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Indivisible Scripts – Fake Emergency & Green New Deal

PLEASE feel free to use these scripts to call your members of Congress and tell them to support both.

I modified the phone script that Indivisible put together for Joaquin Castro’s Resolution to terminate the fake national emergency declared by the current occupant of the White House – Donald Trump. I also modified the phone script for the Green New Deal – the House & Senate resolution designed to join in the fight against climate change and for our planet and our country. Both are below.

It is time to go on the offensive, fight for our country and demand that the people whose salaries we pay do their jobs for the good of the country!

Castro’s Resolution to Terminate the Fake National Emergency
Hi! My name is ______________, I am a constituent who lives in (town or county), (state) – (zip code and phone number).  I am horrified that Trump abused his power to declare a fake emergency rooted in hate. I am also appalled that you and other members of Congress are not as outraged as the voters of this country.

The President is going around Congress and the will of the people to get his way on his racist and unnecessary wall and deportation force. You MUST do everything in your authority to stop this power grab. Do you commit to supporting Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro’s Resolution H. Res. 144 to terminate this false emergency? Do you support the call for investigations into this abuse of power?  am looking to you and Congress to stop him.

The  Green New Deal
Hi! My name is ______________, I am a constituent who lives in (town or county), (state) – (zip code and phone number).  I urge you to co-sponsor the House & Senate resolution being called the Green New Deal – H.Res.109/S.Res.59.

Our country, the one you work for and I live in, needs a solution like the Green New Deal to address the threat posed by the climate crisis and to help put people back to work, repair our infrastructure and renew our commitment to this planet that we call home.

This bill has support in both the House and the Senate.  Climate change is an urgent issue that requires action. We don’t have much time to reverse the damage we are doing to our country and our planet. I expect you to be part of the solution not one of the hogs bellying up to the trough for a bit more money. We need to prevent catastrophic levels of global warming. I expect your boss, my employee, to reconsider their position.

Please join the fight.

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Trump Signals the End of Our Democracy

My brother, Bob, used to talk about the impending end of our democracy. I am glad that Bob did not live to see it.

The end has arrived. It is embodied in the man recently elected – not by popular vote but by the Electoral College – to the highest position in this country. the President of the United States.

If you don’t believe me, please read American Has Never Been More Ripe for Tyranny.

This is not Facebook hype or Twitter trash. This is article is well-thought out; it is insightful and it is terrifying. Written in May of this year, 2016, before the primaries, before the conventions, before the debates, its author predicts what was going to happen.

It has happened.

Andrew Sullivan builds his case meticulously, without rhetoric, without “sound and fury” but brick by brick.  Sullivan quotes the work of another author, Sinclair Lewis. Perhaps you read his novels in high school. But most of us never read or even heard of It Can’t Happen Here – Lewis’ 1935 novel about what would happen if fascism…were to triumph in America.

Lewis imagined American fascist leader is Senator called Buzz Windrip —  a “Professional Common Man …who was vulgar, almost illiterate, a public liar easily detected, and in his ‘ideas’ almost idiotic.”

The description sounds familiar but Windrip was fiction written more than 80 years ago. Unfortunately, Sinclair Lewis’ writing, like Sullivan’s, was predictive, as well.

Read the article. It will scare you but it will also help you understand how we come to have Donald Trump as the President Elect of the United States of America. If you don’t want to read the entire article, read the final paragraph. It pretty much says it all for me:

“…Trump is not just a wacky politician of the far right, or a riveting television spectacle, or a Twitter phenom and bizarre working-class hero. He is not just another candidate to be parsed and analyzed by TV pundits in the same breath as all the others. In terms of our liberal democracy and constitutional order, Trump is an extinction-level event. It’s long past time we started treating him as such.”

We are witnessing the end of democracy in America. I, for one, will be glad to leave this world before it gets as bad as I think it will.

 

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