We are a group of men and women who refuse to sit by and allow ourselves to be governed without making our voices heard. We’re going to protest, sign petitions, volunteer, write letters, and run for office. We welcome your involvement and will be posting a Weekly Call to Action with details. Stay tuned!
LETS CALL LIKE WE NEVER HAVE BEFORE!!!
Muslim Ban (Senate):
Senator Richard Burr:
[Ask for the name of the person taking your call, in case they are rude.] I am a constituent of Senator Burr, and I am asking him/her to condemn President Trump’s cruel and unconstitutional ban on people traveling into the U.S. from predominantly Muslim countries. In December 2015, Senator Burr correctly stated that such a ban would be a “huge mistake” and would be bad for national security. However, thus far, Senator Burr has been silent on Trump’s executive order banning refugees. Please tell Senator Burr to remain consistent with his original position and to condemn the Muslim ban. I would also like Senator Burr to condemn Trump’s executive order that allows Steve Bannon to attend National Security briefings. Bannon is a political appointee and should not be involved in making decisions about our country’s safety.
Burr numbers: http://www.burr.senate.gov/contact/office-locations
Senator Thom Tillis:
[Ask for the name of the person taking your call, in case they are rude.] I am a constituent of Senator Tillis, and I am asking him/her to condemn President Trump’s cruel and unconstitutional ban on people traveling into the U.S. from predominantly Muslim countries. I appreciate that Senator Tillis has expressed concern about President Trump’s recent executive order on refugees; however, I would like him to speak out more forcefully against it. This type of ban has cruelly separated family members from each other and puts vulnerable refugee families at risk. It is not at all representative of American values. Please tell Senator Tillis to condemn the ban. I would also like Senator Tillis to condemn Trump’s executive order that allows Steve Bannon to attend National Security briefings. Bannon is a political appointee and should not be involved in making decisions about our country’s safety.
Tillis numbers: https://www.tillis.senate.gov/pu…/index.cfm/office-locations
Muslim Ban House:
We’ve identified public stances of all North Carolina Congressional representatives. I have created three scripts, one for the reps who have condemned the ban (to thank them), one for those who have supported the ban, and a third for those who haven’t taken a public stance.
Against the refugee ban: I am calling Rep. ____________ to thank him/her for his/her courage in standing firm for religious freedom and the U.S. Constitution by standing up against Trump’s executive order on refugees. I would also like to encourage him/her to propose or support Congressional legislation that works to overturn the harmful effects of Trump’s executive order.
For the ban: I am and constituent and I am calling Rep. ____________ to urge him/her to reverse their current position on the refugee ban. The ban in clearly unconstitutional, and it will also do harm to our national security. Please tell Rep. ______________ that the refugee ban is not consistent with American values and will do significant damage to our country’s reputation.
No stance: I am and constituent and I am calling Rep. ____________ to urge him/her to speak out publicly against Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees from war-torn countries. The ban puts innocent people at risk and does nothing to make our country safer. It is also inconsistent with our country’s values. We have always welcomed immigrants into our country, and we are defined by our beliefs in religious freedom. Please tell Rep. ______________ to speak out against the executive order and to support any legislation that opposes it.
Stances so far:
1. GK Butterfield: Against: “Trump’s executive order is shameful”
2. George Holding: No stance
3. Walter Jones: No stance
4. David Price: Against: “condemn in the strongest possible terms.”
5. Virginia Foxx: No stance
6. Mark Walker: No stance, has tweeted multiple times since ban enacted
7. David Rouzer: No stance
8. Richard Hudson: Essentially for: Tweeted National Review article defending the ban.
9. Robert Pittenger: No stance, has tweeted in last 24 hours
10. Patrick McHenry: No stance
11. Mark Meadows: No stance, last tweet about National Holocaust Day
12. Alma Adams: Against: Attended the CLT protests!
13. Ted Budd: No stance, has tweeted since EO passed
Contact info for House:
Two new bills we should SUPPORT were proposed at today’s special session of the NC legislature.
Call and email the House Elections Committee members and urge them to consider and pass these bills. Here is a script and a contact list for all of them. FLOOD THEM WITH CALLS AND MESSAGES! Spend most of your energy on the Republicans.
Dear North Carolina House Election Committee Member,
Today two important bills were proposed in the special session that I urge you to consider:
HB5, which would restore the full number of early voting days that were curtailed in 2013. Increasing, not limiting, access to the ballot is a crucial, just, and rational way to include the voices of ALL North Carolinians in decisions that affect their lives.
HB6, which would create a nonpartisan districting process. Unfairly drawn, gerrymandered districts are a disservice to voters of all political persuasions, and are used to diminish the voting power of thousands of North Carolinians.
Your Name, Home City
In the long run, neither of these measures favors one party or the other. Rather, they aim to ensure that the most number of voters can have their wishes heard. We are a government of, by, and for the people. Let our voices be heard!