Cabinet confirmations

If you’re a concerned citizen and you’re worried about some of the potential Cabinet appointees from the Trump administration – keep reading.  If you aren’t worried, then feel free to move on.

There’s more and more evidence that CALLING your Senators and Representative is actually more effective than emailing them.  I know – I hate making phone calls too.  This is probably worth it though.

Here are some scripts you can use to call your Senators (remember, the Senate votes on Cabinet confirmations).  If you dont know who your Senators are – click here.

Betsy DeVos – Secretary of Education

Hi, my name is [Name] and I’m a concerned constituent from [City, State].

I’m calling to express my deep opposition to the confirmation of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education.  May I ask how [Senator’s Name] will be voting?

[If NO for Confirmation]: Please tell the Senator thank you for listening to their constituents. Have a good day.

[If YES for Confirmation]: Betsy DeVos has no experience in the public school system she would be overseeing. She is an advocate for school voucher programs, which takes our tax dollars and places into the hands of private and religious schools. Her committee hearing demonstrated she lacks a basic understanding of education policy and is not prepared for this important job. I urge the Senator to reconsider their position and reject DeVos’ confirmation. I will remember [Senator’s Name] stance in the next election.

[Optional: add anything else you wish to say here, if you have children mention how this would affect you]

Tom Price – Secretary of Health and Human Services

Hi, my name is [Name] and I’m a concerned US citizen from [City, State].

I’m calling to express my deep opposition to the confirmation of Tom Price for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Tom Price’s record makes it clear he is intent on destroying America’s social safety net.

He supports cuts to Social Security and a Medicare voucher program, which would have major negative impacts on our senior population. He has plans to defund Planned Parenthood and dismantle the Affordable Care Act. The American people deserve access to affordable, quality healthcare, the confirmation of Tom Price would endanger the health and lives of millions of Americans.

[Optional: add anything else you wish to say here, if you have a story about how the ACA has helped you, please tell them your story]

Please tell [Senator’s Name] to oppose the confirmation of Tom Price. Thank you.

Scott Pruitt – Environmental Protection Agency

Hi, my name is [Name] and I’m a concerned US citizen from [City, State].

I’m calling to express my deep opposition to the confirmation of Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Scott Pruitt is a science denier who is in the pocket of the oil and gas industry. He has a long history of protecting corporate profits over the health and safety of the American people, allowing companies such as Devon Energy to write letters in his name on his letterhead. The EPA’s role is to protect human health and the environment, Scott Pruitt would be dangerous to this scientific agency and to the American people.

[Optional: add anything else you wish to say here and/or ask questions about your Senator’s stance]

Please tell [Senator’s Name] to oppose the confirmation of Scott Pruitt. Thank you.

Jeff Sessions – Attorney General

Hi, my name is [Name] and I’m a constituent from [City, State].

I’m calling to express my deep opposition to the confirmation of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.  May I ask how [Senator’s Name] will be voting?

[If NO for Confirmation]: Please tell the Senator thank you for listening to their constituents. Have a good day.

[If YES for Confirmation]: Senator Sessions has a long history of allegations of racism, does not support equal rights for the LGBTQ community, and has not enforced the Voting Rights Act. He will not protect all of the people of the United States. I urge the Senator to reconsider their position and reject the confirmation. I will remember [Senator’s Name] stance in the next election.

[Optional: add anything else you wish to say here]

Thank you for your time.

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