Let's mobilize to let our representatives know that we want them to speak out publicly against the appointment of a white nationalist as chief strategist in the White House.

#CallYourReps, people. Let's flood the phone lines to #StopBannon.

Here are my suggestions for today.

1. Call your Senators and Representatives to let them know that you want them to publicly denounce Steve Bannon's appointment.

Find phone numbers for your Senators:
http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

Find phone numbers for your House Representatives:
http://www.house.gov/representatives/

Here are some sample scripts you can use to make the call:

For Democratic Senators and Representatives (except for those who have denounced the Bannon appointment, see full list
here):

Hello, my name is _____. I am a constituent, living in (address, district). I am horrified at the news of Trump appointing Steve Bannon as one of his closest advisors.

Does (legislator’s name) agree with Harry Reid that Bannon’s appointment sends a dangerous signal that white supremacists “will be represented at the highest levels” in Trump’s administration?

I am frightened by this (as a woman, as a Jewish person, as a Muslim person, as a black person, etc.) and I am asking (legislator’s name) to speak out against this appointment immediately, to make it clear that this is not acceptable. Can (legislator’s name) commit to standing with Harry Reid and hundreds of other legislators and speaking out publicly?

For Republican Senators and Representatives:

Hello, my name is _____. I am a constituent, living in (address, district). I am horrified at the news of Trump appointing Steve Bannon, a white supremacist, as one of his closest advisors.

How does (legislator’s name) feel about this appointment? Does this appointment represent his/her views? I am frightened by this (as a woman, as a Jewish person, as a Muslim person, as a black person, etc.) and I am asking (legislator’s name) to speak out against this appointment immediately, to make it clear that this is not OK with mainstream Republicans. I believe that Bannon’s appointment sends a dangerous signal that white supremacists “will be represented at the highest levels” in Trump’s administration. Can (legislator’s name) commit to speaking out publicly against this appointment?

General tips on how to talk to your legislators:
http://www.attn.com/stories/12768/former-congressional-staffer-explains-how-to-make-congressman-listen

Bannon's appointment is not to a Cabinet seat that needs approval, but we can demand that they express their disgust. Let's put pressure on our elected representatives to join them.

2. Call the offices of those who have stood up to thank them for speaking out against Bannon's appointment. They need to know that they have national support on this and that we value their bravery and moral fortitude.

Sen. Harry Reid: 202-224-3542 (first to speak out)
Rep. Adam Schiff: (202) 225-4176
David Cicilline (D-RI):
202-225-4911 (coordinating an open letter to get others in congress to sign!)
Karen Bass (D - CA): 202-225-7084

Earl Blumenauer (D - OR): 202-225-4811

Richard Blumenthal (D - CT): (202) 224-2823

Don Beyer (D - VA): 202-225-4376

Suzanne Bonamici (D- OR): 202-225-0855

Cory Booker (D - NJ): (202) 224-3224

Sherrod Brown (D - OH): (202) 224-2315

Bob Casey (D - PA): (202) 224-6324

Joaquin Castro (D - TX): 202-225-3236

David Cicilline (D - RI): 202-225-4911

Judy Chu (D - CA): 202-225-5464

Yvette Clarke (D - NY): 202-225-6231

Katherine Clark (D - MA): 202-225-2836

Steve Cohen (D - TN): 202-225-3265

Jim Cooper (D - TN): 202-225-4311

Joe Crowley (D - NY): 202-225-3965

Lloyd Doggett (D - TX): 202-225-4865

Keith Ellison (D - MN): 202-225-4755

Steny Hoyer (D - MD): 202-225-4131

Jared Huffman (D - CA): 202-225-5161

Steve Israel (D - NY): 202-225-3335

Robin Kelly (D - IL): 202-225-0773

Joe Kennedy III (D - MA): 202-225-5931

Jim Langevin (D - RI): 202-225-2735

Barbara Lee (D - CA): 202-225-2661

Sandy Levin (D - MI): 202-225-4961

Nita Lowey (D - NY): 202-225-6506

Ed Markey (D- MA): (202) 224-2742

Betty McCollum (: (202) 225-6631

Jim McGovern (D - MA): 202-225-6101

Gregory Meeks (D - NY): 202-225-3461

Jeff Merkley (D - OR): (202) 224-3753

Gwen Moore (D - WI): 202-225-4572

Seth Moulton (D - MA): 202-225-8020

Chris Murphy (D - CT): (202) 224-4041

Jerry Nadler (D - NY): 202-225-5635

Richard Neal (D - MA): 202-225-5601

Nancy Pelosi (D - CA): (202) 225-4965

Chellie Pingree (D - ME): 202-225-6116

Mark Pocan (D - WI): 202-225-2906

Tim Ryan (D - OH): 202-225-5261

Bernie Sanders (I - VT): (202) 224-5141

Jan Schakowsky (D - IL): 202-225-2111

Jose Serrano (D - NY): 202-225-4361

Brad Sherman (D - CA): 202-225-5911

Paul Tonko (D - NY): 202-225-5076

Niki Tsongas (D - MA): 202-225-3411

Nydia Velazquez (D - NY): 202-225-2361

Elizabeth Warren (D - MA): (202) 224-4543

Ron Wyden (D - OR): (202) 224-5244

Here’s a running list of who has spoken out so far:
http://jstreet.org/members-congress-condemned-bannons-appointment/
And another:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/111wy-SKScdGOQ8z_ddk3TARvc4-RAXwRL6I6phoLx70/htmlview# 

3. Call Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell’s offices and demand that they denounce Bannon's appointment, using the Republican script above without stating that you are a constituent (unless you are).

Paul Ryan: (202) 225-3031 x6

Mitch McConnell:
(202) 224-2541

If Paul Ryan is no longer accepting voicemails, you can also call:
Toll-Free: 1-888-909-RYAN (7926)

Phone: (608) 752-4050

Phone: (262) 654-1901

Phone: (262) 637-0510

4. Sign this petition:
https://www.splcenter.org/stephen-bannon-has-no-business-white-house

Feel free to share this information and these scripts widely and/or adapt them freely. Let's flood the phone lines and get our representatives to stand up against this appointment.

UPDATE 11/18/16

A friend suggested the following:

The best way to block Bannon may be to phone the Republican Jewish Coalition. Their number is (202) 638-6688.

They claim to represent the Jewish community to the administration, and they're supporting Bannon. If they change their tune, that might actually accomplish something.

Call them, tell them you're Jewish (if you are Jewish), tell them you vote, and tell them Bannon is a white supremacist antisemite and is unacceptable and horrifying. Tell them you expect a Jewish organization to oppose, rather than support, white supremacists. Take your pick among these messages, or just tell them you're against Bannon. Just pick up the phone and make that call.

Phone calls are a great way to get the RJC's attention because they take paid staff time to answer. Let's light up their switchboard with a clear message that Jews cannot support a white supremacist.