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December 19, 2019


Amplify Values In These Emerging Issues

Talking Impeachment: Protecting our Democratic Values

Last night, the House of Representatives took two historic votes on articles of impeachment, making President Trump the third president in U.S. history to be impeached. We have four tips that should be kept in mind when communicating about these monumental votes.

Reject Funding for the Border Wall


The budget appropriations bill containing Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding passed the House earlier this week and will move on to the Senate possibly today (Thursday, Dec. 19). The bill increases gross budget authority for ICE and CBP, including an additional $1.375 billion for wall construction. There’s still time to call on senators to reject this increased funding. Cite the values of Community and Voice.

Encourage Governors to Support Refugee Resettlement


Earlier this fall, President Trump issued an Executive Order requiring that state and local officials consent to allowing refugees to be resettled in their communities. This week, Governor Lee of Tennessee (R) submitted written consent to the U.S. State Department to continue welcoming refugees; the 25th governor to do so.  As advocates work to add more states to this list, be sure to cite the values of Community and Economic Security.

Upcoming Media Hooks & Events

Dec. 19, 2019 - Jan. 8, 2020

Below is a list of communication hooks and events for this week that you can use to reach new audiences and inform existing ones. Click on each link for messaging and communication tools as well as hashtags.

Events and Cultural Hooks:

Historical Anniversaries:

For a look further ahead in January, click here.

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