Phone Scripts 4.26-29.2018: NO on Farm Bill/NO new Republican Tax Scam + More

Does Mike Pompeo make you fear for diplomacy? Do you believe Gina Haspel should become head of the CIA? What about Dr. Ronny Jackson? Our Senators vote on whether to approve the nominations. Give them an earful.

And while you are at it, let our Members of Congress know how you feel about the efforts to withhold food from the infirm and poor.

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

NO on the Farm 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 oppose the Republican Farm Bill, currently making its way through the House. It’s a disaster.

The Farm Bill would not only impose work requirements on SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps), creating a bureaucratic nightmare and forcing hungry people to lose coverage. It would also loosen restrictions on pesticides, even making it illegal for local governments to pass their own laws regarding pesticide use. This is a give-away to industry players at the expense of American lives. It must be stopped.

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NO new Republican Tax Scam

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 reject all Republican attempts to extend the tax scam they passed in December.

The American public appears to be onto the con the Republicans tried to pull off in December, when they gave away the store to the super-rich and tried to buy off working Americans with a slight tax decrease. Americans aren’t buying the ruse. So now the Republicans want to extend their tax madness by making the cuts for ordinary folk permanent, too. It’s a cynical ploy, aimed at helping their election prospects, not at helping people. And it will backfire, when the Republicans use as an excuse to savage protections like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Don’t fall for it. OPPOSE it.

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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 Mike Pompeo

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to support the Senator in voting NO on the nomination of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State.

Trump is aggressive and erratic, demanding flattery and taking no advice. Pompeo is a hawk and a sycophant. He will accentuate Trump’s dangerous tendencies and provide nothing that balances or reduces them. The Senator is absolutely right to reject him.

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NO on Gina 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 nomination of Gina Haspel as Director of the CIA.

By all means, use her hearing to make more information available about the use of torture during the Bush administration. But then, please reject Gina Haspel’s nomination. She sent cables authorizing torture. She oversaw a black site that conducted torture. She destroyed the evidence of torture. These are all war crimes. “I was just doing my job” can never be an excuse for committing them. Not in the United States. Not now. Not ever.

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SENATOR DIANE FEINSTEIN
DC phone: (202) 224-3841
SF phone:  (415) 393-0707

No Trojan Horse in 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 applaud Senator Feinstein’s rejection of the Grassley amendment, which would add reporting requirements to the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act.

The behavior we have seen thus far gives us no reason to believe that advance notice of changes in the Mueller investigation, if shared with Republican members of Congress, would not be used to stall or derail Mueller’s investigation. The information would most likely be sent quickly to the White House to notify those being investigated or used to smear the Mueller investigation. Even if this is not Senator Grassley’s intent, other Republicans would almost certainly do so. Rather than protecting Mueller’s investigation, this amendment would add to its peril. If the amendment stays, then I will applaud the Senator for rejecting the bill.

Thank you!

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SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS
DC phone: (202) 224-3553
SF phone: (415) 981-9369

No Trojan Horse in 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 ask Senator Harris to support Senator Feinstein’s rejection of the Grassley amendment, which would add reporting requirements to the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act.

The behavior we have seen thus far gives us no reason to believe that advance notice of changes in the Mueller investigation, if shared with Republican members of Congress, would not be used to stall or derail Mueller’s investigation. The information would most likely be sent quickly to the White House to notify those being investigated or used to smear the Mueller investigation. Even if this is not Senator Grassley’s intent, other Republicans would almost certainly do so. Rather than protecting Mueller’s investigation, this amendment would add to its peril. If the amendment stays, then I will applaud the Senator for rejecting the bill.

Thank you!

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