Crucial Legislation Needs Your Support

Currently there are two vital bills before Congress that need your support. One Senate bill serves as a barrier between the current administration and its unconstitutional and horrendous goal of creating a Muslim Registry. The second House bill will take the power of first strike nuclear capabilities out of the hands of our impulsive and reckless president. Take a minute to call your Senators and Representatives to voice support for the following bills.

1) The Protect American Families Act (S.54) was introduced by Cory Booker. If he is your Senator it’s important that he knows you support his legislation. If not, encourage your Senator to stand with Booker. The Protect American Families Act will prohibit the creation of an immigration-related registry program that classifies people on the basis of religion, race, age, gender, ethnicity, national origin, nationality, or citizenship.

2) Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act (H.R. 669) will prohibit the conduct of a first-use nuclear strike absent a declaration of war by Congress. In the past few weeks we have witnessed the impulsive and destructive nature of our current president. During the campaign many of us recognized how dangerous this man was, lacking a moral compass or even the slightest value of human life. He ordered a missile strike against Syria seeming for no reason other than to demonstrate a hollow show of force to shore up domestic support, accomplishing nothing but a further global antagonism. Just days later his order to bomb Afghanistan accomplished nothing but more praise for his strong man façade. We cannot allow a man who treats international conflict as performance art to have unilateral control over nuclear weapons, a topic that he treated flippantly during the campaign as well. Supporting H.R. 669 is absolutely vital to our safety. If you feel strongly about this, and you should, make this a frequent topic in your calls to your representatives.

Remember, if your representative is a sponsor for any of these bills it means they already support them and you may want to alter the scripts below to reflect that you know of their position and you are calling to express your support. The Protect American Families Act (S.54) was introduced by Senators Booker, Warren, Schatz, Markey, Murray, Sanders, Leahy, Merkley, Hirono, and Wyden. They need to know what you stand for just as much as what you stand against. The Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act (H.R.669) was introduced by Representatives Liu, McGovern, Garamendi, Clarke, Blumenauer, Grivalva, Poca, Lee, and Welch. If your Senator/Representative was not listed here then the scripts work perfectly for you. If your Senator/Representative was listed here then CALL anyway to express your support! And congratulations you have a member of Congress that is working hard to protect you and our values!

STEP ONE:

Use this link to the contact information for your representative and two senators.

Representative
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STEP TWO:

Use the phone script or form email below to contact your officials. Feel free to modify the message as you see fit. As a tip a PHONE CALL IS MORE LIKELY TO GET YOUR VOICE HEARD AND COUNTED THAN AN EMAIL, but an email is better than nothing!

SCRIPTS

PHONE CALL SCRIPT:

Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I’m calling the office of [NAME OF REPRESENTATIVE OR SENATOR] because I am a constituent. I live at [ADDRESS, CITY, and STATE] and my phone number is [PHONE NUMBER].

I’m calling to ask the [REPRESENTATIVE OR SENATOR] to support the following bills:

  • The Protect American Families Act (S.54) which will prohibit the creation of an immigration-related registry program that classifies people on the basis of religion, race, age, gender, ethnicity, national origin, nationality, or citizenship.
  • Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act (H.R. 669) will prohibit the conduct of a first-use nuclear strike absent a declaration of war by Congress.

I ask that my representatives in Congress raise their voice on these issues and any others like them that arise.

You will be hearing from me on more issues in the future. Thank you for your time.

FORM EMAIL:

Dear [NAME OF REPRESENTATIVE OR SENATOR],

My name is [YOUR NAME] and I’m writing to you because I am one of your constituents.

I’m writing to ask you to support the following bills:

  • The Protect American Families Act (S.54) which will prohibit the creation of an immigration-related registry program that classifies people on the basis of religion, race, age, gender, ethnicity, national origin, nationality, or citizenship.
  • Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act (H.R. 669) will prohibit the conduct of a first-use nuclear strike absent a declaration of war by Congress.

You will be hearing from me on more issues in the future. Thank you for your time.
Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME]

[YOUR ADDRESS]

[YOUR CITY, YOUR STATE, ZIP CODE]

[YOUR EMAIL]

STEP THREE:

Share this message with your friends. The more who call, the better our chances of moving America forward.

To get weekly scripts and emails, join the Contact Congress group on Facebook.

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