Official Daily Action for Tuesday October 8, 2019
We have two actions today. The first to make a call to our Reps and Senators to support funding for Coastal Native American tribes impacted by rising sea levels. The second, for people who can do a 2-hour call shift during the day on a weekday, is to connect voters in key states with *their* Senators, and push on McConnell to set fair rules for Trump's impeachment trial.
Action 1: Call Congress to support the Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act, HR 729.
For the Native tribes that have historically lived along Washington’s Pacific coast, the threat of rising waters is real and imminent. As a result, many tribal groups face the forced relocation of entire villages to higher ground before their homes are submerged. U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, has sponsored a bill that could get tribes better access to funding for relocation and other efforts that mitigate rising sea level and climate change threats.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal--DC 202-225-3106; Seattle 206-674-0040
Rep. Adam Smith--DC 202-225-8901; Renton 425-793-5180
Sen. Patty Murray--DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell--DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400
Script for Reps
"Hello, I’m [name] from [city, zip]. I'm calling to ask you to co-sponsor HR-729, the Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act. Rep Kilmer of Gig Harbor has sponsored this bill to help Native tribes on the Washington Coast who are impacted by rising sea levels. The entire Washington contingent should get behind this bill. Can I count on [Rep] to co-sponsor?"
Script for Senators
"Hello, I’m [name] from [city, zip]. I'm calling about HR-729, the Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act. I would like [Senator] to introduce companion legislation in the Senate. This bill, introduced by Rep Kilmer of Gig Harbor, will help Native tribes on the Washington Coast who are impacted by rising sea levels. These Washingtonians deserve the support of their Senators."
Action 2: Make Calls to Ensure an Open and Transparent Impeachment Trial in the Senate
Are you available during the day on weekdays? Sign up for a shift making calls to voters in key areas to connect them directly to their Senators. They will be asking their Senators to insist on an open and transparent impeachment trial that allows for the full array of evidence to be presented and considered. McConnell won't do this without pressure, and we're going to make sure he gets some!