Phone Scripts 5.17-5.20.2018: Bribery is Impeachable/Scott Pruitt Must Go + More

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The swamp is deeper than ever. Help us push this unclean tide back by calling our Members of Congress to say you have had enough. Enough bribery and corruption, enough of biased judges who don’t know the law, enough of ruining our planet for profits.

Enough!

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

Bribery is Impeachable

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 call for an investigation into what appear to be bribes solicited and accepted on behalf of Donald Trump.

Half a billion dollars from a Russian oligarch’s fund, previously identified as possibly a front for the GRU (today’s KGB), into a Trump slush fund for no apparent reason. And then an effort to lift the sanctions on Russia, abandoned only when publicity made it a risky move. Another half a billion dollars, this time from China, invested in a Trump project in Indonesia, followed almost immediately by the removal of sanctions against the giant Chinese firm ZTE, against the wishes of the American intelligence community. Bribes, bribes, bribes. “Treason, bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors” says the constitution. Investigate, investigate, investigate.

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Scott 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 impeachment of Scott Pruitt, the head of the EPA, an ethical nightmare who is unfit to serve.

This one is simple. Pruitt is irredeemably corrupt and a slave to the industries he’s supposed to regulate. There are so many reasons to impeach him you could assemble the case in your sleep. Do it. Impeach him. Now.

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OPPOSE 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.

It’s one thing to help farmers. It’s another thing entirely to wage war on public health. 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 opposed.

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Oppose Mike Stoker’s appointment as EPA Region 9 Director

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 appointment of Mike Stoker to head EPA Region 9, covering the west coast.

Of course the Trump regime is appointing an anti-environmentalist to safeguard our environment. Stoker, an offshore-drilling advocate from Santa Barbara, of all places, is a thoroughly awful choice. I realized [the MoC] doesn’t have the power to stop his appointment. But I’ll be cheering when you condemn 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

Thank You for Your “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 thank the Senator for her vow to vote NO on the nomination of Gina Haspel as Director of the CIA.

Senator Harris’s demand for a yes or no answer to the question, “Do you believe that the previous interrogation techniques were immoral?” and Senator Feinstein’s clearly stating her opposition to Haspel make all Californians proud. We stand firmly behind you:  torture is never ok under any circumstances. Not now. Not ever. Haspel must be rejected.

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No on Ryan Bounds

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 Ryan Bounds to the 9th Circuit court.

Bounds, who mocked multiculturalism as an undergrad at Stanford, is opposed by both of Oregon’s senators. By tradition, their refusal to submit “blue slips” on his behalf should be treated as a veto. Instead, in his rush to pack the courts with conservatives, Senator Grassley is ready to do away with tradition. Please let him know that he does this at his peril and that, if he moves forward, you will make him pay for it.

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