Sample Telephone Script for use in calling your U. S. Senators
Call the Capitol Hill Switchboard toll-free at 1-877-762-8762 and ask to be transferred to Senator _________’s Office.
Then speak with or leave the following message on the voicemail of the Legislative Director or the Judiciary Staffer:
This is _________________________, and I am calling on behalf of United 4 Equality and its coalition partners. We arecalling to request Senator___________________ take the lead on introducing a companion bill to H. J. Res. 47, “Removing the Deadline for the Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.” Introduced on the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2011, this resolution is sponsored by a strong contingency of Congresspersons led by Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congressman Robert Andrews (D-NJ), and including Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL).
This new ERA resolution will:
• Eliminate the 1982 time limit for ERA’s ratification
• Affirm that only three more states are required for ERA to become the 28th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution.
We hope that Senator _______________________ will give earnest consideration to becoming the lead sponsor of this critical legislation. Please call or e-mail me immediately at #__________________ E:________________ with your decision.
(Thank them for their time before ending the call.)
E-mail the results of your phone calls to firstname.lastname@example.org for tracking purposes. Thank you for your help!Team U4E