Phone Scripts 4.9-11.2018: Fire Scott Pruitt/No One Wins A Trade War + More

We are urging our representatives to support clean cars by 2040, fire Scott Pruitt, avoid the damaging trade war, routinely counter the President’s lies - and more! There’s a lot to change at both state and federal levels!

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.

Pruitt’s demolition of the EPA is reason enough for him to go. But it’s his outrageous corruption that is providing the opening to get rid of him for good. Pruitt’s flamboyance in accepting favors from lobbyists and wasting millions of taxpayer dollars on perks and an outrageous security detail are beyond the pale. Even in an administration as venal as this, Pruitt stands out. He must go.

Will [the MoC] demand Pruitt’s firing today?

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No One Wins A Trade War

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 to end Trump’s trade wars.

No one wins a trade war. While there are good reasons to want to reform some of China’s trade practices, those goals won’t be achieved by alienating our allies and mindlessly imposing sanctions on our own. Trump, as always, is behaving with ignorance and aggression – and, increasingly, without any moderating influence. This is a recipe for disaster. Congress has the power to stop his trade wars. You must do it.

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Counter the Lies

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 counter Trump’s lies about immigration.

Just saying they are lies while repeating them will only reinforce Trump’s garbage. The [MoC] must instead make a positive statement about the benefits of immigration, immigrants’ contribution to our nation throughout our history and the importance to our economy (now at full capacity) of having the workforce, native and immigrant, that it needs. Then attack his baseless lies.

Background:

https://www.vox.com/2018/4/2/17187900/trump-immigration-caravan-daca-nuclear-option


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 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 MoC] 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 MoC] vehemently oppose the nominations of Haspel and Pompeo?

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Hold Zuckerberg Accountable

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 conduct an exhaustive, informed and aggressive investigation into Facebook’s business practices, especially as regards its interactions with Cambridge Analytica, the Trump campaign and Palantir.

As each week rolls by, the news about Facebook’s transgressions gets worse and worse. The company plainly can’t be trusted to protect users on it’s own. It’s abuses are serious enough and may have had such far-reaching electoral consequences that an exhaustive investigation must be done:  all the relevant data must be handed over, experts must be given the time and resources to examine it and legislative solutions must be proposed and adopted. It is critical that Congress have data experts assisting them in this effort or they risk missing or misunderstanding relevant information

Will [the MoC] push for an exhaustive, informed and aggressive investigation into Facebook’s business practices, especially as regards its interactions with Cambridge Analytica, the Trump campaign and Palantir?

Background:

https://twitter.com/i/moments/981344466790469632


State Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry
Sacramento phone: (916) 319-2004
Davis phone: (530) 757-1034
Napa phone: (707) 224-0440

Support the Clean Cars 2040 Act

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry to support AB 1745, the Clean Cars 2040 Act.

Global Warming is the greatest threat to life on our planet. We are failing to meet the targets necessary to slow it enough to ensure our survival. It doesn’t get any more dire than that. The Clean Cars 2040 Act would move us towards the carbon-free future which we need for our survival. The technology exists;  it’s time to push to make it ubiquitous.

Will the Assemblymember support the AB 1745?

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