Senate Votes Today (Thursday): Reject Trump’s Fake Emergency

In February, the House passed H.J. Resolution 46, a resolution intended to terminate the outrageous National Emergency that Trump recently declared to get his border wall built. Today (Thursday) that resolution will be put to a vote in the Senate, and it is looking like the resolution might pass. If it does, it would not only be an embarrassing rebuke to President Trump’s overreach, but it would also force him to choose between the first veto of his presidency or an end to the National Emergency.

Call your senators to support this measure, and if you know people who live in Utah, Alaska, Kentucky, or Maine, ask them to call their senators as well! Senators Susan Collins (ME), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Rand Paul (KY) and Mike Lee (UT) have all said they are likely to vote for the resolution, but we have been burned before by Republican Senators flipping their vote at the last minute. Ask your friends to call using the script below to encourage their Senators to stick to their guns and vote to end this sham of an emergency.

If you’re doing this action in the afternoon, it’s possible that the vote will have already happened – and if that’s the case, it's still worth calling! If the resolution passes, then Trump will likely veto it, at which point we will need a 2/3 majority in both chambers to override the veto. If the veto needs overriding, your voice will count!

Action 1: Tell Your Senators to Rebuke Trump for his National Emergency

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

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

Suggested Script:

“Hi, I’m [NAME] and I’m calling from [PLACE]. I’m calling today to support H.J. Resolution 46, the resolution to terminate Trump’s national emergency declaration. I expect [Senator] to support this resolution and put an end to the poisonous abuse of power by the Trump administration. Thank you for all you do.”

Action 2: Ask Friends in ME, AK, KY, and UT to Tell their Senators the Same!

Share this post on social media or forward it to your friends who live in crucial states and ask them to call their Republican senators who might be wavering. Remember, the Indivisible Guide recommends against calling Senators who do not represent you, so don’t be tempted to do it yourself!

Sen. Susan Collins (ME): 202-224-2523

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (AK): 202-224-6665

Sen. Rand Paul (KY): 202-224-4343

Sen. Mike Lee (UT): 202-224-5444

Suggested Script:

“Hi, I’m [NAME] and I’m calling from [PLACE]. I’m calling today to support H.J. Resolution 46, the resolution to terminate Trump’s national emergency declaration. I was pleased to hear that [Senator] plans to support this resolution and put an end to the poisonous abuse of power by the Trump administration. Please vote for this resolution and, if Trump sends it back to the Senate, vote for it again. Thank you.”

Background:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/pelosi-says-house-wont-consider-senate-gop-alternative-to-nullifying-trumps-emergency-declaration/2019/03/13/8a80e84e-4597-11e9-8aab-95b8d80a1e4f_story.html