Phone Scripts for 11.13.17 - Defeat Rep Tax Scam/Protect Mueller Investigation + More

There is only one way that we will stop the Republican Congress from giving a giant tax break to the very wealth - our calls. Some time in the next few days the Republican House will vote to approve their most recent version of the Tax Scam. We need to call our representatives - and encourage our friends and family members living in other states to pick up the phone and make their calls.

Amid all the furor over candidates, scandals, and the Republican President’s trip to Asia, the press has misplaced what Congress is doing. Our job is to help our nation find its way. We count on each other to do this.

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

DEFEAT THE REPUBLICAN TAX SCAM

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to thank [the Senator/Representative] for doing everything in her/his power to defeat the Republican tax scam. I strongly oppose the tax bill that the Ways and Means Committee reported out on November 9.

This tax bill is a scam that will give massive cuts to the wealthy, paid for by forcing deep cuts to critical programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security down the line. Despite their talk of tax “reform” both the House and Senate bills are enormous give-aways to the wealthy and to corporations.

Working Americans, on the other hand, would get the shaft through lower deductions and reduced benefits. Our nation would also be saddled with $1.7T in debt. In addition, both bills are targeted to punish “blue” states by reducing or removing the state and local tax (“SALT”) deduction.

The tax scam will damage working Americans and must be stopped.[The MoC] must do everything within his/her power to slow down this plan and force bipartisan compromise.

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PROTECT THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION

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 support legislation that would protect the Mueller investigation. Russian interference and the Trump campaign’s increasingly likely collusion in the 2016 election was a direct attack on our nation.

Trump continues to deny that any attack took place, siding instead with the attacker, Vladimir Putin. There is a very real danger that he may try to undercut or halt the investigation, which would pose a crisis such as our nation has never seen. This must not happen.

Will [the MoC] support legislation that will protect the Mueller investigation?

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Both Senators
SENATOR FEINSTEIN

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

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

THANKS FOR INTRODUCING THE ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to thank the Senator for [introducing (Feinstein)/co-sponsoring (Harris)] the Assault Weapons Ban of 2017.

I realize that the bill may not come to the floor because the Republicans are owned lock, stock and barrel by the NRA and the gun lobby. But introducing the bill is the right thing to do, showing leadership at a time when it’s desperately needed. Please thank her for me.

Background:
https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?id=8B3E8400-766E-4B5E-B59B-C800BB52A973



PROTECT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT FROM SABOTAGE

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask that the Senator continue to support legislative efforts to restore Cost Sharing Reduction payments (“CSRs”) for the Affordable Care Act.

The Trump Administration has done everything it can to undermine the ACA and has thereby endangered health insurance for millions of Americans. The legislation proposed by Senators Alexander and Murray would mitigate the damage.

Will the Senator do everything she can to protect the Affordable Care Act from sabotage?

Background:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/17/us/politics/alexander-murray-deal-obamacare-subsidies.html


Both Representatives
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

THANKS FOR PUSHING FOR RESPONSIBLE GUN LEGISLATION

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to thank Representative Thompson for his effort to establish a select committee on preventing gun violence.

While the Republican leadership may continue to block legislation that would protect Americans, we must continue to call out their insanity and hold them responsible for the loss of lives they’ve refused to protect.

As a voter, I will do everything I can to see the Republicans voted out, as their party will never renounce its servitude to the NRA and the gun lobby. In the meantime, I urge Mike to keep up the fight.


Background:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/11/07/democrats-to-try-forcing-vote-on-bill-establishing-select-panel-on-gun-violence