Phone Scripts 2.11.-2.17.2019

Call our Members of Congress to assure them you have their back, and you want a compromise, not a capitulation. An Attorney General, not a rubber stamp for the current president. A Green New Deal supported by all our Members of Congress. And isn’t it time to talk about impeachment?

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

Let him Shut It Down. Again.

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 hold firm as the negotiations to keep the government open continue. Trump still owns the shutdown. If he and the GOP won’t negotiate properly, let them pay the price and shut it down. Again.

Background:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/border-talks-at-impasse-as-shutdown-looms-friday-officials-say/2019/02/10/aa8ef08c-2d36-11e9-813a-0ab2f17e305b_story.html?utm_term=.d9a2e0a8b01c


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

NO on William Barr’s Nomination as Attorney General

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 oppose the nomination of William Barr as Attorney General.

Barr has a conflict of interest, as Trump wanted to hire him as his defense attorney, and has made statements that indicate he would help Trump undercut the Mueller investigation and obstruct justice.

Further, he has a long record of arguing for expansive presidential power, ramping up mass incarceration, and attacking civil rights. Trump’s agenda puts vulnerable communities at risk, and William Barr would carry out that agenda if confirmed.

I will be watching for the Senator’s statement of opposition to William Barr as Attorney General.

Background:

https://indivisible.org/resource/trumps-pick-attorney-general-could-help-him-undermine-rule-law

[Feinstein]: Co-Sponsor 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 let Senator Feinstein know how proud I am that my Representative and one of my Senators have signed on as co-sponsors to the Green New Deal, the most important legislative framework of our time. Unfortunately, the Senator whom I’m proud of is Senator Harris. Senator Feinstein hasn’t signed on as a co-sponsor, which is frankly appalling. I’m ashamed and angry with her and urge her to add her name TODAY.

Background:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Btl5in5BQ6N/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1dfjzonq37uwq

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/2/7/18211709/green-new-deal-resolution-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-markey

[Harris]: Thank You for Co-Sponsoring 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 thank Senator Harris for signing on as a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal, the most critical legislative framework of our time.

In co-sponsoring the Green New Deal, the Senator is leading the way to save our species from extinction and to save our nation from crushing inequality. The GND framework is bold and broad – exactly what we need at this dangerous moment. I urge the Senator to continue to push to keep the Green New Deal strong and ambitious. Nothing less will save us.

Background:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Btl5in5BQ6N/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1dfjzonq37uwq

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/2/7/18211709/green-new-deal-resolution-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-markey


Both Representatives
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

Thank You for Co-Sponsoring 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 thank Representative [Huffman / Thompson] for signing on as a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal, the most critical legislative framework of our time.

In co-sponsoring the Green New Deal, the Representative is leading the way to save our species from extinction and to save our nation from crushing inequality. The GND framework is bold and broad – exactly what we need at this dangerous moment. I urge the Representative to continue to push to keep the Green New Deal strong and ambitious. Nothing less will save us.

Background:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Btl5in5BQ6N/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1dfjzonq37uwq

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/2/7/18211709/green-new-deal-resolution-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-markey

Return ALL of the Children NOW

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask Representative [Huffman / Thompson] to demand the return of all separated migrant children to their parents – and to demand that the House subpoena testimony from the perpetrators, HHS Secretary Alex Azar and DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

It was reported this week that thousands more children were separated from their parents than previously reported and that the government didn’t know how many there were because they weren’t keeping track of them. This is a stunning outrage. On top of it, Nielsen and Azar have refused to testify before Congress. They must be compelled to, immediately, by subpoena. If they still refuse, they must be jailed and held until they change their minds. Return ALL of the children, NOW.

Background:

https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-container/US/trump-administration-unsure-thousands-migrant-families-separated-originally/story?id=60797633

Begin the Process of Impeachment NOW

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask [Representative Huffman / Thompson] to insist that the House of Representatives begin the process of impeaching Donald Trump.

Donald Trump has clearly and flagrantly failed to uphold his oath of office. He violates it nearly every day. Our Founders specified a remedy for removing unfit presidents and the words “Special Counsel” are to be found nowhere in it. There is no time to lose.

To quote Yoni Applebaum: “It is absurd to suggest that the Constitution would delineate a mechanism too potent to ever actually be employed. Impeachment, in fact, is a vital protection against the dangers a president like Trump poses. And, crucially, many of its benefits—to the political health of the country, to the stability of the constitutional system—accrue irrespective of its ultimate result. Impeachment is a process, not an outcome, a rule-bound procedure for investigating a president, considering evidence, formulating charges, and deciding whether to continue on to trial.”

It is cowardly. reckless, and irresponsible for the House to wait to be saved by Mueller or anyone else. This is your responsibility as my elected Representative. The House must begin impeachment proceedings NOW.

Background:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/03/impeachment-trump/580468/