Reconciliation and Democracy: This Week

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Still fighting to Build Back Better!

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First, a thank you!
Because of your donations to Indivisible Yolo, we got the full match grant from Indivisible national! This helps us cover the ongoing costs of our activism in Yolo county. Thank you!

Progressives once again held the line so we can Build Back Better:
Progressives refused to vote on an infrastructure bill last week and are holding strong until conservative Democrats commit to passing a social safety net bill that keeps some of the central Build Back Better promises. This means we kept our leverage to get an inclusive reconciliation bill. Voting could happen this week, so there’s a really brief time to tell our Representative to make sure paid leave and prescription drug pricing make it into the final bill, and to defend the climate provisions.

John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act- vote in the Senate this week:
A vote on the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act is expected on Wednesday- and we expect that Republicans will filibuster it. We need Sen. Feinstein to act with the urgency that protecting our democracy requires. We need her to fight to end the filibuster and advance the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and Freedom to Vote Act. So far, she has not been acting as a leader.

Contact info and example call scripts are below.

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There’s a lot going on this week: The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act goes up for a vote this Wednesday, and we need to tell Sen. Feinstein to end the filibuster to pass voting rights protections.

And it’s time to contact our Representative, too! As the last minute negotiations on reconciliation wrap up, we have a brief window to include paid leave and prescription drug pricing in the final bill, and to defend the climate provisions.


Tell Rep. Garamendi OR Rep. Matsui: Build Back Better!

(Note: only contact your own Representative. You can find out whether it’s Garamendi or Matsui here)

Sample Call Script:

Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME]. I’m a California voter from [CITY, zip code] and I’m a member of Indivisible Yolo.

I’m calling to ask [Rep. Garamendi/Rep. Matsui] to keep fighting to include Build Back Better priorities in the reconciliation bill, including paid leave and prescription drug pricing, and to defend the climate provisions.

Tell Sen. Feinstein: End the filibuster and protect voting rights

Sample Call Script:
Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME]. I’m a California voter from [CITY, zip code] and I’m a member of Indivisible Yolo.

I’m calling to ask Sen. Feinstein to end the filibuster and pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Freedom to Vote Act. We need to take action instead of continuing to let Republicans filibuster voting rights protections. I need to see Sen. Feinstein doing the work to end the filibuster and to make sure these bills pass!


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