The House is expected to bring the anti-immigrant Kate’s Law to a vote this week!

“No” on Anti-Immigrant Kate’s Law (HR 361, S 45, HR 3004)

These bills revive a bill introduced by Ted Cruz in 2015 which would establish mandatory minimum sentences for immigrants who try to re-enter the United States after being deported. It removes protections for people who reenter the U.S. for humanitarian reasons or who seek protection at the border and limits the ability of immigrants to challenge their removal on legal grounds. Prosecutions for illegal reentry are extremely costly, will fill up our jails with refugees from violence, and have not been shown to deter unauthorized immigration. After extensive research, even the conservative Cato Institute opposes this legislation.

Script: I’m calling to ask Rep.(Brown or Carbajal) to vote NO on HR 361 & 3004, Kate’s Law. This law prevents those trying to reenter for humanitarian reasons or for protection from violence. Filling up our jails with these people will be expensive, counter-productive and cruel.

Script: I’m calling to ask Senator (Feinstein and Harris) to vote NO on S 45, Kate’s Law. This law prevents those trying to reenter for humanitarian reasons or for protection from violence. Filling up our jails with these people will be expensive, counter-productive and cruel.

Call all three Members of Congress

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

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

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If you Commit a Hate Crime, then you Shouldn’t Own a Gun. Disarm Hate!

Although 30 states have misdemeanor-level hate crimes on the books, only six prohibit gun ownership for those convicted of misdemeanor hate crimes. The Disarm Hate Act will close this loophole and prevent anyone convicted of misdemeanor hate crimes from purchasing a gun. These people have proven that they can’t control their anger. Don’t arm them too.

Script:  I’m calling from [zip] to ask you to support the Disarm Hate Act (S. 1324/H.R. 2841).  We need to take action to keep guns out of the wrong hands and prevent more acts of violence.

 (Call your District Representative)
Rep. Julia Brownley (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

More Info: Continue reading “If you Commit a Hate Crime, then you Shouldn’t Own a Gun. Disarm Hate!”

USA is Not for Sale – Thank our MoC for insisting Trump complies with the emoluments clause

 

Because Trump refuses to divest himself of his business holdings or fully disclose his conflicts of interest to Congress, 196 members of congress have filed a lawsuit to force Trump to comply with the emoluments clause in the constitution.  Let’s take some time today to thank Representative [Carbajal/Brownley], who has signed on to the lawsuit.

 (Write your District Representative)

Rep. Julia Brownley 300 E. Esplanade Drive, Suite 470, Oxnard, CA, 93036 or juliabrownley.house.gov

Rep. Salud Carbajal 360 S. Hope Ave, Suite C-301, Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 or carbajal.house.gov

More Info:  Continue reading “USA is Not for Sale – Thank our MoC for insisting Trump complies with the emoluments clause”

Trump’s budget includes a mean-spirited 25% cut to the food stamp (SNAP) program!

Trump’s budget cuts 25% from the food stamp (SNAP) budget. 45 million Americans, nearly half of them children who rely on food stamps. Studies consistently show that SNAP reduces hunger and food insecurity and provides lasting health benefits to recipients. SNAP is also an important way to lift families out of poverty, and to tide them over during times of economic insecurity.

Script: I’m calling to ask (____) to oppose any cuts to SNAP.  I do not support funding tax cuts for the wealthy by cutting critical food assistance to families and children.

Call all three Members of Congress!

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 (916) 448-2787, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

AND Rep. Julia Brownley: DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779

OR Rep. Salud Carbajal DC (202)-225-3601, SB (805)-730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

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Vote “NO” on the Financial Choice Act. We’re not in the mood for another Great Recession!

Remember the 2008 financial crisis that nearly tanked the world economy? Congress doesn’t.

They want to repeal key parts of Dodd-Frank, including the Volker Rule prohibiting banks from making those risky speculative investments that caused the mess.  They also want to prevent the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from fining institutions for unfair lending practices.

Script: I’m calling to ask Congresswoman Brownley to vote NO on the “Financial Choice Act”, the GOP-inspired repeal of the parts of the Dodd-Frank act that endanger our economy while making Trump and his friends rich.

Call Rep. Julia Brownley: DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779

OR Rep. Salud Carbajal: DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

More Info:
http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/331926-house-panel-approves-gop-dodd-frank-rewrite

The Unsettling Truth of the Rolling Back of Dodd-Frank Regulations

 

“Integrity” has nothing to do with it. Vote “NO” on H.R. 2090

The Election Integrity Act (H.R.2090) is nothing more than an attempt to suppress the vote. It would require photo identification in Federal elections as a condition of casting a ballot and is clearly discriminatory in practice and intent, fueled by Trump’s delusions that he was cheated of a majority vote. His myth of voter fraud will cheat people of their voting rights.

Script: I’m calling today to ask Rep. (____) to vote “NO” to H.R.2090, the so-called Election Integrity Act of 2017 and advocate instead for voting reforms that protect the security of our elections without discriminating against poor and minority voters.

Call Rep. Julia Brownley: DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779

OR Rep. Salud Carbajal: DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710, SLO (805) 546-8348

More Info: Continue reading ““Integrity” has nothing to do with it. Vote “NO” on H.R. 2090”

Support the Protecting Data at the Border Act. Hands off my cellphone! 

The U.S. government can search and seize any digital devices that you carry over the border, without any cause for suspicion, and without a warrant.  They can demand your passwords, read your email, your Facebook feed, and open any banking apps that you have installed.  Over the past year, these searches have more than doubled. This is a blatant invasion of privacy.

Script: I’m calling to urge (_____) to support the Protecting Data at the Border Act, HR 1899 / S.823, because I don’t want to be forced to turn over my unlocked cell phone to some random border security guard.

Call all three Members of Congress!

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 (916) 448-2787, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

AND Rep. Julia Brownley: DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779

OR Rep. Salud Carbajal: DC (202)-225-3601, SB (805)-730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

More Info:  Continue reading “Support the Protecting Data at the Border Act. Hands off my cellphone! “