H. Res. 77 – Calling Your U.S. House Representative
Contact Information, Script & Talking Points
Thank you for taking action! Calling your U.S. House Representative’s office is an important, simple way to bring H. Res. 77 and your views and concerns (as a constituent and voter) about nuclear disarmament directly to them and their staff’s attention. You may choose to call either their Washington, DC office or one of their “in-district” offices.
Find Your Representative/Contact Info
This website can help you find out who your U.S. House member is (if you’re not sure) and their contact information.
General Information About Calling
Congressional offices are busy and oftentimes don’t answer their phones and ask callers to leave a message. You’re likely to have better success talking to an actual person if you call the local district office. Be prepared to leave a succinct voice mail message that identifies you as a constituent, includes your name and phone number, relays your message that you want the member of Congress to cosponsor H. Res. 77 that was introduced by Rep. McGovern on January 31st and requests that a member of their staff return your phone call.
If you call the Washington, DC office and someone answers the phone you may ask to speak to the “aide who handles military and nuclear weapons issues for the Congressperson.” If unavailable, leave the message as detailed above and ask that the aide call you back.
Hi, my name is ______________ and I’m a resident of __________ and a constituent.
I’m calling to encourage Congressmember _______________ to co-sponsor H. Res. 77 which was just introduced by Rep. Jim McGovern and Rep. Earl Blumenauer on January 31st. Right now the threat of nuclear war is very real and frightening. H. Res. 77 calls on the U.S. to lead global efforts to work with all nuclear weapons states to abolish all nuclear weapons and to adopt policies to prevent nuclear war. I support this Resolution because (*pick one or more*):
- Global tensions are high, and the risk of accidental or intentional use of nuclear weapons is greater than ever before according to experts including the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists’ and their Doomsday Clock
- The U.S. spends billions of dollars to build and maintain a nuclear arsenal that must never be used and that doesn’t make us safe. We have more pressing security needs in our district, like housing, poverty and gun violence that our tax dollars could be spent on,
- This is a justice issue. Nuclear weapons are immoral, illegitimate, do not make us safe, and are instruments of oppression and an affront to democracy. No one person or nation should hold the fate of humanity in their hands alone.
- My city/town passed a Back from the Brink resolution, as did others in the area (*name them*). There are also many local organizations who support this approach, including (*name them*).
Now is the time to step back from the brink of nuclear disaster, and this resolution lays out a commonsense approach to do so. Again, I encourage the Congressmember to co-sponsor H. Res. 77, and to reach out to Congressmembers McGovern and Blumenauer’s offices if you have questions. To learn more about why this is necessary, you can also visit the Back from the Brink Coalition’s website at www.preventnuclearwar.org. Thank you.