We’re still keeping a full calendar of remote events. Check https://indivisibleyolo.org/calendar/ for the most up-to-date information on actions and events you can join!
For this week’s call/email action, we’re asking Rep. Garamendi to stand up for a true People’s Agenda for coronavirus relief. The previous bills have proven woefully inadequate for the average person. Instead, the Trump administration has focused on getting hundreds of billions of dollars in unaccountable corporate bailout money. We expect that Congress will have to pass another coronavirus relief bill, and we want Rep. Garamendi to pledge to vote no unless it is truly focused on a People’s Agenda. (You can find more details about the People’s Agenda here: https://www.peoplesagendapledge.org/) Sample call and email scripts are below.
Our featured Volunteer Action opportunity this week is phonebanking! Even with social distancing in effect, we can still do the work together over Zoom. Scroll down for more details, or visit the calendar page for Indivisible Yolo events at https://indivisibleyolo.org/calendar/.
Take care, everyone, and hope to see you at the Zoom General Meeting tonight!
The Indivisible Yolo Team
Featured Volunteer Action: Phonebanking! Check the calendar: https://indivisibleyolo.org/calendar/ for details on each available event.
We’ve got lots of opportunities available to call voters each and every week from now through November! You can join our phonebank with special guests every Saturday from 10-12, call voters with Betsy and Amy every Sunday from 2-4, make calls with Katherine and Tim every Tuesday from 3-5, and join Scott and Steve to call voters every Wednesday from 4-6. And all of this from the comfort of your own home! All you need is a laptop or device to join the Zoom meetings and a phone to call voters.
Action: Ask Rep. Garamendi to stand up for a true People’s Agenda for coronavirus relief:
Sample Call Script for Rep. Garamendi:
Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY or zip code]. I’m calling Rep. Garamendi to urge him to make a public commitment that he’ll vote NO on any future coronavirus relief legislation unless it is a true People’s Agenda for relief.
That means that any future bill must include Senator Warren’s Election Protection plan to defend elections, and must keep people on payrolls, provide financial relief, and protect public health. Democrats must ensure the next package provides relief to every person in this country, regardless of tax or immigration status, age or disability. This outbreak has thrown our elections, health care system, and economy into chaos. We can’t afford to wait any longer; it’s time for the Representative to use his vote to demand real relief through a People’s Agenda.
Sample email Script for Rep. Garamendi:
The Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 epidemic hasn’t done nearly enough to help working people. I’m calling on Rep. Garamendi to vote against the next coronavirus relief package unless it is a true People’s Agenda for relief. That means the next relief package must:
- Defend elections: Enact a vote-by-mail requirement for 2020 federal elections while maintaining access to in-person voting for those who do not have access to mail voting. The bill should include the protections called for in Sen. Warren’s Election Protection plan.
- Keep people on payrolls: Stop mass layoffs, and preserve employment relationships for all businesses, including small businesses. Ensure federal dollars go to workers and small businesses, not enriching CEOs and Wall Street.
- Provide financial relief: Expand aid for the most vulnerable in the COVID-19 epidemic, including direct cash assistance, increased food aid, debt relief, and eviction protections.
- Protect public health: Full health coverage for all COVID-19 care and protections for all frontline workers.
Democrats must ensure the next package provides relief to every person in this country, regardless of tax or immigration status, age or disability.
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