Phone Scripts for 9.15.17 - keep calling and writing!

https://www.indivisiblesoco.com/moc-info/

Please use the link above to put your Member of Congress' phone number (s) into your contact list. Here are some great new scripts for today and into next week.

For All MoCs

Request that Hurricane Irma Relief Funds Be Tied to Reinstating Climate Change Initiatives

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. 
I’m calling to ask the [Senator/Representative] to request that any relief funds for victims of Hurricane Irma be tied to reinstating climate change initiatives in all relevant federal agencies. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are the harbinger of a new era of severe storms driven by climate change. It makes no sense to patch up the damage caused but ignore the root cause. We can’t wait any longer to address the risks caused by climate change.
Will the [MoC] withhold [her/his] vote from any relief funds for victims of Hurricane Irma that aren’t tied to reinstating climate change initiatives in all relevant federal agencies?

Background:

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/9/7/16258848/us-climate-politics-farce?utm_campaign=vox.social&utm_content=voxdotcom&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

 



For Friends and Relatives Who Live in West Virginia, North Dakota and Indiana

 

The President is trying to drive a wedge into opposition to his tax cuts for the rich by appealing to [the three Democratic Senators in Red States:  Joseph Manchin of West Virginia, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, and Joe Donnelly of Indiana]. So far all three have held firm against Republican efforts to decimate the well-being of Americans and use the funds tofunnel even more money to the super-rich. We need to encourage them to continue to resist attempts to give more to the richest Americans. Will you please call Senator [ ] and say #NotOnePenny in tax cuts for millionaires, billionaires and wealthy corporations?

Background:

https://notonepenny.org

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/08/03/liberals-launch-not-one-penny-campaign-in-effort-to-stop-trump-tax-cuts/?utm_term=.71916df20d6d

For Representative Mike Thompson

Support the Review the of the Trump DC Hotel’s contract.

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. 
I’m calling to ask Congressman Thompson to support Rep. DeFazio’s call to have the GSA Inspector General’s office review the contract of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. The hotel building is owned by the federal government. The lease specifically states that no elected official may benefit from the lease. Yet the GSA ruled that the lease is valid because Trump placed the property in a revocable trust. This ruling deserves to be questioned:  the hotel is raking in record profits because of its association with the President, including income from foreign dignitaries hoping to curry favor with the Administration – a violation of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. If there’s a swamp in Washington, this is indeed it.
Will the Representative do everything he can to support Rep. DeFazio’s call to have the GSA Inspector General’s office review the contract of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC?

Background:

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/02/547941349/trump-hotel-lease-under-new-review-as-lawmakers-keep-up-criticism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For All MoCs

Keep DACA at the forefront

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. 
I’m calling to ask the [Senator/Representative] to demand that the [Senate/House] take up legislation to address the fate of the Dreamers threatened by the President’s ending of DACA. The Republicans are trying to put the lives of 800,000 Americans “on the back burner”. This is wrong in every way.
Will the [MoC] demand that the [Senate/House] put DREAM Act legislation front and center?

Background:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/us/politics/daca-dream-act-congress-trump.html

Oppose the Campaign Finance Deregulation Measures in the House Spending Bill

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. 

I’m calling to ask the [Senator/Representative] to oppose the campaign finance deregulation measures that House Republicans are trying to insert in the spending bill. As a minority party that is in power, Republicans are doing all they can to tilt the playing field. They must be stopped and these measures must be fully opposed, not even to be used as “bargaining chips”.

Will the [MoC] vehemently oppose all Republican efforts to loosen campaign finance regulations?

Background:  

https://www.wsj.com/articles/nestled-in-house-spending-bill-campaign-finance-deregulation-1504965600

 

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/republicans-tuck-further-deregulation-of-campaign-financing-into-house-spending-bills-2017-09-09

Defend Against Republican Attacks on the Russia Investigations

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. 

I’m calling to ask the [Senator/Representative] to defend the Mueller and Congressional investigations about Russian/Trump interference in last year’s election from Republican efforts to undermine them. The Republicans can’t rebut the charges, so they’re trying to undermine the credibility of the witnesses, including James Comey. This must be opposed at every step, as the Russian attack was an aggression – and a successful one – against our country.

Will the [MoC] use every opportunity at [her/his] disposal to rebut these attempts to derail the investigations?

Background:  http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/09/the-republican-plan-to-use-the-steele-dossier-against-comey.html


For Senators

Oppose the Cassidy-Graham Zombie Trumpcare Bill

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 vehemently oppose the Cassidy-Graham bill, which is yet another Republican attempt to repeal the ACA and replace it with suffering. Cassidy-Graham, like other Republican attempts, would throw millions off their insurance and cause massive harm. Even considering the bill delays bipartisan efforts to protect the ACA, which is under attack from the Administration.
Will the Senator do everything in her power to quickly kill the Cassidy-Graham bill?

Background:  

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/opinion/trumpcare-health-care-cassidy-graham.html

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/9/6/16263316/cassidy-graham-mccain-obamacare-repeal

For Senator Harris:

Support Senator Feinstein’s call for Donald Trump Jr to Testify Publicly on his Meeting with Russians

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. 
I’m calling to ask Senator Harris to support Senator Feinstein’s vow to force Donald Trump Jr to testify publicly on his meeting with Russians in advance of the 2016 election. Senator Feinstein said she expects Don Jr to testify, “Come Hell or high water”. But Senator Grassley, the Committee Chair, has been noncommittal. 
Will Senator Harris publicly stand with Senator Feinstein’s insistence that Donald Trump Jr testify publicly “come Hell or high water”?

Background:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/11/politics/dianne-feinstein-donald-trump-jr-hearing/index.html


For Senator Feinstein:

Thank Senator Feinstein for her call for Donald Trump Jr to Testify Publicly

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. 

I’m calling to thank Senator Feinstein for her vow to force Donald Trump Jr to testify publicly on his meeting with Russians in advance of the 2016 election. Senator Feinstein said she expects Don Jr to testify, “Come Hell or high water”. This is exactly the kind of insistence I admire and expect from my Senator. Thank you! Please don’t stop until he testifies under oath.

Background:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/11/politics/dianne-feinstein-donald-trump-jr-hearing/index.html