned Parenthood vs. Casey clearly show a willingness to remove constitutional protections around abortion and access to contraception. His record of legal interpretations is dangerous, and it indicates that he would remove many hard-won reproductive rights. I reject his appointment and urge Senator Feinstein to stand up for women’s rights by rejecting his appointment and filibustering his nomination. I will view any support of Gorsuch by Senator Feinstein as a vote against women’s reproductive rights. Thank you.'

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Background:

Indivisible Sonoma County opposes the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. We respectfully urge Senator Feinstein to use every procedure available to her, including the filibuster if called for by Minority Leader Schumer, to prevent Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation.

Our members have not forgotten the history leading up to Judge Gorsuch’s nomination. One year ago, President Obama nominated Merrick Garland, a centrist judge who is universally admired, to fill this vacancy. The Republican-controlled Senate wholly abdicated its constitutional duty to advise and consent on Judge Garland’s nomination. We believe this history alone justifies opposing Judge Gorsuch.

 Even if we ignore this background, Judge Gorsuch’s nomination should be rejected because his record demonstrates that he poses a threat to values that Californians hold dear. Indivisible Sonoma County wishes to highlight two aspects of his record that are of particular concern to us.

Reproductive Rights. Judge Gorsuch’s rulings devalue the right of women to control their reproductive decisions. He has taken extreme positions in cases regarding the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate. Judge Gorsuch sided with a closely held corporation and its owners against women who need contraceptive coverage. See Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius, 723 F.3d 1114 (10th Cir. 2013). And he indicated that a religious nonprofit should not even be required to sign a form so that its employees could receive contraceptive coverage. See Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell, 799 F.3d 1315 (10th Cir. 2015). 

 

Call Senator Harris:
SF Office: (415) 355-9041
DC Office: (202) 224-3553
Sacramento Office: (916) 448-2787
LA Office: (213) 894-5000
San Diego Office: (619) 239-3884

Script:

'Hi, my name is ______ and I'm a constituent from [CITY, ZIP]. I am also a member of Indivisible Sonoma County.

I’d like to thank Senator Harris for her vocal support of universal health care, yet I remain very concerned about the Trump administration’s attempt to repeal and replace the ACA and replace it with the unacceptable AHCA. We should not return to the time when a family was an illness away from bankruptcy, and taxpayers had to pay $75 to $125 BILLION to cover the costs of care for the uninsured. Please vote NO on repealing the ACA/Obamacare without plans for a simultaneous replacement. I urge Senator Harris to continue to use everything in her power to ensure the ACA remains intact and I encourage her to shift the conversation towards single-payer. Thank you.'

Bonus: Thank the Senator for her recent remarks on the abysmal Republican budget!