11/23 – Continuing actions this week!

Update! We, along with 68 other CA groups, made the national news!

(theHill)A coalition of nearly 70 California progressive grassroots groups urged Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) either to call for the “swift passage” of both the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act by the end of this month or to resign. (Letter attached at the bottom of this post.)

  • Action #1: Dear Senator Feinstein, it’s time to drop the filibuster for the “Freedom to Vote Act” and the “John Lewis Voting Rights Act.” And postpone your holiday until AFTER the BBB Act is passed.
  • Action #2: Dear Governor Newsom, We need you to step up for solar…
  • Action #3: Write a comment to protect DACA recipientsDEADLINE November 29 at 11:59 pm EST

We’ve just had another infuriating episode of #WhiteTearsWin. Kyle “Property over People” Rittenhouse walked away with 2 dead and one permanently damaged body in his wake, along with what Anthony Huber’s parents stated is “the unacceptable message that armed civilians can show up in any town, incite violence, and then use the danger they have created to justify shooting people in the street.” Hopefully his victims’ families will be able to sue him for damages in a civil trial, but that’s cold comfort. If an action comes from this, we will bring it forward.

Meanwhile, we need to take a moment to focus on some wins (see our header above), and the work we need to do next. Some of these you can do during business hours today or Monday, and all have an component you can do this weekend.

Action #1: Dear Senator Feinstein, it’s time to drop the filibuster for the “Freedom to Vote Act” and the “John Lewis Voting Rights Act.” And postpone your holiday until AFTER the BBB Act is passed.

We know from early on in our Indivisible movement that Feinstein will move if enough people flood her office with comments. (Yes, she was ready to rubber-stamp that horrid Jeff Sessions as Attorney General before we’all found out.) So make her phones ring in every office, it really only takes minutes to contact them all and say the short phone script. (Program your phone to save time! “MOC” = “Member of Congress”) Then fill up her email box over the weekend and make ourselves HEARD!

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“NO” on Rahm Emanuel being appointed to anything anywhere.

  • Action #1: Tell your senators to vote “NO.”
  • Action #2: “Dear President Biden. Please reconsider this appointment.”

President Biden announced late Friday afternoon that he will nominate Rahm Emanuel to be the U.S. ambassador to Japan. Emanual is remembered as the the former mayor of Chicago who tried to cover up the police killing of Laquan McDonald, and who drove Black residents from their neighborhoods by starving them of essential resources,

None of Emanuel’s actions from that time are forgotten and none are forgiven. This should have been clear after a previous attempt to make him secretary of secretary of the Department of Transportation was met with protests from leaders of public service unions, civil rights groups and progressive organizations. Not only is Biden’s nomination an immense miscalculation for a post for which any number of candidates would be better suited temperamentally, but it is an huge affront to the Black voters who helped put him in office.

Action #1: Tell your senators to vote “NO.”

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Reject Ignoramuses & Industry Shills for the EPA

(Ignoramus is the title of a farce by George Ruggle (1575-1622) that was first produced in 1615. The title character, whose name in Latin literally means “we do not know,” is a lawyer who fancies himself to be quite shrewd but is actually foolish and ignorant.)

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to urge Sen. [___] vote NO on the latest unqualified nominees for important positions involving environmental policy, including Kathleen Hartnett-White, Andrew Wheeler, William Wehrum, Michael Dourson and Barry Myers.

More script if you want it: These nominees cannot be trusted to protect public health and the environment. Additionally they 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

 More Info: Continue reading “Reject Ignoramuses & Industry Shills for the EPA”

Save the Iran Nuclear Deal!

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code]  to ask Rep./Sen. [___] to ensure that Congress certifies the Iran nuclear deal without attaching sanctions or other conditions that will effectively terminate the accord.

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

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

and Senator HarrisDC (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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Senator, Stop Trump’s Sabotage of the ACA!

Minimal Script#1:  I’m calling from [zip code]  to ask Sen. [___] to oppose Trump’s Executive Order for “Association Health Plans” that will flood the market with junk health insurance plans, and undermine the California insurance market.

More Info:
http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/12/politics/trump-obamacare-executive-order/index.html

Minimal Script#2:   I’m calling from [zip code]  to ask Sen. [___] to compel the Federal government to continue subsidy payments to stabilize the health care markets after Trump’s assault on our health care by executive order.

More Script if you want it: His actions will cause millions to lose access to affordable health care and will plunge ACA markets into chaos.

More Info https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/12/us/politics/trump-obamacare-executive-order-health-insurance.html

Contact info for both actions: Continue reading “Senator, Stop Trump’s Sabotage of the ACA!”

Senator, how many reasons do you need to oppose the Senate Budget Resolution?  

Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask Sen. [___] to oppose the fiscally irresponsible 2018 Senate Budget Resolution, which would allow Republicans to give $1.5 trillion in tax cuts to corporations and top earners while slashing Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, public education and opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil drilling.

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

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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NO on latest swamp monster nominee – Pollution-loving Bill Wehrum for Assistant Administrator of the EPA for the Office of Air and Radiation.

Minimum script: I’m calling Senator [___] to urge her/him/them to vote NO on fossil fuel industry attorney Bill Wehrum to be Assistant Administrator of the EPA.

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

More Info: 

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NO on anti-LGBTQ Jeff Mateer for a Lifetime Seat on the Federal Bench

Minimum script: I’m calling Senator [___] to urge her/him/them to vote NO on far-right, homophobic, and transphobic Jeff Mateer for a lifetime seat on the Federal bench.

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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Vote YES on “Medicare for All”

With the bi-partisan healthcare group disbanded, GOP members are more motivated than ever to pass their horrible Cassidy/Graham bill.

Give your representatives the courage of your convictions! Call and ask them to do the right thing.

Script:  I am calling Senator [__] to support the Bernie Sanders “Medicare for All”  approach as the best solution for providing universal health care. (S. 1804)

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

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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OMG! – “NO!” on Allison Eid for Tenth Circuit Court. She’s on the calendar for Wednesday, so call today!

Our newest Supreme Court justice and dark-money darling, Neil Gorsuch, a fellow Coloradan, favors this judicial nominee. Is it something in the water?

Script: I’m calling to ask Sen. [___] to vote NO on the confirmation of Allison Eid of the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Additional script if you want: She is a hard-right jurist who has worked to undermine campaign finance laws, funding for public schools, collective bargaining rights for teacher and unions trying to engage in the democratic process. Eid supported corporations’ long-term efforts to make it more difficult for consumers to hold businesses accountable would have allowed a private company to use eminent domain to build a petroleum pipeline. She celebrated cases striking down the ban on guns in school zones and invalidating parts of the Violence Against Women Act. If corporations were ACTUALLY people, she’d be great, but she not an appropriate choice for the rest of us.

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

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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