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Past Calls



Past U.S. Congress Scripts

  • 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)


Today's scripts can be found here.


  • U.S. Representative for 12-10-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to support the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, H.R. 7173. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: Citizens' Climate Lobby has additional information.

  • U.S. Senator for 12-10-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to insist that Raymond David Vela, the nominee to head the National Park Service, pledge to withdraw the proposed rule that would limit protest near the White House and on the National Mall. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: The ACLU has details and a longer script here. This link also contains a form you can use to send a message on this issue. Even if you fill out the form, we urge you to call or email independently.

  • U.S. Representative for 12-6-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to support legislation protecting special counsel Mueller's investigation. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 12-6-2018
    "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 legislation protecting special counsel Mueller's investigation. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said Friday that he believes legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller could pass the Senate, if Republican leadership would agree to bring it up for a vote." (From The Hill)

  • U.S. Representative for 12-3-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to oppose the increase to the already-too-big budget of the Department of Homeland Security in the proposed budget bill. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 12-3-2018
    "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 the increase to the already-too-big budget of the Department of Homeland Security in the proposed budget bill. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: The ACLU has talking points here.

  • U.S. Representative for 11-29-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to support the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/talking points: "A bipartisan group of lawmakers is introducing a landmark bill that would charge fossil fuel companies a tax for their carbon dioxide emissions. The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, announced by two Republicans and three Democratic members of the House on Tuesday, would charge $15 for each ton of carbon emitted into the air and would increase that fee by $10 every year afterward, in an effort to fight climate change. Other than administrative costs, all of the money would go back to taxpayers. Supporters say the bill would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent in 10 years, and 91 percent by 2050. That’s a bigger cut than former President Obama’s Clean Power Plan or the United States’ commitment under the Paris climate agreement — a pact President Trump has promised to exit." (From The Hill)

  • U.S. Senator for 11-29-2018
    "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 judicial nomination. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: Rao has been nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which is "often called “the little Supreme Court” because it handles crucial cases related to federal agencies and because many of its members get elevated to the real Supreme Court." Read about her background and views here.

  • U.S. Representative for 11-26-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to denounce the use of tear gas aimed at migrants at the U.S. border. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 11-26-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to denounce the use of tear gas aimed at migrants at the U.S. border. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "U.S. Border patrol agents are firing tear gas at migrants after a group attempted to breach the border, the Associated Press reported Sunday.

    Migrant children and their families were sent running after the police attack. Twenty-three-year-old Honduran migrant mother, Ana Zuniga, told AP some migrants managed to cut a small hole in the wire fence bordering Mexico which triggered police action from U.S. agents." (From Telesur)

  • U.S. Representative for 11-15-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to oppose the blanket ban on asylum-seekers seeking safety at the U.S. border. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/talking points: The International Rescue Committee has details and a longer script here.

  • U.S. Senator for 11-15-2018
    "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 legislation that would place a hard cap on the size of financial institutions. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday unveiled legislation that would place a hard cap on the size of financial institutions, a proposal that would splinter Wall Street’s biggest firms in an effort to ward off future taxpayer bailouts." (From the Washington Post)

  • U.S. Representative for 11-13-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to insist that Matthew Whitaker recuse himself from overseeing the Mueller investigation. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 11-13-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to insist that Matthew Whitaker recuse himself from overseeing the Mueller investigation. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: See this information from Neal Katyal, former acting U.S. solicitor general, who was involved in writing the rules governing a special counsel: "Putting Whitaker in charge of the inquiry is sharply at odds with the special counsel regulations governing Mueller’s work and with the Justice Department’s rules about who may oversee an investigation.... The attorney general can stop a special counsel from investigating altogether or stop them from taking a specific step (such as subpoenaing a president). He can read every file of the counsel, and he may even attempt to give information about the investigation to the president in real time. And he plays a crucial role in determining what report by Mueller, if any, is given to Congress and ultimately the public. But no one — and I mean no one — ever thought the regulations we wrote would permit the president to install some staff member of his choice from the Justice Department to serve as acting attorney general and thereby oversee the special counsel. Such a proposal would have been laughed off Capitol Hill within a nanosecond as fundamentally at odds with the most cardinal principle that no one is above the law." (From the Washington Post)

  • U.S. Representative for 11-1-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to oppose indefinite detention or separation of migrant families. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 11-1-2018
    "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 indefinite detention or separation of migrant families. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: Trump has said "that he is considering a new family separation policy at the U.S.-Mexico border because he believes the administration’s earlier move to separate migrant children from parents was an effective deterrent to illegal crossings." (From Washington Post).

    See more information and a longer script option at 5Calls.

  • U.S. Representative for 10-29-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to support H.R.2282, the Equality Act. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 10-29-2018
    "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.1006, the Equality Act. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: In light of the administrations apparent attempt to redefine gender in a way that removes all rights from transgender and nonbinary people, this legislation is even more important. (From NY Times)

    "Despite significant steps forward, many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Americans continue to lack explicit, uniform protections where they live. 30 states still lack clear, fully-inclusive non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people, meaning that LGBTQ people are at risk of being fired, denied housing, and denied services for who they are or whom they love.... The Equality Act, which was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and in the Senate by Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Cory Booker (D-NJ), would provide consistent and explicit non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across key areas of life, including employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs, and jury service." (From HRC)

    This legislation is particularly critical for Georgia residents: "Georgia residents are arguably some of the most vulnerable in the nation – lacking explicit protections from discrimination that are commonplace in many other states in the nation. For Georgia’s LGBT residents, these vulnerabilities are even more pronounced because Georgia lacks basic civil rights protections. Georgia is an unenviable outlier among states in that we have some of the weakest civil rights protections for our citizens in the nation. Georgia has no law that prevents private employers from discriminating on the basis of an employee’s race; no law that prevents local businesses from refusing service to patrons because of their religion; and no law preventing landowners from refusing to rent or sell to our citizens based on their sexual orientation or gender identity." (From Georgia Equality)

    Full text of House bill
    Full text of Senate bill

  • U.S. Representative for 10-25-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to oppose closure of our southern border. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 10-25-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I want to ask Senator [name] to oppose closure of our southern border Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/talking points: "If sealing the border is realistically on the table, then that raises countless questions over the authority of the president to do so, the logistics of such an endeavor, and the widespread consequences it would have on Americans’ ability to trade, travel and even eat." (From USA Today)

  • U.S. Representative for 10-23-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I’m calling to urge Representative [name] to strongly oppose the Department of Health and Human Services' proposed definition of gender as one's sex assigned at birth. The proposed policy change is a blatant attempt to erase transgender Americans and bar them from seeking remedies for discrimination. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/talking points: From 5Calls

  • U.S. Senator for 10-23-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I want to ask Senator [name] to stand with Sen. Martin Heinrich who has called for the U.S. to ban oil imports from Saudi Arabia over the death of a journalist. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/talking points: "Still, while the president has faced pressure to take action against the Saudis over Khashoggi's death, he has defended the U.S.-Saudi relationship and appeared resistant to cancel billions of dollars in arms deals with the Saudis." From The Hill

    The problem is if the U.S. takes this step oil prices will skyrocket. This is bad, however we need to end our dependance on oil, both domestically and abroad for the sake of our planet.

  • U.S. Representative for 10-19-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to speak out against the denial of visas for unmarried same-sex partners of United Nations employees. Thank you for taking my message. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 10-19-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I want to ask Senator [name] to speak out against the denial of visas for unmarried same-sex partners of United Nations employees. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/talking points: "President Donald Trump's administration began denying visas to the unmarried, same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and officials and employees of the United Nations this week — making marriage a requirement to be eligible for a visa.... It comes despite the fact that the majority of countries do not recognize same-sex marriage and many same-sex couples face prosecution in their own countries."

  • U.S. Representative for 10-17-2018
    None at this time.

  • U.S. Senator for 10-17-2018
    A special message for Sen. Purdue:

    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I want to let Senator Purdue know that I am outraged that he snatched a student's phone when being asked about voter suppression. His bullying behavior is horrifying. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "An attempted conversation between a Georgia Tech student and Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) ended abruptly with the lawmaker snatching the student’s cellphone away while he was being asked about possible voter suppression in the state." (From the Washington Post)

  • U.S. Representative for 10-11-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to take immediate action on climate change. The new IPCC report indicates that we can still avoid the most devastating consequences, but only if we act immediately. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 10-11-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I want to ask Senator [name] to take immediate action on climate change. The new IPCC report indicates that we can still avoid the most devastating consequences, but only if we act immediately. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/talking points: "After three years of research and a week of haggling between scientists and government officials at a meeting in South Korea, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued a special report on the impact of global warming of 1.5C.... [T]here are some key messages that come through loud and clear. 'The first is that limiting warming to 1.5C brings a lot of benefits compared with limiting it to two degrees. It really reduces the impacts of climate change in very important ways,' said Prof Jim Skea, who co-chairs the IPCC. 'The second is the unprecedented nature of the changes that are required if we are to limit warming to 1.5C - changes to energy systems, changes to the way we manage land, changes to the way we move around with transportation.' (From BBC).

    The IPCC report is available here. For other ways to engage, see Citizens' Climate Lobby.

  • U.S. Representative for 10-5-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to speak out against Trump's mocking of Dr. Ford. Mocking a sexual assault survivor is an open form of oppression. This behavior would be offensive coming from anyone, but it is abhorrent coming from the president. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 10-5-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I demand that Senator [name] vote 'no' on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/talking points: This script is from the ACLU. See their talking points here.

  • U.S. Representative for 10-4-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to speak out against Trump's mocking of Dr. Ford. Mocking a sexual assault survivor is an open form of oppression. This behavior would be offensive coming from anyone, but it is abhorrent coming from the president. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 10-4-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I want to ask Senator [name] to speak out against Trump's mocking of Dr. Ford. Mocking a sexual assault survivor is an open form of oppression. This behavior would be offensive coming from anyone, but it is abhorrent coming from the president. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/talking points: "A trio of Republican senators crucial to the confirmation prospects of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh criticized President Trump on Wednesday for mocking the account of a woman who has accused his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault decades ago." (From MSN) Please be aware that the link contains direct, offensive quotations from Trump.

  • U.S. Representative for 10-2-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I understand that Representatives are not involved in the Supreme Court confirmation process, but Rep. [name] has a powerful voice, and I ask that [he/she/they] use that voice and speak out against Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court. His angry outburst would not have been tolerated if he were a person of color, or a woman or nonbinary person. His inability to control his temper clearly makes him unsuitable. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 10-2-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to let Senator [name] know that I am outraged that immigrant children are still separated from their families, and that unprecedented numbers of children are currently being held in immigration detention. I want Congress to reject funding for family detention and deportations, and work to reunite all families immediately, and invest in community-based alternatives to detention. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/talking points: see also yesterday's Representative call.

  • U.S. Representative for 10-1-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to oppose holding undocumented children in custody, and oppose taking money from other programs such as cancer research and HIV prevention to fund their incarceration. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "The Trump administration is planning to shift more than $260 million to cover the rising cost and strain of housing thousands of undocumented immigrant children in their custody -- including millions of dollars from programs like cancer research and HIV/AIDS prevention. The request comes as the program has been strained by record-high levels of children in custody, driven in large part by new policies that are holding kids longer and making it more difficult for them to be released to adults, such as family members." (From CNN)

  • U.S. Senator for 10-1-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I’m calling to ask Senator [name] the demand that the White House overturn its limitations on the FBI’s investigation of allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: “While the FBI will examine the allegations of Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, the bureau had not been permitted to investigate the claims of Julie Swetnick, who has accused Kavanaugh of engaging in sexual misconduct at parties while he was a student at Georgetown Preparatory School in the 1980s, those people familiar with the investigation told NBC News.

    A White House official had confirmed earlier Saturday that Swetnick's claims would not be pursued as part of the reopened background investigation into Kavanaugh. Trump described that as incorrect in a tweet late Saturday. The Wall Street Journal had also reported that Swetnick's allegations would not be investigated. Trump said the FBI had ‘free rein’ in the investigation.” (From NBC News)



Past Georgia State Legislator Scripts

  • The Georgia state legislature 2018 session ended March 29, 2018.

Today's script can be found here.


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