Phone Scripts 4.5-8.2018: Keep Our Fuel-Economy Standards/No Tribune Purchase for Sinclair Broadcast Group + More

The strongest issues we face are the many ways the current administration - Congress as well as President - are trying to dismantle the protections we built into our democracy. Let our Members of Congress hear from you - maintain our national fuel economy standards, reject efforts to further enlarge Sinclair media holdings, oppose the trade war, demand that Pruitt resign, and reject the appointments of Haspel and Pompeo.

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.

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. It would handicap our auto industry, incentivizing them to make and sell cars that have no future. And it would cause more pollution and more deaths from lung and cardiovascular diseases.

Will [the MoC] demand that the EPA keep the current fuel economy standards?

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No Tribune Purchase for Sinclair Broadcast Group

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 Sinclair Broadcast Group’s bid to purchase Tribune Media.

Sinclair has become a propaganda outlet for the Trump agenda. The FCC recently allowed them to expand dramatically with multiple outlets in media markets across the country. This last week they became infamous for forcing all of their news anchors to read a Trump-influenced propaganda piece attacking mainstream media. Now they want to expand even further, by buying Tribune Media. No way.

Will [the MoC] oppose approval of Sinclair’s bid for Tribune Media?

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Trade Wars Harm America

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 propose legislation to force an end to Trump’s trade wars against China and other trading partners.

Everyone loses from trade wars. Even Republicans know this, but they’re too cowed by the president* to do anything about it. Force their hand:  propose legislation to end Trump’s tariffs now. Either way you’ll win. If they support you, our economy won’t be harmed. If they ignore you, they’ll be the ones taking all the blame – along with Trump.

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Pruitt 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 EPA Chief Scott Pruitt.

Pruitt is a disaster as the head of the EPA. He’s working overtime trying to destroy his own agency. But he’s also as corrupt as they come and for this reason [the MoC] must demand his firing today.

Will [the MoC] demand that Pruitt be removed immediately?

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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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