Senator Cantwell and Murray staffers say they are receiving AS MANY CALLS IN FAVOR OF THE BORDER WALL than calls opposing.  Take five minutes to copy and paste one of the scripts below into an email to our Members of Congress.  Marke your calendars – do this every day this week.   

Why is this important?  We worked REALLY HARD to put progressives in power in the US House.  This is their first test.  Remember Trump’s terrible policies – on climate, environment, health care, women’s rights.  We need to show our power, and unity. Please send a NO WALL comment every day this week.  Rest assured, the majority of American’s support this viewpoint.  Thank You!

Script #1: President Trump has no new arguments.  He is unable to correlate his wall as a “SOLUTION” to the list of problems he cites.  In fact, there is little or no correlation. He is ignorant of methods that will easily defeat a physical barrier alone, and is ignorant of the ability of the American people to understand this.  No Wall.  Re-open the government.

Script #2: The government shutdown is the first major struggle between Trump and the new US House.  The long-term damage that Trump will do, unless we can Resist his agenda, is much greater than the damage being done by the government shutdown. The climate.  Healthcare.  Child separation.  Do not bend on the wall.  Focus on opening the government.

Script #3:  Trump says the wall is a solution to a humanitarian problem.  False.  The only humanitarian problem is the lack of humanity from administration policies to asylum seekers at our southern border.  Do not bend on the wall.  Focus on opening the government.

Script #4: The wall is a symbol, but the taxpayer dollars to pay for it are real.  More drugs come through established ports of entry.  More immigrants come by air.  The wall is ineffective and a waste.  The $25Billion it will cost would create real benefits for American families.

Script #5: We need immigration reform that is forward looking.  We need to honor international refugee laws.  The wall is neither.  No funding for the wall. 

Script #6: Homeland Security secretary Nielsen said the southwest border was straining to handle the influx of migrants.  Spend money to fix processing of asylum seekers, not to build a wall.

Script #7: Two child deaths at the southern border.  Spend money to provide health care for those in US custody, not to build a wall.

Script #8: We cannot allow President Trump to achieve legislative victories by acting the petulant child.  We cannot set the precedent that every time President Trump doesn’t get his wish, he shuts down the government.  No wall funding.

Find your Senators HERE and your Representative HERE.  For Vashon:

Senator Patty Murray:

Call:  WDC – 202-224-2621, Seattle – 206-553-5545

Email:  HERE

Write:  154 Russell SOB, Washington, D.C. 20510

Senator Maria Cantwell:

Call:  WDC – 202-224-3441, Seattle – 206-220-6400

Email:  HERE

Write:  511 Hart SOB, Washington, DC 20510

Representative Pramila Jayapal: 

Call:  WDC – 202-225-3106, Seattle – 206-674-0040

Email:  HERE

Write:  319 Cannon HOB, Washington, DC 20515