Tuesday Actions: Impeachment, State Budget, and More

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FEDERAL

Demand the Senate Hold a Real Impeachment Trial:
The impeachment still has not gone to the Senate, where the Senate is obligated to hold a trial. McConnell, Graham, and our very own Senator, Thom Tillis, have already stated that they will not convict. Graham is so sure that Trump is innocent that he won’t even look at the evidence–which makes total sense! The House has done its job, and now it is time for the Senate to step up and hold a real trial. Let’s call on Senator Burr and Tillis to do that.

Script:
Hello, I am a constituent from ____________ calling to urge Sen. ______________ to follow the Constitution and work to ensure that the Senate conducts a real trial. I want you to take the process seriously and weigh the evidence impartially. It is important that you work with House Democrats to make sure that the rules put in place guarantee a genuine trial. Our democracy–and the public faith in that democracy–depend on it. Thank you.

Federal Contact Numbers:
Thom Tillis: DC: (202) 224-6342
Richard Burr DC: (202) 224-3154
Tim Scott (SC): Washington, DC: 202-224-6121
Lindsey Graham (SC): Washington, DC: 202-224-5972


Empty Chair Town Hall for Senator Thom Tillis:
Indivisible Triangle Daily Call to Action is sponsoring another empty chair town hall for Thom Tillis. When he was campaigning, Senator Tillis promised that he would hold town halls to meet with his voters and hear our concerns. He hasn’t done that. We’ve repeatedly invited him to our town halls. We’ve emailed, called, and hand-delivered invitations. And yet, he never shows up. 

While all questions are certainly welcome, the primary theme of this town hall will be healthcare. We’d like you to (1) sign up to attend and (2) come prepared with your questions about Tillis’s views on healthcare.

Event details: Empty Chair Town Hall, Thursday, February 20, 6 PM, Youngsville Community Center, 115 E Main St., Youngsville, NC.

Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/565550154026996/permalink/565550164026995


STATE

Budget:
As of now, it looks like the NCGA will return for a special session on Tuesday, January 14th. While the NC Senate must sustain the Governor’s veto, we must also continue to push for raises for our teachers, school staff, and the expansion of Medicaid. 

Details:
https://www.wral.com/short-end-for-a-long-legislative-session/18874612/

Script:
Hello my name is __________ and I am a constituent living in zip code ___. I’m calling today to demand that Sen. _________ uphold the Governor’s veto of the budget and then negotiate a budget that works for all North Carolinians. In particular, teachers and other school employees deserve substantial raises. In addition, we must expand Medicaid to ensure that the health of North Carolinians is prioritized. We also need to ensure that DEQ has the resources necessary to ensure that we have clean drinking water. Thank you for taking my call.

State Contact Numbers:
NC Senate: http://bit.ly/2DamgAn


Urgent Action from Moms Demand Action:
Moms Demand Action wants everyone possible to show up at the NCGA wearing red to welcome lawmakers as they gavel in to complete the 2019 legislative session (the one that should have ended in, like, May of last year). We need to remind our lawmakers that we want them to enact common sense gun laws.

Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/476915136538764/

RSVP Here:
https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/30754/


EVENT

Raleigh Women’s March:
The fourth Raleigh Women’s March is scheduled for Sunday, January 26, from 12:30-3 at Halifax Mall. Once again, Indivisible Triangle Daily Call to Action will be sponsoring and will have a table at the event. If you’re interested in helping us staff our table, please let me know. If you’ve commented or used our scripts but we haven’t met in person, I’d also enjoy meeting you, so please stop by. No matter what, the women’s Marches have been galvanizing events where you can hear outstanding speakers and network with other progressives in our community.

Link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/426392828266564/


Originally posted on Indivisible Daily Call to Action.
Re-posted with permission.


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