10-minute Fun-Pak of Voting & Equal Rights Actions. Get ready for the March!

Women line up to vote for the first time in New York after the passage of the 19th Amendment, New York, New York, 1920. 

On Saturday 8/26, join in the Indivisible March on Los Angeles, both to celebrate the 97th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote, and to show that we’re willing to stand up to “the most openly misogynist, regressive, bigoted, corrupt and dangerous administration in United States history” as well.

So today, we thought we’d put together some quick actions in honor of equal rights and voting. If you don’t have your phone optimized for fast calling yet, do that first.

We recommend that you CALL legislators that haven’t supported a bill yet and EMAIL to thank those who have. “Thank you” emails are encouraging to our legislators without tying up phone lines needed for action calls.

Call or thank? We’ve put in our legislators in the examples below. Not sure whether or not yours has signed up to sponsor something? Go to Congress.gov. Type in the bill # in the search function, hit the “Co-sponsors” tab. Sorting by “Alphabetical – by name” makes finding them easy.

Representative/Senator Contacts are listed at the bottom of this post.

Action #1 – Extend the deadline of the ERA. (H.J.Res 53 / S.J.Res 5) 

(5calls) When Congress approved the ERA in 1972, only 35 of the required 38 states ratified it by the 1982 deadline, and the ERA failed to pass. Now, Democrats in both chambers of Congress have introduced bills to remove the old deadline. If Congress passes the new bills, only three more states will need to vote in favor of the ERA in order to establish landmark constitutional protections against sex discrimination.

Call Script: I’m calling from zip code [____] to ask Rep. [__] /Sen. [__] to support (H.J.Res 53 in the House / S.J.Res 5 in the Senate) which would remove the 1982 deadline to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. 

Email Script: (Brownley, Carbajal, Feinstein, Harris) Thank you for supporting (H.J.Res 53 in the House / S.J.Res 5 in the Senate). 

Action #2 – Support the Resolution to censure Trump (H.Res.496).

Call Script: I’m calling from zip code [____] to ask Rep. [Carbajal] to support H.Res.496 censuring and condemning Donald Trump. 

Email Script:  I’m writing to thank Representative [Brownley] for cosponsoring H.Res. 496 censuring and condemning Donald Trump. Thank you for not being afraid to call out hatred and bigotry when you see it – even if that means calling out the President of the United States.

Action #3 – Support the Voting Rights Act. (H.R.2978 / S.1419) 

Call Script: I’m calling from zip code [____] to ask ask Rep. [__] /Sen. [__] to support (H.R.2978 in the House / S.1419 in the Senate) “The Voting Rights Act” to ensure that all Americans who are eligible to vote are able to do so. 

Email Script: (Brownley, Carbajal, Feinstein, Harris) Thank you for supporting (H.R.2978 in the House / S.1419 in the Senate) the Voting Rights Act. 

Action #4 – Support the Anti-Voter Suppression Act. (H.R.3214 / S.1547)

Call Script: I’m calling from zip code [____] to ask ask Rep. [Brownley, Carbajal] /Sen. [__] to support (H.R.3214 in the House / S.1547 in the Senate)

Email Script: (Feinstein, Harris) Thank you for supporting (H.R.3214 in the House / S.1547 in the Senate) the Voting Rights Act. 

Action #5 – Call the members of the Commission on Election Integrity and ask them to resign.

Call Script (from Resist/Cap Action): Hi, this is [your name], and I’d like to speak to or leave a message for [member’s name] about Trump’s election commission. Donald Trump’s responses to the horrific attacks in Charlottesville and refusal to stand up for voting rights are unacceptable. Quit the commission and stand against hate.

Bill Gardner, secretary of state of New Hampshire (D)

Matthew Dunlap, secretary of state of Maine (D)

David Dunn, former Arkansas state representative (D)

Mark Rhodes, clerk of Wood County, West Virginia (D)

Alan King, probate judge, Jefferson County, Ala. (D)

Connie Lawson, secretary of state of Indiana (R)

Ken Blackwell, former secretary of state of Ohio (R)

Christy McCormick, commissioner, U.S. Election Assistance Commission (R)

Hans von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow, The Heritage Foundation (R)

J. Christian Adams, president and general counsel, Public Interest Legal Foundation (R)

Contact Information for our Reps and Senators. 

Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me

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 https://www.harris.senate.gov/content/contact-senator

Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
https://juliabrownley.house.gov/contact/email-me

Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348
https://carbajal.house.gov/contact/email

Not your legislators?http://www.phoneyourrep.com

 

 

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