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Hi <<First Name>>,

We have competing crises this week. First, the world has turned its attention to the climate change and pressuring the governments of the world to react. Second, President Trump is keeping a whistle blower complaint from being turned over to Congress and he asked Ukraine for help in undermining Joe Biden's presidential bid.

So take your pick this week. Call our members of Congress about climate change or impeachment. Or both! But probably best to call for one, hang up and then call again for the other. Scripts are below.

Of course, there is always elections work to be done and you can find that information here.

Good luck and let us know if you took action this week by clicking the button below!

Chris Pickett
I did it!

Sen. Cardin

D.C. office: 202.224.4524
Can't get through? Try a regional office. Numbers here.
Still can't get through? Send an email.
 

Sen. Van Hollen

D.C. office: 202.224.4654
Can't get through? Try a regional office. Numbers here.
Still can't get through? Send an email.

Not sure who your representative is? Go to this page and put in your zip code in the top right box that says "Find your representative."
 

Rep. Sarbanes (district 3)

D.C. office: 202.225.4016
Can't get through? Try a regional office. Numbers on the bottom of the page.
Still can't get through? Send an email.
 

Rep. Trone (district 6)

D.C. office: 202.225.2721
Can't get through? Try a regional office. Numbers here.
Still can't get through? Send an email.
 

Rep. Raskin (district 8)

D.C. office: 202.225.5341
Can't get through? Try a regional office. Numbers here.
Still can't get through? Send an email.
Below is our script for the week. Not everyone likes to read from the script, and that's OK! For those not adhering closely to it, the underlined parts are some key phrases that you should try to work into your discussion.

Remember!
  • Always say your name and the city and zip code you are calling from.
  • Discuss one issue per phone call or email. If you want to discuss multiple issues, it's best to make multiple calls/emails.
  • If you get a busy signal, that means your colleagues are doing a good job of sending our message. Try to call back later, call a different day, or send an email.
Script
Step 1: Hi, I'm [NAME] and I live in [ZIP CODE]. I'm part of Indivisible Montgomery and I'd like to leave a message.

Step 2 [Climate]: This week is a momentous week for making progress on climate change. We must act with all of our energy to protect our environment and ensure we have a healthy planet for decades to come. Will the [Congressman/Senator] speak out this week on the need to change our country to set us on a more sustainable and responsible path?

Step 2 [Impeachment-Raskin and Trone]: I'd like to thank the Congressman for supporting the launching of a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump. His conduct over the past week underscores what a danger he is to our government and country. Will the Congressman keep speaking out in favor of this crucial step toward holding Trump to account?

Step 2 [Impeachment-Sarbanes]: President Trump's conduct over the past week underscores what a danger he is to our government and country. House Democrats must take their boldest action and hold Trump to account by launching the formal impeachment process. Will the Congressman finally announce his public support for impeachment proceedings?
After-hours activism
Some of you aren't able to make phone calls or send emails during the workday. That's fine! You can still make your voice heard either by calling the office and leaving a voice message or by sending an email. These are still effective ways to get our point across, and you should take the time to do it!

Federal employees
If you are a federal employee, you still have the right to make your voice heard as a constituent. However, there are a few restrictions you need to pay attention to. This article has some helpful information on how to be an activist while being a federal employee. You are part of an important constituency with an important viewpoint. Exercise your rights to make your voice heard!
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