We have only four days before the government runs out of money. To keep the government open, Congress must pass a Continuing Resolution (CR). This is our opportunity to halt the damage that this administration is inflicting on America.
The good news:Democrats have leverage. The Senate needs 60 votes to pass a CR — that’s eight Democratic votes.
The bad news:Democrats may cave as they did in September, when Schumer and Pelosi met with McConnell, Ryan and Trump. They cut a deal that left out Dreamers and cleared the schedule for the Trumpcare vote.
This time, we want Democratic negotiators to play HARDBALL!
**ACTION 1: Call our Senators and Congressman Walden**
[If you don’t want to list all demands, mention only the one you care most about]
SAMPLE SCRIPT for both Senators:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, [zip code]. The deadline for funding the government is coming up. I understand that the Republicans want a continuing resolution. Don’t let them have it for nothing. This time I want you to play hardball, and vote only for a continuing resolution with:
1) a clean DREAM Act and protections for refugees with Temporary Protected Status;
2) funds for CHIP, Community Health Centers, and Planned Parenthood;
3) guarantees for CSR payments;
4) funding relief efforts for areas hit by natural disasters.
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Congressman Walden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, [zip code]. I’m calling about the tax scam. I see that Congressman Walden has been named to the Conference Committee to reconcile the House and Senate bills. This is a chance to show he represents the people of his district, not large corporations. I’m asking him to put us before his party loyalty, save our healthcare and create a tax bill that benefits ALL of his constituents, not his wealthiest donors. Thank you.”
** ACTION 2: Share this Action on Social Media**
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