PDF VERSION: LAST UPDATED 7/18

 JULY 2017 - SCA COMMITMENT CALLS

FAQ FOR ORGANIZERS

Why now? A New Ask!

“Dear Colleague” Letter & Inside Baseball

Co-Sponsoring

Legislators fear SCA opposition? In MA?

Supermajority Democratic Legislature

Calling AGAIN?

Legislator Is Already Opposed (“Really??”)

My Legislator has stopped listening to me (“Are you SURE?”)

Legislator hasn’t seen the Dear Colleague Letter

My Local Group

Staying Informed

I have questions!

Preparing for this call

READY TO CALL ?


Why now? A New Ask!

Q: Why are we calling with these specific asks (did they cosponsor, did they sign on to a “Dear Colleague” letter, etc) right now?

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“Dear Colleague” Letter & Inside Baseball

Q: What is a “Dear Colleague” letter? Isn’t it a little “inside baseball”? Can’t we just tell them we want their support?

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Co-Sponsoring

Q: Isn’t “COSPONSORING” an indication of support?

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Legislators fear SCA opposition? In MA?

Q: Say more about Legislators fearing opponents.

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Supermajority Democratic Legislature

Q: Legislature has a veto-proof Democratic majority. Right?

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Calling AGAIN?

Q: Do I keep calling, really? I’ve been calling…My rep/sen has told us they’re doing everything they can...

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Legislator Is Already Opposed (“Really??”)

Q: My Rep/Sen is already quite clear that s/he is opposed. Should I really call anyway…?

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My Legislator has stopped listening to me (“Are you SURE?”)

Q: My legislator has made it clear that s/he knows my position and that my calls are pointless. I get the point of continued reminders, but this feels counterproductive. Are you SURE I should keep calling?

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Legislator hasn’t seen the Dear Colleague Letter

Q: I called and my legislator said s/he didn’t know about it. What next?

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My Local Group

Q: We have been working on SCA or/and “Sanctuary”/”TRUST” ordinances in our community. We want to plug into larger campaign but also do our own thing. Is that OK?

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Staying Informed

Q: How do I make sure I am plugged in/up to date on coalition efforts etc.

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I have questions!

Q: Where should I direct them?

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Preparing for this call

Q: What can I do to prepare for the call? Or can I just dial and go, using the script prompts on the online form?

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READY TO CALL ?

USE THE ONLINE FORM TO RECORD YOUR CALL AND GO THRU THE SCRIPT! PROGMA.US/2017_07scacall

DON’T FORGET TO ASK YOUR NETWORK TO DO THE SAME

And, If you are actively organizing in your community--or want to start-- join our our Organizers’ Call for SCA on July 18, with an update from MIRA and State Sen. Eldridge (lead sponsor in Sen).
ORGANIZERS’ CALL: progressivemass.com/2017_07sca--please share! .

(Can't make it but want to be plugged in? Register here: progressivemass.com/sca-outreach#organizer -- you’ll receive alerts for the next organizing call

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