- The pressure is working, Reps. Trey Gowdy, Patrick Meehan, and Rodney Frelinghuysen are the latest Republicans to call it quits in Congress—bringing the latest tally to 34.
- Democrat Austin Davis overwhelmingly won a special election in Pennsylvania, becoming the first black man to ever win in his district.
- While it’s still early, it’s promising to see donations flooding in for the progressive candidates who are opposing the terrible two-faced IDC members holding seats in the New York State Senate.
- AND our own Rep Faso is feeling the heat and recently posted this sign at his Kingston District Office. No longer open to constituents stopping by unannounced.
This week let’s call to support Dreamers, Community Health Centers and stand up to the #NunesMemo disinformation campaign.
1. Sign up with NY19Votes to Phonebank at home or with friends
We need everyone on the phones calling to identify our voters to turn NY19 Blue. Sign up at NY19Votes to participate in a phone party near you.
2. Funding ends on Feb 8th… again.
Support Dreamers and Community Health Centers!
The federal budget only goes through February 8. We must let our MoCs know that we do not want them to approve any budget that does not include the extension of funding for the community health centers that cover about 27 million low-income people in 9,800 rural and urban communities across the U.S. AND, a clean Dream act (meaning no wall) which is overwhelmingly supported by Americans, but is still sitting in committee in both houses of Congress. This was an issue created by this administration. Demand that we stop using the lives of hundreds of thousands of young DACA recipients as bargaining chips to score political gains.
FASO SCRIPT (Dreamers):
Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [Town, zip].
I am calling to urge Representative Faso to support a clean DREAM Act. Americans overwhelmingly support the Dreamers. To continue this manufactured charade by the administration with young people’s lives is shameful. This is not the America we strive to be. It is immoral to use the lives of hundreds of thousands of young DACA recipients as bargaining chips to score political gains.
FASO SCRIPT (Community Health Centers):
Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [Town, ZIP].
I’m calling to urge Rep. Faso to push for immediate funding reauthorization for the Community Health Centers Fund. Community health centers provide essential healthcare to millions of vulnerable Americans and need this money to stay open.
(modified from 5calls.org)
CALL SCHUMER and tell him you still stand with Dreamers!
Remember to say your full name and zip code when you call, and let the staffer know what you’re thinking—whether you are disappointed or just want Senator Schumer to know that you expect results by the February 8 deadline.
Senator Gillibrand stuck with her commitment to Dreamers and voted against the GOP. Call again and ensure she is still with us.
3. Stand against the disinformation campaign.
Protect Mueller and Rosenstein!
Here is background on Nunes abusing his power on the intelligence committee and sparking a disinformation campaign with the #Nunesmemo
Indivisibles resource #releasethememo fake scandal designed to obstruct justice.
This report, The Smear Campaign, authored by the good (and knowledgeable) folks at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and others, goes into detail on how Rep. Devin Nunes’ (R-CA) release of his so-called “memo” seeks to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into the current administration. The executive summary is only two pages long and debunks 7 myths that are being purposely spread by Nunes, others in the GOP, and right-wing media outlets. (from Roganslist)
SCRIPT for ALL 3 MOCs: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [Town, ZIP].
I am calling to urge [Senator/Rep] to do everything in their powers to prevent Trump from firing Special Counsel Mueller or Rod Rosenstein. Nunes has overstepped his position with the release of the memo creating a disinformation campaign on the American people. The Russian investigation must complete, this is above any individual, it is about our democracy. I expect my Representative to speak out against this partisan disinformation campaign. Senator/Representative must support:
Senators: S. 1735 led by Senators Graham and Booker, and S. 1741 led by Senators Coons and Tillis
Faso: H.R. 3771, led by Rep. Jones
to protect the integrity of our democracy and prevent a constitutional crisis.