Thank your MOCs for their vote on Trumpcare, fight exploitation of public lands, and stop Trump-agenda budget riders

Please log your call here: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1.

Action 1:  Thank your US House Representative for voting NO on Trumpcare, and ask them to continue to work to oppose the GOP legislation.

The battle isn't over yet.  Even though the House passed the Trumpcare bill, US Congressional Representatives can still lobby their Senate colleagues to defeat it.  

And even though the House passed the bill, Rep. Dave Reichert, along with GOP Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Vancouver), voted *against* Trump's health care plan.  Resisters are having an impact!

Please call your MOC today and thank them for their vote.  Ask them to continue to fight against this bill in the Senate.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal:
DC - 202-225-3106
Seattle - 206-674-0040

Rep. Adam Smith:
DC - 202-225-8901
Renton - 425-793-5180

Script:

Hi, my name is {NAME} and I'm a constituent from {CITY, ZIP}.
I'm calling to thank {MOC NAME} for voting against Trumpcare on Thursday.  Please continue to support affordable health care for all by working with your colleagues in the Senate to oppose the Trumpcare bill.  

Thank you again for representing the concerns of me and my community.

Background on Thursday's vote:
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/reichert-will-vote-no-on-gop-health-care-bill/

Action 2: Protect National Parks and Monuments from Trump's Executive Order

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has been ordered by Trump to review the status of all national monuments.  Even though Zinke stated during his confirmation hearing that he is opposed to the sale of public lands, and that he has also said he admires Teddy Roosevelt for using the Antiquities Act to "wrestl[e] 230 million acres away from timber and railroad interests and plac[e] the land under federal protection," Zinke has refused to say that he would block oil and gas companies from using public lands for profit.

Tell Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that public lands need to be protected from exploitation.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke
DC - 202-208-7351

Script:
Hi, my name is [NAME], and I'm calling from [CITY, ZIP].

I'm calling to ask Secretary Zinke to protect public lands from being sold or otherwise exploited by development companies.  We need public lands because they were intended to benefit the American People, not corporations.  

Thank you for your time.

Action 3:  Stop Trump-agenda budget riders in the Senate.

Congress has passed a short-term funding bill that is in effect through September.  However, Congress can still add policy riders to the final federal budget that come from Trump's agenda, such as the US-Mexico border wall, defunding the EPA or Planned Parenthood, etc.  

Riders are attached to budget items by Members of Congress to enact legislation that would be difficult to pass on its own.  This makes potentially unpopular legislation, such as defunding Planned Parenthood or the EPA, tied to a more popular and necessary law, such as funding of a medical research topic.

Tell your MOC to prioritize bipartisanship and to pass a clean budget without policy riders that are part of Trump's agenda, such as funding a border wall or defunding the EPA and other important programs.

Senator Maria Cantwell:
DC - 202-224-3441
Seattle - 206-220-6400

Senator Patty Murray:
DC - 202-224-2621
Seattle - 206-553-5545

Script:

Hi, my name is {NAME} and I'm a constituent from {CITY, ZIP}.
I'm calling to urge {MOC NAME} to pass a 2017 spending bill that is clean and does not include any policy riders from the Trump agenda, including {your favorite program here}.  Congress needs to focus on bipartisanship and pass a clean spending bill.

Thank you for your time and attention.

YOU SHOULD KNOW
Pramila Jayapal used her constitutent call tallies - and stories - in her floor speech opposing the bill.  Way to go, Resisters! Keep making those calls!

Rallies & Marches are putting anti-Trump movements on the map!  - they've made it into Doonebury (political cartoon) - check this out:  http://doonesbury.washingtonpost.com/strip/archive/2017/4/30


DON'T FORGET

THIS TUESDAY: in our Resist-Trump Rally - we will focus on Health Care, and we'll also cover the status of flipping red seats to blue. TUESDAY, MAY 9 at 11:45 a.m. at the Federal Building.