Phone Scripts 3.5-7.2018: Keep Our Children Safe/He Must Be Impeached + More

Keep our children safe; remove Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump from their unearned positions of trust - and take away their security clearances! Support an accurate and unbiased census and international trade. And don’t forget - it’s time to talk loudly about impeachment.

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

Keep Our Children Safe

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to thank [the MoC] for their efforts to keep our children safe by regulating which people get to own the firearms that are all too often used in mass shootings. I’m also asking [the MoC] to continue to amplify the students’ call for action and, like them, to not rest until their goal is achieved.

The Parkland, Florida, students have reignited a movement to protect our children from the harm caused by the ready availability of weapons of war. We know that our representatives have been at the forefront of responsible gun legislation for years. We also know that they have largely been unsuccessful, though not for lack of trying. The students’ message is ours:  never, ever give up. This is for our children's’ safety. We must prevail.

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“Pure Madness”:  He Must Be Impeached

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 impeach Donald Trump.

Once again, Trump appears to be unraveling. In the words of one report, “these are the darkest days in half a year and… we haven’t bottomed out.” If this was a disturbed teenager with weapons, we would demand action. The fact that it’s the president* with a nuclear arsenal should alarm us more. Don’t wait! Our nation is in danger.

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Trade Provides Mutual Benefits

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 vocally oppose Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs, which may begin a trade war with grievous consequences for the world economy.

Trump sees everything as a zero-sum game. As anyone who actually understands international trade knows, this view is dangerously and wildly false when applied to trade. Trade strengthens both our economy and our relationships with other nations as it increases our interdependence. It’s thus not only the basis for our wealth, but for our political stability. Trump’s actions threaten to undermine both. This one shouldn’t be hard:  even Republicans see Trump’s madness in this attack. Congress has the authority to act. Stop him.

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“Javanka" Must Go

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 the firing of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump as White House advisors.

If only because of the dangers of nepotism, they have no place in the White House. Yet that only scratches the surface. Kushner’s debt woes and his naïvete have other countries strategizing how to manipulate him. He has met with executives and then shortly thereafter received loans from their companies worth hundreds of millions. His security clearance has been downgraded. In every way, he’s a liability. As with Kushner, so with his wife. They both must go, now.

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Protect Our Representation, Protect Our Census

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 ensure that the census not include any questions about the respondent’s citizenship.

The move to include a citizenship question is a transparent effort to introduce a “chilling effect” and to discourage undocumented residents from taking part in the census. Yet representation is determined by the total number of residents, so everyone must be counted for it to be fair. Republicans are counting on this cheating to decrease representation, further strengthening their minority rule. They must be stopped.

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