We’ve missed a crucial Deadline for Democracy- but we can still do good with the For the People Act
The Senate has now gone into recess without passing the For the People Act. What does that mean for us? The gerrymandering provisions will now be weaker. But S.1 is still a live bill and we still need the remaining provisions: to increase voting rights, get money out of politics, and end voter suppression. See here for details on the status of S.1- and what’s next. We’re going to need our Senators to be vocal on the need to end the filibuster, and they need to publicly bring the pressure to President Biden. Sen. Padilla has been a great advocate for ending the filibuster. On the other hand, Sen. Feinstein has been exceptionally weak. We need to tell Sen. Padilla to keep it up, and to pressure Biden. And we’re going to need Sen. Feinstein to step up.
Stop the Recall Actions
Now is the time to friendbank and call/text friends and family to make sure they know the urgency and importance of Voting NO! With ballots being mailed this week, it’s time to get out the vote. We have actions you can do listed on the Stop the Recall link tree: linktr.ee/str2021 including phone banking on your own or with others, canvassing, texting as well as yard signs and a signup to hold the Stop the Recall banner over I-80. Let us know you’ll be joining our Sunday phone banks: https://www.mobilize.us/indivisibleyolo/event/406089/ and then share the link with friends and on social media.
Stop the Republican Recall. Just Vote No!
Tell your friends- and sign up for Stop the Recall Sundays phonebanking at https://www.mobilize.us/indivisibleyolo/event/406089/
Tell our Senators: Tell President Biden we need to end the filibuster!
- Sen. Feinstein: 415-393-0707 (SF) 202-224-3841 (D.C) (email)
- Sen. Padilla: 916-448–2787 (Sacramento) 202-224-3553 (D.C.) (email)
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 disappointed that Sen. Feinstein has been so weak on the need to eliminate the filibuster and pass the For the People Act, and has now gone to recess without successfully passing S.1. I need her to step up and become a strong advocate for our democracy, and to put public pressure on President Biden to protect voting rights and call for the end to the filibuster.
Sample Call Script for Sen. Padilla: Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME]. I’m a California voter from [CITY, zip code] and I’m a member of Indivisible Yolo.
I appreciate that Sen. Padilla has been outspoken about the need to eliminate the filibuster and pass the For the People Act. I’d like to thank him and ask him to keep it up, and also ask him to put public pressure on President Biden to protect voting rights and call for the end of the filibuster.
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