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Hi <<First Name>>,

We have two sets of actions this week.

Congressional actions
Appalled that the government might force meat-plant workers to work even while sick? Bewildered by the continuing lack of personal protective equipment for our front-line health care workers? Disgusted by grifters and scammers getting rich off of government relief? Desperate for national leadership to get us through this crisis?

We need oversight, empathy and leadership from the U.S. government. That isn't going to come from the Senate or the White House. The only way we're going to get any of this is for the House to reconvene. They must come back as soon as possible to get to work for the American people. Scripts below!

Elections actions
There are a series of actions you can take relevant to upcoming elections
  • Register for DoTheMostGood MoCo's virtual letter-writing events on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
  • Phone bank for Christy Smith, running for the empty seat in California's 25th district. Election is May 12!
  • Check to make sure your voter registration is current.
  • Find out how the June 2 election will work.
  • Check out the Swing Left training sessions being held this week and the next several weeks.
  • Resources if you're in need or want to help during this pandemic.
Thank you and good luck!

Chris Pickett

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 points 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: Where is the House? The country is facing the worst crisis it has faced in my lifetime and the House is in hiding. We need the House to come back into session to lead this country and to make sure the Trump administration is actually working on behalf of the American people, not its financial benefactors. Will the Congressman tell leadership that the House needs to return as soon as possible to get to work?
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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