Phone Scripts 10.25-10.28.2018

Violence. Lies. Corruption.

Make your calls to urge our Members of Congress to call out the violence, lies, and corruption. And urge our Senators to use every legislative tool available to put a halt to the Republican majority stacking and packing the courts with ultra-conservatives and incompetents.

SENATOR DIANE FEINSTEIN
DC phone: (202) 224-3841
SF phone:  (415) 393-0707

SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS
DC phone: (202) 224-3553
SF phone: (415) 981-9369

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

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

Trump Is Inciting Violence

 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 clearly and publicly announce that it is Trump and his fellow Republicans who, through their incessant demonization of Democrats, are inciting terrorist violence.

Last week Trump praised Greg Gianforte for attacking a reporter, weeks after Jamal Khashoggi was dismembered and killed, perhaps in that order. This week Ted Cruz told a crowd chanting “Lock him up!” in reference to Beto O’Rourke that Beto could share a jail cell with Hillary Clinton. And now bombs have been sent to kill or maim George Soros, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Brennan, and Eric Holder. This is the Republicans doing, led by Trump. They must bear full responsibility. Make sure of it.

Background:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/24/nyregion/clinton-obama-explosive-device.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Call Out Trump’s Lies

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 ceaselessly call out Trump’s lies, and in a specific manner:  tell the truth, name the lie, repeat the truth.

The media again is falling for Trump’s propaganda:  he creates a big lie and they cover it incessantly. The newest shiny object is the Honduran caravan story. THIS CANNOT BE ALLOWED in the run-up to the election. The story, in fact, is that Trump is lying, not the lie itself. To repeat:  tell the truth (“Trump is telling enormous lies in order to stoke fear and anger”), rebut the lie (“He’s pretending that a caravan of refugees is a threat, when in fact it’s anything but”), repeat the truth (“He’s hoping you won’t notice that what he’s saying is completely bogus”). Don’t directly rebut him, which repeats the lie and strengthens it. And don’t ignore him, which give him free rein to dominate the news with his lies. Call him out.

Background:

https://crooked.com/articles/midterms-2016-all-over-again/?h_sid=624207dedf-5b5e36b6e647a612fd74bae9&utm_campaign=hive_email_id_23050&utm_medium=email&utm_source=hive

Republicans Everywhere Are Corrupt

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 remind the public in the run-up to the election that the Republicans, and especially Trump, are unbelievably corrupt.

Chris Collins, insider trading. Duncan Hunter, misappropriation of campaign funds. Ryan Zinke. Scott Pruitt. And, of course, Donald Trump, who has been running a fraudulent, money-laundering business his whole professional life. The Republican Party has become a sewer of corruption, greedy and lawless beyond belief. Call this out. Every. Single. Day.

Background:

https://features.propublica.org/trump-inc-podcast/trump-family-business-panama-city-khafif/


BOTH Senators
SENATOR DIANE FEINSTEIN

DC phone: (202) 224-3841
SF phone:  (415) 393-0707

SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS
DC phone: (202) 224-3553
SF phone: (415) 981-9369

Sabotage Republican Court-packing 

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 use every available tactic, no matter how petty or small, to throw a wrench in the works of Republican judicial nominations.

The Republicans are packing the courts as fast as they can and they are trampling over every Senate custom and norm to do it. They showed, too, in the Kavanaugh hearings that they loathe and despise all of their Democratic “colleagues”. The lesson is:  stop cooperating with them. At all. Use every technique available:  endlessly question nominees, submit voluminous written questions, boycott committee markups and object to unanimous consent agreements. Every single time, every single nominee. And refuse to be party to any agreements that result in more judicial nominations. If Schumer tries it again, chose another leader. ENOUGH. FIGHT BACK!

Background:

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/10/17/17985512/senate-judiciary-chuck-grassley-dianne-feinstein