Mon – 2/25: They’re voting on H.J.Res. 46 – #FakeNationalEmergency tomorrow!

We marched and rallied all across the country on President’s Day and most of our congressmembers heard us!  (KEYT)(VC Star)(VCStar)(VC Star images)

Action #1 – Thank our legislators for stepping up!

Our Reps. Brownley and Carbajal are two of the 225 legislators cosponsoring Rep. Joaquin Castro’s (D-TX) H.J.Res.46 – “Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019”. Thank them for doing the right thing!

(Note: If your legislator isn’t on the list, call them and tell them to sign.)

Contact
Rep. Julia Brownley: email
or Rep. Salud Carbajal:
email.
Not your representatives?: https://whoismyrepresentative.com

Action #2 – Call your friends and family in Red states & ask them to call their legislator’s offices.

Let’s make H.J.Res.46 veto-proof. That means that we need help from the 11 Democratic legislators who missed the big cosponsor rush on Friday, in addition to 52 House Republicans to join in.

So far, we have one –  Rep. Amash, Justin [R-MI-3]*

Scripts for your friends and relatives to use: I’m calling from [zip code] and I’m horrified that Trump just abused his power to declare a fake emergency. What is [Republican member of Congress] doing to stop this antidemocratic power grab? Will [he/she] commit publicly to supporting a resolution to terminate this false emergency? Will they also publicly call for investigations into this abuse of power?

I will be closely watching for [R-MoC]’s statements and actions on this. Donald Trump is the national security risk and I am looking to [MoC] to stop him.

Who is my mom’s representative?:  https://whoismyrepresentative.com

Action #3. Our calls make Democratic legislators braver.

For those of us with Democratic legislators, we need to encourage them to vote for this law… Rep.: HR 1214/Senate: S.534 “Protecting Disaster Relief Funds Act” – A bill to prohibit certain funds from being transferred or reprogrammed to plan, develop, or construct a new physical barrier along the southwest border, and for other purposes.

Rep.-Check: Carbajal and Brownley have NOT signed yet
Sen.-Check: Thank Harris, ask Feinstein.

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] [I’m a member of Indivisible Ventura]. I want to [thank [Harris] for cosponsoring/ask [___] to cosponsor] Rep.: HR 1214/Senate: S.534, the Protecting Disaster Relief Funds Act as well as the new joint resolution of termination to end the emergency status under the National Emergencies Act.

Reading

  • Answers to 4 key questions about Trump’s declaration of an emergency (NYTimes)
  • ACLU calls on House members to block Trump’s emergency declaration (TheHill)
  • 58 ex-national security officials to denounce Trump’s emergency declaration (politico)

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