Weekly Calls to Action (April 24th – April 28th)
1. Early voting starts today!
Various local school boards, Abilene Mayor and City Council elections are scheduled for May 6. Early voting starts today. You can view the ballots and locate voting centers on the Taylor County website at http://www.taylorcountytexas.org/214/Current-Election
Source: Big Country Texas Democratic Women
2. Sign up for Congressman Arrington’s Tele-townhall.
You can sign up for the tele-townhall here: https://arrington.house.gov/town-hall-sign
It will take place on Thursday April 27th at 5:55 pm
Source: Jodey Arrington’s Facebook page
3. Contact your state senators, and tell them you oppose SB4 and urge them to vote against it.
Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m calling to urge [SEN. NAME] to go on the record and reject Senate Bill 4. This bill will only increase mistrust in law enforcement, and will do nothing to actually keep us safe. The research shows that legislation like State Bill 4 only drives undocumented crime victims and witnesses into the shadows. Governor Abbott’s introduction of this bill in the legislature at this moment is a cowardly, overt attempt at capitalizing on the wave of anti-immigrant sentiment that Donald Trump exploited during his campaign. But that doesn’t have any place in Texas. We, the voters, won’t forget [SEN. NAME] position on this matter, and urge him to get on the right side of history, or we will be voting him out of office when he seeks re-election in 2019.
Senator Charles Perry: 512-463-0128 | Fax: 512-463-2424
Senator Dawn Buckingham: 512-463-0124 | Fax: 512-475-3732
Source: Indivisible Austin
4. Oppose the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement
Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY, ZIP]. I’m calling to urge the United States to remain a signatory to the Paris Climate Agreement. For the sake of our economy, health, and national security, the United States must continue to lead the global fight against climate change. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the EPA: 202-564-4700
Source: 5 Calls
5. Keep funding for ‘The Wall’ out of the budget.
Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY, ZIP]. I’m calling to express my strong opposition to any federal budget that funds the construction of a southern border wall. There is no benefit to building a wall, and it will cost us taxpayers billions of dollars. Thank you for your hard work answering the phones.
p class=”dial-congress-scanned”>Senator John Cornyn: 202-224-2934 | Fax: 202-224-5220
Senator Ted Cruz: 202-224-5922 | Fax: 202-228-0755
Congressman Jodey Arrington: 202-225-4005 | Fax: 202-225-9615
Source: 5 Calls