Phone Scripts 5.30.2017

In our suggested scripts this week we work to keep Trumpcare from EVER passing the Senate, we begin to dig into Budget Appropriation committee intricacies, we request full funding for the Census Bureau, and we ask that Jared  Kushner’s security clearance be revoked.

For both your Senators and your Congressman:

Dianne Feinstein:

*SF Office: (415) 393-0707
*DC Office: (202) 224-3841
*LA Office: (310) 914-7300
*San Diego Office: (619) 231-9712
*Fresno Office: (559) 485-7430

Kamala Harris:

*SF Office: (415) 355-9041
*DC Office: (202) 224-3553
*Sacramento Office: (916) 448-2787
*LA Office: (213) 894-5000
*San Diego Office: (619) 239-3884 

Jared Huffman:

*DC Office Phone (202) 225-5161

*Petaluma Office Phone (707) 981-8967

*San Rafael Office Phone (415) 258-9657

Mike Thompson

*DC Office Phone (202) 225-3311

*Santa Rosa Phone (707) 542-7182

 Hate Crimes

Hi, my name is _____ and I live at [Address, City, Zip]. I am also a member of Indivisible Sonoma County.  I’m calling about the increase in hate crimes and domestic terrorism. The Republican President, while campaigning and since his election, has repeatedly denigrated and blamed minority groups for domestic problems.  Last week in Portland, Oregon, two young women were openly harassed by a man on public transport. When three heroic strangers stepped in to try to stop the man, two were stabbed and killed and the third was severely injured. The President must publicly condemn this hate crime. In addition, he should praise the women’s defenders, acknowledging their heroism. Urge Senator/Rep ______to openly call on Trump to make such a statement.  Thank you.

Background:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/26/us/portland-train-stabbing
 


Call both Senators:

Dianne Feinstein:

*SF Office: (415) 393-0707
*DC Office: (202) 224-3841
*LA Office: (310) 914-7300
*San Diego Office: (619) 231-9712
*Fresno Office: (559) 485-7430

 Kamala Harris: 

*SF Office: (415) 355-9041
*DC Office: (202) 224-3553
*Sacramento Office: (916) 448-2787
*LA Office: (213) 894-5000
*San Diego Office: (619) 239-3884

Secrecy and Lies:

Hello, my name is _____ and I live at [Address, City, Zip]. I am also a member of Indivisible Sonoma County. I’m calling to urge Senator [Harris or Feinstein] to conduct a review Jared Kushner’s security clearance and revoke it, if warranted.  It’s not that he tried to open his own communication pipeline with the Russian government, it’s that he attempted to keep this communication secret from the government. Secrecy and lies created this situation for Mr. Kushner and others connected with the Republican President; their decision to lie on their security clearance paperwork and in their interviews demonstrates that any trust may be misplaced. The investigation must go forward. Please share this with the Senator.

Background:

Indivisible South Bay (Silicon Valley) is passing along this Trump-Russia Cheat Sheet to all California Indivisibles and related groups.  Click on this link, then click on the tabs at the bottom of the page to see the information: 

https://goo.gl/A0J82A

Gutting healthcare 

Hi, my name is _____ and I live at [Address, City, Zip].  I am also a member of Indivisible Sonoma County.  I am calling to urge Senator [Feinstein or Harris] to stand up for me and my neighbors. We finally have health insurance and access to comprehensive health care that covers us from day one. We are able to change jobs without losing access to that care, too. But the Republican President wants to reduce funding for Medicare and remove coverage from over 23 million American’s without healthcare, and millions more with pre-existing conditions facing skyrocketing premiums or insurance denials. What will [Senator Harris or Feinstein] do to restore the safety net and protect the lives of millions?

Women's Health

Hi, my name is _____ and I live at [Address, City, Zip].  I am also a member of Indivisible Sonoma County. Repealing the Affordable Care Act puts millions of women’s lives at risk, and these attacks won’t stop until we hold Senate Republicans accountable. Let’s break down the specifics. According to CBO report, the new bill will:

*Strip funding from Planned Parenthood
*Ban subsidies for any policyholder seeking abortion whose employer offers abortion coverage, forcing insurers to drop coverage or women to go without it
*Allow insurers to drop essential health benefits like mammograms, birth control, and prenatal care
*Kick Americans with pre-existing conditions off their car
Senator [Feinstein or Harris], will you do everything in your power to ensure that Republicans be held accountable for their upcoming vote on Trumpcare?

 Fight for Block Grants
(Senator Harris serves on the Committee for the Budget)

Hello, my name is _____ and I live at [Address, City, Zip].  I am also a member of Indivisible Sonoma County.  The Republican President’s budget calls for cutting millions from the Community Development Block Grant. Communities use these funds to meet a broad variety of needs, from supplementing funds for housing to providing emergency relief. These funds are already in the discretion of the states; by reducing funding, the Republican President is recommending harming families while reducing local control. Will Senator Harris commit to pushing back and rejecting Trump’s Housing and Human Services budget proposal?

Call Senator Feinstein

Russia and the recent presidential election

Hi, my name is _____ and I live at [Address, City, Zip].  I am also a member of Indivisible Sonoma County. Nearly every day there is a new revelation that demonstrates strong, hidden links between supporters, aides, appointees, and friends of the Republican President and Russian governmental officials. I’m calling to thank the Senator for continuing to speak out about the need for a full and transparent congressional investigation. I encourage the Senator to ensure full subpoena power and adequate funding for all investigations into this matter.  Thank you.

Background:

Indivisible South Bay (Silicon Valley) is passing along this Trump-Russia Cheat Sheet to all California Indivisibles and related groups.  Click on this link, then click on the tabs at the bottom of the page to see the information: 

https://goo.gl/A0J82A

Call Congressman Huffman (District 2) or Congressman Thompson (District 5)

Jared Huffman:

*DC Office Phone (202) 225-5161

*Petaluma Office Phone (707) 981-8967

*San Rafael Office Phone (415) 258-9657

Mike Thompson:

*DC Office Phone (202) 225-3311

*Santa Rosa Phone (707) 542-7182

Fund the census

Hi, my name is _____ and I live at [Address, City, Zip]. I am also a member of Indivisible Sonoma County. John H. Thompson, the director of the U.S. Census Bureau, has resigned. We are concerned that our 2020 Census is in trouble and that this will have an impact on national politics. The lack of funding could lead to flawed information and, subsequently, poor and baseless policy decisions. When the House considers the appropriations bills, will you commit to pushing for increased funding for the census bureau?

We suggest you try using our recommended scripts via Amplify, an app developed by Indivisible San Francisco for itself and other groups.

We all want to be in the habit of doing the weekly Indivisible Sonoma County actions. But it's hard to do that if it feels like we're each acting alone. On Amplify, we can all see each other taking action, and cheer each other on. You can view scripts and call Members of Congress right from the app, so it will be easy to take action whenever you have a few minutes.

Please follow the instructions below to join us on the app:

1. Use your phone to go to https://getamplify.org/install
2. Press 'Create New Account' to sign up, and enter an email address and password
3. Enter the Indivisible Sonoma County invite code: 550-532-372
4. Take an action & cheer others on!