Phone Scripts 4.3-4.2018: Keep Our Fuel-Economy Standards/Protect the Census + More

We ask our Members of Congress to defend clean air, ensure a clean count of population, and reject appointees who would take us closer to war.

Time to make some calls!

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

Keep Our Fuel-Economy Standards

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 the EPA maintain our current fuel-economy standards and implement previously proposed standards that are more stringent. Our planet depends on us to protect it.

The Trump regime and Pruitt’s oil-industry-led EPA are planning to lower our fuel economy standards. This would be a giant step backwards, accelerating our rush to global-warming catastrophe. In addition it would handicap our auto industry at a  time when its global competitors are all moving completely away from fossil fuels. In other words, the decision would be a complete disaster.

Will [the MoC] demand that the EPA maintain and improve the current CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards?

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Protect the 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 introduce legislation that will make it illegal for the Census Bureau to include questions about the respondent’s citizenship  in the census.

Including such a question will depress the census response rate as non-citizens avoid participating. This will have two effects, both of them bad. It will cause areas with high immigrant populations to lose needed funding. And it will tilt Congressional representation unfairly towards – guess who? – the Trumpublican minority party. This is unjust and undemocratic and affects those immigrants legally in the country, green-card holders, and new citizens as well as undocumented residents. Congress has the power to direct the Census Bureau to drop the question. You must do so.

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Oppose John Bolton

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 John Bolton’s tenure as National Security Advisor in every way possible.

Bolton is so reckless that not even George W Bush’s Republican Congress would name him as Ambassador to the UN. Combined with Trump, his penchant for aggression could lead us into wars of unimaginable destruction. While Congress can’t refuse him the post, you must oppose him in every way you can, including slowing, stopping and defunding other efforts, until he is replaced.

Will [the MoC] work ceaselessly for Bolton’s ouster?

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Root Out 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 tirelessly criticize the unprecedented corruption of the Trump regime and to exploit every opportunity to root it out.

The Trump regime may be the most corrupt administration in American history. From Trump on down, everyone sells access, gives away favors to industry and lives it up on the taxpayer’s dime. In the last week alone, we’ve seen a case move forward accusing the president* of violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution and found out about apparent bribes given to Scott Pruitt. They’re just the most recent tip of an enormous iceberg of corruption and self-dealing which is causing infinite damage to our government. It must be stopped.

Will the [MoC] use every opportunity to call out the venality and self-dealing of this kleptocracy and to bring it to justice?

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America Is A Nation of Immigrants

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. America is a nation of immigrants:  a beacon of hope and a strong and vibrant mix of many, many cultures. When we are supporting immigration fully, we’re at our best. I’m calling to applaud [the MoC’s] every statement and effort to this effect. The GOP and its propaganda network demonizes immigrants at every turn. Their obscene message must be aggressively repudiated and spurned.

Will [the MoC] defend immigrants and the value of immigration without pause?

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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

No on Pompeo and Haspel

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 Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State and Gina Haspel to head the CIA.

Pompeo is a noted hawk and a Trump sycophant who will amplify Trump’s worst tendencies, placing us all in greater danger. Haspel oversaw a “black site” where torture was practiced and then later destroyed the evidence of torture. This must disqualify her entirely from consideration.

Will the Senator vote “NO” on both Pompeo and Haspel?

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