Blog Call Scripts the Week of November 20, 2017

Tell Garamendi to fight for net neutrality

I’m calling from [zip code] to ask Rep. Garamendi to do anything in his power to stop the FCC from killing net neutrality and the strong Title II oversight of Internet Service Providers.

Preserving an open internet is crucial for fair and equal access to the resources and information available on it.

 

Tell senators to vote NO and slow down the Tax Scam bill

My name is ________ and I am a constituent of the Senator  in the _______ zip code. I am also a member of IndivisibleYolo. I am calling to ask the Senator to do everything in her power to block the terrible tax bill being pushed through Congress by the GOP.

This bill is a scam that will give massive tax cuts to the wealthy, paid for by increasing taxes on ordinary taxpayers and by forcing deep cuts to critical programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. This bill represents a massive transfer of wealth from poor and middle class taxpayers to the richest individuals and corporations. It is especially harmful to states like California, by eliminating SALT (state and local tax) deductions, mortgage interest and property tax deductions, and programs that fund affordable housing.

I hope the Senator will continue her work on all fronts to avoid this tax bill becoming law. 

 

Tell Garamendi to renew funding for the CHIP Program

Hello! My name is [ name ] and I’m calling from [area].

I’m calling to ask that Rep. Garamendi support reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program immediately. The Children’s Health Insurance Program ensures nearly 9 million children have health insurance. CHIP is a federal-state partnership where the federal government provides most—or in some cases, all—of the funding necessary to cover uninsured children. This is an important and necessary program that protects our children.

Blog Call Scripts the Week of October 23, 2017

Tell MoC to support the Alexander-Murray ACA Stabilization Bill

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code].

I’m calling to urge the Senator/Representative to support the Alexander-Murray bill to reinstate cost-sharing reduction payments and funding for ACA enrollment outreach. CSR payments help keep individual market premiums down, and failing to reinstate them will leave thousands unable to afford healthcare coverage.

 

Tell Garamendi to renew funding for the CHIP Program

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I live in zip code ______.

I’m calling to urge the Representative to pass a bipartisan reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program before the funding lapses on September 30th. Millions of children rely on this funding for insurance, and its reauthorization should not be held hostage to score partisan victories.

Thank you so much for your time.

Blog Call Scripts the Week of October 9, 2017

Tell Gov. Brown to tell Trump we want to see his tax returns and sign SB-149

Hello, my name is _____ and I am from ____________. I am also a member of IndivisibleYolo.

I strongly urge Gov. Brown to sign SB-149, Presidential primary elections: ballot access, into law.

I am appalled that we currently have president who simply refused to follow the bipartisan tradition of transparency of showing his tax returns before the election. Who knows what conflicts of interest and other things he is trying to hide.

California has a strong voice with more than 10% of the electoral votes. Trump will never get his hands on those but will he go as far as not even get his name on the ballot to keep his secrets? Let’s find out!

The bill has to be signed before Oct. 15, when can I count on Gov. Brown to sign this bill into law?

 

Tell Gov. Brown to expose dark money in politics and sign AB249 into law

Hello, my name is _____ and I am from ____________. I am also a member of IndivisibleYolo.

I urge Gov. Brown to sign AB-249, *Political Reform Act of 1974: campaign disclosures*, into law.

Voters deserve to know who is behind the political messages that are being brought to them. Currently donors are hiding behind the names of obscure committees with feel-good names, we want to know who the ACTUAL top donors are.

Our legislators has finally shown courage and passed this bill despite the resistance of their donors. I hope Gov. Brown will do the same.

The bill has to be signed before Oct. 15, when can I count on Gov. Brown to sign this bill into law?

 

Thank Senator Feinstein for Proposing Ban on Bump Fire Stocks in the Wake of Las Vegas Shooting

My name is _________ and I am a constituent from zip code ________.

I am calling to thank Senator Feinstein for taking action in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting and proposing a ban on bump fire stocks. This is a very small step but any step in the right direction is worth taking.

I hope she will continue to push for not only this specific bill but common sense gun safety rules in general in the future.

 

Urge both senators to oppose the “Make-the-Rich-Richer Tax Cuts” proposed by Trump and the Republican Party

My name is __________. I am a constituent, and my zip code is _______. I am a member of IndivisibleYolo.

I strongly oppose the “Make-the-Rich-Richer Tax Cuts” proposed by Trump and the Republican Party. I am calling to urge Sen. Feinstein to oppose the House passed Budget bill that clears the way for approval of tax cuts for the wealthy with only a simple majority vote in the senate. Fair changes to the tax code can only be achieved through regular order in the Senate, a process that involves both parties and requires a 60-vote majority.

​I urge you to:

1. Oppose any changes to the tax code until Trump releases his tax returns.
2. Oppose the Budget bill that prohibits a senate filibuster on tax cut legislation.
3. Oppose any Budget or tax cut bills that have not be fully and fairly analyzed and scored by the CBO.
4. Oppose any new tax cuts or loopholes for wealthy individuals or Fortune-500 corporations.

 

Tell Rep. Garamendi to raise public awareness of the next open enrollment period for ACA

My name is _____ and my zip code is ____. I am calling as a member of IndivisibleYolo.

I am asking Representative Garamendi to please do everything in his power to raise public awareness of the next open enrollment period to apply for or renew coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace which begins on 1 November 2017.

He should not delay action on this very important public health matter.

Blog Call Scripts the Week of October 2, 2017

Tell Rep. Garamendi: Gun Silencers = More Deaths. “NO” on the Share Act (HR 3668)

I am calling from [zip code] to urge Rep. Garamendi to vote “NO” on the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act (HR 3668).

This bill deregulates silencers and contains a host of other alarming provisions for weakening federal gun laws. Deregulating silencers is not about protecting sportsmen’s hearing; it’s about increasing profits for gun manufacturers and making us more unsafe.

 

Tell Rep. Garamendi to Protect the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Now! 

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of IndivisibleYolo.

I’m calling to ask the Representative to push for an immediate extension to CHIP, and to push for long term solutions by making CHIP funding permanent.

CHIP provides health insurance for 9 million children (and the program expired on September 30th, as efforts to extend it were delayed due to the awful Graham-Cassidy bill).

The need to insure children in poor and under served communities has not, and will not, diminish. It’s time to push for a more permanent solution to secure the health and wellbeing of the children in our country,

It is past time to get this done and keep those 9 million children safe, both for the immediate, and long term future.

As Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) says, “this is a real crisis that still can be averted in just a few minutes of time — now and not later.”

Will the Congressperson push for immediate action to extend CHIP?

Blog Call Scripts the Week of September 25, 2017

Tell your Members of Congress to Deliver Emergency Funding to Puerto Rico

Hi, my name is ______ and my zip code is _______. I’m a member of IndivisibleYolo.

I am deeply concerned that Congress and the Trump administration have not provided adequate assistance to Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. 3.5 million Americans live in Puerto Rico, and right now they need federal support. Hurricane Maria has devastated the Island, leaving at least ten dead, and millions without power. Puerto Rico deserves the same immediate federal response that victims of Hurricane Harvey received.

I am asking the Senator/Representative to lead a legislative effort in Congress to deliver emergency funding to the people of Puerto Rico, who are citizens of the United States and deserving of our help.

 

Stop TrumpCare by asking red-state constituents to call their Senators!

Click here to sign up to make phone calls from our peer-to-peer dialing tool.

Your tireless (and loud!) constituent power killed TrumpCare in July. And now, millions of people are depending on you to do it again. But if you live in a state with two Democratic Senators who oppose the ACA, you may be asking yourself: what more can I do? How can I influence persuadable Republicans in red states who may be on the fence?

You’ll get an email confirmation with a login, password, and URL to sign into our system. Once signed in, you can start making calls immediately — and they’ll give you a script to make it as easy as possible!

Blog Call Scripts the Week of September 18, 2017

Tell your Senators to Fight against Graham-Cassidy Act

Hi, my name is ______ and my zip code is _____. I’m a member of Indivisible.

I’m calling to ask the Senator to oppose the Graham-Cassidy Act, which is essentially TrumpCare 3.0. It still destroys Medicaid as we know it by fundamentally and permanently transforming the program into a per-capita cap.. The bill also still undermines protections for people with pre-existing conditions and people who need treatment for opioid abuse by allowing states to waive essential health benefits.

 

Tell Rep. Garamendi to Stand up for the Disabled Community and Vote No on HR620

Hello, my name is _________ and I am a constituent from zip code ______.

I am calling today about HR620, the ADA Education and Reform Act. I am very concerned about the implications this bill. ADA has existed for 27 years and yet disabled people still faces a lot of limitations in their daily life. This bill significantly slows down the process for removing barriers for the disabled and practically removes any incentive for businesses to remove barriers pro-actively.

I urge the Representative to oppose this dismantling of the ADA and stand up for the disabled community.

Blog Call Scripts the Week of September 11, 2017

Tell your representatives to fight for long term solutions to climate catastrophes

Hello, my name is ________, and I am a constituent from zip code____________.

I am calling today to talk about climate change.

As the record hurricanes devastate the South East our most immediate concern is to take care of the victims and get communities rebuilt. However, it is hugely important that we also talk about long term solutions to avoid future events like these.

Long term, however, we MUST start taking climate change seriously. It is time to invest in alternative energy and make real steps towards reducing our nation’s carbon footprint. Continuing to rely on fossil fuels will not only speed up climate change and leave us with more climate catastrophes like the hurricanes, it will also put our industries at a disadvantage in the long run.

I know that the representative already takes climate change seriously but it is time to speak up on its urgency.

 

Thank Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry for supporting SB54

Hi, my name is _____ and my zip code is _____. I am a member of IndivisibleYolo.

I’m calling to thank assemblymember Aguiar-Curry for supporting SB54. It is important that we as Californians stand up to the Trump administration against their attempt to vilify immigrants. I hope she will continue to fight for the integrity of the bill and not let it get watered down with amendments.

 

Urge Governor Brown to support the current form of SB 54, which would make California a sanctuary state

Hello, my name is _____ and I am from ____________. I am also a member of IndivisibleYolo.

I’m calling Governor Brown to ask him to withdraw his proposed amendments to SB 54. SB 54 is intended to shield California’s immigrants from persecution by the Trump administration, and his amendments would undo critical components of the bill. I am particularly concerned that the amendments would direct California’s prisons and jails to comply with unconstitutional immigration detainees. I’m asking the Governor to support SB 54 as written, not to weaken its protections for undocumented Californians.

 

Call Scripts the Week of September 4, 2017

Ask Representatives to investigate ICE request to start destroying records

ICE has asked the National Archives and Record Administration (NARA), which instructs federal agencies on how to maintain records, to approve its timetable for retaining or destroying records related to its detention operations. Given the history of the Trump administration and their view on immigrants this is very alarming. This is largely happening under the radar, so the primary function of our first call to our Representatives is simply to make them aware of the issue.

The example script below includes a request speaking out against the destruction of the records. If you do not feel comfortable with that we urge you to still call and simply ask the representatives  if they have looked into the issue. When we called they were not even aware the request had been made and often it takes more than a couple of concerned constituents to make them even look into a problem.

More information here

 

I am calling because I am concerned about the request of ICE to destroy records related to detention operations. It worries me especially given the disdain the Trump administration already have shown for justice. I would like Rep. Garamendi to speak up against the destruction of these records since it reduces transparency and accountability and makes it harder for victims to get justice.

 

Call Scripts the Week of August 28, 2017

Thank Senator Harris and Senator Feinstein for condemning the pardon of racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio

My name is ______ and my zip code is ______.

I’m calling to thank the senator for condemning Trump’s pardon of former sheriff Joe Arpaio.
The president actions reflects a dangerous acceptance of corrupt, racist law enforcement officials and an alarming contempt for justice. I urge the senator to continue to fight!

Thank you for your time and attention.

 

Ask Representative Garamendi to condemn the pardon of racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio

My name is ______ and my zip code is ______.

I’m calling to express my outrage that Trump issued a pardon of former sheriff Joe Arpaio. I ask that Rep. Garamendi publicly condemn this blatant abuse of power and dangerous acceptance of corrupt, racist law enforcement officials.

Thank you for your time and attention.

 

Tell Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry to make our communities safer by supporting SB 54

My name is _____________ and I am a constituent from zip code _______.

I am calling to ask the assemblywoman to vote in favor of SB54 and come out publicly supporting it. Trump is trying to use bullying techniques to make states follow his authoritarian rule, we need to stand up to him. I hope I can count on Cecilia Aguiar-Curry’s support?