Fire! Help for California

TONIGHT! Friday the 13th with Betsy DeVos in Bellevue!  Betsy Devos will be at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue this Friday, October 13th, from 5-7 pm to speak at a benefit. Join the terrific counter-rally! See below for details.

If you plan to do this action, please hit like, so we know.

Don’t forget to fill out our call log so that we can track our impact: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

Wildfires are currently burning out of control in Northern California. Entire neighborhoods have burned, thousands are homeless, one estimate suggests $65 Billion (with a B) in residential property damage, and air quality is the worst ever recorded in the US. It's not over yet, with dry wind forcast for the weekend.

Action

Our action today is for both short and long term help for California. For the short term, stand with California Senators Harris and Feinstein in calling for expedited federal assistance for Calfornia wildfires. For the long term, both the house and senate have bills in the works for increased wildfire funding. Cantwell and Smith are co-sponsors. Let's thank them and ask Murray and Jayapal to join them.

Extra Credit: If you can spare a few bucks, please make a donation to https://www.gofundme.com/raise-funds/CAfirerelief

Rep. Adam Smith: 425-793-5180
Rep. Pramila Jayapal: 206-674-0040
Sen. Patty Murray: 202-224-2621/ 206-553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: 202-224-3441/ 206-220-6400

SCRIPT for Adam Smith:

"My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP]. I am calling about the fires currently burning in California. I want to thank Rep. Smith for co-sponsoring H.R.2862, the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act, and to ask him to stand with California Senators Harris and Feinstein in calling for President Trump to expedite federal assistance to areas impacted by the California wildfires."

SCRIPT for Pramila Jayapal:

"My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP]. I am calling about the fires currently burning in California. I want to ask Rep. Jayapal to join Rep. Smith in co-sponsoring H.R.2862, the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act, and to ask her to stand with California Senators Harris and Feinstein in calling for President Trump to expedite federal assistance to areas impacted by the California wildfires."

SCRIPT for Patty Murray

"My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP]. I am calling about the fires currently burning in California. I want to ask Senator Murray to join Senator Cantwell in co-sponsoring the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2017, and to ask her to stand with California Senators Harris and Feinstein in calling for President Trump to expedite federal assistance to areas impacted by the California wildfires."

SCRIPT for Maria Cantwell

"My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP]. I am calling about the fires currently burning in California. I want to thank Senator Cantwell for co-sponsoring the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2017, and to ask her to stand with California Senators Harris and Feinstein in calling for President Trump to expedite federal assistance to areas impacted by the California wildfires."

Background

Upcoming Events

1.) TONIGHT! Friday the 13th with Betsy DeVos in Bellevue!  Betsy Devos will be at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue this Friday, October 13th, from 5-7 pm to speak at a benefit. Join the terrific counter-rally!

2.) No Ban No Wall Rally on Sunday, Westlake Park at 1 PM  

Sponsored by Americans for Refugee and Immigrant Rights.  Information and RSVP at: http://act.indivisible.org/event/stand-against-muslim-ban/7018/signup/?akid=&zip=

3.) Resist Trump Tuesday Rally - Taxes, Taxes, Taxes!  October 17, 2017 11:45am 12:30pm  Downtown Seattle Federal Building
As usual, we will enter the federal building immediately after the rally for a meeting with Senate staffers.