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Impeachment Update, January 27, 2020: Keep Calling, and Can You Get to DC on Wednesday?

Call your Senators to express support for a fair impeachment trial, and encourage all your friends across the country to do the same. 


Choose your Core Four for 2020 PLUS a Voting Rights organization to support:


If you need to do something NowRightNow to fight against [Fresh Horror]:


Ok, first: Several groups are planning a pro-fair-trial protest in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.


It will start at noon at the Hart Senate Atrium, where the Remove Trump folks have been gathering these last few weeks.


If you can go, please do.


Check this if you need help with transportation and lodging.


If you can’t go, please boost the #SwampTheCapitol and #RemoveTrump hashtags on social media.


Now, about the trial. We have reached the clown car portion of the proceedings. The Dems have finished their three days of opening statements, and now it’s the GOP’s turn.


Prediction: It will be ugly and scurrilous and fact-free. Care to bet against us? Didn’t think so.


The GOP’s opening nonsense will be tough to sit through. The answer, as it has been for weeks, is to call and keep calling your Senators, and to urge friends and family to call their Senators.


Call even if you have GOP Senators who are full-on bull-headed MAGA cultists and see that as a virtue. Their offices count the incoming calls and track the calls they get on specific issues. They will act like they don’t hear you, but they are taking note.


Remember what happened during the ACA and Kavanaugh fights. Hold in mind that since Trump took office, GOP Congressfolk have retired, quit, or declined to run for re-election at a startling rate–they’ve lost something close to 40 percent of their House members, and the 2020 cycle for sitting Senators tilts against the GOPthe 2020 cycle for sitting Senators tilts against the GOP. It might feel hopeless, but it has an effect.


Call even if you have Dem Senators who are thoroughly sensible and sane. Their pro-GOP constituents will be bombing them with irate calls. Counter those calls and encourage them to stay steady.


Then call your House rep and express support for the House delegation of impeachment managers that is pressing the case for removal. It’s extra-important to call if your House rep is Nancy Pelosi or one of the seven impeachment managers.


See the list of impeachment managers here:


Before you place your own daily call, check the Twitter feed of Celeste Pewter (@Celeste_Pewter), so you can tailor your comment about the impeachment inquiry to the day’s events. 


She is quick on the draw with calling scripts–way faster than I could ever hope to be–and will have a template you can use or adapt when making your calls to MoCs.


Even if she doesn’t have a specific template, she will retweet and comment on events that you can cite in your new daily call.


You can also look to the resources cited in our post on what you can do NowRightNow to fight [Fresh Horror] for fresh news you can cite. The link is above but here it is again:


If you’ve ignored all the OTYCD posts urging you to call on impeachment to date, now is the time to get involved. Trumpistas will, are, and will continue to ring the offices of their members of Congress to scream and bleat and threaten as the trial proceeds in the Senate; it’s extra-important for you to step up and voice your support, for that very reason.


Another point I like to hit when talking to my Senators, who are both Dems, is to talk to their GOP colleagues. I’ve asked them to stress the fact that we’ve had almost three years to watch Trump’s performance in the job, and the only thing he’s learning is how to crime harder and faster. I also ask them to voice the fact that things are only going to get worse, not better, until Trump is impeached and removed.


An important point: Always and only call your own Senators. Don’t call anyone who does not represent you. They won’t tally calls from people outside their state, and you’ll tie up a line that an actual constituent could use.


If you’re itching to do more than call your Senators daily–and that is a good impulse that you should honor–ask your friends and family to call their own Senators.


Point friends and family to Celeste’s feed as well, or copy and paste Pewter’s latest script and send it to them, if that works best.


Making phone calls is still the best way to reach your MoCs. If it’s after hours or a weekend, leave a voicemail. If you can’t call your reps, email them.


Help friends find their MoCs and the relevant contact information for each of the three.


Give them all the help and support they need to make the calls. Don’t nag. Just encourage, and celebrate every action they take.


After you make your daily MoC calls, please show your appreciation for Celeste Pewter in some fashion.


You can follow her on Twitter: @Celeste_Pewter


You can donate money to her through her Ko-fi:


You can tweet about calling your MoCs, using the #ICalledMyReps hashtag.


You can follow @ICalledMyReps on Twitter.


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