Phone Scripts for 9.28.17 - Puerto Rico/Dream Act + More

We’d like to say we can all take a deep breath now, and enjoy the rest of the year. That’s not an option. Puerto Rico is in crisis, with it own version of Katrina. Senate Leadership had barely pulled their most recent disastrous healthcare proposal before they released their plan for ‘tax reform.’ We continue to need your perseverance and passion in order to support progressive goals. Without you, we would have to rely on Republican solutions. And you know where that would get us.

URGENT - To ALL Members of Congress (MoCs)

SENATOR FEINSTEIN
DC phone: (202) 224-3841
SF phone:  (415) 393-0707

SENATOR HARRIS
DC phone: (202) 224-3553
SF phone: (415) 355-9041

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

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

SEND RELIEF IMMEDIATELY TO PUERTO RICO AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLAND

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

I’m calling to ask that the [Senator/Representative] prioritize getting relief to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands over any other business until sufficient resources have been deployed. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have been devastated by multiple severe hurricanes and their people are facing a humanitarian crisis. While that horrible little man in the White House has been busy fighting with the NFL, people have been suffering.

Will the [MoC] take steps immediately to get more relief to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands today?

Background:

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NOT ONE PENNY IN TAX BREAKS FOR THE RICH & CORPORATIONS

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

I’m calling to ask the [Senator/Representative] to commit to not giving even a single penny in tax breaks to millionaires, billionaires and corporations.  The Administration’s tax cut plan would be a massive give-away to the rich, blow an enormous hole in the deficit and target blue states unfairly with the removal of the state and local tax deduction. This plan, like the GOP WealthCare plans, must be killed.

Will the [MoC] commit to not giving even a single penny in tax breaks to millionaires, billionaires and corporations and to preserving the deduction for state and local taxes?

Background: 

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DEFEND DACA, PRESS FOR A CLEAN DREAM ACT (S.1615/H.R. 3440)

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 a clean DREAM Act be passed as a part of any must-pass legislation scheduled for a vote this month. 800,000 Americans, contributing members of our society, are protected by DACA. Brought here as children, they are innocent of any wrongdoing. They must be protected.

Will the MoC demand that a clean DREAM Act be passed as part of any must-pass bill scheduled for a vote this month?

Background:
https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/tell-senator-defend-daca-support-durbin-graham-dream-act/

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THANK YOU FOR KILLING THE GRAHAM-CASSIDY BILL

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

I’m calling to thank the [Senator/Representative] for steadfastly fighting against the Graham-Cassidy bill, which would have taken insurance from tens of millions of Americans and thrown our healthcare system into chaos. People would have lost their lives. The [Senator’s/Representative’s] resolution in the face of this monstrosity made an enormous difference to me and to all Americans. Thank you!!

Background:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/reasonable-republicans-are-betraying-us-too/2017/09/25/47eedd88-a22d-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?utm_term=.39178d874a02

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RESTART BIPARTISAN EFFORTS TO SECURE THE ACA

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 speak out in support of restarting bipartisan efforts to secure the Affordable Care Act and protect it from sabotage by the Administration. The ACA is currently under attack by the Administration, which has defunded outreach and won’t commit to paying the Cost-Sharing Reduction subsidies (CSRs) that lower costs for those just above the poverty level. Bipartisan efforts were making good progress at stabilizing the ACA;  the Republican leadership shut them down in order to push the Graham-Cassidy monstrosity.

Will the [MoC] speak out in support of restarting bipartisan efforts to secure the Affordable Care Act?

Background:

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URGENT/EPA

TELL EPA DIRECTOR SCOTT PRUITT TO LEAVE CLEAN CAR STANDARDS IN PLACE
202-564-4700
email: pruitt.scott@epa.gov

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

I’m calling to urge the EPA to leave the current clean car standards in place and untouched.  Our clean car standards have saved lives, and once fully in effect will prevent thousands of premature deaths, create good-paying jobs, and double vehicle efficiency for consumers.   Repeating the mid-term review process is a waste of money and puts the interest of corporate polluters ahead of our economy and our health.  The auto industry is more than capable of meeting the current goals, and despite the pushback ,they are already ahead go schedule in meeting current clean car standards.  Please stop trying to undercut clean car standards and instead focus on improving our environment and public health.

Background:
https://nextgenamerica.org/act/clean-car-standards/