Phone Scripts 2.15-18.2018: Gun Violence/Infrastructure Bill + More

17 dead in Florida. The most disastrous infrastructure proposal. The budget. Food boxes. THE DREAM AND THE DREAMERS. Gen. Kelly. Corruption.

Just as the news never ends, our commitment to making a difference continues.

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ALL Members of Congress (MoCs)
SENATOR FEINSTEIN
DC phone: (202) 224-3841
SF phone:  (415) 393-0707

SENATOR HARRIS
DC phone: (202) 224-3553
SF phone: (415) 355-9041

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

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

New School Uniform - a bullet proof vest!

Hello, my name is ______ and I’m a constituent from <zip code> and a member of Indivisible Sonoma County.

I know where [the MoC] stands on gun violence and school shootings, but I want to hear [her / him] shout about it.

18 school shootings in 65 days. 17 fatalities on Valentines Day alone. And the Republicans in Congress call for moments of silence - and silencers. For prayers - and for armed teachers.

No child can learn this way. No teacher can teach. Please do even more to bring a rational bill to congress that will address these tragic situations.

NO Privatized Infrastructure Bill!

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 vehemently oppose any infrastructure legislation that relies on state, local or, especially, private funding.

Trump and the Republicans are at it again:  using government to enrich the rich and pay off cronies. It’s a recipe for fraud and for ongoing expenses to the public in the form of tolls and fees. Oh, and it (surprise, surprise) favors red states over blue. This contradicts everything we know about good public policy. The legislation should be DOA.

I’m asking [the MoC] to obstruct, obstruct, obstruct. No matter how much [she/he] may want to invest in our infrastructure, this is not the way to do it. And these are not the people to collaborate with. Don’t hand them a win at the expense of the public good.

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Kill the Trump Budget

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 kill the Trump budget. Kill it dead.

The president*’s budget is the logical continuation of his tax scam. First the Republicans gave away everything to the super-rich. Now they want to take as much as possible away from everyone else. No way in Hell. Be loud. Be firm. Refuse to budge. Fight this evil budget tooth and nail.

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Kelly Must Testify

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 Congressional testimony from Chief of Staff John Kelly, explaining why he put our national security at risk by retaining Rob Porter when it was known that Porter wouldn’t be granted a security clearance.

Porter, the alleged wife-beater who was denied FBI clearance, controlled every piece of data given to the president. This means he was seeing the most sensitive information, yet was also at risk for being blackmailed because of his alleged yet hidden behavior. This can not be allowed:  Kelly should testify, then he should be fired.

Will [the MoC] demand Kelly’s testimony before Congress?

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Protect Us From Russia

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 do everything in their power to protect us from Russia’s continuing assault on our elections.

You were told clearly by our intelligence chiefs on Tuesday:  Russians will meddle in this year’s elections. The truth is, they already are. The #releasethememo propaganda attack was driven by a combination of Russian cyberwarfare and far-right amplification. Trump and his Republican enablers won’t stop Russia – they’re instead counting on their help. You must do this on your own. STOP THEM.

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Fight the ICE “Gestapo”

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 attack the use of ICE as a Gestapo-like  police force, hunting down undocumented residents.

When Trump speaks the language of dictators, those who work for him hear the message:  they are free to abuse their power. We’ve seen this movie before, in 1930s Germany. It must not be allowed to happen here. ICE has gone beyond deporting people deemed threats and is rounding up anyone they can get their hands on. This is not the American way to save the immigration issue.

Will [the MoC] attack this policy and speak up for America and her residents – all of them?

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Don’t Forget the Corruption

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 assail the unprecedented corruption of the Trump regime.

It can get lost in the mayhem of life under this regime, but this is the most corrupt “administration” in recent history. Trump enriches himself through his office, effectively taking bribes through his DC hotel and Mar-a-Lago. His departments prostitute themselves to those they should be regulating. His cabinet travels as if they were plutocrats. “The Swamp, c’est moi” should be the motto of this kleptocracy.

Amidst the constant crisis, will [the MoC] loudly decry the foul corruption of this greedy regime?

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