Phone Scripts 9.27-9.30.2018: The President Needs His Head Examined. Really. + More

We cannot forget. We cannot be silent.
From Brett Kavanaugh to Kristjen Nielsen, this administration supports the weak and corruptWe can do something about it. We can strengthen the resolve of our elected officials, so they can say, Enough is enough.

Time to make some calls.

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

Reunite ALL of 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 insist that ALL of the migrant children separated from their parents be reunited. NOW.

More than 400 children are still separated from their parents. The administration* is trying to be rid of the Flores Settlement, which keeps kids from being held for more than 20 days. And they’re incarcerating more children as we speak. Please keep up the pressure! Reunite ALL of the kids!

Background:

https://qz.com/1382369/this-is-your-reminder-that-416-migrant-kids-have-still-not-been-reunited-with-their-parents/amp/

The President Needs His Head Examined. Really.

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 ask for a reliable third-party physical and mental examine of Donald Trump.

The most respected political reporter in the nation has described Trump’s White House as a “nervous breakdown”. There have been multiple reports of staff intervening to prevent Trump from acts of madness. What’s mad is pretending Trump isn’t crazy. He has never had a reliable exam from a competent physician: his own doctor and the disgraced Ronny Jackson don’t fit that bill. Will [the MoC] please demand an independent exam, with the results not written by Trump?

Background:

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-claims-sessions-hired-rosenstein-calls-25th-amendment-stories-very-sad


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

Protect Rod Rosenstein

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 demand legislation protecting Rod Rosenstein be passed. The Republicans won’t do it, but make them defend their decision by stating what we all know: the Russian attack stole the last election and Trump is trying to avoid prosecution. Mueller’s investigation must be protected – and so must Rosenstein.

Background:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/opinions/wp/2018/09/26/rosenstein-must-resist-any-pressure-to-cut-and-run/?utm_term=.51015fa34102

Thursday: It’s a Job Interview, Not a Trial

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 continue to frame the hearing(s?) into Brett Kavanaugh correctly: it’s a job interview, not a trial.

Republicans are trying to pretend that poor Brett is the victim and that he’s entitled to a presumption of innocence. Nonsense. He’s not on trial. He’s up for a promotion. We’re entitled to someone we’re confident is qualified. If there’s reasonable doubt about his innocence, not his guilt, look for another candidate.

Background:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/kavanaughs-senate-hearing-isnt-a-trial-the-standard-isnt-reasonable-doubt/2018/09/20/1eb1ee34-bd15-11e8-b7d2-0773aa1e33da_story.html?utm_term=.3f16651c6890

Friday: I Believe Christine Blasey Ford

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 continue to fight for the women Kavanaugh has abused to be heard. I believe Christine Blasey Ford. I believe Deborah Ramirez. I believe Julie Swetnick. And Brett Kavanaugh is a blatant liar who shouldn’t be a judge, much less a justice.

Background:

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/9/26/17905908/julie-swetnick-michael-avenatti-twitter-brett-kavanaugh

Saturday: The GOP is the Party of Abuse

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 continue to make the case that it isn’t just Kavanaugh: the GOP has become the party of sexual abuse. The excuse it, condone it, practically celebrate it. No one forced this on them. They’ve embraced rapists, pedophiles and abusers with open arms and defended them in the most repulsive ways. Make them own it forever so that we can send them packing for good.

Background:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/opinions/wp/2018/09/25/what-more-evidence-of-contempt-for-women-is-needed/?utm_term=.6d95a43ee9f7


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

NO on Tax Scam 2.0

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 oppose Republican Tax Scam 2.0.

Their first tax scam, from last December, is so unpopular that they won’t mention it on the campaign trail. The public is smart enough to see the scam for what it was: a huge give-away to the rich. We don’t need any more of that nonsense. Tell them: Hell, no.

Background:

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/9/11/17845780/kevin-brady-republican-permanent-tax-cuts