Phone Scripts for 8.14.2017 - Indivisible, with liberty and justice for all!

Congress is in recess. That does not mean we can take our eyes off of our goal. In fact, our Members of Congress (MoCs) should be more vocal as they visit their district and listen to our concerns.

Our goal is to live in a country that fulfills its promise: The Declaration of Independence states ,“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal: …And the pledge of allegiance doesn’t just state that ‘we are one nation, Indivisible.’ It goes on to the enormous concept that there is “liberty and justice for all.”

Our nation has clearly not achieved those goals. We members of Indivisible groups across the county decry the violence and hate of white nationalism and we denounce the evil of white supremacy. Let’s keep our eyes on the goals of an indivisible nation that consistently supports liberty and justice. For all.

Make Congress Listen!


All calls can start with: Hi, my name is ______ and I live in _____City,Zip. I am also a member of Indivisible Sonoma County.

For Representative Thompson (District 5)

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

NORTH KOREA

I am calling because I am deeply concerned about the tone and content of recent war-mongering communications from the President raising the specter of nuclear war with North Korea. Sixty-two Congressional Democrats have signed a letter to the Secretary of State calling for a roll-back of the sabre-rattling language from the President. Will you co-sign the letter along with patriots including your colleagues and friends Representative Huffman and DeSaulnier?

For Representative Huffman (District 2)


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

THANK YOU
I am calling to thank you for signing the letter that you and your colleagues sent to Secretary of State Tillerson asking him to halt the tone and content of recent war-mongering communications from the President that raise the specter of nuclear war with North Korea.
I also want to thank you for showing up in Petaluma to denounce racism and the disgusting terrorist acts in Virginia. I decry the violence and hate of white nationalism, and I denounce the evil of white supremacy. I will work with you to ever move toward the goals of an indivisible nation that consistently supports liberty and justice.

Background:
https://conyers.house.gov/sites/conyers.house.gov/files/documents/Members%20of%20Congress%20letter%20to%20Tillerson%20081017_0.pdf

For Both Congressmen:

NOT ONE PENNY

I am calling to ask you to support Leader Pelosi in saying ’Not One Penny.’ On August 7th, Leader Pelosi sent you a letter saying:  “Although we hope to work in a bipartisan way, we cannot go forward with a Republican tax reform proposal which contains tax cuts for the rich….Therefore, we must insist on “Not One Penny” in tax cuts for top 1 percent.”
Wealthy corporate donors are advertising that tax reform will be a benefit for lower and middle income earners - but it is the corporate donors who will benefit from big tax breaks. The wealthy should not get one penny in tax breaks. Will the Congressman commit to working against those tax breaks for the top earners?

Background:
https://notonepenny.org/
 


For both Senators:

Feinstein:


DC phone: (202) 224-3841
San Francisco phone: (415) 393-0707
San Diego phone:  (619) 231-9712

Harris:


DC phone: (202) 224-3553
Sacramento phone: (916) 448-2787
Los Angeles phone: (213) 894-5000

CENSURE

I’m calling to thank Senator [Harris or Feinstein] for her statement about the racist violence that took place in Virginia.
I also want to urge the Senator to draft, sign and promote a bi-partisan letter of censure at the earliest opportunity that will address the Republican President’sfailure of moral leadership. The behavior of Trump in his first six months in office clearly warrants his immediate censure by Congress.
He continues to disgrace the office of the President, most recently by not condemning the home-grown racism of nazi and white nationalist groups. Will the Senator draft and sign a letter of censure - and ask her Senate colleagues to join her?

For ALL Members of Congress

DON’T FORGET RUSSIA

I’m calling to urge the [Senator or Representative] to continue to protect the effectiveness of Mr. Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the most recent Presidential election, and to pursue all lines of inquiry that rise from this investigation. Some members of the Republican leadership have been stating that the investigation will be swift and completed quickly. While this might be a good thing, it could also be a means of covering up evidence of complicity and illegal acts. Will the [Senator or Representative] commit to allowing the investigation to proceed at its natural pace and not push to end it prematurely?