Keep the pressure on our Senators for the For the People Act
These next 2 weeks are critical for S1, the For the People Act. We need to keep the pressure on and make our Senators understand that we are still passionate about saving our democracy. We’ve seen Republicans continuing to stall and block legislation, trying to run out the clock so that their gerrymandering and voter restrictions go into effect. We can’t let that happen. We’re keeping the focus on our Senators to eliminate the filibuster and end Republicans’ roadblock of S.1.
It is very important to call/contact our Senators every day- we cannot let this slip under the radar, and the timeline is getting very close. In addition to daily calls, Indivisible.org is joining with the Poor People’s Campaign “Season of Nonviolent Moral Direct Action to Save Our Democracy”. Events can be found at this link.
You’re also invited to join our friends at Indivisible Colusa online at the General Meeting Wednesday, July 28, 6:00 – 7:00 PM. The meeting will kick off with a talk with Meagan Hatcher-Mays, Indivisible’s Director of Democracy Policy, about what it’s going to take to get our democracy reform priorities over the finish line. Details can be found at this link.
These next 2 weeks are crucial for S.1! If we want to protect our democracy, we have to end the filibuster and pass the For the People Act.Tell our Senators: We still need you to pass the For the People Act!Sen. Feinstein: 415-393-0707 (SF) 202-224-3841 (D.C) (email)Sen. Padilla: 916-448–2787 (Sacramento) 202-224-3553 (D.C.) (email)And ask your friends to contact their Senators too- you can find resources for friendbanking at https://linktr.ee/dothework2020 (including some sample scripts for texting a friend!).
Sample Call Script for Sen. Feinstein:
Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME]. I’m a California voter from [CITY, zip code] and I’m a member of Indivisible Yolo.
I am calling today to ensure that the Senate does not abandon voting rights!
We must end the filibuster and pass S.1 – For the People Act. Letting the Republicans filibuster even debating the bill is unacceptable.
I’m calling to insist that Senator Feinstein do everything in her power to bring the For the People Act back to a vote immediately. Will Senator Feinstein pledge to end the filibuster and pass S1? Thank you.
Sample Call Script for Sen. Padilla:
Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME]. I’m a California voter from [CITY, zip code].
I’m calling to thank Senator Padilla for his consistent support for S.1- the For the People Act, and for ending the filibuster.
I urge the Senator to use his influence to keep the bill strong, and pass it in the Senate immediately with all of its provisions intact.
The Senate still needs to pass S1 to protect future Federal elections. This is no time to compromise Democracy! Thank you.
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