Federal Action Alert 3/7/21

FOR PRESIDENT BIDEN: email to https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ or leave a message on the comment line at (202) 456-1111.

Re: Failure to sanction killers of Jamal Khashoggi.  Proposed script/email: 

“I am profoundly dissappointed that Pres. Biden has disregarded his campaign promise to hold Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince accountable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.  Letting him off with no personal consequences signals to other tyrants they may murder journalists without personal consequence.  Pres. Biden should ensure that he never personally meets directly with the Crown Prince, that the Crown Prince is not invited to any G20 summits, and does not set foot in the United States.”  

Voting Rights and Filibuster AGAIN/ Policing Act 

We shift focus to the Senate after the House has passed the FOR THE PEOPLE ACT AND THE GEORGE FLOYD JUSTICE IN POLICING ACT. 

For Senators Kelly and Sinema: 

Please contact both Senators AGAIN and ask them to co-sponsor the “For the People Act” and the “John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act” and let them know their efforts are almost meaningless without their support for the removal of the filibuster.  

Sample voice mail or email:  “My name is XXXX and I live in XXXXX, Arizona.  Arizona’s legislators have currently introduced dozens of laws that would suppress voter participation, in particular harming minorities.  We urgently need your co sponsorship of the For the People Act (S1) and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act” in the Senate.

I urge you to support removing the filibuster, or alternatively taking a public lead in finding 10 Republican senators to support these bills, so that we can have some hope of protecting our voting rights.   

George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

“My name is XXXX and I live in XXXXX, Arizona.  The House has just passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.  I strongly urge you to co sponsor the Act in the Senate. It offers common sense policing reforms such as creating a national registry for officers fired for using excessive force, mandates the use of body cameras, bans certain choke holds, and would prohibit profiling based on race or religion.  

Sen. Mark Kelley: Call (202) 224-2235 (DC),  Email via his website at http://www.kelly.senate.gov Tag the Senator at @senmarkkelly

Sen. Sinema:  Call (202) 224-4521 (DC) or (602) 598-7327.  Email via her website at “http://www.sinema.senate.gov”  Tag the Senator at @senatorsinema

Rep. O’Halleran: Call (202) 225-3361 or send an email via his website at http://www.ohalleran.house.gov

Next, call then again to oppose Mitt Romney’s amendment to the American Rescue Plan bill currently on the Senate floor. The amendment would add the “Trust Act” to the Budget Reconciliation bill. If successful, this maneuver will allow a handful of appointed commission members to slash the Social Security Retirement and Medicare programs. According to the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, “The TRUST Act . . . is nothing more than a back-door mechanism for enacting cuts to these essential programs that would not be possible through the normal legislative process. What’s more, the bill fails to require the committees to consider the importance of benefit adequacy given the growing number of working and middle-class Americans who depend on Social Security for all or most of their income in retirement or how Medicare benefit cuts would undermine the health security of seniors and people with disabilities.” More info:

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