Weekly Calls to Action August 7th – August 11th

1. TELL REPRESENTATIVE ARRINGTON TO STOP SPONSORING HB-38

My name is [NAME] and I am calling from [ZIP]. I would like to inform Representative Arrington that I do not support HB-38, which will weaken local control over gun regulation. This bill would allow domestic abusers, violent criminals, and people untrained in even basic firearms safety to carry loaded weapons in densely populated cities, playgrounds, parks across the country. Each State should have the right to make their own decisions on gun regulation.

Congressman Jodey Arrington: 202-225-4005 | Fax: 202-225-9615

Source: Pantsuit Republic

2. DEMAND TOWN HALLS DURING THE AUGUST RECESS

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [ZIP].
I’m calling to ask if [SEN. CRUZ/CORNYN/REP. ARRINGTON] is planning to have any town halls during the August recess?
[IF YES] I’d like to RSVP. May I please have the details?
[IF NO] Then I’d like to request that [SEN. CRUZ/CORNYN/REP. ARRINGTON] schedule one. There are many pressing matters we constituents should be able to voice our opinion on face to face.
[OPTIONAL] Would [SEN. CRUZ/CORNYN/REP. ARRINGTON] or their legislative aide be available to meet myself and other constituents to talk about [specific issue you find most concerning]? We have serious concerns we’d like to discuss in depth.
Thank you for all your time and attention.

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

3. THE TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IS CONSIDERING A BILL THAT WOULD TOTALLY BAN PRIVATE INSURANCE COVERAGE OF ABORTION. CALL THE CALENDARS COMMITTEE AND TELL THEM NOT TO SCHEDULE A VOTE ON HB 214.

Hi, my name is [NAME] from [CITY], Texas. I’m calling to urge you not to schedule a vote on HB 214. Texas politicians shouldn’t be allowed to deny a woman’s health coverage—whether she gets her insurance through the health care exchange or a private plan.

Calendars Committee: 512-463-0758

Source: Center for Reproductive Rights

4. DEFEND TITLE IX GUIDELINES FOR CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m an American from [CITY].
[IF DEPT of ED] I’m calling to urge Secretary DeVos to maintain the critical Title IX protections for survivors of campus sexual assault as guided by the 2011 Dear Colleague Letter. This is a serious and troubling epidemic, and it is vital that schools maintain strong policy guidelines to protect its vulnerable students.
[TX AG] I’m calling to urge [AG NAME] to join with other state Attorneys General in opposing any rollback of the Title 9 college campus sexual assault protections by the Department of Education. This is a serious and troubling epidemic, and it is vital that schools maintain strong policy guidelines to protect its vulnerable students.
Thank you for your time and attention.

Betsy DeVos, Department of Education: 202-401-3000

Ken Paxton, State Attorney General: 512-463-2100

Source: 5 Calls

5. DEFEND UNIVERSITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ADMISSIONS POLICY

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY].
I’m calling to express my serious disapproval of the Department’s plans to investigate and sue universities because of their affirmative action admissions policy. This is clearly another attempt by this Department to deny equal opportunity to minority Americans in order to perpetuate white privilege, and I demand this project be shut down immediately.
Thank you for your time and attention.

Department of Justice: 202-353-1555

Source: 5 Calls 

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