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Past U.S. Congress Scripts

  • U.S. Representative for 7-11-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to support legislation that would mandate and provide legal representation for children in immigration hearings. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 7-11-2018
    "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 Brett Kavanaugh issue a public statement on whether he will defend a woman's right to make her own health decisions and uphold Roe v. Wade, prior to a confirmation vote. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "Demand the SCOTUS nominee's public position on Roe v. Wade. Trump just announced his pick to fill Justice Kennedy's vacancy on the Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh. Trump has promised to nominate justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade – and in the past, it was Kennedy's deciding vote that upheld the decision. This means there's a real chance that the Supreme Court could rule against a woman's right to make her own health care decisions." (From the ACLU)


Today's scripts can be found here.


  • U.S. Representative for 7-9-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to support legislation that would mandate and provide legal representation for children in immigration hearings. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 7-9-2018
    "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 mandate and provide legal representation for children in immigration hearings. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "As the White House faces court orders to reunite families separated at the border, immigrant children as young as 3 are being ordered into court for their own deportation proceedings, according to attorneys in Texas, California and Washington, D.C. Requiring unaccompanied minors to go through deportation alone is not a new practice. But in the wake of the Trump administration’s controversial family separation policy, more children – including toddlers – are being affected than in the past." (From USA Today).

    A slightly longer script is available here.

  • U.S. Representative for 7-2-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to support Rep. Mark Pocan's bill to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "A Democratic lawmaker on Monday introduced legislation to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), citing the Trump administration's handling of the agency. 'From conducting raids at garden centers, and meatpacking plants, to breaking up families at churches and schools, ICE is tearing apart families and ripping the moral fabric of our nation,' Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) said in a statement. 'Unfortunately, President Trump and his team of white nationalists, including Stephen Miller, have so misused ICE that the agency can no longer accomplish its goals effectively,' he continued. Pocan introduced the measure after traveling to the southern border last week." (From The Hill)

  • U.S. Senator for 7-2-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to stop using taxpayer money to fund the Department of Homeland Security as it continues to detain families, abuse immigrant children, and unleash ICE to terrorize communities. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: This script comes from the ACLU.

  • Additional U.S. Senator Call
    Advocate for unbiased SCOTUS nomination. REPEAT EVERY DAY THROUGH JULY 9TH

    "Hi. I’m from [ZIP] and am asking you to consider only SCOTUS nominees with a solid history of upholding the rights of women, people of color, people with disabilities, our LGBTQ neighbors, Native Americans, aspiring Americans, and workers. I also expect you to do everything in your power to block extreme, biased, and unqualified nominees. Equality and fairness matter. Thank you."

    Notes/Talking Points: Read more at Time.
    Read more at Slate.

    This script comes from Together We Will Athens.

  • U.S. Representative for 6-25-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to publicly demand the Trump administration immediately reunite the thousands of separated migrant children and their families. This ongoing separation is horrific. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 6-25-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to publicly demand the Trump administration immediately reunite the thousands of separated migrant children and their families. This ongoing separation is horrific. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "An administration official said on Friday evening that U.S. Customs and Border Protection 'expects that all unaccompanied children in their custody who were separated from adults who were being prosecuted will have been reunited with their families.' But the news comes with a large caveat. The statement only applied to children in CBP custody, those who had not yet been turned over to the care of the Department of Health and Human Services. The majority of children separated from parents are in the care of HHS -- and there's no real plan as for how to reunite them." (From ABC News)

  • U.S. Representative for 6-18-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to denounce Trump’s family separation policy and use all of Congress' authority to stop it. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 6-18-2018
    "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.3036, the Keep Families Together Act. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "Homeland Security – in collaboration with Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department – is cruelly separating families at the border for no legitimate reason. Immigration authorities have separated THOUSANDS of children from their families" (From ACLU).

    In the Senate, a bill has been introduced to stop this separation.

    Full text of S.3036

    This article explains the two different ways the government is separating families. It also has a list of organizations to support.

  • U.S. Representative for 6-11-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to demand that Scott Pruitt resign due to his scandals and conflicts of interest. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 6-11-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to demand that Scott Pruitt resign due to his scandals and conflicts of interest. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: This site has a comprehensive list of Pruitt's scandals and ethical issues.

  • U.S. Representative for 6-4-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to support H.R. 5226, the Clean and Efficient Cars Act. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 6-4-2018
    "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. 2643, the Gas Money Saved Act. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: From Interfaith Power & Light: "These bills will protect our Clean Car Standards, finalized by the EPA in 2012, from last minute attempts by the auto industry to weaken them. The Clean Car Standards will put us on track to fuel economy of more than 50 miles per gallon, saving millions of dollars for consumers and signficantly improving air quality."

    This site has a form you can fill out to email your senators and representative. We recommend that if you do so, you still call, email or fax independently - direct constituent contact is given more weight than contact through an organization.

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

  • Senator Chris Van Hollen: (202) 224-4654
    Senator Ben Cardin: (202) 224-4524
    Rep. Anthony Brown: (202) 225-8699


    “Hi my name is [Full Name]. Your constituent Prince Gbohoutou, an asylum seeker from the Central African Republic who was detained by ICE several weeks ago, will be deported imminently - ICE took him to JFK airport last night and tried to get him on a plane ASAP. He refused to board even when ICE officers beat his legs. Prince is a valuable member of our community who has a U.S. citizen wife and a career in the arts. There is absolutely no justification for his removal and I ask that you urgently weigh in with ICE to prevent his deportation. Please contact Dorothy Herrera-Niles, the Baltimore ICE Field Office Director, and Tom Homan, the head of ICE, and intervene immediately."

  • U.S. Representative for 5-29-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to use Congress' oversight authority to stop U.S. Customs and Border Protection from subjecting children in their custody to physical, sexual, and verbal abuse. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 5-29-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to use Congress' oversight authority to stop U.S. Customs and Border Protection from subjecting children in their custody to physical, sexual, and verbal abuse. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: The ACLU has "uncovered tens of thousands of pages of evidence documenting U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials physically, sexually, and verbally abusing children. The majority of these children are asylum seekers fleeing violence in Mexico and Central America. Some are teenage mothers. Some are escaping gang violence. Some are in need of medical attention. All of them have risked their lives to find safety – and tragically, CBP has shattered that dream for so many."

    This site also includes a petition to the commissioner of the CBP that you can sign. Even if we do so, we still recommend that you contact your elected representatives directly.

  • U.S. Representative for 5-21-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to publicly announce [his/her/their] support for legislation that would require background checks for all firearm sales, including those purchased online, at gun shows, and from private sales. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 5-21-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to publicly announce his support for legislation that would require background checks for all firearm sales, including those purchased online, at gun shows, and from private sales.. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: Currently, background checks aren't required for online sales, gun show sales, or sales by private sellers. Everytown for Gun Safety has additional questions for all elected officials here.

  • U.S. Representative for 5-14-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to oppose work requirements to access SNAP benefits, as included in the Farm Bill. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/talking points: "The Farm Bill was last passed in 2013, and it must be reauthorized every five years. It’s a $100 billion legislative package that covers everything from farm subsidies and agricultural programs to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps). Typically, it is a bipartisan exercise—but in April, Republicans passed a partisan bill out of committee that takes away food assistance from people (over two million people could be kicked out of the program) and instead funds unproven, unscalable job training programs that will leave people hungry." (From Indivisible)

  • U.S. Senator for 5-14-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to join Senator McCain in opposing the nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA. Further, I ask that he publicly state that no one who participates in torture should be in the federal government. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "Sen. John McCain called on the Senate to reject Gina Haspel's nomination to be the director of the CIA, citing her refusal in testimony on Wednesday to acknowledge 'torture's immorality.'" (From CNN)

  • U.S. Representative for 5-7-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. As Mother's Day approaches, I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to upholding immigration policies that protect and unite immigrant families. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 5-7-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. As Mother's Day approaches, I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to upholding immigration policies that protect and unite immigrant families. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: Faith in Public Life offers these additional talking points: "Stop the detention of pregnant moms. Defund immigration enforcement efforts that separate moms from their children in the interior U.S. and at the border. Reject further limits to family-based sponsorship. Provide Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders a path to citizenship." (From Faith in Public Life) This site also has a petition you can sign if you choose.

  • U.S. Representative for 5-2-2018
    "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 5-2-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to host an open, in-person Town Hall meeting. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: Most of Georgia's representatives have not held in-person Town Halls this year, though some have held telephone pseudo-town-hall calls with carefully screened participants. (If your representative has had an in-person meeting, call to thank them!) Sen. Isakson has held telephone calls. Sen. Perdue has done nothing.

  • U.S. Representative for 5-1-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to oppose work requirements to access SNAP benefits, as included in the Farm Bill. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/talking points: "If Republicans in Congress have their way, millions of people who get food aid through the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) will have to find a job or attend job training classes for about 20 hours each week, or lose their benefits. That's the biggest and most controversial part of a Republican-drafted Farm Bill unveiled this week by Michael Conaway, R-Texas, chairman of the Agriculture Committee in the House of Representatives. The rest of Conaway's proposal, however, represents continuity. Existing subsidies for farmers would continue in their current form." (From NPR)

  • U.S. Senator for 5-1-2018
    "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 Wendy Vitter's nomination for a federal judgeship. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: Vitter has "accused Planned Parenthood of 'killing over 150,000 females a year.'..."[S]he initially failed to disclose to the Senate Judiciary Committee public appearances at which she made some of her most controversial statements." (From NPR)

  • U.S. Representative for 4-27-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to hold Scott Pruitt accountable for the hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars he has wasted. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 4-27-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to hold Scott Pruitt accountable for the hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars he has wasted. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: Find additional talking points related to civil rights and environmental justice at 350.org. This site also has an online petition you can fill out. Even if you do so, we encourage you to call, fax, or email your Senators and Representative directly. More weight is given to direct contact than mass contacts through an organization.

  • U.S. Representative for 4-25-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to call on John Bolton to resign, now that we know he chaired a nonprofit that has promoted misleading and false anti-Muslim news. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 4-25-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to call on John Bolton to resign, now that we know he chaired a nonprofit that has promoted misleading and false anti-Muslim news. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "John Bolton, President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, chaired a nonprofit that has promoted misleading and false anti-Muslim news, some of which was amplified by a Russian troll factory, an NBC News review found. The group’s authors also appeared on Russian media, including Sputnik and RT News, criticizing mainstream European leaders like French President Emmanuel Macron. From 2013 until last month, Bolton was chairman of the Gatestone Institute, a New York-based advocacy group that warns of a looming 'jihadist takeover' of Europe leading to a 'Great White Death.'” (From NBC News)

  • U.S. Representative for 4-24-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to support the Abuse of the Pardon Prevention Act. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/talking points: "Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced the Abuse of the Pardon Prevention Act, legislation to prevent this President or any other from abusing the pardon power for their own personal benefit or to obstruct justice. The legislation would require that if the President pardons someone in connection with an investigation in which the President or one of his family members is a target, subject, or witness, the evidence against recipient of the pardon would be provided by the Department of Justice to Congress." Read more here.

  • U.S. Senator for 4-24-2018
    "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 nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA. Further, I ask that he publicly state that no one who participates in torture should be in the federal government. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "Trump has nominated Gina Haspel to lead the CIA. Haspel ran a CIA black site in Thailand during the Bush administration, where detainees were tortured. She also helped destroy the video evidence. She is a war criminal and should be in jail, but instead Trump wants to give her a promotion.... Trump has said he thinks the United States should use torture again, and now he has nominated an actual torturer to run the CIA." (From Indivisible)

  • U.S. Representative for 4-23-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to support H.Res.825: Recognizing the impacts of climate change on outdoor recreation and supporting policies that address the causes and effects of climate change. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/talking points: "[T]wo Republicans on the Climate Solutions Caucus introduced a bipartisan resolution in the House of Representatives to acknowledge the impact that climate change is having on outdoor recreation and support policies to address the problem. Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Mia Love (R-UT), both caucus members, joined with Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Suzan DelBene (D-WA) to introduce H.Res. 825, which was referred to the Energy and Commerce Committee. The resolution recognizes that 'the impacts of climate change will increasingly threaten communities, economies, land, and water, unless addressed through mitigation and adaptation efforts.' The measure was introduced less than two weeks before five athletes from the U.S. Winter Olympics Team are scheduled to brief Congress about the impact that climate change is having on winter sports and outdoor recreation." (From Citizen's Climate Lobby Newsletter)

    Full text of the resolution

  • U.S. Senator for 4-23-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to reject the nomination of Kyle Duncan to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. His anti-LGBTQ stance is horrifying. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "HRC called on the U.S. Senate to reject the nomination of Kyle Duncan, put forward by the Trump-Pence Administration for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, whose long history opposing the fundamental rights of LGBTQ people makes him unfit to serve: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced a vote scheduled for Monday to suspend debate over extremist judicial nominee Kyle Duncan and confirm him to the federal bench. This follows months of outcry over Duncan’s troubling history of anti-LGBTQ conduct." (From Human Rights Campaign)

  • U.S. Representative for 4-20-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to join the 131 representatives calling on Scott Pruitt to resign. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 4-20-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to join the 39 senators calling on Scott Pruitt to resign . Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "A group of 131 representatives and 39 senators signed a resolution introduced Wednesday that calls for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign. The resolution states that the co-signers have 'no confidence in the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and [are] calling for the immediate resignation of the Administrator.' Highlighted within the resolution are concerns about Pruitt's use of taxpayer money, "dramatic" budget cuts and waivers given to employees to work at connected companies while still employed by the EPA." (From MSN)

  • U.S. Representative for 4-19-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to oppose work requirements to access SNAP benefits, as included in the draft Farm Bill. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/talking points: "If Republicans in Congress have their way, millions of people who get food aid through the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) will have to find a job or attend job training classes for about 20 hours each week, or lose their benefits. That's the biggest and most controversial part of a Republican-drafted Farm Bill unveiled this week by Michael Conaway, R-Texas, chairman of the Agriculture Committee in the House of Representatives. The rest of Conaway's proposal, however, represents continuity. Existing subsidies for farmers would continue in their current form." (From NPR)

  • U.S. Senator for 4-19-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to urge Senator McConnell to allow a floor vote on S.2644, the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday thwarted a bipartisan effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, saying he will not hold a floor vote on the legislation even if it is approved next week in the Senate Judiciary Committee." (From The Washington Post)

    Full bill text

  • U.S. Representative for 4-18-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to make addressing climate change a priority. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 4-18-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to make addressing climate change a priority. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: With all the drama swirling in Washington, don't allow this critical issue to be ignored. Citizens' Climate Education has a wealth of talking points here.

  • U.S. Representative for 4-17-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to support H.R.5374, the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 4-17-2018
    "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.2584, the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: There is currently no federal law to protect LGBTQ youth. This legislation would "end discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools."

    Full text of House bill
    Full text of Senate bill

  • U.S. Representative for 4-16-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to support efforts to repeal the AUMF (Authorizations for Use of Military Force). The Constitution clearly states that Congress, not the President, has the power to declare war. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 4-16-2018
    "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 efforts to repeal the AUMF (Authorizations for Use of Military Force). The Constitution clearly states that Congress, not the President, has the power to declare war. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: ""The President must come to Congress and secure an Authorization for Use of Military Force by proposing a comprehensive strategy with clear objectives that keep our military safe and avoid collateral damage to innocent civilians," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, said in a statement Friday night.

    The US' joint military action with France and the UK came as a response to a chemical weapons attack against civilians by Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.

    As questions swirled this week around how Trump would respond to the attack, so did continued uncertainty about updates to Congress' Authorizations for Use of Military Force. The 1973 War Powers Act requires the President to receive congressional approval for any hostilities lasting longer than 60 days. Every administration since, however, has argued that portions of the law are unconstitutional." (From CNN)

  • U.S. Representative for 4-13-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to support H.R.3107, the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: This bill has passed the Senate. It would extend the Clean Diesel Program. See the EPA website to learn more.

  • U.S. Senator for 4-13-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to oppose Mike Pompeo as the secretary of state. He has demonstrated that he is a climate denier and a warmonger. He is also deeply Islamophobic. This is completely at odds with the State Department's job: to play a key role in preserving human rights, cultivating peace around the world, and negotiating internationally regarding climate change. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: It is looking like successfully opposing Pomepo is possible, though far from a sure thing. "Democratic activists around the country have become energized by the nomination of Mike Pompeo as the new secretary of state, kicking off a bout of organizing around foreign policy that has little precedent outside the lead-up to an imminent invasion. The question now is whether that enthusiasm will transfer to Senate Democrats themselves.... Pompeo, a committed Islamophobe and war hawk, has galvanized opposition particularly for his hostility to the Iran nuclear deal, which Democrats see as a signature piece of the legacy of former President Barack Obama. Ripping up the deal, its advocates warn, would march the United States down a path that leads inevitably to war." (From The Intercept)

    Also see info in the petition here. Even if you sign the petition, we recommend calling, emailing, or faxing directly. More weight is given to individual contact than to mass contacts through group petitions.

  • U.S. Representative for 4-12-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to support legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 4-12-2018
    "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 to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "A bipartisan group of four senators is moving to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job as President Donald Trump publicly muses about firing him. Republican Sens. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Democratic Sens. Chris Coons of Delaware and Cory Booker of New Jersey are introducing legislation Wednesday that would give any special counsel a 10-day window in which he or she could seek expedited judicial review of a firing, the four senators said in a statement. The legislation, which combines two bipartisan bills introduced last summer, signals escalating concerns in Congress as Trump has fumed about a Monday FBI raid of the office of his personal attorney, Michael Cohen. Trump has privately pondered firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and publicly criticized Mueller and his Russia probe." (From MSN)

  • U.S. Representative for 4-11-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. Even though the House does not vote on Mike Pompeo's nomination as Secretary of State, Representative [name] has a powerful platform that [he/she/they, etc.] can use to speak out. I ask that [he/she/they, etc.] publicly state that Pompeo is unfit for the position, and that no one with such a clear anti-Muslim agenda belongs in our government. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 4-11-2018
    "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 nomination of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State. His anti-Muslim agenda has no place in our government. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "At a time when hate groups are being granted unprecedented access to the White House, Pompeo's ties to anti-Muslim hate groups are extremely alarming. This new position gives anti-Muslim extremists another ally in a high place. Pompeo will now be responsible for shaping American foreign policy that will likely have harmful effects on American Muslims and Muslims across the world. This nomination, once again, shows Trump’s anti-Muslim agenda." (From SPLC)

  • U.S. Representative for 4-10-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. Even though the House does not vote on Gina Haspel's nomination to lead the CIA, Representative [name] has a powerful platform that [he/she/they, etc.] can use to speak out. I ask that [he/she/they, etc.] publicly state that Haspel is unfit for the position, and that no one who participates in torture should be in the federal government. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 4-10-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to oppose the nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA. Further, I ask that he publicly state that no one who participates in torture should be in the federal government. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "Trump has nominated Gina Haspel to lead the CIA. Haspel ran a CIA black site in Thailand during the Bush administration, where detainees were tortured. She also helped destroy the video evidence. She is a war criminal and should be in jail, but instead Trump wants to give her a promotion.... Trump has said he thinks the United States should use torture again, and now he has nominated an actual torturer to run the CIA." (From Indivisble)

  • U.S. Representative for 4-9-2018
    U.S. Representative (if Republican)

    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to join Republican Representatives Curbelo, Ros-Lehtinen, and Stefanik in calling on Scott Pruitt to resign due to his unethical behavior and wasting of taxpayer money. Thank you for taking my message."

    U.S. Representative (if Democrat)

    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to join the 64 House Democrats calling on Scott Pruitt to resign due to his unethical behavior and wasting of taxpayer money. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 4-9-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to call on Scott Pruitt to resign due to his unethical behavior and wasting of taxpayer money. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: The House Democrats who are calling on Pruitt to resign issued a letter in which they "cited all of the recent controversies surrounding Pruitt, like his low-price rental of a Capitol Hill condo from a lobbyist couple and his decision to give two aides raises after the White House rejected them. But they also dug deeper, arguing that his entire time at the EPA has been filled with actions that should disqualify him, like appearing in a video produced by a group opposed to an Obama administration water rule, hiring former banker Albert Kelley to oversee the Superfund program and spending more than $40,000 to install a soundproof booth in his office." (From MSN)

  • U.S. Representative for 3-30-2018
    "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."

    Notes/Talking Points: The House is out until April 8. Every representative should be able to squeeze in a Town Hall meeting at some point this during this time. See Indivisible's Town Hall guide for information on what to expect during one of these meetings.

  • U.S. Senator for 3-30-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to use his voice to amplify the voices of all 22 female senators, in calling for an overhaul of how sexual harassment claims are handled in Congress. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "All 22 Democratic and Republican female senators have written a letter to Senate leadership expressing their "deep disappointment" in the Senate's "inaction" in moving sexual harassment legislation forward. They are calling for a vote on the legislation that would overhaul how sexual harassment claims are handled on Capitol Hill." (From MSN)

  • U.S. Representative for 3-29-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to speak out against the appointment of John Bolton as National Security Adviser. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 3-29-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to speak out against the appointment of John Bolton as National Security Adviser. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "There are few more notorious hard-liners in Washington than Bolton, a 69-year-old former diplomat known for being profoundly undiplomatic. He shares President Trump’s scorn for multilateralism, and his loathing for the United Nations (where Bolton served a brief stint as U.S. ambassador) is matched by his contempt for the European Union. He sees both institutions as forums for ponderous deliberations that undermine American sovereignty and impede Washington's ability to act decisively. Bolton’s geopolitical impatience matches his rumored professional demeanor: Allegations of bullying and abuse trail his conduct in office." (From The Washington Post)

  • U.S. Representative for 3-28-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to hold an in-person Town Hall meeting on April 7, focused on common-sense gun control. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/talking points: "Hundreds of thousands of us marched across the country on March 24. But that’s only the beginning. To take this message directly to lawmakers, we need them to hear us directly--and soon. Every single member of Congress is back in their district on District Work Period--better known as “recess”--between March 23 and April 9. So March for Our Lives has raised the call for a congressional Town Hall in every district in America on April 7." Click to view a Google document with more information.

    Read David Hogg's tweet calling for this action

  • U.S. Senator for 3-28-2018
    "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. 2354, the ANTIQUITIES Act. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "Newly released emails confirm exactly why President Trump proposed to dismantle the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah: to give these sacred lands to greedy corporate polluters so they can destroy them by drilling for oil, natural gas, coal, and uranium. But now we have a chance to fight back. A new bill in the Senate would stop Trump’s assault on Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and other national monuments, and ensure that public lands stay in public hands for generations to come." (From NRDC)

    This link includes additional talking points, and an email form. We recommend that you call, fax, or email directly, even if you fill out the form. More weight is given to individual constituent contacts than to submissions through an organization's web site.

  • U.S. Representative for 3-27-2018
    "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 3-27-2018
    "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: "This legislation would provide comprehensive non-discrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity — and cover the full range of non-discrimination protections we need in schools, employment, housing, credit, public places, federally funded programs and jury service."

    Note that this link includes a form for emailing elected officials. We recommend that you call, email, or fax your senators and representative directly, even if you fill out this form. More weight is given to direct constituent contact than to contact through a group website.

    Full text of House bill
    Full text of Senate bill

  • U.S. Representative for 3-26-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to speak out against the ban on transgender citizens serving in the military. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 3-26-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to speak out against the ban on transgender citizens serving in the military. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: From the Human Rights Campaign (HRC): "HRC condemned the newly-released official Trump-Pence Administration policy attempting to implement Donald Trump’s discriminatory ban on transgender troops. Trump’s hastily tweeted troop ban, which has now been turned into official policy, is opposed by national security leaders, military officials, servicemembers’ organizations and bipartisan elected officials, including top Republicans in Congress.... This guidance seeks to implement the Twitter policy of Donald Trump to ban transgender people from serving or enlisting in the military." (From HRC)

  • U.S. Representative for 3-23-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to make sure Puerto Rico receives the disaster aid promised them. It is unacceptable that the American people of Puerto Rico have received less than $2 billion of the pledged $23 billion. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 3-23-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to make sure Puerto Rico receives the disaster aid promised them. It is unacceptable that the American people of Puerto Rico have received less than $2 billion of the pledged $23 billion. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: Puerto Rico, a US territory home to 3.5 million Americans, was devastated by Hurricane Maria "exactly six months ago, and the U.S. territory is still struggling to recover from the strongest storm to hit the island in nearly a century... The AP recently found that of the $23 billion pledged for Puerto Rico, only $1.27 billion for a nutritional assistance program has been disbursed, along with more than $430 million to repair public infrastructure." (From ABC News)

  • U.S. Representative for 3-22-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to join Senator McCain in speaking out against the president for congratulating Putin on his election win. The fact that the president ignored warnings from his security advisers in doing so is horrifying. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 3-22-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to join Senator McCain in speaking out against the president for congratulating Putin on his election win. The fact that the president ignored warnings from his security advisers in doing so is horrifying. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "President Trump did not follow specific warnings from his national security advisers Tuesday when he congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his reelection — including a section in his briefing materials in all-capital letters stating “DO NOT CONGRATULATE,” according to officials familiar with the call.... The president’s tone drew a rebuke from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, who wrote on Twitter: 'An American president does not lead the Free World by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections. And by doing so with Vladimir Putin, President Trump insulted every Russian citizen who was denied the right to vote in a free and fair election.'" (From the Washington Post)

  • U.S. Representative for 3-21-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to speak out against the president's attacks on Mueller, and support legislation that would restrict the president's ability to fire special counsels. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 3-21-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to speak out against the president's attacks on Mueller, and support legislation that would restrict the president's ability to fire special counsels. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "The congressional Republican rebukes of President Trump for attacking special counsel Robert S. Mueller III were sharp, but selective: GOP lawmakers defended Mueller against the president’s tweets, although there were no indications they plan to take legislative steps to protect his probe.

    It has been almost eight months since lawmakers introduced a pair of bipartisan bills to prevent Trump — or any president — from being able to order the firing of a special counsel without a reason that can pass muster with a panel of three federal judges. But, in that time, support for the effort has flagged under the weight of political distractions, constitutional concerns, and substantive differences between the two proposals that have kept lawmakers from merging them into one unified bill." (From the Washington Post)

  • U.S. Representative for 3-20-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to oppose the First Amendment Defense Act. Taxpayer-funded discrimination against same-sex couples and their children is unacceptable. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 3-20-2018
    "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 First Amendment Defense Act. Taxpayer-funded discrimination against same-sex couples and their children is unacceptable. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: The First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) was introduced in the Senate earlier this month. Representative Raúl Labrador (R-ID) intends to reintroduce it in the House. "The First Amendment Defense Act would legalize religious discrimination under the guise of religious freedom. If FADA were signed into law:

    A federally funded homeless shelter could turn away an LGBT person.
    A landlord could refuse housing to rent to an unwed couple.
    A university could continue to receive federal money even if it fires an unmarried teacher for becoming pregnant.
    Government employees could discriminate against married same-sex couples and their families by refusing to process important paperwork like marriage licenses, social security benefits, visa applications, etc.
    Businesses could refuse to let LGBT employees care for a sick spouse, in a clear violation of medical leave laws."

    This link also includes a form for submitting comments electronically. We recommend that, even if you fill out the form, you also call, email, or fax your representative and senators directly. More weight is given to direct constituent contact than to mass contacts through an organization.

  • U.S. Representative for 3-19-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. With the unprecedented turnover of senior White House officials, and the president's ongoing erratic behavior, I'm asking Representative [name] to call for Congressional interviews of every departed high-level official, particularly Rex Tillerson, to determine whether they have had concerns about the president’s mental and temperamental fitness for office. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 3-19-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. With the unprecedented turnover of senior White House officials, and the president's ongoing erratic behavior, I'm asking Senator [name] to call for Congressional interviews of every departed high-level official, particularly Rex Tillerson, to determine whether they have had concerns about the president’s mental and temperamental fitness for office. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: In a recent Washington Post editorial, Jennifer Ruben lists this action as the first step that a responsible Congress would take in the midst of Trump's purges. She does not believe this reasonable, non-partisan oversight will happen under a Republican-led Congress, but we still need to let our elected officials know that we expect reasonable, non-partisan oversight. (From the Washington Post)

  • U.S. Representative for 3-16-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to hold an open, in-person Town Hall meeting. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: The House has four long weekends coming up in March, where they aren't in session on Friday and/or Monday. They are also out from March 24-April 8. Every representative should be able to squeeze in a Town Hall meeting at some point this during this time.

  • U.S. Senator for 3-16-2018
    "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 the joint resolution introduced by Senators Lee and Sanders to end our unauthorized war in Yemen. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "The Senate is gearing up for a vote next week on whether or not to end U.S. military involvement in Yemen.

    Coming out of a closed-door briefing early Wednesday evening, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said his resolution with Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) will be brought up before Congress leaves for a two-week recess.

    'I think what our job now in Congress is to ... accept responsibility for issues of war," he said. "I hope Congress and the Senate next week votes to get the United States out of aiding Saudi Arabia in this very terrible war.' (From The Hill)

  • U.S. Representative for 3-15-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to speak out against using an estimated $3-$50 million of taxpayer money for the planned military parade on Veterans Day. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 3-15-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to speak out against using an estimated $3-$50 million of taxpayer money for the planned military parade on Veterans Day. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "The Pentagon says a military parade requested by President Trump will take place in Washington on Veterans Day to honor those who have served in the military from the Revolutionary War through today.... The memo does not estimate the cost, but as NPR has reported, estimates have suggested it would be between $3 million and $50 million." (From NPR)

  • U.S. Representative for 3-14-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to sign two Dear Appropriator letters for library funding – one letter from Representative Grijalva for the Library Services and Technology Act, and one from Representatives Johnson and Young for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy program. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "In the White House budget proposal for FY2019, the administration has once again proposed elimination of federal funding for libraries – over $210 million that libraries rely on.... Two Dear Appropriator letters are circulating in support of federal library funding for FY 2019: one for the Library Services and Technology Act and on in support of the Innovative Approaches to Literacy program. Members of Congress typically submit Dear Appropriator letters to the appropriations committees to request funding for the programs they champion, and the letters are co-signed by other members of Congress.

    Representatives must sign Dear Appropriator letters by the March 19th deadline, and a large number of signatures signals wide, bipartisan support for federal funding." (From 5 Calls)

  • U.S. Senator for 3-14-2018
    "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 appointment of Michael Brennan to the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: See the statement on Brennan's nomination from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights here.

  • U.S. Representative for 3-13-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to work on a legislative replacement for DACA now. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 3-13-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to work on a legislative replacement for DACA now. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: Another week has passed since the deadline ended. "When the Trump administration said last September it was pulling the plug on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, March 5 was the program's official end date. But it was so much more than a date on the calendar. It was the looming deadline that finally was going to force Congress to tackle the perennial political hot potato of immigration.... Now, here we are...and no solution in sight. [Monday's deadline] still exists on paper. But it's become more of a symbolic marker than a moment when anything major is expected to happen for the roughly 700,000 DACA recipients....

    In two separate district court rulings, federal judges ordered the administration to keep accepting DACA renewal applications while the courts weigh legal challenges over how the administration went about ending the program.... That took the teeth -- at least temporarily -- out of the administration's efforts to end DACA. It also gave Congress a way to punt this issue down the road....

    Even though DACA recipients can still renew their protections, advocates say many could find themselves in limbo. Inevitably, they argue, some recipients' renewal applications won't be processed before their current work permits and other protections expire.... Activists say time is running out for officials to come up with a permanent solution." (From CNN)

  • U.S. Representative for 3-12-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask that Representative [name] not support any use of military force with North Korea, and instead advocate for a fully-funded State Department that is equipped to engage in diplomacy. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 3-12-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask that Senator [name] not support any use of military force with North Korea, and instead advocate for a fully-funded State Department that is equipped to engage in diplomacy. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump are planning to meet in person very soon. This is a big deal, and could help lift the increasing threat of war - if it’s closely managed by experts as part of a sustained strategy of diplomacy." (From Indivisible)

    This link also had additional talking points and a longer suggested call script.

  • U.S. Representative for 3-9-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to hold an open, in-person Town Hall meeting on gun control. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: The House has four long weekends coming up in March, where they aren't in session on Friday and/or Monday. They are also out from March 24-April 8. Every representative should be able to squeeze in a Town Hall meeting at some point this during this time.

  • U.S. Senator for 3-9-2018
    "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 appointment of Andrew Wheeler as Deputy Administrator of the EPA. A climate-change denier is a horrifying choice for this position. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: Wheeler's nomination was approved by committee and will move forward to the full Senate. "In announcing Mr. Wheeler, a former aide to Senator James M. Inhofe, to be deputy administrator of the agency, the White House tapped an experienced legislative hand reviled by environmental activists but hailed by industry as having the know-how to dismantle Obama-era fossil fuel regulations." (From NY Times)

    Sierra Club's legislative director, Melinda Pierce, "decried Wheeler's record of lobbying for coal companies and his time working for [Senator Jim ] Inhofe, whom she described as 'one of the most backward climate science deniers.'" (From Scientific American)

  • U.S. Representative for 3-8-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to push for a ban on military-style rifles. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "The House will vote next week on a bill aimed at protecting U.S. schools from acts of gun violence.... What the bill does not include is any provision relating to firearms. Surviving students from Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have demanded action on gun control in the weeks since the shooting, calling for a ban on military-style rifles such as the one used in the Florida attack, among other provisions." (From The Washington Post)

  • U.S. Senator for 3-8-2018
    "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 appointment of Howard Nielson Jr. to a federal judgeship in Utah. His work against LGBTQ rights is unacceptable. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: The Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced his nomination, so it will go to the full Senate. The Alliance for Justice lists many additional reasons to oppose his nomination: "Nielson, in taking a leading role in the effort to prohibit same-sex marriage in California, argued that a federal judge should be disqualified from hearing the case because he was gay.... As an official in the Justice Department under George W. Bush, Nielson was part of the “Screening Committee” that impermissibly, as the Department’s Inspector General concluded, “considered political or ideological affiliations” in making non-political hiring decisions and weeding progressive applicants out of civil service jobs.... Nielson has been one of the NRA’s go-to attorneys, fighting to eliminate restrictions on guns in public places and limits on assault weapons.... Nielson has fought efforts to ensure equality in education for people of color; has advocated against regulating greenhouse gases; has frequently litigated against the Affordable Care Act; and has defended severe burdens on women’s exercise of their reproductive rights." He also defended the notorious “torture memos” under the George W. Bush Administration. (From Alliance for Justice)

  • U.S. Representative for 3-7-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to oppose H.R.38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: H.R.38 would make "gun permits more like driver's licenses, transportable across state lines. If you are allowed to carry a concealed weapon in your home state, you would be allowed to carry it in all of them." (From CBS News)

    Full text of bill

  • U.S. Senator for 3-7-2018
    "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 S.2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. We must maintain responsible oversight of the country's largest banks. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: Indivisible states that this bill "puts us at risk of another financial crisis....allows racial discrimination in mortgage lending to go unchecked...[and] erodes critical consumer protections." (From Indivisible)

    Full text of bill

  • U.S. Representative for 3-6-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to support H.C.R. 81, to end our unauthorized war in Yemen . Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 3-6-2018
    "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 S.J.Res. 54, to end our unauthorized war in Yemen. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "The United States’ role in the Yemen war is complicated and controversial. Importantly, it also hasn’t been authorized by Congress. For too long, Congress has ceded its war powers to the executive branch. That’s always been a dangerous trend—but it’s especially perilous now that Donald Trump is the commander-in-chief." (From Indivisible)

    The US is complicit in horrible suffering in Yemen. The Indivisible link has an overview of the situation.

    Full text of the Senate resolution

    Full text of the House resolution

  • U.S. Representative for 3-5-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to work on a legislative replacement for DACA now. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 3-5-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to work on a legislative replacement for DACA now . Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: "When the Trump administration said last September it was pulling the plug on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, March 5 was the program's official end date. But it was so much more than a date on the calendar. It was the looming deadline that finally was going to force Congress to tackle the perennial political hot potato of immigration.... Now, here we are...and no solution in sight. [Monday's deadline] still exists on paper. But it's become more of a symbolic marker than a moment when anything major is expected to happen for the roughly 700,000 DACA recipients....

    In two separate district court rulings, federal judges ordered the administration to keep accepting DACA renewal applications while the courts weigh legal challenges over how the administration went about ending the program.... That took the teeth -- at least temporarily -- out of the administration's efforts to end DACA. It also gave Congress a way to punt this issue down the road....

    Even though DACA recipients can still renew their protections, advocates say many could find themselves in limbo. Inevitably, they argue, some recipients' renewal applications won't be processed before their current work permits and other protections expire.... Activists say time is running out for officials to come up with a permanent solution." (From CNN)

  • U.S. Representative for 3-2-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to introduce legislation that would require background checks for all firearm sales, including those purchased online, at gun shows, and from private sales. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 3-2-2018
    "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.2009, the Background Check Expansion Act. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: S. 2009 would "require a background check for every firearm sale." Currently, background checks aren't required for online sales, gun show sales, or sales by private sellers. There is not currently a bill like this in the House.

    Full text of Senate bill

  • U.S. Representative for 3-1-2018
    "Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to oppose the president's infrastructure plan. We need renewable-energy-based infrastructure changes. Thank you for taking my message."

  • U.S. Senator for 3-1-2018
    "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 the president's infrastructure plan. We need renewable-energy-based infrastructure changes. Thank you for taking my message."

    Notes/Talking Points: 350.org has additional talking points.

    This link also includes a form you can fill out to email your senators. We recommend that you call, email, or fax your senators directly, even if you fill out this form. Contacts directly from individual constituents are given more weight than contacts through an organization.



Past Georgia State Legislator Scripts

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

Today's script can be found here.


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

-Angela Davis