Indivisible Yolo newsletter 12/12/22

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To our MoC: prevent Republican damage!

Last week, Sen. Warnock won the runoff in Georgia! His win strengthens the Democratic majority in the Senate next session. It means that Republicans will no longer be able to slow nominations (judicial and otherwise) and reduces Sen. Sinema and Manchin’s power to unilaterally block nominees and legislation. It’s clear how important that is: days after Sen. Warnock’s win was announced, Sen. Sinema left the Democratic party to become an “independent”.

Though we had a victory with Sen. Warnock’s win in the Senate, we have only a few weeks left before the start of the new Congress where Republicans will have control of the House. We need to do some damage prevention in these last remaining days of the session. We’re asking our members of Congress to stay in session, and use every remaining minute of the Democratic trifecta to pass legislation we need now and to reduce the harm Republicans can do in January. We need them to lift the debt ceiling and pass an appropriations omnibus before the next session so that Republicans can’t attach harmful measures to this must-pass legislation. (Here’s the link to the Indivisible national final session priorities list: https://www.indivisible.org/resource/2022-final-legislative-session)

Call scripts are below.

Tell our Members of Congress: Stay in Session!

Contact both our Senators:

Contact your own Representative. You can find out whether it’s Garamendi or Matsui in the current session here)

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]/[will be a constituent of Rep. Thompson next session]. 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 lift the debt ceiling so Republicans don’t have a hostage to take next year–threatening Social Security, Medicare and the entire global economy. Please pass an appropriations omnibus before Republicans take control of the House. We can’t let Republicans use must-pass legislation as hostage taking opportunity next Congress.

Please include provisions to protect abortion rights and mitigate harm from abortion restrictions in any must-pass legislation this session. Thank you.

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