Phone Scripts 12.18 - 12.20.17: Protest Tax Scam/Make Republicans Shut It Down + More

Give yourself a holiday gift - the knowledge that you are working to defeat the TrumpTaxScam and provide needed medical care to millions of children. Call our representatives about funding CHIP, protecting the investigation into Russian electoral interference, and preserving Net Neutrality.

The first sentence of each script contains the primary ‘ask’ for those who like a shorter phone script; use our scripts as a guide. Your own personal wording, and your story, are the most powerful messages to impact our MoCs!

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

Protest the 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 raise bloody hell over the Republican Tax Scam, which they are ramming through Congress.

Republicans, desperate for a “win” and in thrall to an ideology that fawns over the super-rich and disdains everyone else, are ignoring expert testimony, public opinion, due process and any shred of humanity to force a disastrous tax bill through Congress. Their bill will rob from working Americans to give to the already-wealthy and, in the process, blow a gigantic hole in the federal deficit – which they’ll then proceed to use to gut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. This is an outrage and they must pay for it.

I’m asking [the MoC] to use every public platform available to [him/her] from now through next November to call out the grievous harm the GOP is inflicting on working Americans and on our nation so that we may rally and defeat them decisively.

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Make the Republicans Shut It Down

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask my [MoC] to be willing to let the Republicans shut down the government if they’re not willing to include critical legislation in the funding bill needed by December 22nd.

Democrats have neither the power nor the responsibility to keep the government open. They are not the majority party. But they must be willing to vote “no” on all efforts to pass any spending bills which don’t include key needs. Among these are protection for DREAMers, funding CHIP (the Childrens’ Health Insurance Program) and extending Medicaid funding for Puerto Rico. Each of these goals enjoys broad public support and, more importantly, is a humanitarian necessity. Without these being included, we must withhold our support and let the Republicans try to pass the spending bill on their own.

I need [the MoC’s] firm commitment that [she/he] will stand up for what’s right and will only vote for the spending bill if it includes these key needs. And I will remember that vote come the next election.

Background:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2017/12/10/democrats-cant-shut-down-the-government-but-they-can-win-on-daca/?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-a%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.4d9854a025ae


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

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 Senator to co-sponsor S 1735 and S 1741 to protect the integrity of the Mueller investigation. The investigation is beginning to produce results and it’s imperative to let the Special Counsel conduct it without interference. Republicans are laying the groundwork to discredit and perhaps even derail the investigation, using baseless lies, which is an attack on the rule of law and which endangers our nation.

I need the Senator to co-sponsor S 1735 and S 1741 and to speak up loudly to counter the Republican slander aimed at placing Trump above the law today. Can I count on her help now?

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Investigate the Assaulter-in-Chief

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask Senator [Feinstein/Harris] to demand an investigation into allegations of sexual assault against Donald Trump.

Who can possibly believe that the allegations are untrue, given Trump’s own statements and actions? But in order to make them unassailable, the Senate must investigate the allegations against the President thoroughly. Then, if they are proven, he should follow the example of others and step down.

Will the Senator join her colleagues, including Senator Gillibrand, whom Trump just this past week harassed, in demanding a thorough investigation into the allegations of sexual assault against the president?

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Vote to Overturn the Net Neutrality Ruling

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask Senator [Feinstein/Harris] to join Senate Minority Leader Schumer in using the CRA (Congressional Review Act) to force a vote to overturn the FCC’s disastrous ruling gutting net neutrality.

The FCC last week reversed a rule requiring “net neutrality”. Their decision will now allow corporations to decide what content is available online while pricing most citizens out of equal access to information. This is a direct blow against the right of the public to use the internet for the free flow of vital information and a blow to democracy. We have to continue to fight back.

Will the Senator join Senator Schumer and force a vote on net neutrality? Even if the vote loses, those who vote against it can and will be held accountable.

Background:
http://thehill.com/policy/technology/365169-schumer-promises-a-senate-vote-on-overturning-fccs-net-neutrality-repeal


Both Representatives
REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
DC phone: (202) 225-3311
Santa Rosa phone: 

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

Protect the Integrity of 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 co-sponsor HR 3771 to protect the integrity of the Mueller investigation. The investigation is beginning to produce results and it’s imperative to let the Special Counsel conduct it without interference. Republicans are laying the groundwork to discredit and perhaps even derail the investigation, using baseless lies, which is an attack on the rule of law and which endangers our nation.

I need [the MoC] to co-sponsor HR 3771 and to speak up loudly to counter the Republican slander aimed at placing Trump above the law today. Can I count on [the MoC’s] help now?