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The 2017 session ends March 18. So there’s no time to waste to make your voice heard.
New Mexico’s senators have issued statements opposing Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees. I’ve looked and haven’t found anything from our representatives. Call your representative Monday.
More information on the ban is at:
Phone numbers —
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, represents most of Albuquerque: (505) 346-6781 (ABQ) or (202) 225-6316 (DC)
Rep. Steve Pearce, represents southern New Mexico: 855-4-PEARCE (732723) (Socorro) or 855-4-PEARCE (732723) or (202) 225-2365 (DC)
Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, represents northern New Mexico: (505) 984-8950 (Santa Fe) or (202) 225-6190 (DC)
Hi, my name is _______ from _____. I’m calling because I’m concerned about President Trump signing an executive order restricting immigration from Muslim majority countries and ending the Syrian refugee resettlement program. This executive order goes against our shared American values of religious tolerance, diversity, and nondiscrimination. I’m calling to see if Rep. _________ ___________ plans to publicly oppose Trump’s decision to sign this executive order? [If there are any questions, reiterate your concerns.] Yes, please express to Rep. ______ that Trump’s executive order doesn’t represent our values, and that I am asking him/her to take a principled, public stand against this kind of intolerance.T hanks for your time.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee (which includes Senator Udall) will vote Monday on Rex Tillerson’s nomination for Secretary of State at 4:30 p.m ET. Even though McCain and Graham have capitulated, making his confirmation a near certainty, we need to make our voices heard.
Call Udall’s Office: 505-346-6791
Here’s a sample script to help get you started:
“Hello, I am [NAME] from [PLACE]. I am to let the Senator Udall know that I would like him to oppose the appointment of Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State. As your constituent, I feel we cannot reward Russia’s attacks on our electoral process by handing the State Department to somebody who was given the Russian Order of Friendship by Vladimir Putin. I cannot be sure Mr. Tillerson will prioritize American values after he did business with Iran while the country was under U.S. sanctions as a state sponsor of terrorism. Will the Senator pledge to publicly oppose Tillerson’s nomination?”
[If so] Has the Senator released a statement yet? If not, when can we expect it?
[If not] Other Democrats have expressed concern about nominating somebody with ties to Russia right now. Why doesn’t the Senator share those concerns?
[If still not] I find it unacceptable that the Senator will support Tillerson right now given his history. I’ll be notifying my friends, family, and local newspaper.
Then share how it went, via social media.