Phone Scripts 7.8-7.14.2019

The Resistance was formed and the Blue Wave driven by people all over the country who wanted to see Trump and the Republicans enabling him opposed. We fully expected, after flipping the House last fall, that opposition was, finally, what we would see. So far, we were largely wrong. Are you angry about it?

It’s past time for the House Democratic leadership to step up. Public support for impeachment is at 45% – higher than it was for Nixon at this stage. The children, women, and men being held in camps are suffering. Trump is on the verge of defying the Supreme Court. He’s being allowed to get away with it. Again.

It doesn’t have to be like this. The one thing that stops him is our effort. This week, let’s make our calls and demand that our representatives oppose him.

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

Defund Hate

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 funding for ICE and CBP be cut to 2016 levels or lower. I’m also asking that no additional unrestricted funds be given to either ICE or CBP.

Under Trump, ICE and CBP are completely out of control, agents of his violent racism. They are tearing families apart and abusing the children, holding them in cages and concentration camps. They brook no oversight and could care less about Congress’s inquiries. Any additional funds given to them will be used for more abuse, not better care, because they’ve shown that harming inmates isn’t an accident, it’s intentional. The one recourse Congress has is to CUT FUNDING. This is a power that Congress has: it MUST use it.

Background:

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

Hearings NOW on Trump’s Concentration Camps

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 hearings THIS WEEK about the concentration camps of refugee children, men, and women the Trump regime is operating at the border.

Reports continue to emerge that the camps are rife with human rights abuses – against children, some toddlers, who have been separated from their parents, and against many others. This is beyond abhorrent and it is being done in our name. If we don’t oppose it with everything we have, we are complicit, too.

I’m asking [my MoC] to make this a priority right now: speak out about it, demand immediate hearings, and have subpoenas, fines and jail sentences ready for any who refuse to show or testify. Make the hearings public and televised. Make the regime back off with the publicity and keep it up. If you stop, they’ll start again.

Background:

https://twitter.com/ECMcLaughlin/status/1139192167501484033

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 make it clear that there must be NO WAR with Iran. They must call out Trump’s lies and desire to start a war to bolster his terrible approval ratings.

Trump is the least-liked president in memory. This past week he flirted with declaring war on Iran (to boost his approval ratings), but pulled back. He will stop at nothing to stay in power and he’s well aware that starting a war is one way to do it. He must be stopped. To do that, [the MoC] must name what Trump is doing, call out his lies, and demand that we avoid conflict. I’m watching and will hold [the MoC] accountable.

Background:

https://www.sacbee.com/opinion/article230867274.html


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

Secure Our Voting Machines

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 pass the SAFE Act, which would preclude jurisdictions from using hackable machine-marked printouts with barcodes from the vendors’ insecure ballot marking devices.

Our election security is paramount, given that our elections were attacked by Russia in 2016 and that Republicans are doing everything they can to undermine the security of our elections. One weak link is in the voting machinery itself. Please pass the SAFE Act to help secure our voting machinery.

Background:

https://smartelections.us


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

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 Representative Thompson to support the beginning of impeachment hearings NOW.

Speaker Pelosi’s strategy of avoiding impeachment hearings is a catastrophic mistake. Trump is precisely the type of president impeachment is meant to protect us against. Regardless of Republican complicity, the House must act and make the case to the American people that he should be removed from office. If they are successful, either the Senate or, failing that, the American people at the ballot box will render judgement. But by not making the case at all, Pelosi signals that there’s no case to be made (“he’s not worth it”). This couldn’t be further from the truth.

It’s time to begin impeachment hearings NOW.

Background:

https://indivisible.org/resource/impeaching-trump-hold-him-accountable

https://www.gq.com/story/democrats-impeaching-trump


REPRESENTATIVE JARED HUFFMAN
DC phone: (202) 225-5161
Petaluma phone:  (707) 981-8967

Thank You for Supporting Impeachment Hearings!

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to thank Representative Huffman for supporting the beginning of impeachment hearings NOW.

Speaker Pelosi’s strategy of avoiding impeachment hearings is a catastrophic mistake. Trump is precisely the type of president impeachment is meant to protect us against. Regardless of Republican complicity, the House must act and make the case to the American people that he should be removed from office. If they are successful, either the Senate or, failing that, the American people at the ballot box will render judgement. But by not making the case at all, Pelosi signals that there’s no case to be made (“he’s not worth it”). This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Thank you for standing up and doing the right thing! Thank you for calling for impeachment hearings!

Background:

https://indivisible.org/resource/impeaching-trump-hold-him-accountable

https://www.gq.com/story/democrats-impeaching-trump


The Democratic National Committee
(202) 863-8000

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!

Background:

https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-the-democratic-national-committee-hold-a-climate-debate-2/?link_id=0&can_id=b6ddce47feb58218554f7ca99244f89e&source=email-threatening-candidates-for-participating-in-a-climate-debate&email_referrer=email_560549___subject_725583&email_subject=threatening-candidates-for-participating-in-a-climate-debate


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