In a meeting this week with Representative Jared Huffman, we discussed the need to begin impeachment hearings, which he has supported for over a year because of the many impeachable offenses Trump had already committed in plain view. Jared had a recommendation: tell our other Members of Congress and the Speaker of the House that they should be more concerned about the dangers of not beginning impeachment hearings.
If you’re a Huffman constituent, please take time this week to thank him for his smart and principled stance. And if you’re a Thompson constituent, please call multiple times and let him know it’s time to begin impeachment hearings – or we risk ceding legitimacy to Trump’s claims of exoneration by giving him a pass.
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 demand that the House of Representatives begin impeachment hearings now.
Speaker Pelosi and those following her are worried about the fallout from impeachment hearings. They should be worried about the repercussions of not impeaching Trump instead. Their approach “reflects a profound lack of understanding about how messaging works on a national level. House Dems can’t drive a message by passing bills everyone knows are going nowhere. Meanwhile there will be a steady drumbeat of news that makes Trump seem like he should be impeached… Trump is a lawless president who is on the verge of escaping accountability from the branch of government most immediately poised to hold him accountable. Failing to act makes him seem invincible. Put away your issue polling. This is about power & leadership, and it reverberates.”
Begin impeachment hearings NOW.
Block Arm Sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE
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 demand that Congress block Trump’s illegal sale of arms to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Once again, Trump is declaring an “emergency” so that he can bypass Congress. This is what dictators to and Congress must stop him. The Arms Export Control Act provides the loophole that he is trying to exploit, but there is no emergency. Congress must thwart Trump’s authoritarian power grab by any means it can, and quickly. Please block Trump’s illegal arms sale.
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.
The Democratic National Committee
Hold a Climate Debate!
Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to say that I’m appalled that the DNC is not only NOT HOLDING a climate debate, it’s threatening 2020 presidential candidates who even PARTICIPATE IN ONE with banning them from other debates. This is outrageous!
Climate change is not just a “single issue” but something that impacts all other issues. Americans understand that. It's why climate is a top issue in this election – it must be debated!
Frankly, the DNC’s threatening presidential candidates over even engaging with the most critical issue of our time makes me angry and mistrustful of the DNC. Unless you reverse your position and welcome a climate debate, I will withhold all donations from you and donate only to individual candidates, ones who aren’t in thrall to the fossil fuel industry – as you appear to be.
As an activist, I can say that you are undermining what the Democratic Party should be standing for. Shame on you!
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 the Senator 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.
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.