Wednesday, December 20, 2017

ACTION: A CONTINUING BUDGET RESOLUTION THAT WORKS FOR AMERICANS

From Indivisible Oregon..

**CALL TO ACTION**
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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A CONTINUING BUDGET RESOLUTION THAT WORKS FOR AMERICANS
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#DreamActNow
#FundCHIPNow
#DisasterRelief

Rather than dealing with unmet needs of vast majority of Americans, GOP has been obsessed with ramming through, without Democratic input, the Trump Tax Scam—a holiday gift to its wealthy and corporate backers.

To keep the government open, however, requires Democratic votes—providing chance to show America how different their priorities are. To flip Congress in 2018, Democrats must seize this opportunity and demand:

• Clean Dream Act, to prevent possible daily deportation of 1000+ Dreamers
• Restoration of CHIP coverage for 9 million children
• $180 billion for disaster relief/rebuilding in Northwest/Texas/Florida/Puerto Rico (where Americans still lack power/clean water/healthcare)
• No PAYGO waiver, holding GOP responsible for draconian domestic program cuts caused by Tax Scam

Due to Republican mismanagement, Congress has only 3 days to avert a government shutdown. House GOP pushing for another extension into January without tackling these significant needs.

We cannot let that happen again. Democrats must demand continuing resolution that takes care of all Americans – many of whom cannot afford to wait any longer.

Fighting for these priorities may risk a government shutdown. But, failure is not an option. Democrats must fight to ensure government working for all—not just the top 1%.

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**ACTION 1: CALL YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVE**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)

SAMPLE SCRIPT for everyone but Wyden and Walden:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I want to thank the Senator/Rep for voting “no” on the last continuing budget resolution. We must keep fighting to ensure that the government works for all, not just the top 1%. Today I am asking that he/she promises me to only vote “yes” on the next continuing resolution if it contains, at a minimum, a Clean DREAM Act, permanent CHIP funding, adequate disaster relief, and no PAYGO waiver. Thank you.”        

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Wyden:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code].  I was surprised Senator Wyden voted “yes” on the last continuing budget resolution when it didn’t include a Clean DREAM Act or CHIP funding.  We must put an end to the succession of continuing resolutions and keep fighting to ensure that the government works for all, not just the top 1%. Today I am asking him to promise me to only vote “yes” on the next continuing resolution if it contains, at a minimum, a Clean DREAM Act, permanent CHIP funding, adequate disaster relief, and no PAYGO waiver. Thank you.”  
       
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Walden:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. This week the Rep will be voting on a continuing resolution.  I am asking him to please think about his constituents and not his donors when he takes this vote. He has a responsibility to ensure that the government works for all Americans, and not just the top 1%. Only vote “yes” on the next continuing resolution if it contains a Clean DREAM Act, permanent CHIP funding, adequate disaster relief, and no PAYGO waiver. Thank you.”
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**ACTION 2: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY**
Share this post with friends and family. Help them leave messages for their Congressional delegation about protecting/funding a clean DREAM Act, permanent CHIP and community healthcare funding, adequate disaster relief, and no PAYGO waiver in the next continuing budget resolution.
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**PHONE NUMBERS**

SENATOR MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129

SENATOR WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691

CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI [D1]
DC: (202) 225-0855, OR: (503) 469-6010

CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN [D2]
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400

CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER [D3]
DC: (202) 225-4811, OR: (503) 231-2300

CONGRESSMAN PETER DEFAZIO [D4]
DC 202-225-6416, Eugene: (541) 465-6732,
Roseburg: (541) 440-3523, Coos Bay (541) 269-2609

CONGRESSMAN KURT SCHRADER [D5]
DC: (202) 225-5711, Salem (503) 588-9100,
Oregon City (503) 557-1324

** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!**

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