Tell the Senators to only vote on legislation that would reopen the government; let the current president own the shutdown! And tell the Representatives to fully support the Green New Deal and the legislation that will help create it.
Support the Green New Deal
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 publicly support the Green New Deal.
While I applaud the formation of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, it’s not enough. We also need:
Only members on the Committee who have foresworn donations from fossil fuel companies
Solutions developed for impacted communities
The charge for the Committee to draft a Green New Deal, with the subpoena and legislative power to propose the new legislation
I’m asking [the MoC] to publicly support these requirements – now, prior to legislation being drafted. We can’t afford to settle for anything else.
McConnell Must End Trump’s Shutdown
Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask Senator to hold firm and let Trump own his shutdown for as long as it takes for McConnell to cave. To expedite this, I’m asking the Senator to withhold consent on any and all legislation that isn’t about reopening the government.
No legislation without an open government. And no wall money. Not a penny. Not now. Not ever.
Begin the Process of Impeachment
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 insist that the House of Representatives begin, methodically and carefully, the process of impeachment of Donald Trump.
Impeachment must not be taken lightly and the temptation is great to let Robert Mueller do the heavy lifting. But the Constitution is clear: it is the House of Representatives that is our defense against a corrupt, incompetent and dictatorial – a dangerous – president. You must not shirk your duty. True, the votes don’t currently exist in the Senate to convict. True, public opinion has not yet fully turned. However, those are not signs of the beginning of the process. They must be results of the process unfolding. “If we have confidence in institutions to do the work of upholding the law and norms against the attacks from this president, we then should have confidence, as a basic tenet of democratic self-rule, for the public to render a judgment, on the evidence and the arguments, that are presented over time.”
We are looking to you, our Representatives, to gather the evidence and present the arguments, clearly, carefully and responsibly. It’s time to get started.