Phone Scripts for 11.30.17 - Kill Tax Scam/Stop Attack on Internet Freedom + More

Our elected officials must keep hearing from us. Our calls encourage our Senators to stand strong in the face of unprecedented efforts to destroy the government. And our calls encourage others to put pressure on their Senators - from Maine to Arizona.

We urgently need to stop the Trump Tax Scam. For ourselves, our neighbors, and our children. Call now. Members of Congress are waiting to hear from us.

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

KILL THE TAX SCAM

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to let the [MoC] know that I fully support any and all efforts she/he can take to deter, derail and destroy the Republican tax scam.

This is perhaps the worst piece of legislation in our nation’s history: a dishonest and hasty mess that will blow a hole in our deficit in order to give enormous tax breaks to the rich and the indolent, who neither need nor deserve them. In its wake we will see benefits for working Americans cut and their temporary tax cuts (for those that even get them) disappear as the con plays out.

Thirteen million will lose their health insurance. Furthermore, the bill is weaponized against blue states, a clear attack on their opponents - us. Fight back with all your might!

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STOP THE ATTACK ON INTERNET FREEDOM

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask that [the MoC] continue to publicly denounce the FCC’s plan to destroy internet freedom. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is planning to eliminate equal access to the internet.

Free speech can’t exist if the platform for it is auctioned off to the highest bidder. Pai’s plan will be a key element in the Trumpublican destruction of our democracy, curtailing our ability to freely communicate online. It must be stopped. Please ask [the MoC] to continue to fight for a free internet and our democracy.

Background:
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/gutting-net-neutrality-is-a-death-knell-for-the-resistance/article37088279/?utm_medium=Referrer:+Social+Network+/+Media&utm_campaign=Shared+Web+Article+Links


RESCUE 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 ask [the MoC] to push for legislation to finally rescue Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Though it has been months since Hurricane Maria hit the islands, relief efforts, never sufficient, have faltered. We know why:  there are no Republican voters there. Basic services such as electricity and water are still not fully restored and Medicaid funding is running out.

People are desperate. Trump doesn’t care. Congress must act. Will [the MoC] come to the rescue of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands?

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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

SAVE THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling the Senator to plead for the children: CHIP (the Children’s’ Health Insurance Program) must be funded NOW. Allowed by the Republicans to expire at the end of October so that they could focus on blowing up the deficit and giving the money to the rich, the program still hasn’t been renewed.

More than nine million children depend on the program and time is running out:  states, including California, will begin running out of money in December. Waiting this long to renew the Program will damage it long-term and imperil children. Will the Senator commit to getting CHIP refunded NOW?

Background:
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/11/28/16711560/voxcare-republican-tax-bill-chip-health-insurance


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

BEGIN IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS NOW

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to say: enough. It’s time to begin a formal impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump. His abuses of power, failure of moral leadership and abandonment of the basic duties of his office all demand Trump’s removal from office.

There is also substantial evidence that he is deranged and detached from reality to an alarming degree. This grave danger must not be treated as an occasion for political calculation. It must be confronted instead by clear and resolute leadership. Will the Representative rise to the demands of this perilous occasion and demand a formal inquiry of impeachment?

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