Phone Scripts 8.26-9.1.2019

It’s not your imagination. Trump is getting even worse, much worse. He’s escalating his trade war and declaring that he “hereby orders” firms to quit doing business with China. He’s insisting that he can detain immigrant children and families indefinitely, in defiance of the law. He insulted Denmark after they declined to “sell him Greenland”.

He attacked American jews, claiming that those who vote for Democrats are “disloyal” – a classic anti-Semitic line. And, oh yes, that he’s “loved like the second coming of God” and “I am the Chosen One”. All this past week. The common thread? A combination of dumbfounding stupidity, sadism, and narcissistic megalomania.

So, yes, we’re in danger, probably more that we were in before. And yet, as the New Yorker’s David Remnick says, “As perilous and unnerving as things are under the Trump Administration, any form of political despair at such a moment remains unforgivable.”

Yes, we must continue to work towards the 2020 election. But in the meantime, we also have to protect our democracy and the people in it. It’s clearly time to accelerate impeachment hearings and for all Representatives to support them. It’s time to fight the administration at every turn and call out every wrong. And to do that, we need your voice – and all of our voices, together.

Find scheduled town halls at impeachmentaugust.org. Please take a few minutes each day and call, using our scripts below. Hate the phone? Resistbot (resist.bot) is your friend.

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

Trump Is Losing It: Time to Impeach!

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 announce their support for beginning impeachment hearings.

There can be no possible justification for maintaining that “we need more information” before deciding to investigate the president through the process of impeachment hearings and for doing it at an accelerated rate. Trump isn’t demonstrating his unfitness for office daily; he’s doing it by the hour. To pretend otherwise is farcical and a complete abdication of responsibility.

I need to see [my MoC’s] public support for impeachment proceedings, now.

Background:

https://www.lawfareblog.com/impeachment-proceedings-and-congressional-oath

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/07/10/impeachment-isnt-optional-if-facts-point-that-direction-congress-must-act/?utm_term=.6dfc3fa6e262

Ban Assault Weapons

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 support legislation that bans the possession and use of assault-style rifles.

Assault rifles are weapons of war, designed for the rapid killing of humans. They have no place in a safe and free society, yet they are the weapon of choice for mass murder occurring every week in our country. It’s time for this to stop for good. Please pass an assault rifle ban with no expiration date. Ban them once and for all.

Background:

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/09/assault-weapons-ban-impeachment-confound-house-democrats.html

Republican-fueled Terrorism Is a National Crisis

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 name and fight the scourge of Republican-fueled white nationalist terrorism that is plaguing our country.

Mass shootings by white supremacy terrorists, incited by Donald Trump, are a danger now to every American – and they are dramatically on the rise. Please name this crisis for what it is: Trump’s racist exhortations combined with a refusal by Republicans to allow any votes on sensible gun control. Republicans won’t change, but we must daily frame this terrorist crisis for what it is and emphatically remind everyone of just who is behind it.

Background:

https://theintercept.com/2019/08/04/el-paso-dayton-mass-shootings-donald-trump/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/04/anything-real-say-about-shootings-mr-president/?utm_term=.6fcabb4e9c22

Defund Hate

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 cut the funding for ICE and CBP to below 2016 levels. I’m also asking that no additional unrestricted funds be given to either ICE or CBP. Under Trump, both ICE and CBP have become the dehumanized instruments of a white supremacist state. The only way to stem their abuses is to cut their funding. I’m counting on my [Representative/Senator] to do just that.

Background:

https://indivisible.org/resource/tell-your-representative-defund-hate

This Recess, Visit the Camps

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 set aside time this recess to visit the Trump concentration camps and to publicize what they see.

We know what happens when we look away: the abuses get worse, families are torn apart, and children, women, and men are traumatized and die. Congress has the unique ability to shine a bright light on these abuses, which is one of the only weapons we have at the moment for slowing them down. Please, skip a fundraiser this recess. Visit a camp.

Background:

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/07/border-facilities/593239/

Use the Congressional Review Act to block Gutting of Endangered Species Act

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 immediately invoke the Congressional Review Act to block implementation of the new rule weakening the Endangered Species Act.

Gutting the Endangered Species Act on behalf of fossil fuel producers when the climate crisis is causing species collapse world wide is insane. Congress has sixty days to block this Trump action using the Congressional Review Act. Please invoke it immediately!

Background:

https://indivisiblesf.org/call-scripts/2019/8/13/fed-stop-gutting-esa

Use the Congressional Review Act to block implementation of the new DHS “Public Charge” immigration rule

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 immediately invoke the Congressional Review Act to block implementation of the new DHS “Public Charge” immigration rule.

There are two clear purposes for “public charge” rule change. The first is to continue generating fear, cruelty, and chaos, among, towards, and for, immigrants and potential immigrants, particularly nonwhites. The second is to fundamentally shift American immigration policy from “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” to one that welcomes only the white, the wealthy, and those expected to become reliable Republicans voters.

Please use the CRA to block it!

Background:

https://indivisiblesf.org/call-scripts/2019/8/13/fed-stop-public-charge


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

Secure Our Voting Machines

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 push for passage of the SAFE Act, which would preclude jurisdictions from using hackable machine-marked printouts with barcodes from the vendors’ insecure ballot marking devices. We know that our next election is already under attack. And we know that Russia has infiltrated our voting systems. We must secure this weak link.

Background:

https://smartelections.us


Governor Gavin Newsom
(916) 445-2841

Tax Oil & Gas Extraction (YES on SB 246)

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask the Governor to support SB 246, to levy an oil tax that can help wean California off of fossil fuels.

California, which last year extracted 165 million barrels of oil has, unlike a majority of other states, never taxed oil production. This has to end, now. Fossil fuels are driving a climate catastrophe that is threatening human life on earth. Please help wean the state off of fossil fuels by supporting SB 246.

Call or use this link:
https://climateprotection.salsalabs.org/LettertoGavinNewsomSB246/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=910c0bff-29c1-4b12-8fac-ced267c70024


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

Eliminate Plastic Pollution and Waste

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 support Senate Bill 54, to eliminate plastic pollution and waste.

Single-use products—typically plastic packaging –  are overflowing our landfills, fouling our oceans and streets, and burdening the environment. Current disposal and recycling policies cannot resolve these problems, and California can no longer afford to wait for a resolution.

Senate Bill 54 requires reduction, composting or recycling of 75 percent of single-use packaging by 2030. It’s a goal we can and must achieve in California. I’m asking the Senator to vote “YES” on SB 54.

Background:

https://addup.sierraclub.org/campaigns/help-eliminate-plastic-pollution-and-waste?promoid=7010Z0000027XlsQAE&db_token=841945b406349b06a875f0d296c600cd370f7266d7156061a8f2db55db1d3465c3d2156b1dbb4f5ba7ee5d7a3ee35cf9


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

Restore Voting Rights to Parolees (YES on ACA 6)

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask [the Assemblymember] to support ACA 6 (McCarty), which will help restore the right to vote to people on parole.

It’s time for California to join the growing national movement to strengthen our democracy by ensuring that everyone – including people on parole who are reentering society – can have their voices counted. Please vote YES on ACA 6 (McCarty).

Call or use this link:
https://action.aclu.org/send-message/ca-asm-support-freethevote?ms_aff=CN&initms_aff=CN&ms_chan=eml&initms_chan=eml