Take Action: Continue calling SENATORS on Betsy DeVos

Monday, Feb. 6

All day. Continue calling SENATORS on Betsy DeVos. More information and scripts are here, here, and here. Sen. Cornyn announced via Twitter during the Super Bowl that he would support DeVos. (Cruz had already endorsed.) So the tone of your calls should now be disappointment, or an appeal to listen to constituents and reconsider.

All day. Contact your TEXAS STATE SENATORS about SB4, the anti-“Sanctuary Cities” bill. Information on how to do that is here. The bill passed committee vote despite overwhelming opposition and now goes to the Senate and House.

Tuesday, Feb. 7

All day. Contact your TEXAS STATE SENATORS about SB4, the anti-“Sanctuary Cities” bill. Information on how to do that is here. The bill passed committee vote despite overwhelming opposition and now goes to the Senate and House.

Script:

Hi, my name is ________ and I am calling to tell Senator ___________ that my family and I OPPOSE SB 4. The Senator has the power to stop this hateful bill from moving forward. In just over a week’s time, thousands of Texans have expressed their opposition to Senate Bill 4 through calls, petitions, and hundreds of testimonies at the State Affairs Hearing last Thursday. Don’t let those voices go unheard. The people of Texas are watching. Use your power to stop this bill from terrorizing Texas immigrants and people of color. Vote against Senate Bill 4.

These senators are rumored to be on the fence. If you are in their district, CALL!

  • Senator Kel Seliger 512-463-0131
  • Larry Taylor 512-463-0111
  • Konni Burton 512-463-0110

8-11 a.m. (Vote is at 11 a.m. CT) Continue calling SENATORS on Betsy DeVos. More information and scripts are here, here, and here. Sen. Cornyn announced via Twitter during the Super Bowl that he would support DeVos. (Cruz had already endorsed.) So the tone of your calls should now be disappointment, or an appeal to listen to constituents and reconsider.

11 a.m. Tackle Cornyn’s ACA Repeal Kickoff
Sen. John Cornyn’s Office
221 W 6th St Ste 1530
Austin, TX 78701
RSVP HERE

8 p.m. Weekly Indivisible Austin Conference Call. All are welcome.

Dial-in Number: 1-712-770-8067
Conference Code: 409542

Wednesday, Feb. 8

All day. Contact SENATORS about Jeff Sessions. More information and scripts are here.

Thursday, Feb. 9

All day. If you haven’t tired of calling Senators, give them another earful about these cabinet nominees:

Tom Price: Rep. Tom Price is a zealous opponent of Obamacare, and his financial conflicts of interest continue to raise doubts about his ethics and judgment.

Call your Senators and tell them to vote NO on Tom Price for Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Scott Pruitt: Putting Scott Pruitt—who places private profits ahead of the public good—in charge of the EPA is like putting the fox in charge of the henhouse. Unfortunately, in this case the hens are America’s health and the environment.

Call your Senators and tell them to vote NO on Scott Pruitt for EPA Director.

Steve Mnuchin: Predatory lender Steve Mnuchin is also under fire for failing to disclose millions of dollars in assets and his role as director of an investment fund incorporated in the Cayman Islands.

Call your Senators and tell them to vote NO on Steve Mnuchin for Secretary of the Treasury.

Friday, Feb. 10

All day. President Trump’s decision to remove the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff (actual national security experts) from the National Security Council and instead give a permanent seat to Steve Bannon was an unprecedented politicization of what is supposed to be a nonpartisan body.

Call your Senators and ask them to cosponsor S.291 to modify the requirements for membership in the NSC.

Call your Representative and ask them to cosponsor H.R.804 to prevent political appointees from serving on the NSC.

Saturday, Feb. 11

1-4:30pm Writing Postcards and Phone Banking at Nomad Bar

Postcards, pens, stamps, and scripts will be provided, and donations accepted to offset costs. See Facebook event for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1178833028831408/

Nomad Bar
1213 Corona Dr
Austin, TX 78723

Sunday, Feb. 12

Self-care Sunday! If you need a break, do something nice for yourself.

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