Use every last bit of our Democratic trifecta
As of this writing, Democrats have kept the Senate, while Republicans will take the House in the next legislative session by a narrow margin. We’ll need to use every last minute of our Democratic trifecta to pass good legislation that Republicans will never bring up for a vote in the next session. And we’ll need to lift the debt ceiling and pass an appropriations omnibus before the next session so that Republicans can’t attach harmful measures to the must-pass legislation. (Details about the final session priorities can be found here: https://www.indivisible.org/resource/2022-final-legislative-session)
Call scripts are below, as well as a link to phone banks for Sen. Raphael Warnock’s campaign. A 51 seat majority instead of 50 would make a big difference in how effective the Senate could be next session. For example, a 51 seat Democratic majority would stop Republicans from slow-walking Democratic nominees, and would give conservative Democrats like Senators Manchin and Sinema less power to torpedo legislation and confirmations including any potential Supreme Court nominees.
Local news- University of California academic workers strike
The University of California academic workers strike is hitting the national news. You can find more info about the strike here: https://www.fairucnow.org/about/ and a link to the GoFundMe to feed academic workers on strike here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/feed-davis-academic-workers-on-strike.
Help us send Reverend Raphael Warnock back to the Senate! Georgia’s runoff election is December 6, 2022, so there is no time to waste!
Join us on Zoom to call voters every Sunday, 1-3 pm PST and Tuesday, 3-5pm PST, from now until election day. Our two-hour phonebanks are co-hosted by Sister District Yolo and Indivisible Yolo. We start with an informative introduction. Then, we break into small groups to give beginners the one-on-one help they need. Trained and experienced volunteers are always on hand to answer your questions. And we always celebrate our collective success at the end!
Tell our Members of Congress: Stay in Session and use our trifecta
Contact both our Senators:
- Sen. Feinstein: 415-393-0707 (SF) 202-224-3841 (D.C) (email)
- Sen. Padilla: 916-448–2787 (Sacramento) 202-224-3553 (D.C.) (email)
Contact your own Representative. You can find out whether it’s Garamendi or Matsui in the current session here)
- Rep. Garamendi (530) 753-5301 (Davis) (202)-225-1880 (D.C.) (email)
- Rep. Matsui (916) 498-5600 (Sacramento) (202) 225-7163 (D.C.) (email)
Extra credit: contact Rep. Mike Thompson, if he’ll be your representative in the next legislative session:
Sample Call Script:
Hi, my name is [name]. I’m a voter and a constituent of [Senator Feinstein/Sen. Padilla/Rep. Garamendi/Rep. Matsui/Rep. Thompson]. My zip code is [zip code]. I’m calling to ask the [Senator/Representative] to stay in session 7 days a week to use every last minute of our Democratic trifecta.
Please pass bills like the Marriage Equality Act and Electoral Count Act reforms that are ready to pass on the floor, but that Republicans would never bring up for a vote next session.
And prevent hostage taking in the 118th Congress. This means lifting the debt ceiling so Republicans don’t have a hostage to take next year–threatening Social Security, Medicare and the entire global economy! And it means passing an appropriations omnibus before Republicans take control of the House, giving them another hostage taking opportunity next Congress. Thank you.
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- And check out our calendar for upcoming Indivisible Yolo events.
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