Tuesday – “The morning after” Edition – DACA, Net Neutrality for CA, & bumpstocks.

Good News… CHIP is finally funded for the next 6 years!

Bad news…

The DREAMERS, Community Health Centers Fund (CHCF) and disaster relief for Puerto Rico were not included in the joy.

Even worse news… DACA’s fate is now dependent on Mitch McConnell.

Show up for DACA! #DreamActNow

The administration saturated media and email with messages that Democrats put DACA above sick kids, despite the truth that they caused this havoc themselves by prioritizing battles over our healthcare and their tax-scam, running the clock out. But, like Trump himself, the truth seems to be the last thing people hear.

This article lays out the four ways this fight can go.

So now we go into action. A) Call – Scripts below. B) Tweet at them as well, C) Visit their offices, and D) Donate what we can to United We Dream to support the Dreamers who have been demonstrating, protesting, lobbying etc. in D.C. and will continue to do so.

Update on Feinstein’s stand here. Listing of all the Democrats who didn’t stand firm here.

Minimal Script for Senators: I am calling from [zip code] to tell Sen. [___] that we are  angry about the Senate Democrats’ failure to use their power to protect DACA. We want a clean DREAM vote, without any ineffectual and money-wasting sideshows like Trump’s wall or cruel anti-family measures.

Minimal script for Representatives: I’m calling from [zip code] to tell Rep. [__]  to support a clean DREAM Act and reject Trump’s demands to include massive, unnecessary spending on border security to the bill, especially his fever-dream of a wall.

More script for both if you need it: It is unfair and immoral to use the lives of hundreds of thousands of young DACA recipients as bargaining chips to score political gains.

Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779 twitter

or Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348 twitter

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 twitter

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 twitter

Other Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

Help California take the lead on Net Neutrality – CALL TODAY!

Current President pro tempore, Sen. Kevin de León, has authored  #SB460 – California Internet Consumer Protection and Net Neutrality Act of 2018 which will make it a criminal act for ISPs to engage in throttling and preferential treatment of network traffic in the state of California. It will effectively re-instate net neutrality and undo the damage done at the Federal level by the FCC. (Montana has already done this!)

It has just been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee where it’s scheduled for a hearing on tomorrow, the 24th! We only have one day to make calls!

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Senator [___] to support SB 460, the Net Neutrality bill!

Hannah-Beth Jackson (SD-19): SAC (916) 651-4019, SB (805) 965-0862, OX (805)988-1940 http://sd19.senate.ca.gov/send-e-mail

Not sure who your CA State Senator is? Check here.


Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (Chair): (916) 651-4019
Senator John Moorlach (Vice-Chair): (916) 651-4037
Senator Joel Anderson: (916) 651-4038
Senator Robert Hertzberg: (916) 651-4018
Senator Bill Monning: (916) 651-4017
Senator Henry Stern: (916) 651-4027
Senator Bob Wieckowski: (916) 651-4010

If you didn’t get to this yesterday, please comment on “bump stocks” to the ATF. Deadline January 25th.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is considering treating “bump stocks” like the ones used in the mass shooting in Las Vegas as falling under the legal definition of machine guns. Under laws already in place, the sale and manufacture of new machine guns for civilian use is banned and those already in circulation are tightly regulated. Extremist groups like the Gun Owners of America are urging their members to flood them with objections. Let’s let them know that we’re here, we are the majority who want common sense gun safety laws, and we think this would be a valuable step in the right direction. Comment here.

Sample Written Script: I support restricting the sale of bump stocks that transform legal semi-automatic weapons into illegal machine guns.  Under laws already in place, the sale and manufacture of new machine guns for civilian use is banned and those already in circulation are tightly regulated This is a common sense gun safety restriction that can help protect citizens from massacres such as occurred in Las Vegas.


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