We still need your help to convince Toomey to end this Trump Shutdown.
Across the last week, thousands of Pennsylvanian called, emailed, tweeted, (maybe faxed?) and stood out in the cold in front of Senator Toomey's offices to make sure that he knows that his constituents want him to take action to end this shutdown. We filled his voice mails. Nearly 5 million people saw the #ShutdownToomey hashtag. The call volume was so heavy that his staff stopped answering the phones altogether in one district office. We KNOW he got our message. But the job isn't done yet.
We still need you to call, tweet and email Senator Toomey - but the message has changed a little bit.
On Thursday, January 24th, the Senate held two votes.
- The first vote, to fund Trump's racist wall and reopen the government, failed in a 50-47 vote (it needed 60). Toomey voted FOR this option.
- The second vote was to reopen the government with no wall funding. It failed in a 52-47 vote (it also needed 60). Toomey voted AGAINST this option, even though six of his GOP colleagues supported it.
We need to continue to flood Senator Toomey's offices with calls, emails, faxes and tweets, letting him know that we are disappointed in his vote and WE WANT THIS SHUTDOWN OVER WITHOUT PAYING FOR A WALL.
Sample Call Script
Caller: Hello! My name is ___ . I’m calling from (part of state). I’m calling because I am disappointed in Senator Toomey's votes on January 24th related to the shutdown.
Staffer: Nice to talk to you. The Senator supports ending the shutdown, but he supports the President's fair offer to help the Dreamers in exchange for desperately needed border security.
Caller: I don’t want any of my tax dollars going to support an unnecessary border wall. I know who’s to blame here. This shutdown was caused by Donald Trump. The Senate unanimously passed a clean budget that would keep the government open until February, and I want you to support that same measure you already passed last year! I demand that Senator Toomey support reopening the government without strings attached, and without paying for an unpopular, racist wall.
Staffer: Thanks, I’ll pass along your comments to the Senator.
Caller: Please do, and please take down my name and contact information so you can let me know what Senator Toomey decides to do. This vote is very important to me.
Senator Toomey's Fax numbers
Washington, DC - (202) 224-0284
Allentown - (202) 228-2727
Erie - (814) 455-9925
Harrisburg - (717) 782-4920
Johnstown - (814) 266-5973
Philadelphia - (202) 224-4442
Pittsburgh - (412) 803-3504
Wilkes-Barre - (570) 820-6442
MESSAGE SUBJECT - ENDING THE SHUTDOWN NOW!
I don’t want any of my tax dollars going to support an unnecessary border wall. I know who’s to blame here. This shutdown was caused by Donald Trump. The Senate unanimously passed a clean budget that would keep the government open until February, and I want you to support that same measure you already passed last year! I demand that Senator Toomey support reopening the government without strings attached, and without paying for an unpopular, racist wall.
I demand that Senator Toomey support a clean funding bill!
Tweets and Memes
.Please don't forget to tweet your disapproval @SenToomey!
Here are some tweets you can use to amplify the message.
Or write your own! Make sure you use the hashtags...
And don't forget to get creative with your memes!
Here are some sample memes you can use in your own tweets.