Sen. Dianne Feinstein
DC: (202) 224-3841
LA: (310) 914-7300
Sen. Kamala Harris
DC: (202) 224-3553
LA: (213) 894-5000
Hello, my name is __________, and I am a constituent of Senator ___________'s in _______________, California. I am calling to urge the senator to block Trump’s bogus “compromise” of temporary Dreamer protections for a permanent wall — and to vote for the continuing resolution that would reopen the government with no wall funding. The American people demand that this government reopen now, with no strings attached! Senator __________’s constituents are behind her as she fights to restore a functioning government without giving in to Trump’s bigotry. Thank you!
The Senate finally will consider ways to end the monthlong government shutdown tomorrow — staging competing votes on a Democratic-sponsored bill to fund the government through Feb. 8, and on Trump’s supposed “compromise” proposal that would trade $5.7 billion in border wall funding for three years of protection for “Dreamers” brought to the U.S. as children. Party leaders Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer agreed to the twin roll calls — both of which would require 60 votes to pass, and neither of which is expected to receive them.
Democrats cried foul when they discovered Trump had added poison-pill measures to his wall-for-Dreamers offer — limiting the ability of refugees to seek asylum at the southern border, and the number of migrants who may do so each year. Thursday’s votes are probably the last opportunity to reopen the government before a decision must be made on allowing Trump to give his State of the Union speech in the House chambers next week.