Phone Scripts 8.5-8.11.2019

The shootings are coming with lightning speed, one upon another. They are fueled by a president who laughs when his blind-rage crowds scream, “Shoot them!”, then responds, “That’s only in the Panhandle that you can get away with that stuff.” Wink, wink, nod, nod. Bang, bang.

Republican-fueled terrorism is a national crisis.
The shootings are coming with lightning speed, one upon another. They are fueled by a president who laughs when his blind-rage crowds scream, “Shoot them!”, then responds, “That’s only in the Panhandle that you can get away with that stuff.” Wink, wink, nod, nod. Bang, bang.

They are fueled by a Republican majority in the Senate, whose leader, Mitch McConnell, the self-styled “Grim Reaper”, vowed to stop all progressive proposals – including sensible gun legislation such as HB 8, which would simply require background checks – from even coming up for a vote.

And they are ignited by a receptive audience of young, white terrorists, eager to heed Trump’s call and kill those he demonizes.

The Republican party has become a white nationalist, pro-death, enabler of domestic terrorism.

We mustn’t turn away and we mustn’t shy away from telling the truth. This week, let’s encourage our representatives to name this crisis for what it is and to do everything in their power to oppose and end it.

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

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

Actions that need to be taken include reinstating the Domestic Terrorism Unit in DHS, monitoring/controlling the white terrorist website 8chan, and bringing gun control legislation to the Senate floor. Yet we know Republicans will stymie each of these actions.

Mass shootings by white nationalist terrorists, incited to murder by Donald Trump, are a danger now to every American – and they are dramatically on the rise. Please continue to 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. We won’t get Republicans to change, but we must daily frame this terrorist crisis for what it truly is and emphatically state 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 demand that funding for ICE and CBP be cut to 2016 levels or lower. I’m also asking that no additional unrestricted funds be given to either ICE or CBP. Under Trump, both ICE and CBP have become dangerously dehumanized organizations. The only way to stem their abuses is to cut their funding. I’m counting on my [MoC] to do just that.

Background:

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

Keep Visiting 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 keep visiting the brutal system of concentration camps that the administration is running and to publicize what you see. Whenever we look away, Trump’s minions commit more abuses. It’s critical that we continue visits and continue to publicize what is happening. Every single week.

Background:

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


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


REPRESENTATIVE MIKE THOMPSON
DC phone: (202) 225-3311
Santa Rosa phone: (707) 542-7182

Impeachment Hearings Can’t Wait!

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask Representative Thompson to support the beginning of impeachment hearings.

I know that the Congressman wants to “go about this in the right way” and that he insists that impeachment “isn’t off the table”. And hearings have begun. But the shootings this week are one more example of the folly of moving slowly. Congress can and must move much more quickly (look at how rapidly the House passed two hundred pieces of legislation). Opposing the president and conducting impeachment hearings is far more pressing.

So I’m asking Representative Thompson: please push for much faster hearings and add your voice to the majority of House Democrats calling for them to be impeachment hearings.

Background:

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

https://www.gq.com/story/democrats-impeaching-trump


REPRESENTATIVE JARED HUFFMAN
DC phone: (202) 225-5161
Petaluma phone:  (707) 981-8967

Thank You for Supporting Impeachment Hearings!

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to thank Representative Huffman for supporting the beginning of impeachment hearings NOW. The Constitution is clear: impeachment isn’t optional. When the facts point towards impeachable conduct, it’s Congress’s duty to act. We know from the Mueller report and from Democratic leaders’ statements that impeachable conduct has occurred. Thank you for doing the right thing! Please press your colleagues to do the same!

Background:

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

https://www.gq.com/story/democrats-impeaching-trump


The Democratic National Committee
(202) 863-8000

Hold a Climate Debate!

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to say that I’m appalled that the DNC is not only NOT HOLDING a climate debate, it’s threatening 2020 presidential candidates who even PARTICIPATE IN ONE with banning them from other debates. This is outrageous!

Climate change is not just a “single issue” but something that impacts all other issues. Americans understand that. It's why climate is a top issue in this election – it must be debated!

Frankly, the DNC’s threatening presidential candidates over even engaging with the most critical issue of our time makes me angry and mistrustful of the DNC. Unless you reverse your position and welcome a climate debate, I will withhold all donations from you and donate only to individual candidates, ones who aren’t in thrall to the fossil fuel industry – as you appear to be.

As an activist, I can say that you are undermining what the Democratic Party should be standing for. Shame on you!

Background:

https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-the-democratic-national-committee-hold-a-climate-debate-2/?link_id=0&can_id=b6ddce47feb58218554f7ca99244f89e&source=email-threatening-candidates-for-participating-in-a-climate-debate&email_referrer=email_560549___subject_725583&email_subject=threatening-candidates-for-participating-in-a-climate-debate


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