The Ol’ Pussy Grabber just announced that he is canceling all talks on the #COVID19 stimulus bill until after the election and only if he’s reelected!
Only if he’s reelected. ONLY. IF. HE’S. REELECTED. That’s the tactic of an abuser. It is blackmail.
“I have instructed my representatives to stop negotiating until after the election when, immediately after I win, we will pass a major Stimulus Bill that focuses on hardworking Americans and Small Business,” Trump wrote in a series of tweets Tuesday afternoon.Trump abruptly scraps stimulus talks, punting on economic relief until after Election Day
It is imperative that we all call OUR members of Congress and tell them that this is absolutely unacceptable. Individuals need the relief that the bill would provide. Local and state governments need the relief the bill would provide. Big and small businesses need the relief that the bill would provide. Our economy needs the relief that the bill would provide. We ALL need the relief that the bill would provide.
The pandemic needs the testing and contact tracing that the bill would provide . We need the PPE and medical equipment the bill would provide. We need medications and therapeutics that the bill would provide.
Blue states need the relief that the bill would provide. Red states need the relief that the bill would provide. It is not political. The American people need the relief that the bill would provide.
Alternatives to Calling Your MoC
The single most effective way to influence your MoC is to call them. They really do tally the numbers on issues… when they don’t allow their voicemail to fill to capacity, which is a strategy that too many use to ignore the wishes of their constituents. So, here’s the list of ways you can contact your MoC:
- SNAIL MAIL: Organizations like Five Calls and Indivisible often provide postcard messages to be used in mailing campaigns. And, it is considered second to calling as the best method of contact.
- VISITING YOUR MOC’s OFFICE: Indivisible groups and other citizen groups have organized visits to MOC offices to drop off messages and garner publicity for a cause. It’s a good reason to join an Indivisible group near you.
- EMAIL: Email is largely ignored, but not always. I’ve heard from readers about exchanging emails with staffers and the MOC. It happens. But, the article says largely ignored.
- FAX: You could kick it old school and send a fax! Remember them? “…[S]ome staffers say… it feels ‘weird’ to receive a fax.”
- SOCIAL MEDIA: Many MoC’s have social media accounts on the various platforms. You can tag their handles on a message or social media directly at them. No guarantee that it will be seen, though.
The script can be read when calling or copied onto a postcard or into an email, fax message, or social media post.
Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [STATE].
I’m calling today in support of the #COVID19 stimulus relief negotiations. The Congress must provide support for everyone hurt by the #COVID19 pandemic, but, especially by providing consumers with the money they need to keep the economy going until we can get the pandemic under control. The states need money for an effective testing and contact tracing program, too. We are all Americans. This is not a political issue.
Thank you for your time and attention.
IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied.
Contacting Your MoC
Please see the page, Call Your MoC, to find the information you might need.
- The contact information for your MoC:
- Their state and DC office numbers
- Their state and DC office addresses
- Their email addresses
- Their social media platforms
- Their websites
- Tips for calling
- Websites for keeping up with bills and issues before Congress.
- Groups to join that help people influence their MoC.
Let Us Know
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