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Past Calls



Past U.S. Congress Scripts


Today's scripts can be found here.


  • U.S. Representative for 3-6-2019
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to support the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act -- the FAMILY ACT. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "In 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) granted many working people across the United States access to job-protected, but unpaid, time off from work to address serious health and caregiving needs for themselves and their families. But 26 years later, time off from work is out of reach for the 62 percent of working people who are ineligible for leave under the FMLA, or who can’t afford to take unpaid leave. The Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act, would help close this gap by creating an affordable, comprehensive national paid family and medical leave insurance program." (From Indivisible)

    Full bill text

  • U.S. Senator for 3-6-2019
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to oppose Neomi Rao's appointment to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals because of her racist and ablest views and expressed bias against sexual assault victims. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: Read The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights open letter on her nomination here.

  • U.S. Representative for 3-4-2019
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to support H.R.1179, the African-American Burial Grounds Network Act. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "The legislation would create a voluntary national network of historic African-American burial grounds and establish a program to educate the public and provide technical assistance for community members and local organizations to research and preserve burial sites and cemeteries within the Network." (From Coalition for American Heritage)

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  • U.S. Senator for 3-4-2019
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to oppose Eric Murphy's appointment to the 6th circuit because he has worked to weaken the rights of LGBTQ people, women, and people of color. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "Currently, Murphy is the State Solicitor of Ohio in the Office of the Attorney General. In the course of his career, Murphy has fought to make it easier for Ohio to disenfranchise voters, has argued against marriage equality in the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges, 135 S. Ct. 2584 (2015), case, has attacked reproductive rights, and has repeatedly sided with special interests over all Americans. Murphy’s record demonstrates a narrow-minded elitism that raises serious concerns that he will undermine critical rights and legal protections." (From Alliance for Justice)

  • U.S. Representative for 2-28-2019
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to support H.R. 1, the For the People Act. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "The very first bill introduced in the Democratically-controlled House is a democracy reform package, focused on voter empowerment and access, getting big money out of politics, and cracking down on corruption." (From Indivisible)

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  • U.S. Senator for 2-28-2019
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to support S. 42, the Background Check Expansion Act. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: This legislation would require background checks for all gun sales. Currently, background checks are not required for purchases at gun shows, online, or from private sellers. The House version of this legislation has passed.

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  • U.S. Representative for 2-25-2019
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to speak out against the president's "Domestic Gag Rule." This rule will harm patient access to not only reproductive options but also cancer screenings and other critical health services. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 2-25-2019
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to speak out against the president's "Domestic Gag Rule." This rule will harm patient access to not only reproductive options but also cancer screenings and other critical health services. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "The gag rule is an attack on Title X, the nation’s program for affordable birth control and reproductive care that four million people rely on. Of the four million people Title X serves, two-thirds live under the federal poverty level and nearly half lack insurance. Title X ensures that people with low incomes have access to contraception and gives them more control over their lives, health, careers, and economic security — and a gag rule takes that care away.... Because of systemic inequities, many patients who rely on Title X for their health care needs are people of color, LBTQ people, and people in rural areas — all of whom already face significant barriers to accessing health care. Black and African Americans make up 21 percent of Title X patients, and Hispanic and Latino patients make up 32 percent. After being blocked from these health centers, including Planned Parenthood, many patients would have nowhere else to go for care." (From Planned Parenthood)

  • U.S. Representative for 2-19-2019
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to host an open, in-person Town Hall meeting. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 2-19-2019
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to host an open, in-person Town Hall meeting. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: This will be the only call script this week. Both the House and the Senate are in recess this week. We encourage you to ask for town halls so they hear from their constituents in person.

  • U.S. Representative for 2-14-2019
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to support a clean, year-long continuing resolution, with no money for additional beds, personnel, or a wall. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 2-14-2019
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to support a clean, year-long continuing resolution, with no money for additional beds, personnel, or a wall. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: This call script is reworded from an Indivisible script.

  • U.S. Representative for 2-11-2019
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to support the recently introduced, bipartisan legislation that would let transgender people openly serve in the military. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 2-11-2019
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to support the recently introduced, bipartisan legislation that would let transgender people openly serve in the military. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "A bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers introduced new legislation Thursday designed to block President Donald Trump’s rules regarding transgender troops by removing any limits to their service. 'This bill makes it clear to our brave transgender troops that we see them and that we honor the risks they take,' California Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier said in a statement on the bill. 'The president’s ban is not only hateful and un-American, it harms military readiness and morale and ultimately makes our country less strong.'" (From Military Times)

  • U.S. Representative for 2-7-2019
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to support the Special Counsel Transparency Act. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 2-7-2019
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to support the Special Counsel Transparency Act. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: This act would "guarantee a public report of Mueller’s factual findings, as well as his reasoning behind whether or not to press charges." This link includes an online petition. Even if you choose to sign it, we still recommend directly calling or emailing your senators and representative; more weight is given to direct personal contact.

  • U.S. Representative for 2-4-2019
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to support H.R.8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 2-4-2019
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to support S. 42, the Background Check Expansion Act. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: These companion bills have bipartisan sponsorship. This legislation would "update the background checks law to require background checks on all gun sales." (From Everytown for Gun Safety)

    Full text of the House bill
    Full text of the Senate bill

  • U.S. Representative for 2-1-2019
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to support H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "The bill is intended to address some of the root causes of the gender wage gap. It would:

    - Make it safe for co-workers to discuss their wages.
    - Take salary history out of the application process.
    - Make it harder for employers to justify pay discrimination.
    - Allow workers alleging pay discrimination to band together." (From Indivisible)

  • U.S. Senator for 2-1-2019
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to oppose Eric Murphy's appointment to the 6th circuit because he has worked to weaken the rights of LGBTQ people, women, and people of color. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "Currently, Murphy is the State Solicitor of Ohio in the Office of the Attorney General. In the course of his career, Murphy has fought to make it easier for Ohio to disenfranchise voters, has argued against marriage equality in the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges, 135 S. Ct. 2584 (2015), case, has attacked reproductive rights, and has repeatedly sided with special interests over all Americans. Murphy’s record demonstrates a narrow-minded elitism that raises serious concerns that he will undermine critical rights and legal protections." (from Alliance for Justice)

  • U.S. Representative for 1-30-2019
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to support HR 1, the For the People Act. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: HR1 contains "sweeping anti-corruption measures aimed at stamping out the influence of money in politics and expanding voting rights." The legislation has practically no chance of passing the Senate, but "by making anti-corruption their No. 1 priority, House Democrats are throwing down the gauntlet for Republicans. A vast majority of Americans want to get the influence of money out of politics, and want Congress to pass laws to do so." (From Vox)

    Full text of bill

  • U.S. Senator for 1-30-2019
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to oppose Andrew Wheeler's EPA nomination. Having a coal lobbyist running the EPA is unacceptable. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: Read more about Wheeler here.

  • U.S. Representative for 1-24-2019
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to push for immediate Congressional action to protect transgender people serving in the military. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 1-24-2019
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to push for immediate Congressional action to protect transgender people serving in the military. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: Notes/Talking Points: "The Supreme Court today granted the Trump administration’s request to begin implementing its clearly discriminatory ban on military service by transgender people. Current and retired senior leaders across all four military branches have disapproval and outrage towards the ban, recognizing the service of transgender people benefits the military and had no negative impact on unit cohesion or morale. The proposed ban has also been condemned by members of both parties in the House and the Senate. An estimated 15,000 transgender people currently serve in the military and the Court’s actions today puts their careers into question, causing ripple effects throughout the military including the thousands of teams that rely on these highly-trained servicemembers." (From TransEquality)

  • U.S. Representative for 1-22-2019
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to push for censure of Iowa Representative Steve King due to his public, verbal embrace of white nationalist views. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: This is a version of a script from 5calls.org. See their original script plus background and talking points here.

  • U.S. Senator for 1-22-2019
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to push Senator McConnell for a vote on the House's plan to end the shutdown. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "McConnell's decision to bring up a government funding bill that includes Trump's border-immigration plan comes after he's repeatedly blocked House-passed bills that would have reopened the quarter of the government closed by the shutdown but did not include additional border wall funding." (From The Hill)



Past Georgia State Legislator Scripts

  • Georgia state senator and representative:
    Since Congress is on break this week, let’s continue to focus on the Georgia legislature.
    Call or email your state representative and ask them to oppose SB 106.

    From Cover Georgia:
    "The Georgia House Special Committee on Access to Quality Health Care will discuss the Patients First Act (Senate Bill 106) tomorrow, March 20th at 2 p.m. in the Gold Dome. Your help remains crucial to inform committee members that this flawed, risky proposal would exclude thousands of Georgians from expanded health coverage and could leave uninsured Georgians empty-handed for years to come. Read key details about the risky proposal on CoverGa.org.

    To call your representative, go to OpenStates.org. To email your representative, use Cover Georgia's template.


Today's script can be found here.


  • Georgia state senator and representative:
    We suggest focusing on the Georgia General Assembly today -- this is the last day for bills to "cross over" from one house to the other in this session (see this AJC article).

    Click here for directions on finding contact info for your senator and representative.

    Call your Georgia state senator and/or representative about the following:

    1. Ask your senator and representative to support the Democracy Act. Click to learn more.

    2. Ask your representative to support HB 426 -- hate crimes legislation. Click to learn more.

    3. Urge your senator to oppose SB 221 -- the so-called "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" which would discriminate against LGBTQ people.

    4. Ask your representative to support HB 93 and HB 93, both of which relate to coal ash disposal. HB93 requires public notification when coal ash ponds are drained into rivers or lakes. HB94 changes the fee structure for municipal landfills so that coal ash has the same fee as household garbage. Currently, coal ash is cheaper, so Georgia could become a dumping ground for coal ash.

  • Georgia state senator and representative:
    We recommend focusing on the Georgia General Assembly again today. On Thursday, the Georgia House passed HB 481, which would effectively outlaw abortion. Now, that bill goes to the Senate. It is currently with the Senate Science and Technology Committee: they decide whether it will proceed to the floor for a vote.

    Suggested script: "Hi, this is [name]. I'm a resident of Georgia. I'm calling to ask [person's name or title] to oppose HB 481. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/talking points: “The House voted 93-73 late Thursday to approve legislation that would outlaw most abortions once a doctor can detect a heartbeat in the womb. Now, it is up to the Senate to decide whether it wants Georgia to try to test the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade.” (From the AJC)

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    Contact info for members of the senate Science and Technology Committee:
    Renee Unterman (R), the committee chair: 404-463-1368
    Greg Dolezal (R), the vice-chair: 404-656-7127
    Lee Anderson (R): 404-656-5114
    Jennifer Jordan (D): 404-656-6446
    Valencia Seay (D): 404-656-5095

    To email these committee members, go to this site and click on the person's name. You'll see an "email senator" link in the lower right corner.

    Contact info for Republican leadership:
    Mike Dugan, Senate Majority Leader: 404-463-2478
    Butch Miller, President Pro Tempore: 404-656-6578
    Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan: 404-656-5030

    Email leadership through this site.

“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change, I am changing the things I cannot accept.”

-Angela Davis