Phone Scripts 6.18-6.20.2018: Protect the Children: Keep Families Together!

The current administration continues its war on children. Fight back! This week, focus your efforts on the inhumane treatment of families seeking asylum and a better life in our country. Call every day to Senators and Representatives - they need to hear from you on this issue.

And don’t forget your extra credit opportunity: Remind both Senators and Representatives that the DOJ’s decision to cease defending the Affordable Care Act’s mandated coverage for pre-existing conditions is an abomination. The ACA was created, in large part, to ensure that babies born with birth defects could get health insurance.

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

Monday:  Protect the Children:  Keep Families Together!

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 sponsoring the Keep Families Together Act and to urge her not to rest until it has become law. I’m also asking her to VISIT the children and to take a camera crew with her to publicize their plight.

Tearing migrant children from their parents and incarcerating them in cages for a misdemeanor offense is state-sponsored terror. And that this practice is being extended to legal asylum-seeking families is a violation of human rights. It is inhuman, it is despicable and it is evil. It stains the United States and causes irreparable harm to the children and parents. It MUST BE STOPPED. We must treat all the children as if they were our own and protect them.

Background:
https://www.mymotherlode.com/news/local/372168/feinstein-introduces-the-keep-families-together-act.html

Tuesday:  Protect the Children:  Keep Families Together!

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling again today to thank the Senator for sponsoring the Keep Families Together Act and to urge her not to rest until it has become law. I’m also asking her to VISIT the children and to take a camera crew with her to publicize their plight.

Tearing migrant children from their parents and incarcerating them in cages for a misdemeanor offense is state-sponsored terror. And that this practice is being extended to legal asylum-seeking families is a violation of human rights. It is inhuman, it is despicable and it is evil. It stains the United States and causes irreparable harm to the children and parents. It MUST BE STOPPED. We must treat all the children as if they were our own and protect them.

Background:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-trump-administration-is-committing-violence-against-children/2018/06/15/9be06440-70c0-11e8-bd50-b80389a4e569_story.html?utm_term=.9c2034bacf43

Wednesday:  Protect the Children:  Keep Families Together!

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling again today to thank the Senator for sponsoring the Keep Families Together Act and to urge her not to rest until it has become law. I’m also asking her to VISIT the children and to take a camera crew with her to publicize their plight.

Tearing migrant children from their parents and incarcerating them in cages for a misdemeanor offense is state-sponsored terror. And that this practice is being extended to legal asylum-seeking families is a violation of human rights. It is inhuman, it is despicable and it is evil. It stains the United States and causes irreparable harm to the children and parents. It MUST BE STOPPED. We must treat all the children as if they were our own and protect them.

Background:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-dont-recognize-this-country-anymore/2018/06/15/6a9c898a-70cb-11e8-bf86-a2351b5ece99_story.html?utm_term=.2e729e074779


Both Representatives
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:  Keep Families Together!

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask that Representative [Thompson/Huffman] demand a clean bill to stop the Trump regime from ripping immigrant children away from their parents and incarcerating them. I’m also asking that the Representative travel this week to a detention center and visit it, taking along a camera crew to publicize this atrocity.

Tearing migrant children from their parents and incarcerating them in cages for a misdemeanor offense is state-sponsored terror. And that this practice is being extended to legal asylum-seeking families is a violation of human rights. It is inhuman, it is despicable and it is evil. It stains the United States and causes irreparable harm to the children and parents. It MUST BE STOPPED. We must treat all the children as if they were our own and protect them.

Background:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-dont-recognize-this-country-anymore/2018/06/15/6a9c898a-70cb-11e8-bf86-a2351b5ece99_story.html?utm_term=.2e729e074779

Extra Credit - for Senators and Representatives
(Can be included in each call above.)

In addition, the Department of Justice has determined that it will not defend the ACA’s provisions for insuring pre-existing conditions. This is a continuation of the current administration's unacknowledged war on children - evidenced by their use of children to try to pressure Democrats into supporting their punitive policies. I urge the <Senator / Representative> to call out this and other policy changes and make it clear that the Republicans own the damage being done.

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-doj-aca-20180608-story.html