The Border Wall is a Shame and a Sham!

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This week, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a funding bill for military spending. Republican leadership has snuck in $1.6 billion into the bill to begin construction on a border wall expansion. 

As of now, members of Congress will be forced to vote up or down on the bill package without ever having an opportunity to debate the wall spending.  

The Southern Border Communities Coalition opposes spending on a wall as a wasteful and unnecessary symbol of division. Instead of investing in tactics that divide us politically, Congress should be investing in improving the infrastructure of our ports, hiring more inspectors to facilitate the legitimate flow of people and goods that help our region and country thrive economically, and expanding oversight to ensure border agents respect human rights.

TODAY, WE MUST STOP CONGRESS FROM APPROVING THIS BILL AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Use the script below and call the Capitol switchboard to be connected to your Representative!

202.224.3121

(Find your Representative here.)

Hello,

"My name is ________, and I live in << insert city>>. I am calling to ask <<insert your Representative’s name>> to VOTE NO on the minibus that would provide $1.6B to the Department of Homeland Security for an unnecessary border wall. Instead of investing billions of dollars in more walls that don’t work, we should invest the money in upgrading our crumbling ports of entry and hiring more inspectors to improve trade and tourism.

 

You took an oath to represent the best interests of your constituents, and I can assure that wasting $1.6B on a wall is not what our communities need. This wall will threaten wildlife habitats, sever border residents from their lands, and stand as a symbol of division."

Thank you

____________________________________



Sample Tweets

 

Cross-border commerce fuels jobs across America. @tagmember: build bridges, not walls & Vote no on 1.6B #NoBorderWall [insert meme]

Sneaking #BorderWall funds into House minibus wastes taxpayer $, undermines transparency. #VoteNo @tagmember [insert meme]

$1.6B #BorderWall mini-bus will threaten world-renowned wildlife refuge. #VoteNo & #SaveSantaAna @Tagmember

Daily commerce btwn San Diego, Tijuana = $2.1M. Better ROI to build bridges, not walls. @Tagmember Vote #NoBorderWall [insert meme] or link https://goo.gl/41JitF

Roughly 55k HP computers imported daily in Santa Teresa, NM. #VoteNo on #BorderWall & invest in ports @TagMember [insert link: https://goo.gl/AC9TQx

A #BorderWall is an un-American symbol of division in a nation of immigrants. #VoteNo @Tagmember on House minibus [insert meme]

 

Social Media Targets



House

AZ-02 -- Martha McSally  @RepMcSally

CA-10 -- Jeff Denham     @RepJeffDenham

CA-21 -- David Valdao @RepDavidValadao

CA-25 -- Steve Knight   @SteveKnight25

CO-06 -- Mike Coffman  @RepMikeCoffman

FL-25 -- Mario Diaz-Balart @MarioDB

FL-26 -- Carlos Curbelo @carloslcurbelo

FL-27 -- Illeana Ros-Lehtinen @RosLehtinen

TX-07 -- John Culberson @CongCulberson

TX-23 -- Will Hurd @HurdOnTheHill

TX-32 -- Pete Sessions @PeteSessions

VA-10 -- Barbara Comstock @RepComstock

WI-1 -- Paul Ryan @SpeakerRyan

CA-23-- Kevin McCarthy @GOPLeader

TX-31 -- John Carter  @JudgeCarter

NJ-11--Frelinghuysen @USRepRodney

PA-15--Dent @RepCharlieDent

NV-2--Amodei @MarkAmodeiNV2

NM -2--Pearce @RepStevePearce



Hashtags

#RevitalizeNotMilitarize

#NoBorderWall

 

 

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