Action – Call today! We are running out of time.
A conference committee made of members of both houses is meeting this week trying to create an agreement on funding for the Department of Homeland Security for this year. They might be “done” by Monday, sending a proposed bill to both houses for a full vote.
“Why would you want to toss billions of dollars on a useless project that would have absolutely zero impact? Zero impact. … It’s not going to stop anything. They’ll tunnel. They’ll punch holes in it and put French doors with stained glass on that wall. They’ll fly over it” (with cheap drones). – Mike Vigil, former head of international operations at the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Minimal Script. I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep./Sen. [___] to know in the upcoming negotiations to fully fund the government for 2019, we want four essential things: NO wall, NO taking border funding from domestic or social safety net programs, NO cuts or blocks to legal immigration, refugee or asylum programs, and NO wasting our troop’s time by militarizing the border.
The Committee GOP members: Representatives Granger, Fleischmann, Graves and Palazzo; Senators Shelby, John Hoeven of North Dakota, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Roy Blunt of Missouri.
The Committee Democrat members: Representatives Lowey, Roybal-Allard, Lee, Cuellar, Aguilar and David Price of North Carolina; Senators Durbin, Leahy and Tester.
If your members are ON these lists above, CALL them. If you members are NOT on these lists, CALL them. This comes in front of ALL legislators to vote on.
But my representatives are all Democrats. Why do I need to do this? Because this.
But by representatives are all Republicans. Why should I waste my time? Because this. Sometimes it actually works.
Don’t call other people’s representatives. It has been proven to backfire. Read this.
Rep. Julia Brownley: email, (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
or Rep. Salud Carbajal: email. (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348
Senator Feinstein: email, DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
and Senator Harris: email, DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884
Who is my representative/senator?: https://whoismyrepresentative.com
There are so many ways over, under and around his physical wall idea, and so much proof that neither drugs nor terrorists would be stopped by it, that there has to be another reason why Trump keeps insisting on this solution.
We think there’s money it it for him. After all, he’s losing soooo much in this “loser” job…
Here’s a great list of other issues from Suit Up Maine, in case you want more ammunition. “17 reasons to oppose the wall“