Phone Scripts 12.21 - 12.27.17: Let Republicans Shut It Down/Now Let’s “Replace and Repeal” + More

Urge our Senators and. Representatives to let the Republicans shut down the government if DACA and CHIP are not included.  Thank our members of Congress for their votes on the Republican Tax. Scam - and encourage them to repeal it. And don’t forget Net Neutrality! There is so much that only we can do!

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

1. Let 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 [the MoC] to extract a price for their vote this Friday for a Continuing Resolution to keep the government running:  a fix to DACA, funding for CHIP and more emergency funding for Puerto Rico.

The Democrats are the minority party and have neither the power nor the responsibility to keep the government running. They should let the GOP find its own votes and, if it needs Democrats’ help, to give it for a price:  a fix to DACA (the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program), funding CHIP (the Children’s Health Insurance Program) and providing relief funding for Puerto Rico. Each of these is a pressing humanitarian issue. If [the MoC] is concerned about using [her/his] leverage, please consider:  if not now, when? You have the leverage, please find the courage to use it.

Please know that I will be watching this vote to see if I can trust my [MoC] to be strong and to fight for what’s right.

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2. Thank You – Now Let’s “Replace and Repeal”!

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to thank [my MoC] for fighting the Republican Tax Heist. And also to urge [her/him] to keep the disastrous effects of this awful bill front and center as we work to throw the Republicans out of power and repeal it.

The Republican bill is nothing less than a looting of our country. Rammed through without a single Democratic contribution or vote, rushed, secret and sloppy, the bill will reward the already-rich and the idle, while punishing working Americans and exploding the deficit. It is historically unpopular and we must keep it that way – or make it even more loathed than it already is. We have an advantage:  unlike the Republicans, we don’t have to lie. It truly is a disaster in every way imaginable.

Thank you! And please continue to name and shame the Republicans in Congress, all of whom have betrayed their country with this terrible legislation.

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3. Save Puerto Rico

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 demand more emergency relief and funding for Puerto Rico.

The administration has treated Puerto Rico as unworthy of saving. Much of the island still lacks electricity months after Hurricane Maria hit. Now the Tax Heist will hit them with an excise tax that will cripple their economy further. As with everything else Republicans and Trump do, this is just aggression. The island needs our help. Take up their cause and demand it!!

Background:
http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/364890-lin-manuel-miranda-puerto-rico-needs-lifeline-only-trump


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

1. 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.

Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia to throw the 2016 election and obstruction of justice afterwards seemingly has the right-wing propaganda machine terrified. They’re going hysterical working to undermine both his investigation and the FBI. Their attack on the rule of law and its institutions is extremely dangerous. Worse, Republican legislators are joining the smear effort. Trump must be warned:  there will be the most serious consequences if Mueller is fired.

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

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

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

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 Representative to co-sponsor HR 3771 to protect the integrity of the Mueller investigation.

Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia to throw the 2016 election and obstruction of justice afterwards seemingly has the right-wing propaganda machine terrified. They’re going hysterical working to undermine both his investigation and the FBI. Their attack on the rule of law and its institutions is extremely dangerous. Worse, Republican legislators are joining the smear effort. Trump must be warned:  there will be the most serious consequences if Mueller is fired.

I need [Mike/Jared] 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 his help now?

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THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
California Public Utilities Commission:
866-849-8390

Don’t Attack Community Choice Agencies!

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask that Energy Division Draft Resolution E-490 be removed from the agenda for the Jan. 11th meeting.

Locally-controlled electricity service providers are a key player in fighting climate change. This resolution would impede communities’ ability to form CCAs at precisely the time they are most needed. The resolution is capricious and was issued without warning to stakeholders. This issue, which would compromise the ability of CCAs to form, is too serious to be rushed through without proper review and time to comment.

Background:
https://cleanpowerexchange.org/resources/regulator