To get you fired up for calls, here is a recent 'rant' from an Indivisible activist: "There are now people in our government who want to change our government into something I don't want it to be. And they are moving to reduce and/or take away my power as a voter and citizen and resident of this country. And they are diminishing my significance while at the same time enhancing the importance of entities with lots of money/power/connections, and that is totally not okay... Read more.
Scripts this week have us calling our Senators about healthcare (keep it up!), net neutrality, voting rights and election interference/collusion -- massive threats to our democracy.. For our Congressmen, we focus on free press, net neutrality and voting rights. These are critical, constitutional issues. Go Indivisible!
Lawmakers are back in session this week. McConnell will continue to press for a healthcare vote. In addition to continuing our ask for Senators to push for bipartisan solutions to improve the ACA, we ask them to rigorously protect voting rights. We ask our Congressmen to also protect voter rights, as well as the Legal Services Corporation which serves thousands of low-income individuals, veterans, children, families, and seniors in every congressional district.
The Senate is trying to do what the House of Representatives did in May: jam through its TrumpCare bill without an honest and open discussion about its full impact on American families. In addition to our continued fight against repeal of the ACA, we ask for our lawmakers to introduce a bill that requires states to upgrade and secure their voter data, to halt the elimination of the Legal Services Corporation, and to denounce the Republican President’s use of name-calling and unforgivable language.
Today’s scripts for Senators continue to focus on healthcare and the procedures that lead up to a vote in the Senate prior to July 4th. There are also scripts for those with Republican Senators who have not yet committed to their position. Indivisible encourages us to use our networks to find friends living in those states to make calls to their senators. Those numbers and scripts are at the bottom of this page.
Scripts thank Senator Harris for her strength, and ask both our Senators to be strong with the Comey testimony /Mueller investigation. We ask that Senator Feinstein oppose the nomination of Bush for the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, and thank our Congressmen for ensuring that California moves forward into a cleaner and healthier 21st Century.
We are charged up and ready to fight! We are angry about the Administration’s secretive and all-too-cozy relationship with Russia. We are fearful about the future of healthcare. Indications are that the budget and tax plan will only benefit the wealthy. We foresee a long and arduous road ahead to make substantive change in our country, and that is why we say this is a marathon!
These scripts thank our MOCs for holding firm on the appointment of a Department of Justice special counsel. We want to have faith in the DOJ process; we also want our legislators to explore the best and most transparent options to inform the public about all possible violations of the law, collusion with foreign powers, abuse of power, or any obstruction of justice.
We have several new and dynamic scripts available this week. The new scripts primarily thank our Members of Congress for their steadfastness in the midst of a confusing and untenable situation in Washington D.C. and ask them to go further to ensure they defend our most basic democratic institutions and values.
Representative Huffman also provided the money quote of the evening: “Maybe he’ll leave us for a younger country.”
We’re all gobsmacked about James Comey’s firing. We’re angry, frustrated, even despondent. We find ourselves swimming ever against the torrent of Trump’s assaults, but even if you find yourself wading in the muck, maintain a forward momentum at whatever pace you’re able. Martin Luther King Jr. reminded us, “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
Wow The Senate Intelligence Committee’s hearing with former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates was intense. But the impetuous #45 fired FBI Director Comey with no warning and no finesse. He didn’t even call him. But we can call. Our senators and representatives need to hear from us. Let’s call about the investigation, the developing picture of Russian intervention, and the Republican President’s reaction.