Phone Scripts 4.8-4.14.2019

The crisis on the border - created by this president - cannot be solved by a wall. And withdrawing into a shell promoted by this president diminishes our power and destroys opportunity.

Call about the Mueller report, refugees on the border, climate change, and the mental condition of our current president.

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

Release the Report!!

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 full public release of Special Counsel Mueller’s report.

Attorney General William Barr first tried to whitewash the report in an attempt to preemptively exonerate Trump – releasing his own statement instead of the summaries the Mueller report had already provided. Now he’s delaying release of the report and may well redact large portions of it, even in the copy provided to Congress.

This is unacceptable and would make Barr an accomplice to Trump’s wrongdoing. Congress must force Barr to provide the unredacted report to Congress and a fairly redacted report to the public forthwith. And Mueller’s summaries should be released without delay.

Background:

https://crooked.com/articles/mueller-report-coverup/

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/04/william-barr-cover-up-mueller-report-trump-obstruction-russia.html

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/04/my-article-saying-trump-was-compromised-by-russia-was-right.html


Trump Is Deteriorating: He Must Be Examined

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 press for an independent medical and psychological exam of President Trump.

If a CEO lied constantly, couldn’t form intelligible sentences, and was forgetful and easily confused, a board of directors would have him examined and almost certainly placed on leave or fired. They would have to do this, because they’re responsible for the CEO’s oversight. Trump is increasingly unstable and clearly appears to be deteriorating. This places the entire world at risk, as he has the nuclear codes. I’m asking [the MoC], who is also charged with oversight, to press for an independent medical and psychological exam of Trump – something he hasn’t had.

Background:

https://www.dailykos.com/story/2019/3/4/1839264/-Trump-s-not-stable-and-that-should-be-a-huge-news-story

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/03/18/trump-is-getting-worse-republicans-rationalizations-are-getting-weaker/?utm_term=.889eeade61df


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 immediate return of all the separated migrant children to their parents.

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 then were effectively lost. Now the government wants up to two years to find them and reunite them with their families.

I keep calling about this because there are still children separated and the government doesn’t even know where they are. I’ll keep calling until they are all back with their parents.

Background:

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-admin-wants-two-years-find-immigrant-kids-separated-parents


Preserve the ACA

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 work to preserve the Affordable Care Act, through message legislation currently being put forward in the House and through any other means possible.

Trump continued his relentless attack on Americans’ health care with the announcement that the Department of Justice will sue to invalidate the entire ACA. While this seems political suicide and has horrified Republicans, Trump insists that they will develop their own, amazing health care plan – someday. They can’t and they won’t. Please defend us from attacks on our healthcare and from the Republican Party bent on destroying it.

Background:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-punts-vote-on-health-care-bill-until-after-next-years-elections/2019/04/02/068305d2-552c-11e9-8ef3-fbd41a2ce4d5_story.html?utm_term=.c09dffbe9470


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]: Please 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 by co-sponsoring S.Res.59.

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. In chasing an illusive, weak compromise, it squanders the activist energy and bold initiative necessary to solve this most critical problem. The Senator has written that she’d prefer to focus exclusively on climate change, but that is also misguided: addressing climate change will require massive and rapid changes to our infrastructure and society.

We cannot build the political will for this kind of rapid and comprehensive change without also addressing the jobs that will be needed and those that will be lost, the healthcare that is often tied to those jobs, and the implications for communities most effected by the effects of climate change. The Green New Deal recognized that climate change is a systemic problem. We must address the whole system to mitigate it.

I urge the Senator to drop her hesitation 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

Thank You for Requesting Trump’s Tax Returns

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to thank Representative Thompson and the House Ways and Means Committee for demanding Trump’s and the Trump Organization’s tax returns going back six years.

Trump’s shady business background is legendary. Past or present criminal activity would be a key source of leverage for a foreign government to exert influence over the president. And this president has exhibited alarming behaviors that indeed suggest strongly that he’s been compromised. Congress needs to review his returns to find out. Thanks for taking that critical step – and don’t let anything hold you back.

Background:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/house-democrats-seek-six-years-of-trumps-personal-and-business-tax-returns/2019/04/03/7a864eda-565d-11e9-8ef3-fbd41a2ce4d5_story.html?utm_term=.370203cce40e


California State Senators
STATE SENATOR MIKE MCGUIRE
Sacramento phone: (916) 651-4002
Santa Rosa phone: (707) 576-2771

STATE SENATOR BILL DODD
Sacramento phone: (916) 651-4003
Santa Rosa phone: (707) 576-2093

Eliminate Plastic Pollution and Waste

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 Senate Bill 54, to illuminate plastic pollution and waste.

Single-use products—typically plastic packaging – are overflowing our landfills, fouling our oceans and streets, and burdening the environment. Current disposal and recycling policies cannot resolve these problems, and California can no longer afford to wait for a resolution.

Senate Bill 54 requires reduction, composting or recycling of 75 percent of single-use packaging by 2030. It’s a goal we can and must achieve in California. I’m asking the Senator to vote “YES” on SB 54.

Background:

https://addup.sierraclub.org/campaigns/help-eliminate-plastic-pollution-and-waste?promoid=7010Z0000027XlsQAE&db_token=841945b406349b06a875f0d296c600cd370f7266d7156061a8f2db55db1d3465c3d2156b1dbb4f5ba7ee5d7a3ee35cf9


California State Assembly Members (Sonoma County)
District 10: MARK LEVINE (707) 576-2631
District 2: JIM WOOD (707) 576-2526
District 4: CHRISTINA AGUIAR-CURRY (707) 224-0440

Eliminate Plastic Pollution and Waste

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask [the Assemblymember] to support Assembly Bill 1080, to illuminate plastic pollution and waste.

Single-use products—typically plastic packaging – are overflowing our landfills, fouling our oceans and streets, and burdening the environment. Current disposal and recycling policies cannot resolve these problems, and California can no longer afford to wait for a resolution.

Assembly Bill 1080 requires reduction, composting or recycling of 75 percent of single-use packaging by 2030. It’s a goal we can and must achieve in California. I’m asking the Assemblymember to vote “YES” on AB 1080.

Background:

https://addup.sierraclub.org/campaigns/help-eliminate-plastic-pollution-and-waste?promoid=7010Z0000027XlsQAE&db_token=841945b406349b06a875f0d296c600cd370f7266d7156061a8f2db55db1d3465c3d2156b1dbb4f5ba7ee5d7a3ee35cf9