Sample Phone Script: Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act

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Sample Phone Script: Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act


Thank you for your interest in promoting the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017. Phone calls are a very effective way to get your message across. You can reach your Representative and Senators by calling the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121.

Once you are connected to your official’s office, you may be asked for some identifying information, such as your zip code.

Here are sample scripts that you can use or modify when speaking with your elected officials.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Hello, my name is XXXXXX. I am calling to encourage Representative YYYYYYY to co-sponsor H.R. 669, the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Ted Lieu. The legislation would prohibit the President of the United States from launching a nuclear first strike without a declaration of war by Congress. I believe that this is a basic issue of Constitutional checks and balances on Executive powers.

SENATE

Hello, my name is XXXXXX. I am calling to encourage Senator YYYYYYY to co-sponsor S. 200, the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017, introduced by Sen. Edward Markey. The legislation would prohibit the President of the United States from launching a nuclear first strike without a declaration of war by Congress. I believe that this is a basic issue of Constitutional checks and balances on Executive powers.


After you complete your phone calls, it would be very helpful for you to report back to us about how your calls went. Click here to access the report-back form.

Thank you very much for your support!


Rick Wayman
Rick Wayman
Rick Wayman is Director of Programs & Operations at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.