Phone Scripts 7.12-7.15.2018: Say It: Russia Owns Trump and the GOP + More

After months of separation, reunited children no longer remember their families. The US has demonstrated that they don’t know what they are doing. And still, health insurance is under attack, and the current president is meeting one-on-one with no witnesses with Putin.

It’s insanity. And it will stop only if we make it. Call. And call again. And again. Your voice matters and makes all the difference.

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

Thursday:  Reunite the Children NOW!

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 Trump regime reunite all migrant children separated from their families IMMEDIATELY and stop dragging their heels.

U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw ordered all separated children be returned. The administration dragged its heels and failed to meet the first deadline, for children under the age of five. We all know what would happen if you or I missed a court deadline:  we’d be in jail. But Secretary Nielsen and Secretary Azar are still at large after failing to comply. This is a disgrace.

I need [the MoC] to make a bold public statement about this TODAY and EVERY DAY until the children are safe in their parent’s arms.

Background:

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a22108183/trump-administration-separated-children-court-order/

Say It:  Russia Owns Trump and the GOP

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 say it publicly today and every day until our country is safe again:  Russia owns Trump and the GOP.

No more waiting for Mueller to finish. No more hedged comments like, “Why would he/they do that?” We all know why Trump is destroying NATO and kissing up to Russia. Putin wants him to. [The MoC] needs to help save our democracy. Now is not the time for vague words or pulled punches. Say it:  Russia owns Trump and the GOP.

Background:

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/07/trump-putin-russia-collusion.html

NO to Trump’s Destruction of Trade

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 denounce Trump’s tariffs and trade wars.

Trump doesn’t understand international trade and he doesn’t understand economics. His trade wars are going to hurt Americans near and far. Denounce him and his trade wars now.

Background:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/teresaghilarducci/2018/07/11/how-trumps-trade-wars-could-affect-november-midterms-and-trigger-global-recessions/#6b13361d328d

Save Our Healthcare!

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 denounce Trump’s never-ending assault on the Affordable Care Act.

Having failed to dismantle the ACA legislatively, Trump is taking it to pieces through executive neglect. Over the past week he has declined to reimburse insurers for risk adjustment payments in the billions of dollars and cut funding by 80% for outreach and signup efforts. He is doing everything he can to kill affordable insurance for millions of Americans. People will be bankrupted. People will die.

[The MoC] can’t stop him yet, but they can scream bloody murder. I want to be able to hear them from here.

Background:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/10/us/politics/trump-affordable-care-act.html

Friday:  REUNITE the KIDS.

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 Trump regime reunite all migrant children ripped from their parents IMMEDIATELY.

The Trump regime is acting in bad faith. When Thailand wanted to rescue trapped kids, they set to work and started saving lives. When Trump was told to reunite kids under five with their parents, he went golfing and his lawyer went dog-sitting. He’s counting on us moving on to the next outrage. NO WAY. I need [the MoC] to RAISE BLOODY HELL about this. Because that’s what you’d do if it was your kid.

Background:

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/among-the-putative-parents

Trump is Destroying Our Healthcare

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 denounce the Trump attacks on the Affordable Care Act that are destroying our healthcare system.

Nearly every week, the Administration adds another attack against the structure of the Affordable Care Act. In itself, this is impeachable:  the president is supposed to uphold the law, not undermine it. In the meantime, the attacks are undermining the health insurance of tens of millions. As the system crumbles, people will die. We can’t fix this legislatively right now, but we can shout it from the rooftops:  Trump is destroying your healthcare. I need to hear that, loud and clear, from [my MoC] this week.

Background:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/07/us/politics/trump-risk-adjustment-payments-obamacare.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

Saturday:  No More Separated Children or Detained Families!

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 Trump regime reunite all migrant children separated from their families IMMEDIATELY.

Trump manufactured a false “crisis” at the border so that he could show everyone how cruel he could be. We’ve slowed him down but we haven’t stopped him. He’s dragging his heels reuniting families and appears to be preparing to detain thousands more, perhaps even to resume separating families.

I need [the MoC] to make a bold public statement about this TODAY and EVERY DAY until the children are safe in their parent’s arms and the process is STOPPED for good..

Background:

https://www.vox.com/2018/7/10/17553526/trump-separate-immigrant-families-ruling


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

Trump MUST NOT Choose His Own Juror!

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 fight tooth and nail against Trump’s supposed right to make a Supreme Court pick.

No president in our history, until now, has been accused of taking office through illegal means. There is every reason to believe that Trump has and that Russia is perpetrator and the beneficiary. It is likely that Trump’s fate will eventually be decided by the Supreme Court which is why Trump must NOT be allowed to hand-pick the judge who will cast the deciding vote on his own guilt. I need you to fight against Trump’s pick as if your country depended on it. IT DOES. No half-measures. No backing down. FIGHT.

Background:

Investigate Every Last Thing About Kavanaugh!

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 insist on an exhaustive hearing process for the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. And then vote NO.

Every last thing that Kavanaugh has written or noted in his career needs to be combed through with a fine-toothed comb so that the entire nation can clearly see what a terrible choice he is for Justice. The process will also allow more time to put pressure on Republicans to oppose him or, failing that, to show publicly that they support making abortion illegal, destroying unions, persecuting LGBTQ Americans, curtailing voting rights – and protecting a president* who was treasonously elected.

Background:

https://crooked.com/article/democrats-owe-the-public-a-real-supreme-court-fight/