Phone Scripts 6.28-7.1.2018: Oppose Trump’s Trade Wars + More

It is the best of times. It is the worst of times.
That is life under this administration.
We continue to rise up and resist. Put the fear of the electorate into them. Time to call.

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

Oppose Trump’s Trade Wars

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 Trump’s trade wars.

Trump has no idea of how the economies of nations work. None. He is ignorant and belligerent in equal measure and his own-goal, willy-nilly starting of trade wars will harm us all. Witness the job losses that Harley-Davidson will undertake in response to imminent tariffs. Now multiply them and add in higher costs for all manner of goods for all Americans. Then draft and present legislation to curtail the President’s authority to wage trade wars.

Background:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2018/06/26/trump-threatens-harley-davidson-with-taxes-like-never-before-and-eventual-collapse/?utm_term=.2f5f1538e153

Friday: Verify that the Children Are Reunited

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 insist on independent verification that the court order mandating the return of all the separated immigrant children from their parents be carried out immediately and humanely.

The Trump administration’s monstrous policy of ripping children away from their parents and scattering them around the country has finally been stopped and a judge has mercifully ordered the government to return the children to their parents within the next fourteen days for children under five and within thirty days for the remaining children. This is wonderful news. However, the Trump regime has lied about everything it has done so far and cannot be trusted to carry out the order on its own. It must be monitored by trustworthy, independent observers. Will [the MoC] insist on this?

Background:

https://www.vox.com/2018/6/27/17506698/aclu-lawsuit-trump-administration-injuction-family-reunification-separation

Saturday:  Families Belong Together

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 continue the fight to Keep Families Together and to protect the right to due process.

We are marching by the thousands today across the country. While a court has ordered the taken children to be returned to their parents, the danger isn’t past. Trump always lashes out again after he has been curtailed and this time will be no different. Please:  keep up the fight. Your grit and ongoing determination are needed to protect the children, the parents and to WIN.

Background:

https://www.indivisible.org/resource/trumps-new-cruel-immigration-policy/


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 Confirmation Process with This Senate

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 insist that the confirmation process for the replacement for Judge Kennedy, á la Mitch McConnell, be delayed until the new Senate is sworn in. Barring this, I’m asking the Senator to delay and obstruct the process in any and every way possible.

Background:

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/6/27/17510854/anthony-kennedy-retires-senate-confirmation