Weekly actions
Hi <<First Name>>,

Immediately after it passed a $2.2 trillion aid package to help the country weather the coronavirus, Congress vanished. The House is supposed to return on Apr. 20, but Rep. Steny Hoyer announced today that the House will not be in session until May 4.

This is completely unacceptable.

The country already needs another round of aid, which should include more money for hospitals and health care workers as well as vote-by-mail provisions. Furthermore, the Trump administration is still failing to deliver on COVID tests, is doling out life-saving medical equipment as political favors and is already trying to skirt oversight of the bill passed in March.

The House cannot simply stay on recess while the Trump administration grasps at straws to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The House should implement commonsense measures to keep members safe, and return to do its job!

Indivisible Montgomery wrote a letter to our representatives explaining our position, and we will be calling them today to tell them they need to reconvene the House. Scripts are below!

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.

  • 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.
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: The Trump administration is a walking catastrophe and is endangering the lives of Americans by using life-saving supplies to play political favorites. But where is the House? The country needs leadership, and it is certainly not coming from the White House. 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?
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Federal employees
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