Phone Scripts 2.25.-3.3.2019

There is no ‘national emergency’ at the border - but the children continued to be separated from their families. And the true emergency is our climate.

Tell our MoCs what you care about. 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

There Is No ‘National Emergency’

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask [the MoC] use the full power of Congress to oppose Trump’s seizure of emergency powers under false pretenses.

Trump declared a ‘national emergency’ because he couldn’t get funding for his border wall – a campaign stunt – from Congress. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution, which gives “the power of the purse” to Congress. The emergency is another attempt by Trump to seize power from any and all institutions. He wants to rule as an autocrat. And he will keep trying until he is stopped. He must be stopped. I urge [the MoC] to support the resolution to nullify the national emergency. And, please: don’t stop there. Use every means at your disposal to stop him.

Background:

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/22/house-democrats-move-to-block-trumps-national-emergency-declaration.html

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a26345673/trumps-national-emergency-is-a-purely-dictatorial-action/

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/02/trumps-emergency-declaration-border-unfit-for-office-impeachment.html

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 [the MoC] to continue to demand the return of all the separated migrant children to their parents. NOW.

The assault on our senses is daily: there’s always a new outrage. But we must not let this blind us to the fact that many of the older outrages are still with us and are not yet addressed. We must not forget.

One of the most egregious outrages of this administration is still unresolved: thousands more migrant children than originally announced were torn from their parents and were lost track of. Now the government doesn’t want to be bothered to find them and reunite them with their families. I ask [the MoC]: what if they were your children? What then? Please treat their plight with the urgency you would feel in that case and get them reunited.

Background:

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


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

[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 disappointed I am in her for not yet endorsing the Green New Deal. She has said that she has an alternative plan, but that plan is insufficient to address the crisis we face.

The Senator seems to be focused on what is doable within the current confines of the Senate, now under Republican control. But the Senator’s proposal is insufficient to deal with the crisis. The ultimate opponent in this crisis isn’t the Republicans – it’s science, and science doesn’t negotiate. The Green New Deal takes scientific consensus as the starting point, which any serious solution must. If we don’t respond to that aggressive timeline, we might as well not respond at all because we’ll fail.

I’m asking the Senator to change her mind and support the Green New Deal. Then we’ll work on getting her a Senate who can pass it.

Background:

https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-hard-lessons-of-dianne-feinsteins-encounter-with-the-young-green-new-deal-activists-video

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

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 demand that the House of Representatives begin the process of impeaching Donald Trump.

Apparently Mueller’s report is near to delivery. But Mueller’s remit has never been as broad as the impeachable offenses that Trump has been committing over the course of the past two years. He is what our Founders warned us about: a demagogic authoritarian, scornful of our Constitution and our laws. The Founders gave us a solution for this time – impeachment – but we Congress appears to be afraid to use it.

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.” In other words, impeachment will be beneficial even if it doesn’t result in a Senate conviction and removal from office.

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/

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