SUPPORT PAID PARENTAL LEAVE

Today’s call is about pressing for support for Senate Bill S.337, the FAMILY Act. The bill would entitle all working individuals to 60 days of payment for caregiving services provided, calculated based on the income of the recipients. This would provide relief not only for new parents but also for the thousands of people who care for adult family members. Call your two senators about Senate Bill 27.

  • First, look up whether your Senators cosponsored S.337 here.  

SCRIPT IF THEY HAVE NOT COSPONSORED

Hi! I’m [NAME], a constituent from [ZIP] and would like to know if [SENATOR’S NAME] supports S.337, which supports working families with paid parental leave.  

  • If you get a non-answer: It is a disgrace that the United States does not provide paid parental and caregiving leave, and S 337 is a step in the right direction. When will [SENATOR’S NAME] co-sign Senate bill 27?

Thanks for your hard work answering the phones.

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SCRIPT IF THEY HAVE COSPONSORED

Hi! I’m [NAME], a constituent from [ZIP] and would like to thank [SENATOR’S NAME] for supports S.337, and is supporting working families with paid parental leave. Thanks for your hard work answering the phones!

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Source: 5 Calls

PUSH FOR AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION INTO RUSSIAN TIES

Today’s call is about pushing for an independent investigation of Trump’s ties to Russia. Call your two senators about Senate Bill 27.

  • First, look up whether your Senators cosponsored SB 27 here.  

SCRIPT IF THEY HAVE NOT COSPONSORED

Hi! I’m [NAME], a constituent from [ZIP] and would like to know what [SENATOR’S NAME] is doing to push for an independent investigation of the Russia scandal.

  • If you get a non-answer: The FBI’s plans to merge the investigation isn’t enough. We need an independent commission. When will [SENATOR’S NAME] co-sign Senate bill 27?

Thanks for your hard work answering the phones.

SCRIPT IF THEY HAVE COSPONSORED

Hi! I’m [NAME], a constituent from [ZIP] and would like to thank [SENATOR’S NAME] for pushing for an independent investigation of the Russia scandal by co-signing Senate Bill 27. The FBI’s plans to merge the investigation isn’t enough. We need an independent commission. Thanks for your hard work answering the phones!

Source: Weekly Action Checklist for Democrats, Independents, and Republicans of Conscience

OPPOSE TRUMP'S UNILATERAL MILITARY ACTION IN SYRIA

Today’s call is about Trump’s military action in Syria. Call your Senator or Representative (whoever is not on your side about this) to tell them to oppose Trump taking unilateral military action.  

SCRIPT

Hi, I'm [NAME], a constituent who is devastated about the gas attacks in Syria and deeply concerned about how our government should intervene. I'm calling to ask [SENATOR OR REPRESENTATIVE'S NAME] to make a public statement urging Trump to get congressional approval for any continued military action in Syria. I do believe that Bashar al-Assad should be held accountable for the atrocious acts of violence he has committed against the Syrians, but I don't think President Trump should make decisions about this matter unilaterally. Please urge [SENATOR OR REPRESENTATIVE'S NAME] to speak up for checks and balances and a government that works together to make important decisions.

Thanks for taking my call.

Source: The 65

 

MUSLIM BAN 2.0

Even though the ACLU took Trump to court and won regarding the first Muslim ban, Trump has released another executive order with changed language for a new Muslim ban.

Call your Senator to tell them to oppose this.  

SCRIPT

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

Trump's newest executive order singling out refugees and people from six Muslim-majority countries has the same fatal flaws as his first attempt. It does not represent American values and it violates our Constitution. The only way to fix a Muslim ban is to get rid of it. As your constituent, I implore you to do everything in your power to publicly denounce, oppose, and fight Trump's unconstitutional Muslim ban.

[INSERT PERSONAL STORY ABOUT THIS ISSUE HERE.]

My fellow constituents and I will not stand for prejudice by executive order. We need you to go on the record to denounce this "revised" executive order and any Muslim ban. We already know what the right side of history is - will you join us on that side?

Source: ACLU Action

 

ASK YOU REP FOR A TOWN HALL

There has been a lot of news lately about elected officials missing town halls and avoiding constituents. This week’s call is to urge them to create more town halls for you.

Call your 2 Senators and House Rep, but focus on the one’s you know are not scheduling town halls.  

SCRIPT

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

I'm calling to let [SENATOR/REP’S NAME] know that I would very much like to attend a town hall and communicate in person about my ideas for how to better represent me. Are there any events on your schedule that will feature a live, in-person Q&A session?

IF YES: Great! Thank you! I appreciate [Senator/Representative NAME] making the commitment to connect with constituents!

IF NO: That's disappointing. The State Work Session is intended specifically for these sorts of meetings. It's really important to me to be able to speak with my legislator face-to-face. Please tell [SENATOR/REP’S NAME] that I expect to see town halls on the calendar for the next State Work Session in March. Thanks!


Source: The 65

INVESTIGATE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TIES TO RUSSIA

This week’s script is about Michael Flynn’s resignation and investigating Trump’s ties with Russia.

Call your 2 Senators and House Rep.

SCRIPT

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

I’m calling to say that I truly believe Flynn’s actions are in violation of US law under the Logan Act. Given the unprecedented level of Russian interference in our elections and domestic affairs, I believe a full investigation is necessary. If the [SENATOR/REP’S NAME] truly believes, as I do, that Michael Flynn’s conversations were inappropriate, he should support a congressional investigation into the ties between Russia, Michael Flynn, and other Trump officials.

If member is not on a relevant committee:

Will he commit to fully investigating Flynn’s ties to the Russian government, and whether the White House responded appropriately once it knew about his actions?

If member is on House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform:

In addition, as a member of the House Oversight Committee, I request that [REP’S NAME] push the committee to fully investigate this issue, including whether the White House acted appropriately once it knew of Flynn’s illegal actions.

If member is on Senate Committee on Foreign Relations:

In addition, as a member of the Senate Foreign Relations, I ask that [SENATOR’S NAME] request the committee to hold a hearing to investigate Flynn’s actions and root out any other inappropriate relationships between Trump officials and the Russian government.

If member is on House Committee on Foreign Affairs

In addition, as a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, I ask that [REP’S NAME] request the committee to hold a hearing to investigate Flynn’s actions and root out any other inappropriate relationships between Trump officials and the Russian government.

Source: Indivisible Guide

DEMAND THAT TRUMP RELEASE HIS TAX RETURNS

Today’s script is about the Presidential Tax Transparency bills. There are two of them, one in the Senate and one in the House. The bills would make it legally required for presidents and presidential candidates to release their tax returns. Call your 2 Senators and your House Rep.

  • See whether your representative has co-sponsored the bill here.
  • See whether your senator has co-sponsored the bill here.

If they haven’t publicly supported:   

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

I am calling to request that  [SENATOR/REP’S NAME] publicly support the Presidential Tax Transparency bill introduced in the [SENATE - S.26 OR HOUSE - HR305], requiring disclosure of the three most-recent years of tax returns. I do care about President Trump’s tax returns and conflicts of interest.

Thank you for your hard work answering the phones.

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If they have publicly supported:

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

I am calling to thank  [SENATOR/REP’S NAME] for publicly supporting the Presidential Tax Transparency bill introduced in the [SENATE - S.26 OR HOUSE - HR305], requiring disclosure of the three most-recent years of tax returns. I do care about President Trump’s tax returns and conflicts of interest.

Thank you for your hard work answering the phones.

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Source: Jennifer Hoffman’s Weekly Action Checklist

REJECT THE APPOINTMENT OF STEVE BANNON TO THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL

SCRIPT: 

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

I’m calling today because I am outraged by the appointment of Steve Bannon to the National Security Council. I expect [SENATOR/REP'S NAME] to take an immediate stand against both Bannon's appointment and the removal of more experienced staff from the "principals committee".

[INSERT A PERSONAL STORY HERE ABOUT HOW THIS ISSUE AFFECTS YOU.]

Thank you for your hard work answering the phones.

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This script was sourced from 5 calls.