Phone Scripts 5.27-6.2.2019

Trump is hollowing out our government and replacing it with autocracy – a dictatorship. He has decimated departments, refused to uphold the law, enriched himself at the taxpayers’ expense. And now he is taking the next step in the autocrat’s playbook: using the immense powers of the government to go after his political opponents.

Throwing shade or getting him to throw a tantrum does absolutely nothing to slow his grip on power. It’s time for our leaders to accept their responsibility and begin impeachment hearings to make the case against Trump in front of the American people.

The rule of law ceases to exist if no attempt is made to uphold it. We urge all members to call your Congressman several times this week and ask the House to begin impeachment hearings.

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 now.

Speaker Pelosi is a wise and disciplined legislator. But we’re not facing a legislative challenge now, we’re facing a Constitutional one, and she’s failing to rise to what the moment requires. Trump has committed multiple impeachable offenses in plain sight. He is in the process of consolidating dictatorial power: witness his abuse of the Department of Justice to go after his political appointments. No one, including the Speaker, can predict what impeaching the president will bring, but one thing is clear: it’s what the Constitution demands. When the law ceases to be enforced, the rule of law ceases to exist. The House must do its duty and begin impeachment hearings NOW.

Background:

https://peterdaou.com/no-good-arguments-against-impeachment/

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/05/congress-has-obligation-impeach-trump/589408/

No War with Iran!

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 co-sponsor [H.R.2454 / S.1039] to explicitly deny Trump the authority to start a war with Iran and also to issue a public statement urging diplomacy, not war.

Trump has behaved aggressively towards Iran from the beginning, violating our nuclear deal with them and appointing trigger-happy hawk John Bolton National Security Advisor. Now Bolton is escalating tensions and preparing for a dangerous, unnecessary war. They must be stopped.

Will my [MoC] act now? I will be watching closely.

Background:

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/05/john-bolton-has-wanted-war-with-iran-since-before-you-were-born/


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 return funding for ICE and CBP to FY 16 levels and to prohibit them from raiding other accounts for funds.

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.

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

Keep Families Together, YES on SB 136

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 vote YES on SB 136 to reduce harsh and unnecessary prison sentencing.

SB 136 will advance racial justice and fairness and help keep families together. This bill repeals a mandatory one-year sentence enhancement that is added to an individual’s base sentence for each prior prison or felony jail term served. Research shows that sentence enhancements like the one addressed by SB 136 do not make our communities safer or deter crime. Instead, these enhancements tear families apart. It’s time California move forward toward real justice.


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


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/


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