Phone Scripts 3.11-3.17.2019

It’s Sunshine Week*! Help our MoCs shed some light on the government - make your calls!

*During Sunshine Week, hundreds of media organizations, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools and other participants engage public discussion on the importance of open government through news and feature articles and opinion columns; special Web pages and blogs; infographics; editorial cartoons; public service advertising; public seminars and forums. The purpose of the week is to highlight the fact that "government functions best when it operates in the open."

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

Support the Save The Internet Act

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 support the “Save the Internet” Act”, re-establishing net neutrality across the country. 

The Trump administration, spearheaded by FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, ignored tens of thousands of public comments and bowed to the corporate interests who stand to make even more money by restricting internet access by the public and small companies. But the internet is a public good and must remain so. The Save the Internet Act will re-establish a free and open internet, which is a necessary condition for our free and open society. 

Background: 

https://energycommerce.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/bicameral-democratic-leaders-unveil-save-the-internet-act-to-restore-net

 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

Pass the Resolution Terminating Trump’s State of “Emergency”

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 vote for the Resolution to terminate Trump’s bogus “state of emergency”.

Trump’s Emergency declaration is a transparent and illegal move to circumvent Congress’s “power of the purse”. It’s an authoritarian, anti-democratic move and it must be stopped. Passing the Resolution is the first step in ending this particular abuse of power. Please vote for it!

Background:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/04/us/politics/senate-emergency-declaration-trump.html

 Support S 42, the Background Check Expansion Act

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 support S 42, the Background Check Expansion Act.

The House, enabled in no small measure by the youth activist push to ensure the safety of our students, finally passed HR 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, an important first step in regulating the use of guns. The bill has now moved to the Senate. I’m urging the Senator to fight for it’s passage through the Judiciary Committee and through the Senate.

Background:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/42/text

[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 ask Senator Feinstein to drop her effort to craft an alternative to the Green New Deal and embrace the Green New Deal itself.

As David Roberts has written:  “[Democrats] could stick together and show Republicans, and the public, that there is a new, stronger consensus behind reducing emissions. Or they could demonstrate that the party remains divided, weak, and hesitant — and that the GOP has plenty of room to continue cynically slow-walking the issue.”

The Senator’s refusal to support the broad outlines that the Green New Deal offers chooses the latter alternative and is misguided. Furthermore, in chasing an illusive and weak compromise, it squanders the activist energy and bold initiative necessary for solve this most critical problem.

I urge the Senator to drop her alternative and to support the Green New Deal.

Background:

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/3/6/18248437/green-new-deal-mitch-mcconnell-schumer-democrats

[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

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

Request Trump’s Tax Returns – and His Organization’s

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask Representative Thompson to push House & Ways Chairman Richard Neal to demand Trump’s tax returns as well as the Trump Organization’s tax returns in their entirety, going back at least ten years.

It’s become abundantly clear over the last two years that the Trump Organization is and has been in effect a criminal enterprise – one with strong links to Russia. Congress and the public need to see the full picture as quickly as possible, since every day that the criminals remain in the White House the damage grows. There is no time to lose. Please ask Chairman Neal to demand Trump’s tax returns now.

Background:

https://revolvingdoorproject.substack.com/p/revolving-door-project-reacts-to


Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry
Sacramento Office: (916) 319-2004
Napa Office: (707) 224-0440

Support AB 40, the Clean Cars 2040 Strategy

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry to support AB 40, the Clean Cars 2040 Strategy, in her role as a member of the Committee on Transportation.

The crisis is upon us. In its most recent report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change gave us a decade to take decisive action to reduce carbon emissions. If we fail, the consequences will be devastating for our children and grandchildren. AB 40 addresses a critical part of the challenge for California: developing the path for a quick transition to Zero Emission Vehicles. The path must be articulated by 2021 and maintain a target of eliminating the sale of any new gas-powered vehicles in the state by 2040. This is a critical goal and the bill mandates the necessary first step to getting there. I urge Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry to support it.

Background:

https://a19.asmdc.org/press-releases/20181203-ting-introduces-legislation-move-california-toward-clean-cars