Phone Scripts 6.11-6.13.2018: Protect the Children!/Denounce Trump’s Destruction of our Alliance + More

Urge our Members of Congress to stand up for families-protecting the ACA, and rejecting the separation of children from their parents. Tell them to denounce the president’s destruction of our alliances. Make those calls today!

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

Protect the Children!

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 Department of Homeland Security immediately cease the separation of children from their parents at the border.

Tearing migrant children from their parents and incarcerating them in cages for a misdemeanor offense is state-sponsored terror. It is inhuman, it is despicable and it is evil. It stains the United States and causes irreparable harm to the children. I’m asking [the MoC] to not rest until this policy is ended for good. As Arthur Miller wrote, “they were all my sons”. Treat all the children as your own and protect them.

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Denounce Trump’s Destruction of our Alliance

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 publicly denounce Trump’s shredding of America’s relationship with our allies.

Trump is shredding the international order, threatening trade wars with our closest allies, insulting them and kissing up to the worst dictators. Putin, who owns Trump and was responsible for his election, must be thrilled. At least Pearl Harbor only destroyed ships. We, instead, have a mole who is running the country. I’m asking [the MoC] to denounce him and his behavior.

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Say It Loud:  Corruption and Collusion Are Already Clear

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 use their platform to regularly tell the truth:  the corruption and collusion of the Trump regime are already clearly established.

Trump is using Giuliani and others to muddy the waters and confuse voters. Yes, he has the bully pulpit. But there is no excuse for giving up and letting him own the message. Because the truth is that the corruption and collusion of the Trump campaign and regime are already clear. You are welcome to wait for further evidence from Mueller to establish his case. But you must not wait to tell this truth over and over:  we already know that there has been significant corruption and collusion. That’s already a fact.

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Condemn the Department of Justice’s Attack on the ACA

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 Department of Justice do its job and defend the Affordable Care Act.

The rogue DoJ now is refusing to defend the provisions, passed by Congress, in the Affordable Care Act from lawsuits brought by red states against it. The result, if the suits are successful, will be to destroy protections for pre-existing conditions. Let’s be clear:  if this happens, people will die and people will be forced into bankruptcy. What’s more, the DoJ position is an attack on the rule of law. I’m asking [the MoC] to publicly eviscerate the president* and the Attorney General for this egregious act.

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Citizenship Data Must Not Be Used for Redistricting

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 thwart attempts to use census citizenship data for redistricting.

Republicans know that they’re the minority and they’ll do anything they can to retain power by cheating. One of their angles is to base the redistricting of house seats not on the population of a given area, but on the population of the citizens in that area. As with adding the citizenship question in the first place, this is an attempt to leave residents uncounted and to tilt the balance even further and unfairly towards red areas and states. No way. Will [the MoC] oppose this move with vigor?

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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, 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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Tell the Board of Supervisors to Fund Mental Health
Contact the Board of Supervisors
707-565-2241
• Susan Gorin - District 1
• David Rabbitt - District 2
• Shirlee Zane - District 3
• James Gore - District 4
• Lynda Hopkins - District 5

Hello, my name is _____ and I’m a resident of Sonoma County. I’m also a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to urge the Board of Supervisors to continue to fund mental health care at its current level.

Will all our concerns — from the post traumatic effects of the fires to treating the homeless — cutting funding for mental health care and services is clearly counter-productive. Cutting these services will only increase the problems we are facing — from health care to quality of life issues. And will have serious impacts on our economy.