(From Lauren O’Neal and it’s a great idea!)
If one or both of your senators voted “YES” on the GOP tax plan (every Republican except Corker), call them immediately. Call your GOP Representative too if he/she/they was corrupt enough to vote for the House version.
Probably no one will answer, because it’s a weekend, but you know how when lots of people call about an issue, senators’ voicemails fill up and you can’t leave a message? It would be great if that mailbox was full of 100% rage. It might make them think twice about voting for the next version of the bill.
Minimum Script: “My name is [name], my zip code is [#####], and I am stunned and furious that you’ve betrayed the American people to give tax cuts to billionaires. I will do everything in my power to make sure you never get re-elected. Thank you.”
Effort Required for a Sunday afternoon…
(1) corrupt Senator: 15 seconds
(2) corrupt Senators: 30 seconds
Max. effort! – (2) corrupt Senators and (1) Representative: Under 2 minutes.
(If you’re doing this action, it’s time to get more involved in ridding your area of these destructive pests! See Indivisible.org to find a resistance group near you.)
Don’t know the phone # of your senator(s) and representative?: http://www.phoneyourrep.comProgram them into your phone to make this action even faster!
If one or both of your senators/Representative voted “NO“, take a moment to thank them for protecting you, your friends and your family.
All humans, even politicians, need a little encouragement from time to time. Tell your politicians who have the courage and integrity to stand up for you that you appreciate their efforts.
Minimum Script: “Hi, my name is [name], My zip code is [#####]. I’m calling to thank [Senator/Representative] [Name] for fighting against the Republican tax bill, and I urge [her/him] to keep doing everything possible to defeat it. [Optional: Insert sentence about how the bill will personally affect you.] Thank you.”
Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
or Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348
Other Rep Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com
Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
and 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
Other Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com