CALL SCRIPTS, WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

Tell Senator Feinstein and Harris that Christine Blasey Ford’s Allegation Deserves a Fair Investigation

Feinstein: 

Harris: 

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Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible Yolo. I’m calling to ask the Senator to continue to push for a fair and full investigation into the allegations by Dr Christine Blasey Ford that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when she was 15.

Dr Ford’s testimony thus far has been deeply compelling. And yet Senate Republicans have done everything in their power to try to make her go away. While they’ve granted her a hearing, there is still no guarantee that it will be fair. Worse, they aren’t compelling Mark Judge, alleged accomplice and witness, to testify. Nor are they asking the FBI to investigate. It’s a kangaroo court, led by Senator Grassley. Dr Ford and the nation deserve better. Force an investigation.

Federal:

Tell Senators Feinstein and Harris to vote NO in the Judiciary Committee on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court

Feinstein: 

Harris: 

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My name is ____ and my zip code is ____. I’m a member of Indivisible Yolo.

I am contacting the Senator to urge her to vote NO in the Judiciary Committee on Kavanaugh’s confirmation for the Supreme Court. His willingness to shield the President from prosecution and investigation is an insult to the separation of powers and checks and balances.

Thank Senators Feinstein and Harris for co-sponsoring S.3178, Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018

Feinstein: 

Harris: 

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My name is ____ and my zip code is ____. I’m a member of Indivisible Yolo.

I am contacting the Senator to thank her for cosponsoring S.3178, Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018, which would make lynching a federal hate crime.

Thank Senator Feinstein for writing, and ask that Senator Harris co-sponsor, the Opioid Crisis Response Act (S 2680)

Feinstein: 

Harris: 

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Feinstein:

My name is ____ and my zip code is ____. I’m a member of Indivisible Yolo.

I am contacting the Senator to thank her for helping to craft a bipartisan agreement on the Opioid Crisis Response Act, S. 2680.

Harris:

My name is ____ and my zip code is ____. I’m a member of Indivisible Yolo.

I am contacting the Senator to urge her to vote YES on the bipartisan agreement on the Opioid Crisis Response Act, S. 2680.

Ask Rep. Garamendi to support the Violence Against Women Re-authorization Act of 2018 (HB.6545).

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Hi my name is ________. I am calling from ____, CA, zip code ______, and am a member of Indivisible Yolo.

The Violence Against Women Act expires on September 30 unless reauthorized by Congress. I urge Leader Pelosi to support HB6545, the Violence Against Women Re-authorization Act of 2018.

The Act has provided critical funding and support for law enforcement training, the protection, care, and treatment of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and the creation of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the DOJ Office on Violence Against Women. Without this support, these important programs and services will be endangered.

HB6545 expands the Act to offer protection to domestic violence victims living in public housing, provides law enforcement with more tools to remove firearms from domestic abusers who are not legally allowed to own them, increases funding for local rape prevention efforts and supports reform of current laws and policies for Native American reservations. Your support is needed to make sure this critical Act does not expire.

State:

Ask Governor Brown to SIGN SB822, which will instate net neutrality in California

  • Sacramento Office: (916) 445-2841
  • Mailing Address: Governor Jerry Brown c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Email

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Hello, my name is _______ and my zip code is _______. I am part of Indivisible Yolo.

I am calling to urge you to sign SB 822, which will reinstate net neutrality in California. Net neutrality is critical for consumers who use the internet every day, particularly underprivileged communities. Please sign SB 822 without delay.

Background:

​It’s been more than a week since California legislature passed SB822, the bill instating the most stringent net neutrality rules in the nation. Governor Jerry Brown still has not signed it.

Protecting net neutrality is important to our democracy – urge Gov. Brown to sign SB822.

Thank Senator Harris for fighting the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

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“Hi, my name is ____ and my zip code is ____. I’m a member of Indivisible Yolo.

I am contacting the Senator to thank her for her efforts to delay the Kavanaugh nomination, and for speaking out when Republicans release 42,000 pages of pertinent documents just hours before a hearing.

I applaud her efforts and would like to see her continuing to fight this nomination and questioning the validity of these hearings.”

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Watch Senator Harris fight back against Kavanaugh’s nomination, and the procedure by which Republicans are attempting to have him confirmed.

Thank Senator Feinstein for demanding a review of SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s documents

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

I’d like to thank Senator Feinstein for her vocal opposition to Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Justice and for demanding proceedings be delayed until all relevant documents are received and thoroughly reviewed. Please keep up the pressure, and use all means at your disposal to delay his hearing and vote.

What we already know of his views on basic civil rights, consumer rights, environmental protections, reproductive rights, workers’ rights, the ACA and executive power is frightening enough. We need to know what else his record will reveal that makes the Republicans so desperate to hide it from the American people. Furthermore, there must be no hearings for Kavanaugh, as long as Trump is a potential unindicted co-conspirator with Michael Cohen. Please don’t let Senate Republicans steamroll our democratic process!”

Background:

Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has a record against women’s reproductive rights, environmental protection, consumer protection, workers’ rights and common sense gun safety. Most troubling of all, Kavanaugh has said that a sitting President should be exempt from criminal prosecution and investigation, including questioning by prosecutors and defense counsel.

– Kavanaugh tried to block a 17-yr-old detainee’s constitutional right to abortion. His decision was overturned on appeal.
– He opposed a ban on semiautomatic rifles in the District of Columbia.
– He consistently sides with big corporations against workers’ rights and workplace safety.
– He is hostile to environmental protection regulations and has hampered efforts to fight climate change.
– He opposes the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a watchdog agency to prevent mortgage meltdowns like 2007.

Kavanaugh supports an unprecedented level of power and immunity for the President.

– Kavanaugh said that the President does not have to enforce a law if he believes the law is unconstitutional. In our system, only the courts decide if a law is unconstitutional–not the President.
– He said that a sitting President should be exempt from criminal prosecution and investigation, including questioning by prosecutors or defense counsel. This means a President would not even have to answer questions about possible crimes while he is in office.

For all these reasons, Kavanaugh is unsuitable for an appointment to the Supreme Court and should be rejected.

 

RSVP to the Big Day of Action for CA04 in Davis!

Background: 

CA04 needs our help! Republican Tom McClintock, who consistently votes for ACA repeal, and can’t even be bothered to live in his own district, is being challenged by Democrat [Jessica Morse](https://www.morse4congress.com/)!

Jessica needs our help in turning voters out to the polls, and making sure folks are registered. In addition to canvassing events, we’re doing a Big Day for CA04 in conjunction with Sister District CA03, to get out the vote for Jessica Morse!

Join us at the Yolo County Democratic Party Headquarters (911 Third St., Davis, CA) on Saturday, September 8th from 12:30pm-4:30pm!

No experience necessary! Be sure to RSVP here or on Facebook!