Phone Scripts for 10.23.17 - Puerto Rico & Virgin Is/Fire Feedback + More

Resilience. Fortitude. Heart.

Without exception, each of us has shown these strengths of character during what has now become the most devastating disaster our communities have ever experienced.

We are showing endurance and determination in the face of extreme adversity. We are showing patience and love despite sleepless nights. As a community we are pulling ourselves up and coming together and are showing grit and grace and the truest nature of the human heart.

This is not over, and we are far from being done. This disaster has left its mark on each of us. But we are moving forward, inch by inch, because we know that the only way over is through.

Starting now, we are inviting each of us to reengage to the extent that we can, and in ways that feel the most meaningful. There is much to be done to support and rebuild our community, and local action is where many of us will want to focus. Others may find that we feel called to return to national and state action.  We invite you to engage in rebuilding our community and our country. (With thanks to Denise from Sonoma County Resistance.)

Local actions - Sonoma Valley fire relief
Volunteer:
http://sonomafireinfo.org/#/volunteer
Friends in Sonoma Helping (FISH):
http://www.friendsinsonomahelping.org/get-involved.html


ALL Members of Congress (MoCs)
SENATOR FEINSTEIN
DC phone: (202) 224-3841
SF phone:  (415) 393-0707

SENATOR HARRIS
DC phone: (202) 224-3553
SF phone: (415) 355-9041

REPRESENTATIVE HUFFMAN
DC phone: (202) 225-5161
Petaluma phone:  (707) 981-8967

REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
DC phone: (202) 225-3311
Santa Rosa phone:  (707) 542-7182

Don’t Forget the People of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible.

I’m calling to thank [the MoC] for all of [his/her] efforts on behalf of the people of Sonoma who have been devastated by the firestorms which have swept our home. We’re truly grateful for all that you are doing for us. But I also want to request that [the MoC] redouble [her/his] efforts to provide relief as well to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, which the Administration is happy to ignore. If possible, we feel even more sympathy with the Americans desperate for help on their islands, now knowing ourselves first hand the shock and sorrow of disaster.

Will [the MoC], in addition to seeking relief help for us here, redouble their efforts to get sufficient aid to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands?

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To All COUNTY SUPERVISORS
Call (707) 565-2241

  • Susan Gorin, District 1
  • David Rabbitt, District 2
  • Shirlee Zane, District 3
  • James Gore, District 4
  • Lynda Hopkins, District 5

Sheriff’s Office: (707) 565-2511

Thank You for Standing with Us During the Fires

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible.

I’m calling to thank [the Representative] for their hard work and support for our community during the firestorms of the last two weeks. Our community has been tested as never before. We needed everyone to step up, our representatives included, and everyone did. Thank you so much. I look forward to working with [the Representative] and our local and county community to rebuild our wonderful home.


ALL Members of Congress (MoCs)
SENATOR FEINSTEIN
DC phone: (202) 224-3841
SF phone:  (415) 393-0707

SENATOR HARRIS
DC phone: (202) 224-3553
SF phone: (415) 355-9041

REPRESENTATIVE HUFFMAN
DC phone: (202) 225-5161
Petaluma phone:  (707) 981-8967

REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
DC phone: (202) 225-3311
Santa Rosa phone:  (707) 542-7182

Fight The Trumpublican Tax Scam

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible.

I’m calling to ask the [MoC] to fight the Trump/Republican Tax Scam tooth and nail. Please, don’t even once refer to this monstrosity as “tax reform”. It’s an enormous give-away to the super-rich at the expense of everyone else and one that will blow a gaping hole in our country’s deficit. Now that both House and Senate have unlocked the budget reconciliation process, I’m asking the [MoC] to do everything in their power to slow and stop this abomination, including calling it out for the scam that it is.

Will the [MoC] fight this scam with every tool at their disposal?

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Rescue the ACA from Sabotage

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible.

I’m calling to ask [the MoC] to do everything in their power to stop the Trump sabotage of the Affordable Care Act. From shortening enrollment to withdrawing Cost-Sharing Reduction payments (CSRs), the Administration is acting to cripple the ACA and with it destroy the healthcare of millions of Americans. This must be stopped by whatever means possible and meanwhile called out loudly and clearly for what it is:  an mindless attack on American healthcare.

Will the [MoC] fight the ACA sabotage and call it out at every opportunity?

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