Phone Scripts 1.4-7.2018: President Unfit to Lead/No DACA, no CHIP, no Continuing Resolution + More

The New Year brings us some new data. According to the Washington Post, Trump has told 1,950 lies in only 347 days in office. We cannot allow another two years of unchecked power by a man so unfit to lead. Our lawmakers need to diligently rein in this administration – and its enablers. Keep calling!

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

The President Is Unfit to Lead

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 make a public statement that the President is unfit to lead and is a danger to the nation.

“My button is bigger than your button” is a schoolyard taunt for the poorly-endowed adolescent, not a foreign policy statement to be used by the President of the United States. This is the nuclear arsenal we’re talking about – the potential deaths of millions of people. This man is UNFIT. TO. SERVE.

Will my [MoC] make a public statement now? Not that they find this “deeply disturbing” or “a matter for concern”. No half-measures:  this man is a danger to the nation and is unfit to serve. That’s what I want to hear from [my MoC].

Background:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2018/01/03/daily-202-north-korea-my-button-is-bigger-brinkmanship-again-spotlights-trump-s-fixation-on-size/5a4c5c9e30fb0469e883fea7/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_daily202-805am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.5a38e570f601

No DACA, no CHIP, no Continuing Resolution

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to demand that [my MoC] vote “no” on the Continuing Resolution to keep the government running unless it includes a clean fix for DACA and funding for the CHIP program.

Republicans keep delaying a fix for DACA (the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program), placing millions of DREAMers in jeopardy. A similar story is playing out with CHIP (the Children’s Health Insurance Program), which has only stopgap funding and is starting to turn away applicants. It is time to get both done using the leverage we have:  Republicans don’t have the votes on their own to get the CR passed and need our help.

Will [the MoC] commit to withholding their vote for the CR unless a clean fix for DACA and funding for CHIP are included?

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Protect the Census to Protect the Vote

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 reject the proposed change to the Census that would add a question about the respondent’s citizenship.

The change, which is being requested by the Department of Justice, is a clear attempt to frighten respondents in an effort to cause underreporting. This in turn would cause the drawing of Congressional districts to be skewed – in ways that would favor, of course, Republicans. As such, it is an attempt to weaponize the census for political purposes. This is unfair and undemocratic.

Will [the MoC] reject any change to the Census form that includes questions about the respondent’s citizenship?

Background:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-trump-administration-pushes-for-a-change-that-could-derail-the-census/2018/01/02/1e4c43d2-f00a-11e7-b390-a36dc3fa2842_story.html?utm_term=.a638dc315cbc

Firing Mueller Would Be An Impeachable Offense

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 publicly warn Trump that firing Robert Mueller would be an obstruction of justice and an impeachable offense.

The Mueller investigation is moving quickly and Republicans are plainly scared. They’ve mounted an aggressive and baseless attack, using lies and debunked conspiracy theories, against Mueller, his investigation and even on the FBI. This is an attack on the rule of law and its institutions and it must be confronted vigorously.

I look forward hearing [her/his] statement. Thank you!

Background:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/01/02/gop-gives-up-everything-even-america-protect-trump-russia-investigation-jason-sattler-column/993030001/

Provide Emergency Funding for 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 push for emergency funding for Puerto Rico, which continues to suffer horribly in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Half of the island without power, three months after the hurricane hit. More than a thousand people dead. If this was Houston, if this was Florida, things would be different. This is neglect and indifference and people are suffering. It is past time to act.

Will my [MoC] work tirelessly to get additional emergency funding to Puerto Rico now?

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