Phone Scripts 7.16-7.18.2018: Return All the Children!/Denounce Trump, Denounce Russia + More

Do you find it hard to believe the government still has not reunited the families? How do you think the talk with Putin will go? Should we offer more respect to our allies, or our enemies? Do you want your Senators to say ‘no’ to the Republican President’s choice for Supreme Court? Your Representatives to defend the FBI?

Our future depends on us all. Make your 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

Return All 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 continue to push for the immediate return of all migrant children AND to insist that families not be detained.

Trump created this heart-wrenching crisis where there was none and his government has been dragging its heels in fixing it. Now they even want to avoid the costs of reuniting the children they tore from their parents and there is the danger that they’ll try to incarcerate families indefinitely. I need [the MoC] to not let this issue go until the families are together and safe.

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Denounce Trump, Denounce Russia

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 and Putin both for attacking the United States.

It doesn’t matter whether Trump is taking orders from Putin or just really afraid of him, the result is the same:  Trump puts Putin’s interests above those of our country. This is treason. The time for looking away or mincing words is far past. I need [the MoC] to denounce both Trump and Putin. Now.

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Stand Up for NATO

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 defend NATO this week and to simultaneously denounce Trump for supporting Russia against our allies.

Trump’s blitzkrieg through Brussels was a disaster. He is actively working to undermine and destroy the foundations of the stable world order which America has led for our entire lifetimes. He is betraying our country and is plainly in thrall to Vladimir Putin. This week, praise NATO and denounce Trump.

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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

Suspects Don’t Get to Choose Their Judges!

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.

Russian cyberattacks propelled Trump into the White House. Trump supports Putin at every turn. Rightly, Trump is suspected of betraying our country – which his every action suggests is true. Yet the investigation into his treason may well end up in the Supreme Court. 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.

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NO on Brett Kavanaugh

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 nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh is the hard-right judge conservatives have been drooling over appointing for years. His appointment comes after cheating kept Merrick Garland from being appointed and after cheating made Trump president*. He would be a disastrous judge. VOTE NO.

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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 Rod Rosenstein and Denounce Republican Collaborators

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask Representative [Huffman/Thompson] to denounce the attempt by radical “Banana Republicans” to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Let’s be clear:  their attack on Rosenstein is meant to shield Trump from aiding and abetting Russia in successfully attacking the 2016 election. In other words, the Banana Republican Caucus is defending Russia and its collaborator, Donald Trump, against the safety and security of the United States. This is treason. I’m demanding that Representative [Huffman/Thompson] denounce them today for their betrayal.

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California State Senators
STATE SENATOR MIKE MCGUIRE
Sacramento phone: (916) 651-4002
Santa Rosa phone: (707) 576-2771

STATE SENATOR BILL DODD
Sacramento phone: (916) 651-4003
Santa Rosa phone: (707) 576-2093

California State Assembly Members (Sonoma County)
District 10: MARK LEVINE (707) 576-2631
District 2: JIM WOOD (707) 576-2526
District 4: CHRISTINA AGUIAR-CURRY (707) 224-0440

NO on SB 1088:  Don’t Let PG&E Off the Hook

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask [Senator/Assemblymember] to oppose SB 1088, which would let PG&E off the hook for future wildfires.

We’ve lost our homes. Too many have lost their lives. PG&E did this to us and they must be never be given any opening to avoid responsibility in the future. No legislation must ever do that. Ever.

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Sonoma County 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

Fully Fund the Commission on Human Rights!

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask that the Board of Supervisors rescind their recent budget amendment which reduced funding for the County Commission on Human Rights.

There could hardly be a worse time to cut funding for the Commission on Human Rights. Hate crimes are up, many of our citizens are terrified that ICE will descend on our country, Trump is sowing division in the worst dictatorial fashion. If there was ever a time to reduce funding (which I doubt), this certainly is not it. Please fully fund the Commission and support them in their critical work.

Background (from CHR vice chair Dmitra Smith):

"The Board of Supervisors recently approved a budget which ended staff support for the Commission on Human Rights (as well as our sister Commission on the Status of Women). We lobbied our supervisors in vain. We have just received word that we will no longer be able to hold meetings in the PRMD hearing room but have been moved to the HR Training Center. I'm not going to speculate on the reasons for this, but as I hear that funds are tight post fires, I'm aware that $4 million dollars was spent on fighting for immunity for the deputy who killed Andy Lopez, so it's more about priorities from my view.

"In the past few years, I and many others have worked diligently to establish the Commission on Human Rights as a beacon of light within the county government system. A place where truly marginalized voices can be amplified and uplifted. Where justice, intersectionality and truth can grow and flourish. We have published reports on racism in schools, advocated for our unhoused neighbors, fought back against hate crimes, supported our immigrant, LGBTQ+, Disability communities, and so much more, not to mention mentoring over 100 Sonoma County youth in the Junior Commission on Human Rights.

"I am told that the CAO office will advise the supervisors on how the commission will function. I don't know any of those people and they certainly don't understand what I do as the Vice Chair. I already work hundreds of hours per year for free and I am honored to do so, but we can not do it without adequate support and an appropriate venue for our monthly public meetings.

"If you believe in the importance of having a fully functioning Commission on Human Rights and Commission on the Status of Women, I URGE you to contact your supervisors and express your concern. We still have not gotten permission from the BOS to fundraise so that we can get this PSA I directed into theaters. Now we'll need to fundraise to function. I will not go quietly into the night with this one. I have worked too hard and too long these past six years. The people of Sonoma County deserve much better. This is not the time in our nation, state or county to diminish the work of the Commission on Human Rights.”