Phone Scripts 4.12-15.2018: Fire Scott Pruitt/Investigate Facebook + More

The longer this administration stays in power, the more we see the extent of corruption, double dealing, and fearmongering. Tell our Senators and Representatives to demand Scott Pruitt be fired, to investigate Facebook, and to reject appointments that will further damage our country. And we are reinforcing that by calling our State Senator and Governor to reject the administration's plans that would damage California.

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) 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

Fire Scott Pruitt

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 EPA Head Scott Pruitt.

The news moves on quickly these days and Pruitt isn’t still the main headline. But his unethical behavior must doom him nonetheless. Any one of his transgressions should doom him under an ethical administration. Even under this kleptocratic regime he can’t be allowed to continue to waste taxpayers money, take bribes, hand out favors to friends and punish whistleblowers. Pruitt must go.

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Investigate Facebook

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 go beyond hearings and launch a complete investigation into Facebook’s failures to protect its users’ privacy and the resulting damage caused to our democracy.

Congressional hearings are a good start but it will take extensive work to understand and correct for the damage Facebook has done to our democratic process. This will require expertise not normally found among congressional staffers and it’s critical that it be done right. A complete investigation needs to be fully resourced and aggressively managed. Facebook will fight giving up the necessary data and will need to be compelled. I’m asking you to please be up for the fight.

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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

Thank you for supporting the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to thank the Senator to for her support of the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act being introduced to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The Act would provide the Special Counsel with 10 days to seek judicial review of any decision to remove him, a process that would determine whether the firing was for good cause. If not, the removal would be voided. This combines the two bills previously introduced to protect the Mueller investigation and would provide a needed backstop.

Trump is in grave danger, as evidenced most recently by the FBI raids on his lawyer, Michael Cohen. He is acting like a guilty, cornered animal and this places the independence of Mueller’s investigation (and therefore our country) in grave danger as well. Mueller, his team and Deputy Attorney General must all be protected from Trump, who would be violating his oath of office if he were to fire any of them.

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NO on Haspel and Pompeo

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 the nominations of Gina Haspel for Director of the CIA and Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State.

Haspel is, quite plainly, a war criminal. She advocated for, undertook, and covered up the most brutal torture imaginable. There is and no excuse for her behavior. It was in violation of the Geneva Conventions. To say she was “just following orders” is to employ the excuse that was repudiated at Nuremberg. She must not be confirmed.

Pompeo is a hawk and a sycophant. He will only enable Trump’s worst tendencies, which means that he will bring us much closer to the dangers of war. This must not happen.

Will the Senator vehemently oppose the nominations of Haspel and Pompeo?

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California State Senator Mike McGuire
Sacramento phone: (916) 651-4002
Santa Rosa phone: (707) 576-2771

Protect Our Coast from Oil Development

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 SB 834, which will protect the California coast from the threat of offshore drilling posed by the Trump administration.

SB 834 will direct the State Lands Commission not to approve any new infrastructure to support new oil development nor to allow any increased flow rate in current infrastructure. Coastal oil development would permanently scar the California coastline, endanger ocean ecosystems and hasten global warming. California needs carbon-neutral energy for a safe and healthy future, not a give-away to GOP oil industry donors.

Will the Senator support SB 834?

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Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Sacramento phone: (916) 445-2841

NO National Guard Troops for Trump’s Immigration Stunt

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask the Governor to rescind his order sending National Guard troops to the border in response to Trump’s request.

Trump’s call for troops was a publicity stunt. Nothing more and nothing less. And the point of the stunt was to whip up animosity towards immigrants. There can be no excuse for lending credence to this nasty charade, even with a letter of protest attached. None. Rescind the order now.

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