Friday 10-minute Resistance Diet

We at Indivisible gnaw on legislators’ corruption and greed. The effort keeps us lean.

This has been a big week for bad bills! 


Let’s do a 10-minute call blitz to add to our legislator’s call tallies. We have short and long versions for scripts. Choose what seems natural to you. If calling makes you nervous, take a minute to read this:
 https://tinyurl.com/God-I-hate-calling

Senator Calls

(Ask the intern if they’ll record more than one subject per call.)

Health Care Script: I’m calling to urge Senator [Name] to vote NO on the current healthcare bill. (Extra Credit: “Until legislators conduct open, transparent hearings to create a bill that actually helps all Americans obtain health care, including families, women, children, the poor as well as the middle class of all ages, the disabled, and the elderly, I am AGAINST repealing or defunding the Affordable Care Act and I will be keeping Sen. [Name]’s actions in mind next time I vote.”) My zip code is [#####]. Thank you. (Same script…every day…)

More Info: tinyurl.com/3-week-war,  https://tinyurl.com/who-will-speak-for-you
https://tinyurl.com/what-kind-of-people-are-we, https://tinyurl.com/we-dont-have-prostates

Bad Judges Script: I’m calling today to urge Senator [Name] to vote NO on the nominations of John K. Bush to the U.S. Court of Appeals and Damien Schiff to the US Court of Federal Claims. (Extra Credit: “Both of these men hold extreme right-wing views that most Americans wouldn’t agree with and do not deserve life-time appointments to our courts to destroy our justice system from the inside.”) My zip code is [#####]. Thank you.

More Info: https://tinyurl.com/extremist-nightmares

Protect our Environment Script: I’m calling today to urge Senator [Name] to vote NO on S.1460. This bill need public hearings before any approval can happen. (Extra Credit: “Mitch McConnell is fast-tracking this 900 page monster to the floor without public committee hearings because he’s doesn’t want us to learn what it includes: allowing test projects to bypass environmental impact studies, requiring coal use to continue, focusing research on fossil fuels, increasing fracking and methane hydrate use, along with expanding hunting in our public lands.”)  My zip code is [#####]. Thank you.

More Info: https://tinyurl.com/this-is-a-trojan-horse

Representative Calls

(Ask the intern if they’ll record more than one subject per call.)

Russia Sanction Script: I’m calling to urge Representative [Name] vote yes on S.722 to support the efforts to enforce Congressional oversight for any lifting of sanctions against Russia and Iran.  It’s clear that we cannot trust the Trump administration to do the right thing. My zip code is [#####]. Thank you.

More Info: https://tinyurl.com/Russia-is-not-our-friend

Separation of Church and State Script:  I’m calling today to urge Representative [Name] to vote NO on HR 172. The Separation of church and state is fundamental to American Democracy.  Please save the Johnson Amendment. My zip code is [#####]. Thank you.

More Info: https://tinyurl.com/church-power-grab

Written Comments

Protect our Marine sanctuaries : https://tinyurl.com/we-love-our-national-monuments

Protect our free internet : https://tinyurl.com/we-love-our-free-internet

Contacts:

Put these numbers into your speed dial…

All Senators: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

CA Senators: 
Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

All Reps: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

CA Reps in Ventura/Santa Barbara Counties: 
Rep. Julia Brownley:
(CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

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