2017 Resistance Action Items
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howtoresist2017@gmail.com
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Issues and Scripts
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**Call your Senators and Representatives at both their DC offices and their regional offices. Send mail, postcards are even better, to both their DC and regional offices**
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**Keep calling/sendng mail to your representatives at least once a week while issues are still relevant
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IssueScript
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Oppose the repeal of the ACAHi, my name is NAME, and i'm a constituent in YOUR STATE. As your constituent, I urge you to reject ACA repeal. No one should lose their health coverage, and repealing the Affordable Care Act threatens the health care of millions of people including women, elderly people, children, and people with disabilities. Don’t put politics above people’s health. [If you have a personal story to share, adding why the ACA has been important to you is an especially powerful message.] Thank you. [IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied.]
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Oppose Trump's nominees for lower court vacancies based on their questionable civil rights records.My name is NAME, I live at ADDRESS. Please oppose the appointment of Kevin Newsom, John Bush, and Damien Schiff to the lower courts. Their vocal history of racism, sexism, and homophobia indicates an inability to oversee their respective jurisdictions with impartiality. Thank you! [IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied.]
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Oppose the repealing of Dodd-FrankMy name is NAME and I live at ADDRESS. I oppose the repeal of any part of Dodd-Frank. Amending the Act puts tax-payers on the hook for the consequences of unethical behavior by financial institutions. Thanks! [IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied.]
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Oppose the Alaska Oil and Gas Production Act (Senators)Hello, my name is NAME and I live at ADDRESS. I am calling to urge you to oppose the Alaska Oil and Gas Protection Act. I don't agree with ruining the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in order to drill for oil. Limiting development and keeping public lands wild ensures sustainable economic activities such as outdoor recreation and tourism. Thank you. [IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied.]
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Support the Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act (Representatives)Hello, my name is NAME and I live at ADDRESS. I am calling to urge you to support the Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act. If we don't protect our ecosystem - our lands, water, and wildlife - future generations will suffer. Thank you. [IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied.]
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Support the Equality Act of 2017Hi, my name is[NAME and I'm a constituent from YOUR STATE. I'm calling to urge YOUR REPRESENTATIVE to support [S.1006 / H.R. 2282], the Equality Act of 2017. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other queer people still face significant violence and discrimination at the workplace, in the housing market, and in everyday interactions. Civil rights protections must be expanded to include gender identity and sexual orientation as protected characteristics.
OPTIONAL: Add a personal story or experience about why this issue is important to you.
Thank you for your time and attention. [IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied]
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Support the Voting Rights Advancement ActHello, my name is NAME I live at ADDRESS, and I support the Voting Rights Advancement Act and all efforts to combat race-based voter discrimination and guarantee all Americans the equal right to vote. Thank you! [IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied]
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Support for an indepedent investigation into Trump's ties to Russia... regardless of what Mitch McConnell saysMy name is NAME, I live at ADDRESS and I demand that you make a public statemet in support of appointing an independent investigator into the connection between the Trump campaign and Russia, regardless of the opinions of Republican Party leadership. Thank you! [IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied]
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Oppose religious-based hate crimesHi, my name is NAME and I'm a constituent of SENATOR in ZIP CODE. I encourage you to support bipartisan legislation proposed by Tammy Baldwin, Martin Heinrich, and Dean Heller to safeguard JCCs and other faith-based community centers. Thank you! [IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied]
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Support DACAI'm [NAME], a constituent who supports compassionate immigration policies. I ask that [Senator or Representatives NAME] urge Trump to keep DACA in place. America is a nation of immigrants. We do not deport people from the only home they have ever known and we do not close our doors on people in need. Thank you. [IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied]
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Oppose environmental protection rollbacksI'm [NAME], a constituent from STATE OR DISTRICT, concerned about Trump's record of denying climate change. I ask that [Senator or Representative's NAME] publicly condemn Trump's threats to repeal the Clean Power Plan, withdraw from the Paris agreement, or remove any other existing environmental protections. I want the [Senator or Representative's NAME] to refuse to compromise with Trump if he appoints climate change deniers. [IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied]
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Oppose cuts to USAIDSCRIPT: Hi, my name is NAME. I'm a constituent of REPRESENTATIVE in ZIP CODE. I am calling to oppose all cuts to the US Agency for International Development. Please protect the $37.9 billion the Obama administration allocated to foreign assistance. Thank you! [IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied]
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