Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots requests support for call to action

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Democrats moaned and complained during the partial shutdown that they could not negotiate with President Trump until the government fully reopened. President Trump called their bluff and agreed to fund the government for three weeks while House and Senate conferees negotiate. But he warned them that if they did not fund his border security package, or they tried to make this about amnesty, after three weeks’ time, he would get the wall funded and built without Congress.

So now we need to step up to the plate and put pressure on the conference committee to secure the border and no amnesty! Our call to action this week asks you to sign and share our petition to the conferees, and to call the conferees and tell them, “Secure the border and no amnesty.”

  1. If you haven’t done so already, please sign the Petition. Then, be sure to share it on social media and email the link to like-minded friends and family when you are done signing it!
  2. Call the members of the conference committee listed below and use the sample script included for guidance about what to say when you call.

Sample Script

“Hello, my name is [Your Name], and I am calling today in regard to the border security conference committee. I urge [Insert Title and Name of Conferee] to include the border security measures as requested by President Trump, including the funding for the wall, and to refuse any attempts to include amnesty. My message can be summed up like this: secure our borders and no amnesty. It’s beyond time for the United States Congress to meet its obligation to secure our borders and put an end to illegal immigration. Thank you.

Senate Conferees

DEMOCRATS

Patrick Leahy – (202) 224-4242

Dick Durbin – (202) 224-2152

Jon Tester – (202) 224-2644

 

REPUBLICANS

Richard Shelby – (202) 224-5744

Shelley Moore Capito – (202) 224-6472

John Hoeven – (202) 224-2551

Roy Blunt – (202) 224-5721

 

House Conferees

DEMOCRATS

Nita Lowey – (202) 225-6506

Lucille Roybal-Allard – (202) 225-1766

Barbara Lee – (202) 225-2661

Pete Aguilar – (202) 225-3201

David Price – (202) 225-1784

Henry Cuellar – (202) 225-1640

 

REPUBLICANS

Kay Granger – (202) 225-5071

Chuck Fleischmann – (202) 225-3271

Tom Graves – (202) 225-5211

Steven Palazzo – (202) 225-5772

Helpful Notes

  1. Below are three articles we recommend reading so that you have some background on the two different justifications for President Trump being able to fund the border wall without Congress. You may want to familiarize yourself with those arguments before you make your calls or post about this issue on social media.

 

 

  1. It may be helpful to have the most recent Washington Report in front of you when you call. This way, when you call the Democrat conferees, you can have the list of quotes from many, many Democrats (including some of the conferees) in front of you where they explicitly state their support for a physical barrier on our southern border.

In liberty,

Jenny Beth Martin

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