DEADLINE TODAY! Write. It takes less than 5 minutes to save the Tule Elk.

Take a moment to write a comment supporting the continued existence of the tule elk, a subspecies of elk that was decimated nearly to extinction.  (Californians need to call too. Script below.)

This is what we’re in danger of losing (This video is from 2009)…

A small protected population survives in California, and now livestock interests are pressing the National Park Service to kill them or severely restrict their movements (which has previously led to starvation) so that the relatively small amount of public land allotted to this native species can instead be used to graze their cattle. Speak up so that they can survive and remain free-roaming.

Write! It’s easy! Use this link to make your public comment TODAY NOV. 15TH.

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Extend the protections against domestic abusers. YES on S.1539.

Minimal Script for Supporting Senators: I’m calling from [zip code] to thank Senator [___] for co-sponsoring the “Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2017” (S.1539).

More script if you want it: Just as a person who has been convicted of domestic abuse should not be able to legally buy a firearm, stalkers should also be prevented from having guns.

Don’t know if your Senator is a supporter? Click here.
Minimal Script for Senators who are late to the game: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask Senator [___] to co-sponsor the “Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2017” (S.1539). Research proves that this bill is necessary to protect lives of women and the general public.
More script if you’re feeling feisty: If the Senator is too busy to do the basic research on this, I’d be happy to send in some reputable source materials.

THANK Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430, email

and THANK 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, email

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

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Are we playing a game of judicial limbo? How low will the GOP go to get judges?

Brett Talley can’t even answer an easy question, the one designed to root out nepotism and corruption.
Question #24 of the disclosure form asked nominees to “identify the family members or other persons … that are likely to present potential conflicts of interest.”
Like his wife…Ann Donaldson, who is the chief of staff to the White House counsel.

Conflict of interest for a federal judge? Oh, hell yes!

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask Senator [____] to vote NO on all Trump’s extremist and unqualified judicial nominees , including Jeff Mateer, Brett Talley and Greg Katsas.

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

Click here for more information on him and the other horrible judicial nominees.
More information on Brett Talley:

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Play Offense on Taxes – Tell them what WE want.

Minimal Script for a Democratic Legislator: 

I’m calling from [zip code] and I want to thank Rep.[Carbajal/Brownley] and Senator [Harris/Feinstein] for opposing the House/ Senate GOP tax bills.

We never asked for a tax cut. Are you ready to write things down?

What we want is accessible, comprehensive and affordable health care, protection of our social safety nets like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, investment in our schools and public infrastructure, affordable higher education for all, and protection of our air, water and natural resources. (Add on anything thing else we missed!)

Minimal Script for a Republican Legislator: 

I’m calling from [zip code] and I want to tell Rep./Sen. [___]  that we never asked for a tax cut. Are you ready to write things down?

What we want is accessible, comprehensive and affordable health care, protection of our social safety nets like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, investment in our schools and public infrastructure, affordable higher education for all, and protection of our air, water and natural resources. (Add on anything thing else we missed!)

Please tell your boss that if he/she/they  [___] vote for this fraudulent rich-get-richer scheme over our best interests, he/she/they will need a career backup plan after the next election.

Contact:

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Deadline this Wednesday, Nov. 15th! Save the Tule Elk!

Take a moment to write a comment supporting the continued existence of the tule elk, a subspecies of elk that was decimated nearly to extinction.  (Californians need to call too. Script below.)

A small protected population survives in California, and now livestock interests are pressing the National Park Service to kill them or severely restrict their movements (which has previously led to starvation) so that the relatively small amount of public land allotted to this native species can instead be used to graze their cattle. Speak up so that they can survive and remain free-roaming.

Write! It’s easy! Use this link to make your public comment by NOV, 15TH.

Continue reading “Deadline this Wednesday, Nov. 15th! Save the Tule Elk!”

While our attention was on taxes, these horrors have quietly crept out of their committees. Call, Call, Call!

Unfortunately these anti-“Endangered Species Act” (ESA) bills have just made it out of committee and can be put on the schedule as early as this week!  Put them all together in a single call and make sure the intern answering the phone gets all the bill numbers right and that it’s a big fat “NO” on all of them. 

If you made these calls before, please do it again. There’s also a new one included here that puts fish populations in their sights.

Minimal Script: Are you ready to record a series of numbers? I’m calling from [zip code] to ask Rep. [___] to vote NO on the following bills: HR 424,  HR 717HR 1274, HR 2603,  HR 3131, and HR3916 .

More script if you need it: These bills weaken protections of the Endangered Species Act or exempt individual species from protection. I care about biodiversity and I’m tired of this administration putting resource development above the environment.

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

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Don’t give these Trump-chumps lifetime taxpayer-funded salaries!

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved another disastrous group of Trump’s judicial nominees yesterday, including extremist conservatives, to head to the full Senate for a vote. 

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask Senator [____] to vote NO on all Trump’s extremist and unqualified judicial nominees , including Jeff Mateer, Brett Talley and Greg Katsas.

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

More Info.: 

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Surprise! The GOP would like the poor & elderly to pay for poor children’s healthcare.

Yeah, we weren’t surprised either…

Hey, rich guys, how about thinking outside the zero-sum race-to-the-bottom hunger-games you’ve got the poor and middle-class trapped into?!

Here’s some creative ideas…

  • Increase the Alternate Minimum Tax, instead of removing it.
  • Decrease the estate tax exemption instead of doubling it.
  • Leave the “pass-thru” right where it is. Kansas barely survived their experiment.
  • Pass a single-payer health care system that includes children.
  • Raise FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act) taxes. After reaching $127,200, a taxpayer no longer pays a Social Security deduction. $2 TRILLION dollars of earnings escape this tax.
  • Increase the Medicare surcharge on wages over a quarter million dollars, the Hospital Insurance tax and medicare taxes on unearned income, instead of eliminating them.

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to tell Senator [___] to demand a bipartisan approach to renewal of CHIP funding, without cutting the ACA Prevention and Public Health Fund or raising costs for Medicare recipients.

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

Not sure if these are your Senators?http://www.phoneyourrep.com

More Info:

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NO on #TrumpTaxScam! Keep up the calls! Nobody likes it! Sink it!

Keep Calling! They’re worried…

The non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation just reaffirmed what we’d already figured out because…math. They just delivered the bad news to the GOP.

Mark your calendars! Here’s the #TrumpTaxScam battle plan.

    • GOP completed Phase #1 of the #TrumpTaxScam. Both chambers can now ram this flaming turd through with a simple majority. (read about it here)
    • Nov. 1st: Didn’t happen…hmmm…
    • November 1: legislative text of the Trump Tax Scam will be released. DELAYED ‘TIL THURSDAY….hmmmm…
    • November 2: Indivisible and national allies join for National Call-in Day. We all called in and lit up their office lines!
    • November 2: The GOP released their flying monkeys! Click here and here. Read the whole damn bill here. 429 pages.
    • Week of November 6: multi-day mark up in the House Ways & Means Committee.
    • November 7th: The non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation said this tax bill is bad for the middle class.
    • November 6-10: National Week of Action to defeat the #TrumpTaxScam. Find an event near you. Click here! Graphic link to make your own mask!
    • November 10th: RALLY IN VENTURA
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    • Week of November 13: House vote
    • Week of November 13: mark up in the Senate Finance Committee
    • Week of November 20: Senate vote
    • We prevent their victory! We make them lose again!

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Pick-a-script, collect the whole set!

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I would like [legislator’s name] to stop the #TrumpTaxScam because… [fill in one or more of your favorite reasons from below]

Reasons:
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The “You have got to be kidding me!!!” guy is up for a vote tomorrow. CALL!

This Wednesday, the Senate will be voting on the confirmation of Trump’s nominee William Wehrum, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation.  Mr. Wehrum is a petrochemical lawyer and climate denier. The nomination has angered environmentalists, given Wehrum’s history as a lawyer for industries he would soon be charged with regulating, including polluters who are actively suing the EPA. Watch this great video as Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley discovers “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

CA Senator Harris also nails him on the California waiver issue.

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to urge Sen. [___] vote NO on the latest unqualified nominee, William Wehrum, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation.

More script if you want it: This nominee cannot be trusted to protect public health and the environment. Additionally he will not commit to uphold California’s Green House Gas Waiver.


CALL 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

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