Call of the Day: Tell Senator Kennedy You Oppose Trump's Budget

Trump has released his “wish list” of a budget, and it’s terrible.

It slashes funding for virtually all non-defense programs, such as public education, repairing roads and bridges, and protecting the environment.  It would make painful cuts to programs that help families maintain basic living standards, and it breaks Trump's promise to not cut Social Security.  It even uses bogus math to justify huge tax cuts for the rich.

Senator Cassidy has stated that he opposes the bill, based on its cuts to restore our coasts, but Senator Kennedy (who helped engineer Louisiana’s current budget crisis) has praised the plan.  So, let Kennedy know what you think!

WHO TO CALL: 

Senator John Kennedy - in DC at (202) 224-4623, and in Monroe at (318) 361-1489.

Reminders: Identify where you're calling from (town and zip code is fine) so they know you're an actual constituent.  Be concise - the office will get through more calls that way.  Be polite and don't argue with the staffer - they don't set policy.  If you get a voicemail, then leave a message.  And if you get a busy signal -- call back later!

Sample script-

Hi, my name is [Name] from New Orleans, zip code 70118 [or wherever you're from].  I don't need a response.

I'm calling to let Senator Kennedy know that I think the Trump budget is bad for the US and bad for Louisiana, and I'm disappointed that Senator Kennedy is pushing on a national level the same fiscal policies that ruined Louisiana’s budget.  Tax cuts above all else didn't work here, and they won’t work nationally.  I'd rather we use our tax dollars wisely, to invest in education and research and support business innovation.

Thank you for your time, and for your hard work answering the phones.

BONUS CALL- call Senator Cassidy and THANK him for standing up for Louisiana and coastal restoration- in DC at (202) 224-5824, and in Metairie at (504) 838-0130.

This call is courtesy of Indivisible Metairie.