Phone Scripts 5.13-5.19.2019

It’s time to call – every day!! The Resistance to Trump has reached a critical turning point, with Trump stonewalling every attempt to hold him accountable and his Attorney General, William Barr, abusing his office to act as Trump’s personal lawyer.

Congress must begin impeachment hearings, but our Democratic representatives are hesitant, wavering and afraid. This time it’s not Republicans who need to hear from us, but our Representatives who must find their courage and fast. Appeasement of Trump and the Republicans is a road to disaster.

Please call your Members of Congress – daily! – to demand they protect the rule of law by beginning impeachment hearings now.

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

Begin Impeachment Hearings 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 insist that the House of Representatives begin impeachment hearings.

After the release of the Mueller report, the question isn’t whether Trump deserves to be impeached. It’s whether Democrats will have the courage impeach him. Speaker Pelosi remains hesitant, even in the face of overwhelming evidence of impeachable offenses. Meanwhile, Trump continues to consolidate power and is preparing to persecute his political opponents. We are running out of time. Congress must move as quickly as possible to begin the impeachment process. Trump cannot be appeased. He must be constrained. Impeachment is the tool the Constitution gave Congress to weaken him with. The House must use it now.

Background:

https://www.lawfareblog.com/mueller-report-demands-impeachment-inquiry

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/mueller-report-proves-trump-failed-sound-alarm-russia-impeachable-offense-ncna997076


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

Per David Roberts: “[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 and weak compromise, it squanders the activist energy and bold initiative necessary for 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 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


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

Defund Hate

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 reject the White House’s supplemental budget request for the Department of Homeland Security.

ICE and CBP have a long track record of abuse and death, mismanagement of funds, and a culture of violence. My tax dollars should not be spent to detain, deport, or terrorize immigrant communities.

I’m asking my Representative to urge our party’s leadership to reject the White House supplemental budget request.

Background:

https://indivisible.org/resource/tell-your-representative-defund-hate


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

Vote “NO” on SB 386 to Protect California’s Clean Energy Future

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask Senator Dodd to vote NO on Senate Bill 386 to protect California’s Clean Energy Future.

SB 386 would for the first time include large hydroelectric plants as part of the state’s renewable energy portfolio standard (“RPS”), thereby allowing utilities to reduce the need to add renewable, carbon-free energy sources to our power grid. We’re facing a climate crisis that threatens our state and our species. The state RPS is a critical part of our plan to move to 100% clean energy by 2045. It must not be weakened by SB 386. Please, Senator Dodd, vote NO.

Background:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/10AYn9molK48SaF0NiGIZ5Llm7AOLIJRsF8kBjsCCYs8/edit


Find your State Assemblymember: findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov
Find your Assemblymember’s Capitol phone number: Assembly Phone List

Vote “YES” on AB 857 to support public banking.

Hi, my name is ______ and I’m a constituent from zip code _____ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask Assemblymember __________ (find above⬆︎) to vote YES for Public Banking Bill AB 857.

After passing multiple committees and countering well-funded lobbyists trying to sink our bill, California now has the opportunity to create a real solution to Wall Street with public banks that will strengthen our local economies and meet the needs of our local communities. AB 857 is slated for a full-floor vote at the end of May. Please vote YES!

Background:
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB857

https://californiapublicbankingalliance.org/ab-857-california-public-banking-bill-text-digest-and-fact-sheet/