By Ann G. Daniels
Deadline: Do it now – This week, we’re asking you to contact both our California senators, with a special message for each.
To Senator Padilla:
Please welcome brand-new Senator Alex Padilla and tell him we want him to fight for our priorities, including democracy reform and eliminating the filibuster! Good news: Padilla has already cosponsored H.R. 51 – statehood for Washington, DC – which is part of the democracy reform ask. Also, if you’re reading this before February 8 – join us for our first Zoom meeting with Senator Padilla’s legislative director on Monday February 8, noon to 1 PM. Register here.
What to say to Senator Padilla:
My name is ________, my zip code is ________, and I’m a member of Indivisible East Bay. I’m calling to welcome Senator Padilla. I hope the Senator will work with progressive groups to undo the damage done by the Trump Administration. I want to thank him for supporting statehood for Washington DC. I want him to fight for democracy reform with H.R.1 and to help abolish the filibuster. I look forward to being in touch.
Sen. Alex Padilla: (email); DC: (202) 224-3553
To Senator Feinstein:
Tell our senior senator Dianne Feinstein that it’s unacceptable for her to praise the “leadership” of Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, her colleagues who supported the January 6 insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol and tried to stop the certification of the Presidential election.
What to say to Senator Feinstein:
My name is _____________, my zip code is __________, and I’m a member of Indivisible East Bay. I’m disgusted that Senator Feinstein has praised Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley and other Senators who tried to stop the vote count in the Jan. 6 attempted coup. Even Mitch McConnell did better than she did. I want Senator Feinstein to speak out against Senators who supported Trump’s attempts at insurrection and to insist on investigations, hearings and penalties for these traitors.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein: email; (415) 393-0707 • DC: (202) 224-3841
Image: Indivisible East Bay members welcome new Senator Alex Padilla at our January 13, 2021 Virtual Democracy Rally
Ann G. Daniels’ checkered professional background includes practicing law, reproductive rights advocacy, creating web content for nonprofits and educational organizations, and teaching adult and family literacy. She also designs jewelry, teaches knitting, and sings second soprano.