Stop the #TrumpShutdown: BUDGET AGAIN!

NOTES:
1) Register in the link below for our three Meet the Candidate Night
series of discussions. The first event is this Thurs. Jan. 25 with Jim
Keady. Registration is required but free.
CALL TOPIC: Congress must assert itself as a co-equal branch of
government and treat the budget as a serious government process that
goes beyond a few weeks or months.  A bipartisan approach must be used
to solve the issues of today including immigration and relief for
Dreamers.
CALL SCRIPT:
1) Let’s call Congressman Smith’s office in D.C. at 202-225-3765…
Caller: Hello, I am a constituent of Rep. Smith’s ; may I speak with
the staffer who handles Budgetary issues?
I am disappointed and ashamed that Rep. Smith voted to cover for
Trump’s racist beliefs and policies by voting to fund the government
without protecting Dreamers. If Rep. Smith wants to demonstrate that
he doesn’t have the same racist ideas as Donald Trump, he needs to
vote to protect Dreamers as part of any deal to reopen the government.
I strongly urge Rep. Smith to support a clean DREAM Act as a part of
any funding bill (the RAC Act that Rep. Smith supports is too
restrictive and does not have the same broad bipartisan support as the
DREAM Act). Funding for Community Health Centers, opioid treatment,
and disaster relief for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands should
also be included, and funding for Trump’s atrocious border wall should
be removed. Thank you.
2)Let’s call our Senators (Booker D.C. 202-224-3224, Newark
973-639-8700; Menendez D.C. 202-224-4744, Newark 973-645-3030)…
Caller: Hello, I am a constituent of the Senator’s; may I speak with
the staffer who handles Budgetary issues?
I wanted to thank the Senator for voting against the CR that didn’t
include the DREAM Act. Dreamers deserve MoCs like the Senator who will
stand with them and use their power to protect them from the Trump
deportation machine. I urge the Senator to demand work begin now on
solving the Dreamer issue and immigration.  Funding for Community
Health Centers, opioid treatment, and disaster relief for Puerto Rico
and the U.S. Virgin Islands should also be included, and funding for
Trump’s atrocious border wall should be removed. Thank you.
If you have a personal story to relate to this issue, and are
comfortable sharing it, please do – our elected officials want to hear
how their policies affect our lives!
SOURCES:
Caller best practices:
www.IndivisibleGuide.com
Senator Cory Booker – https://www.booker.senate.gov (scroll to bottom)
NJ Governor’s Office – 609-292-6000
“Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of
the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to
petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” – 1st Amendment
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