monday 4/24/2017 CALL TO ACTIVISM FOR DEMOCRACY!
we tell trump: no damn wall.
we don't need it. we can't afford it.
"President Donald Trump wants everyone to know he is not backing down from the promise of forcing Mexico to pay for the border wall that was a big part of his campaign platform. But it seems he has now realized that getting another country to pay for something they decidedly don’t want is a bit complicated." (SLATE)
Trump assured his Supporters the wall would be paid for by Mexico...but not now.
“Eventually, but at a later date so we can get started early, Mexico will be paying, in some form, for the badly needed border wall" Trump wrote in a Tweet.
Trump must convince Congress to fund the wall which is no easy task: "Democrats hate it. Border-state Republicans don't like it. Congressional Republican leaders would rather not undertake it." (Washington Post).
HOW TO USE YOUR VOICE:
1) Call the Capitol switchboard: 202-224-3121
2) To Reach Your Representatives, Press 2.
3) To Reach Your Senators, Press 1.
trump's wall script
Hello, my name is (YOUR NAME) and I am calling today because I know the Congressional Budget will be voted on soon and I would like my representative to vote against any funding for an unnecessary border wall.
Recently, the Trump Administration has threatened Democrats that unless they support Congressional funding for Trump's Wall, the White House will cease making subsidy payments to bring the Affordable Care Act crashing down.
Using the lives of millions of people who rely on healthcare to serve as a gambling chip for a wall we don't need is bad policy.
Frankly, the wall is too expensive and we don't need it. A study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research suggested that any success the Trump administration has in reducing the U.S.'s undocumented Mexican labor force won’t actually lead to more jobs or higher wages for U.S. workers.* There are countless more meaningful ways that money can be spent to help our country. I will not support my Representative come the next election unless they stand up against this wasteful and empty symbol.