Phone Scripts for 7.31.2017

If we needed proof that our phone calls, emails, faxes, and letters make a difference -- we saw that last week, when the Democrats and Independents held firm, and were joined by Republicans who recognized the serious impact that TrumpCare would have on our lives. Keep calling!

Call both Senators:

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

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

SPECIAL COUNSEL (SCRIPT A)

Hi, my name is _____ and I live in _____(zip). I am a member of Indivisible Sonoma County. The Republican President and his staff are currently challenging Robert Mueller’s capacity as Special Counsel. By suggesting that Mr. Mueller and his staff are biased, the Republican President is trying to cast doubt on any results of the investigation. I am calling to urge Senator [Harris or Feinstein] to strenuously object to each effort to delegitimization the investigation. Every senator needs to be on the record that firing Mr. Mueller or any of his staff is unacceptable and leads us closer to a Constitutional crisis.

Background

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/20/politics/donald-trump-robert-mueller-legal-team/index.html

SPECIAL COUNCIL (SCRIPT B)

Hi, my name is _____ and I live in _____(zip). I am a member of Indivisible Sonoma County.I do not support AG Jefferson Sessions and his policies of hate. However, if he is fired or forced to resign, this is likely to  initiate a chain of events that would surely end in a true constitutional crisis. We encourage our Senators to block this possibility by refusing to adjourn the Senate for the August recess. We must protect Mueller and his investigation from obstruction of justice.

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/344176-graham-writing-bill-to-stop-trump-from-firing-special-counsel

BAD CHOICES

Hi, my name is _____ and I live in _____(zip). I am a member of Indivisible Sonoma County. The Republican President nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the 7th Circuit Court. Ms Barrett has stated that her goal is to overturn Roe v. Wade, and that the Bible takes legal precedence over the Constitution and the compiled laws of the land. These positions are antithetical to the values enshrined in our Constitution.
I remain appalled that the Senate confirmed Judge Bush, whose personal blog demonstrates his judicial bias. I urge the Senator to vote NO on this appointment of Ms Barrett.

Background

https://www.afj.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Barrett-Fact-Sheet.pdf

Call 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

NEW DREAM ACT

Hi, my name is _____ and I live in _____(zip). I am a member of Indivisible Sonoma County. Over and over the Congress has failed to pass the DREAM Act. This bi-partisan bill would open an accessible way to citizenship for children brought illegally into the US. This great idea is currently sponsored by Dick Durbin (Democrat from Illinois) and Lindsey Graham (Republican from South Carolina).
Is Senator Harris willing to co-sponsor and actively support this act?

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

Mike Thompson:

*DC Office Phone (202) 225-3311
*Santa Rosa Phone (707) 542-7182
*Napa Office Phone (707)226-9898
*Vallejo Office Phone (707) 645-1888

Jared Huffman:

DC Office Phone (202) 225-5161
Petaluma Office Phone (707) 981-8967
San Rafael Office Phone (415) 258-9657
Eureka Office Phone (707) 407-3585
Ukiah Office Phone/Fax (707) 671-7449
Fort Bragg Office Phone (707) 962-0933

BUDGET

Hi, my name is _____ and I live in _____(zip). I am a member of Indivisible Sonoma County. I’m calling to urge Representative [Thompson or Huffman] to stay firm on budget items, as each budget moves through the House. As things stand now, the Republican Congress does not have the clarity of sight to bring an effectively supported budget to the Senate.  Our country needs a budget that focuses less on unnecessary spending for a ‘wall’ and more on transportation, environmental protections, infrastructure, real public education, and jobs creation. These are issues to which Republicans are paying lip service. I urge the Representative to bring forward more budget amendments that will strengthen our communities and our country in meaningful ways.

 

TAX GIVEAWAYS

THi, my name is _____ and I live in _____(zip). I am a member of Indivisible Sonoma County. The Senate and House Republican leadership use the term tax reform. I am highly skeptical that they want to create a tax system that helps American workers.  Somehow, the legislative branches of government have simply learned nothing from the example of Gov. Brownback’s tax ‘reform’ in Kansas, which essentially drove the entire state into

RUSSIAN INVESTIGATIONS

Hi, my name is _____ and I live in _____(zip). I am a member of Indivisible Sonoma County. Congressman [Thompson or Huffman].I want you to know that the three key Russia investigations (Mueller, House & Senate) are very important to me. Domestic issues may impact my day-to-day life more, but I am very angry that our elections are now questioned and our laws are being violated. More and more I see this administration obstructing justice and that is not Ok with me. What will the Democratic House caucus do if:
1.    Mueller is fired, or if
2.    The Republican President issues blanket pardons?
The Democrats must walk out for the good of our country.

CONSUMER PROTECTION

Hi, my name is _____ and I live in _____(zip). I am a member of Indivisible Sonoma County. Congressman [Thompson or Huffman], I want to remind you that there’s an agency in Washington swimming against the Trump tide, and it needs your help! The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) just restored my ability take collective legal action against big corporate players like Wells Fargo Bank when they break the law.
But Trump’s friends in the House are voting to repeal this important new rule on Tuesday. Please leave the “Arbitration rule” in place and let the CFPB protect my rights without interference

Background:

http://rulesatrisk.org/arbitration-rule/

DEPORTATION

Hi, my name is _____ and I live in _____(zip). I am a member of Indivisible Sonoma County. Congressman [Thompson or Huffman]. I feel strong feel that ANY budget that includes increases to Trump’s deportation force or any funding for Trump’s mass deportation agenda should NOT get your support, even if that means withholding the votes needed to avert a government shutdown. I want a federal budget that invests in families, not fear. Thank you!