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ACTION: Call Senators Feinstein and Padilla and urge them to pass S.1 - the For the People Act - before Congress goes on recess at the beginning of August. If you've already called, please call again.
Senator Dianne Feinstein: (202) 224-3841
Senator Alex Padilla: (202) 224-3553
CALL SCRIPT: Hello, my name is [ ______] and I'm a voter from [your city]. My zip code is [zip code]. I'm calling to thank Senator [Feinstein / Padilla] for supporting S.1 - the For the People Act. I want to urge them to to do everything they can to make sure this crucial pro-democracy bill gets signed into law before Congress goes on recess in August. Thank you.
MORE INFO: For the People is a must-pass bill that strengthens our democratic systems and norms. It's crucial that we make our voices heard now and get it passed this summer.
Why is it so important that Congress get this done before the end of July? The For the People Act includes a ton of critically important democracy reforms, including new voter protections and election security provisions that states will need some time to implement prior to the 2022 midterm elections. In addition, the For the People Act includes a provision that bans partisan gerrymandering and requires states to establish independent redistricting commissions to draw fair Congressional maps -- in some states, those maps must be drawn and finalized by February 2022.
If you're new to making calls to your Members of Congress, check out our FAQs here.
Indivisible's Soapboxx tool makes it easy for you to record a short video (20 to 90 seconds) letting your members of Congress know why the For the People Act and DC Statehood are important to you. Check out ICC volunteer Jennifer's video and then click on the "Record a video" button to find out about making your own.
ACTION: Use Indivisible's tools to get sample letter to the editor templates about the For the People Act, D.C. statehood and eliminating the filibuster. Go here and scroll down to the Letters to the Editor section.
MORE INFO: Letters to the editor might not seem like the flashiest way to get the attention of your Members of Congress. But there’s something about a sharp letter to the editor in a hometown paper that can really get under the skin of the most powerful lawmaker.
Here's where to send letters to the editor for Colusa County's local papers:
Pioneer Review: Email your letter to email@example.com
Appeal-Democrat: Use this form
Sacramento Bee: Use this form
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