Phone Scripts for 11.9.17 - GOP Tax Scam/Gun Legislation + More

Your calls change minds and encourage our Members of Congress. We are asking our representatives to oppose the Republican tax scam, support gun safety, protect American citizens who use the Affordable Care Act, and renew funding for CHIP programs for children all over the 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

Stop the Republican Attack on Working Americans

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask the [Senator/Representative] to vigorously oppose the Republican tax scam, a transparent attempt to transfer vast sums to the rich and corporations at the expense of working Americans, exploding the deficit in the process.

The bill being proposed in every case rewards those who invest over those who work for a living. Those who do nothing – the heirs of the super-rich – are rewarded most of all. To pay for this monstrosity, Republicans are attacking states such as California that levy state and local taxes to care for their citizenry and they may even, once again, attack the Affordable Care Act.

Their bill must be defeated. I stand with the Senator in opposing “reform” that is just a give-away to the rich.

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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

Keep 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 support the Senator in continuing to push for responsible gun legislation, including Senator Feinstein’s bill to ban bump stocks.

While the Republican leadership may continue to stymie 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 remove the Republicans from power, as their party will never renounce its servitude to the NRA and gun manufacturers. In the meantime, I urge the Senator to keep up the fight.

Background:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/congress-hasnt-sorted-out-what-to-do-about-bump-stocks-the-texas-shooting-isnt-likely-to-jump-start-debate-either/2017/11/06/04de9246-c315-11e7-84bc-5e285c7f4512_story.html


Thank You for Improving Our Alert System!

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 pressuring the FCC to finally order upgrades to the Wireless Emergency Alert system (WEA), known in our area as Nixle.

In the early hours of the fires which ravaged our county in October, authorities decided not to use the alert system because it wasn’t able to be targeted geographically, instead reaching the entire county, which they feared would cause panic and congest roads needed for evacuation and fire-fighting.

However, as a result many people were not alerted in time. Over forty people died. It turned out that improvements that would have allowed better targeted use of the system were ordered over a year before, in September, 2016, and had been held up by industry.

When the Senator and her colleague found out about this, they insisted the FCC overrule industry objections. We are all safer as a result. From those of us who live in Sonoma, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Background:
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Disputed-alert-system-gets-upgrade-after-Wine-12332522.php


Protect the Affordable Care Act

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to let the Senator know that we haven’t forgotten the need to continue to protect the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Although we’ve saved the ACA from repeal and replace multiple times, the Act won’t be safe until Republicans have achieved the minority status they so richly deserve.

The administration has undermined the ACA at every turn, from hampering enrollment to removing the Cost Sharing Reduction subsidies (CSRs) that support insurance industry involvement in the exchanges. Senate Republicans are now advocating for killing the individual mandate, a critical element of the law, in their tax scam legislation.

Yet we’ve just seen in Virginia that protecting healthcare is foremost in voters’ minds. Please continue to support efforts to restore the CSRs and to protects the Act from damage.

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Demand a Clean CHIP Renewal

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask the Senator to demand a clean renewal for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The program insures 9 million American Children and was allowed by the Republicans to lapse at the beginning of last month.

While states have funds to run the program in the short run, some states, including California, will begin to run out of funds in December. The House has passed a bill, but it includes “poison pill” amendments designed to undermine other parts of our healthcare system. This is unacceptable. Will the Senator insist on a “clean” renewal of CHIP?

Background:
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/house-chip-no-closer-political-games_us_59fc8b8be4b0b0c7fa39c75b


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

Stop the Republican Attack on Working Americans – and California Fire Victims

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask thank Representative Thompson for vigorously opposing the Republican tax scam, a transparent attempt to transfer vast sums to the rich and corporations at the expense of working Americans, exploding the deficit in the process.

The bill being proposed in every case rewards those who invest over those who work for a living. Those who do nothing – the heirs of the super-rich – are rewarded most of all. To pay for this monstrosity, Republicans are attacking states such as California for their SALT deductions – and even taking away deductions from those of us who have lost all in the fires.

Their bill must be defeated. Please thank Mike for calling their profligacy and meanness.

Background:
https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4690084/thompson-opening-statement


Thank You 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 continuing to push for responsible gun legislation, in particular his effort to establish a select committee on preventing gun violence.

While the Republican leadership may continue to stymie 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 remove the Republicans from power, as their party will never renounce its servitude to the NRA and gun manufacturers. 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/