EARN IT – Email Ur Electeds

Tell your Senators and Representatives NO! on S.3398 EARN IT Act.

Email your Reps on April 2!

We need everyone to start emailing their Reps and Senators on April 2! Last time we got into the conversation on SESTA/FOSTA, hundreds of Congressmembers had already signed on, having never heard from sex workers/allies on how this would impact them. Lets not let this happen again! While they’re focused on trying to pass aid packages, the offices trying to push this are wasting *no* time. Below is everything you need to call and make your voice heard.

Do you have ten minutes to spare on April 2? Three emails (you have two Senators and one House Rep), just a few minutes each. All you have to do is go to your Senator’s website, click “contact” and it will send you to a form where you can copy/paste the text below – and feel free to personalize! Those emails get more attention.  

Please Note: Email (NOT calling) is the best way to get in touch with offices on this issue right now. Just like everyone else, staffers are juggling the logistics of teleworking while also trying to be responsive to constituents who are trying to get immediate information. They’re also doing their bests right now.

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Script for the Senate:

I’m writing to urge you not to support or co-sponsor the EARN IT Act, Senate Bill 3398, which is currently in the Judiciary Committee. This bill would compromise the security of people around the world, especially sex workers, LGBTQ people, and young folks. Last year’s passage of SESTA was a grave mistake which destroyed the lives of many and instead of making it right, the same actors are trying to make it worse. Don’t let this happen again. Thank you.

How to Email your Senator:

1. Find Your Senator here. They’re listed out by state.
2. Click through to their email (not phone), which is directly linked below their name (if your Senator is a Target, links are below).
3. Fill out the relevant information, and paste the text into the body. Feel free to personalize this. Form emails get less attention than things which aren’t copy/pasted – but remember that the person reading it will start skimming at some point.
3. They may have a blank subject line, or a drop-down menu – this is how to gets forwarded to the relevant staffer, who’s going to have EARN IT in their workload – and choose something around crime/judiciary.
4. Hit send, tell Facebook/Instagram/Twitter that you let your Senators know, and then cheers yourself for engaging in the democratic process.
5. Don’t forget to take care of yourself.

Our Current Targets:

These folks are the first group who are going to review EARN IT and are the first line of defense to stop it. Click on their names to be directed to their contact page, and select the topic listed next to their name to make sure your email is sent to the right staffer. Know someone in one of these states? ASK THEM TO WRITE!

But remember: Every Senator is important. Even if your Senator isn’t on the list, they can still make the decision not to co-sponsor. Your call is worth it.

California – Sen. Feinstein – Judiciary

California – Sen. Harris – Criminal Justice

Connecticut – Sen. Blumenthal (Lead, Primary Democratic Supporter)

Delaware – Sen. Coons – Crime and Law Enforcement

Hawaii – Sen. Hirono – Crime and Law Enforcement

Illinois – Sen. Durbin – Crime/Drugs

Minnesota – Sen. Klobuchar – Crime/Judiciary

New Jersey – Sen. Booker – Telecommunications

Rhode Island – Sen. Whitehouse – Subject: SB3398

Vermont – Sen. Leahy – Crime

 

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Script for the House of Representatives:

I’m writing to urge you not to support or co-sponsor the EARN IT Act, Senate Bill 3398, when it is introduced into the House. There is not yet a House companion, but we wanted to put a red flag on this bill for your office. This bill would compromise the security of people around the world, especially sex workers, LGBTQ people, and young folks. Last year’s passage of SESTA was a grave mistake which destroyed the lives of many and instead of making it right, the same actors are trying to make it worse. Don’t let this happen again. Thank you.

How to Email your Rep:

1. Find Your Rep via zip code.
2. Go to their Contact Page and use their email form. Fill out the relevant information, and paste the text into the body. Feel free to personalize this. Form emails get less attention than things which aren’t copy/pasted – but remember that the person reading it will start skimming at some point.
3. They may have a blank subject line, or a drop-down menu – this is how to gets forwarded to the relevant staffer, who’s going to have it in their workload – and choose something around crime/judiciary/telecommunications.
4. Hit send, tell Facebook/Instagram/Twitter that you let your Reps know, and then cheers yourself for engaging in the democratic process.
5. Don’t forget to take care of yourself.

Targets (Alphabetical Order by State)

Arizona:
Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ01; Maricopa County/Phoenix)
Greg Stanton (D-AZ09; Maricopa County)

California:
Doris Matsui (D-CA06; Sacramento)
Jerry McNerney (D-CA09; Stockton)
Eric Swallwell (D-CA15; Pleasanton/Dublin)
Anna Eshoo (D-CA18; Palo Alto/Stanford)
Zoe Lofgren (D-CA19; San Jose)
Tony Cardenas (D-CA29; San Fernando Valley)
Ted Lieu (D-CA33; LA County)
Raul Ruis (D-CA36; Riverside County)
Karen Bass (D-CA37; Downtown LA)
Nanette Barragan (D-CA44; LA/Compton)
J Luis Correa (D-CA46; Orange County)
Scott Peters (D-CA52; San Diego County)

Colorado:
Diana DeGette (D-CO01; Denver)
Joe Neguse (D-CO02; Boulder)

Delaware:
Lisa Blunt Rodchester (D-DE00; Whole State)

Florida:
Darren Soto (D-FL09; Eastern Orlando)
Val Demings (D-FL10; Orange/Polk County)
Kathy Castor (D-FL14; western Hillsborough County, Florida and Manatee County)
Ted Deutch (D-FL22; Broward County to southern Palm Beach County)
Debbie Powell (D-FL26; SW Miami-Dade County)

Georgia:
Hank Johnson (D-GA04; East of ATL)
Lucy McBath (D-GA06; piece of Cobb, Fulton, Dekalb County)

Illinois:
Bobby Rush (D-IL01; Chicago, South Side)

Robin Kelly (D-IL02; Chicago, South Side)
Jan Schakowsky (D-IL09; Evanston)

Iowa:
David Loebsack (D-IO02; Iowa City)

Louisiana:
Cedric Richmond (D-LA02; New Orleans, Baton Rouge)

Massachusetts:
Joe Kennedy (D-MA04; Boston)

Maryland:
John Sarbanes (D-MD03; portions of Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties)
Jamie Raskin (D-MD08; northern Washington, D.C. suburbs north towards the Pennsylvania border)

Michigan:
Debbie Dingell (D-MI12; Ann Arbor)

New Hampshire:
Ann Kuster (D-NH02; Manchester)

New Jersey:
Frank Pallone (D-NJ 06; Monmouth and Middlesex counties)

New Mexico:
Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM03; Santa Fe)

New York: 
Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY08; Brooklyn) 
Yvette Clarke (D-NY09; Brooklyn) – Vice Chair of a relevant Committee
Jerry Nadler (D-NY10; Manhattan)
Eliot Engel (D-NY16; southern half of Westchester County)
Paula Tonko (D-NY20; Albany)

North Carolina:
GK Butterfield (D-NC01; Inner banks)

Oregon:
Kurt Schrader (D-OR05; Medford)

Pennsylvania:
Madeleine Dean (D-PA04; Montgomery County)
Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA05; Delaware County)
Michael Doyle (D-PA18; southeastern Pennsylvani)

Rhode Island:
David Cicilline (D-RI01)

Tennessee:
Steve Cohen (D-TN09; Memphis)

Texas:
Veronica Escobar (D-TX16; El Paso)
Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX18; Houston)
Sylvia Garcia (D-TX29; Greater Houston Area)
Marc Veasey (D-TX33l Dallas County)

Vermont:
Peter Welch (D-VT00; Whole State)

Virginia:
Donald McEachin (D-VA04; Petersburg)

Washington:
Pramila Jayapal (D-WA07; Seattle)