Trump’s shutdown—which McConnell and the GOP-controlled Senate refuse to end—is creating havoc, halting governmental services and causing many to suffer. By contrast, Democratic-controlled House is hard at work improving people’s lives. Legislation to save our democracy (HR.1) and protect us from gun violence (HR.8) is already in committee and, hopefully, will pass the House in the next several weeks.
Addresses corruption by strengthening ethics standards for all three branches
Reforms campaign finance by curbing the power of corporate/wealthy political donors
Protects voting rights by fighting voter suppression and making voting easier
H.R. 8 takes the first step toward meaningful, common-sense gun control, by requiring universal background checks to protect America from gun violence.
A Senate companion to HR.1 will soon be introduced, adding to S.20 (Presidential Tax Transparency Act) and S.26 (Vote by Mail Act), co-sponsored by Sens. Wyden and Merkley. They are also co-sponsoring the Senate’s version of HR.8 (S.42), reintroduced last week.
Protect Our Democratic Institutions!
Make the Federal Government Work FOR US!
Combat Gun Violence!
**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR SENATORS MERKLEY AND WYDEN:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [town/city], Oregon [zip code]. I’m callingbecause I’m deeply concerned by the threats to our democracy and our lives posed bygovernmental corruption, big money in politics, voter suppression, and the NRA.
Please thank the Senator forco-sponsoring Presidential Tax Transparency Act (S.20), Vote by Mail Act (S.26), and Background Check Expansion Act (S.42). I’m asking that he get as many co-sponsors as possibleon these and any otheranti-corruption legislation introduced and that he push for speedy votes in the Senate. I also want him to press Mitch McConnell to do his job by allowing votes on House-passed legislation to reopen the government with no money for a wall. Thank you.”
“My name is [—] and I’m a constituent from [town/city], Oregon [zip code]. I’m calling because I’m deeply concerned by the threats to our democracy and our lives posed by governmental corruption, big money in politics, voter suppression, and the NRA.
I’m asking Mr. Walden to support H.R.1 (“For the People Act”), which would begin to address issues of public corruption that have been ignored for too long, and H.R.8, (“Background Check Expansion Act”) which closes the “gun show loophole.” I’m watching for signs that Greg is actually representing me rather than his corporate donors.I want him to vote to reopen the government with no money for a wall! Thank you.”
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