Watch this video. Be impressed. Then let’s help her “make good trouble.”
Action #1 – We are Indivisible Against Hate. #IStandWithIlhan, and make sure your legislators have got her back too.
It’s not just about Rep. Omar and it’s not about 9/11. Trump, GOP members and their minions are trying to tear the Democratic House majority apart- by attacking its diverse new legislators, inciting hatred and death threats, and religious dog whistling. They want to herd scared voters towards racism, facism and Islamophobia at the next election, and to incite us into wasting our time and opportunities squabbling amongst ourselves. Right now, we and our legislators need to join hands and clearly share our vision for a better and more just world. #IStandWithIlhan, #StandWithIlhan
- Video: Make your own #IStandWithIlhan video here like Leah and Ezra’s above with the help of Indivisible and share it with your social media.
- Cards: We’re writing support cards for Rep. Omar at our Third Thursday Pizza lunch. Info here.
- Call: Make sure your legislators are publicly on-board too.
Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep./Sen.[___] to know that we’re waiting for his/her message of support for Rep. Ilhan Omar and condemnation for those to encourage violence, racism and Islamophobia.
Minimal email for supporters: Thank you for your public message of support for Rep. Ilhan Omar and condemnation for those to encourage violence, racism and Islamophobia.
Missing in action:
We can’t find statements from Rep. Salud Carbajal or Sen. Dianne Feinstein. (Send links to firstname.lastname@example.org if we missed them! Contact info at bottom.)
Action #2 – Support the #NoBanAct bill against Trump’s discriminatory travel ban.
Senator Chris Coons of DE and Rep. Judy Chu of CA, are sponsoring the still unnumbered NO BAN (National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination of Nonimmigrants) Act to block President Trump’s travel ban – or as it’s commonly known, the “Muslim ban.” The legislation would also address Trump’s asylum and refugee bans and would limit his authority to stop groups from entering the country based on religion, race or ethnicity. He would be forced to apply a more stringent standard requiring ‘credible facts’ and ‘specific acts’ that have actually occurred” to deny entry. Rep. Ilhan Omar is a cosponsor.
Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep./Sen.[___] to cosponsor and vote for Senator Chris Coons and Rep. Judy Chu’s “NO BAN Act of 2019“. (Doesn’t have an official bill # yet.)
Contact information at bottom.
Action #3 – Support H.R. 1327/ S.546 – the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Rep. Ilhan Omar is a cosponsor.
“(Omar) is a co-sponsor of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. She’s done more for 9/11 families than the GOP who won’t even support healthcare for 1st responders — yet are happy to weaponize her faith.” – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
If your legislator isn’t paying attention, ask them to support H.R. 1327/ S.546– “Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act.” It didn’t pass last year and now the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is running out of money before its 2020 expiration date, cutting payments between 50-70% at the same time cancer rates among first responders are going up.
- Rep-check here. (Carbajal and Brownley are already cosponsors!)
- Sen-check here. (Harris is on, no Feinstein. Call her.)
Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep./Sen.[___] to cosponsor H.R. 1327 (Rep.)/ S.546 (Sen.)– “Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act”
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’s my representative/senator?: https://whoismyrepresentative.com