Phone Scripts 10.29-10.31.2018

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. Enough is enough.

Time to make some calls.

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 Murder

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 Jews, minorities, Democrats and others, are inciting terrorism and murder.

Two black people gunned down in Kentucky. A dozen pipe bombs mailed to Democrats, national security professionals, news outlets and activists. Eleven people gunned down in a synagogue. All since Wednesday.

We know where this all comes from: Trump’s incessant incitement of violence and his demonization of opponents. His response after Charlottesville. His continuous attacks on opponents at his rallies. His promotion of a supremacist myth that Jews are funding the Honduran caravan to flood America with brown people. Trump is inciting murder. Call him out!!!

Background:

https://twitter.com/paulkrugman/status/1056522291956379654?s=11

Fox News is a Propaganda Outlet for Hate

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 declare publicly that Fox News is a propaganda outlet for hate.

The shooter who killed eleven in the synagogue in Pittsburgh was a regular on supremacist internet platforms. But the conspiracy lie that he was reacting to has been repeated endlessly – even in the wake of the shooting – on Fox News and Fox Business. The lie is that globalist Jews, aka George Soros, are funding the Honduran caravan in order to flood America with dangerous immigrants. And Fox spews this anti-Semitic filth regularly. Fox has become a propaganda outlet for hate. Call them out!!!

Background:

https://twitter.com/joshtpm/status/1056324117329297409?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1056324117329297409&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftalkingpointsmemo.com%2Fedblog%2Fprotocols-redux

Embrace Immigration & Asylum-Seekers

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 have the courage to tell the truth: immigration benefits America and accepting asylum-seekers is central to our reputation for kindness.

Republicans have abandoned any other issues and are running on just one: stoking fear of immigrants, especially the asylum-seekers 1,000 miles away in Mexico. They must not be allowed to frame the conversation.

It’s essential to work to reframe it correctly. Here is how: Immigration has always been central to who America is and how it prospers. Accepting asylum-seekers is a part of that welcoming stance. Neither means that we shouldn’t have laws or that we welcome everybody. But Republicans, while controlling all three branches of government, have refused to take any steps at all to reform immigration. This is abject failure. Immigration is a boon to America, but it must be properly regulated. Republicans refuse to do so and are endangering our country as a result.

Background:

https://www.economist.com/leaders/2018/10/27/donald-trump-is-wrong-about-honduran-migrants-the-democrats-are-incoherent?frsc=dg%7Ce


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

Fight 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