Phone Scripts 3.15-18.2018: No to Pompeo as Secretary of State/No Torturers Running the CIA + More

So much to fight for - and against! Tell Congress to oppose the Republican President’s goal of placing Secret Service agents at polling places! Stop ICE efforts at mass-deportation. And more … so don’t stop calling.

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) 355-9041

No to Pompeo as Secretary of State!

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 “no” on Mike Pompeo’s nomination for Secretary of State.

Rex Tillerson has been destroying the State Department. Pompeo will do even worse. He’s a radical right-wing firebrand and Trump lackey. Placing him in charge of State will continue to dismantle our ability to find diplomatic solutions and will threaten us with one more hothead eager for war. Pompeo must be fiercely opposed.

Will [the Senator] condemn Pompeo’s nomination and vote “no”?

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No Torturers Running the CIA!

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 “no” on Gina Haspel’s nomination to lead the CIA.

Haspel ran a CIA torture “black site” during the Bush administration, where waterboarding and other forms of torture were commonplace. She was also responsible, with others, for deciding to destroy the videotape evidence of such torture. She doesn’t belong in civil society, much less running the CIA. Her nomination should be refused.

Will [the Senator] loudly reject the nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA?

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

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

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

No Dismantling Our Financial Protections!

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 oppose the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, S2155, and to condemn any Democrats supporting it.

It was only ten years ago that our world financial system came within a hair’s breadth of a complete meltdown. In the aftermath, President Obama oversaw the passing of regulations designed to protect us from the risks that caused that crisis. Now Republicans, abetted by twelve Democrats, want to remove those protections. This must not happen because we know that when the next crisis comes, those voting for the bill won’t be the ones having to bail out the banks – we will.

I’m asking [the MoC] not only to oppose the bill, but also to condemn any and all Democrats who vote for it.

Background:

https://www.vox.com/explainers/2018/3/6/17081532/republicans-dodd-frank-financial-regulations

Censure Trump’s Protection of Putin

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 call for the censure of President* Trump’s protection of Vladimir Putin.

Trump will never, ever criticize Putin, even when Russia poisons dozens of citizens of allied countries, as they have just done in Britain. Even when they attack our electoral system. Never. Ever. If FDR had refused to criticize Japan for Pearl Harbor the behavior couldn’t be more treasonous. Trump is refusing to carry out his oath of office and must be censured.

Will [the MoC] call for censuring the president*?

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Condemn the Nunes Coverup/Charade

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 publicly condemn the House Intelligence Committee Republicans for failing to carry out their responsibility to oversee the Executive branch and to instead become its lackeys.

The Committee’s Republican majority have issued a statement claiming there was “no collusion” and not even an attempt by Russia to get Trump elected. These conclusions are a joke. The Republicans, led by sycophant Devin Nunes and abetted by Paul Ryan, have at every turn refused to look for evidence or to consider it if it conflicted with their only goal:  covering up for Trump. Their behavior has been despicable and a betrayal of our country. If not treason, it was at the least abetting it.

I expect [the MoC] to denounce their false conclusions and the Republican members of the committee themselves.

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