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This Week’s Top 3 Actions:

Action #1 – No Border Wall Funding – the President is still dug in and his approval rate is slipping – new scripts this week:

Why, again?  We worked hard to change the balance of power.  This is what renewed power looks like.  The Republicans will not cater to Democratic legislative aspirations in 2019, so let’s not cater to theirs.  The statements below contain all the rationale needed to understand why we need to stand firm on this issue.

Script #1: 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.

Script #2: $5.7B of wall funding will cover the Medicare costs of 520,000 Americans. No wall funding.

Script #3: $5.7B of wall funding would feed over 2 Million elderly Americans for an entire year through the Meals on Wheels program.  No wall funding.

Script #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: This shutdown is a conservative media shutdown.  There was an agreement. The Senate passed the bill.  The House has now passed the bill.  The President balked because of conservative media pushback.  NOBODY voted for conservative media to run the country.  Do not bend on the wall.  Focus on opening the government.

Script #7:  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.

 

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

Action #2- Tell Congress to re-authorize the Violence Against Women Act:

Script: The Violence Against Women Act should never have been allowed to expire with the government shutdown.  Please advance legislation immediately to restore funding to this important government program.

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

Action #3 – Ask Washington State legislators to support immigrants by passing the Keep Washington Working Act this year:

The proposed law ensures that public schools, health facilities, courthouses and shelters remain safe and accessible to residents, regardless of immigration or citizenship status and prohibits state agencies from either targeting residents on the basis of race, religion, immigration status, citizenship status or national / ethnic origin nor investigating, detaining, interrogating, detecting or arresting persons for immigration enforcement purposes. 

Script: Immigrant rights are important to me.  The state should not expose undocumented state residents to federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement.   I would like you to support the Keep Washington Working Act (SB 5689 / HB 1985) in committee and during floor votes.  Thank you.

 

Find your Washington State Representatives:  HERE

Find your Washington State Senator:  HERE

For Vashon:

Representative Eileen Cody:

Olympia – 360-786-7978, Seattle – 206-389-2590

Email: HERE

Write: JLOB 303, PO Box 40600, Olympia, WA, 98504-0600

 

Representative Joe Fitzgibbon:

Olympia – 360-786-7952, Seattle – 206-435-7034

Email:  HERE

Write:  JLOB 308, PO Box 40600, Olympia, WA, 98504-0600

 

Senator-Elect Joe Nguyen:

Olympia – no number yet, Seattle – no number yet

Email:  HERE

Write:  213 John A Cherberg Building, Olympia, WA 98504