3/7/2017

Support S.54: The Protect American Families Act

The Protect American Families act was drafted in response to the current administrations threats to create a registry targeting people on a basis of race and religion. The full text is a very short read, and included here in the attached pictures.

Who to call:

Senator Patty Murray
Tacoma: (253) 572-3636
Washington DC: (202) 224-2621

Senator Maria Cantwell
Tacoma: (253) 572-2281
Washington DC: (202) 224-3441

Relevant information: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/54

Current cosponsors of S.54:

  • Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]*
  • Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI]*
  • Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]*
  • Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]*
  • Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT]*
  • Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT]*
  • Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
  • Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]*
  • Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI]*
  • Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]*

Script

What to say: Hello, my name is ___________ and I'm calling to thank (The Senator) for supporting S.54: The Support American Families Act. This bill is critical move in the fight to resist persecution based on race, religion, nationality and ethnicity, and we need (The Senator) to stand with the constituents, fight hard and do whatever it takes for it to pass.

S.54 is critical in itself, but I’d also like to ask (The Senator) to support and pursue future legislation that protects religious freedom and freedom from persecution based on country of origin, ethnicity, race and nationality. I support you in the fight for civil rights, and need you to keep fighting.

If you have a relevant personal story/testimony about you or someone you know, share it at this point. Personal stories are important for making our government officials truly understand and care, and your story could make a difference.