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Daily Action: Not One Dime for a Border Wall


CONTACT:
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

DC: (202) 224-3841
LA: (310) 914-7300
Sen. Kamala Harris
DC: (202) 224-3553
LA:  (213) 894-5000
Rep. Julia Brownley: 
DC: (202) 225-5811
Thousand Oaks: (805) 379-1779
Rep. Ted Lieu:
DC: (202) 225-3976
LA: (323) 651-1040
Rep. Steve Knight:
DC: (202) 225-1956
Simi Valley: (805) 581-7130

Sample Script:
Hello, my name is __________, and I am a constituent of Senator/Representative ___________'s in _______________, California. I am calling to urge the senator/congressperson not to agree to any compromise on this month’s 2019 spending bill that provides funding for President Trump's border wall. Wasting even $5 billion on this boondoggle would do nothing to slow immigration, but would stand as a monument to xenophobia and wreak untold damage on America's standing in the world. The American people demand a clean funding bill that does not invest in bigotry. Thank you!


BACKGROUND
As Congress gets closer to the Dec. 21 deadline for averting a government shutdown, Trump continues to demand at least $5 billion in funding for a wall on our southern border. The Senate previously had agreed to a compromise budget that included nearly $2 billion in beefed-up border security, without any funding designated for a wall. The pressure to compromise is increasing — but the vast majority of analysts still believe a border wall of the sort Trump envisions would be an ineffective deterrent for immigrants. Its symbolism, however, would be disastrous for a "nation of immigrants." Democrats must stand firm against giving Trump a victory for xenophobia and racism.