Call Your Senator to Vote Against Andy Puzder as Labor Secretary

The U.S. Senate will hold confirmation hearings for Andrew “Andy” Puzder, Donald Trump’s pick for labor secretary on Thursday, February 16, 2017. The chief executive of CKE Restaurants, (which owns Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.), Puzder has no government experience and is opposed to a significant increase of the minimum wage.

Puzder has also expressed opposition to legislation expanding overtime pay eligibility passed under the Obama administration, as well as laws expanding and enacting paid sick leave policies.

Puzder is “a man whose business record is defined by fighting against working people,” according to Richard L. Trumka, president of the A.F.L.-C.I.O.

“I like our ads,” said Puzder when asked about his company’s provocative television commercials. “I like beautiful women eating burgers in bikinis. I think it’s very American.”

Call to Action

1. Call your Senator

Find your senator and telephone number here: https://www.callmycongress.com/

Script:

My name is    (FIRST AND LAST NAME) a constituent from    (CITY AND STATE)

I am calling to urge the senator to vote against confirming Andrew Puzder as labor secretary. Puzder is opposed to significantly raising the minimum wage, expanding overtime pay eligibility and paid sick leave policies. I am asking Senator  (NAME OF SENATOR) to vote against Andrew Puzder’s nomination. Our workers deserve a Secretary of Labor with experience and a record of fighting for the rights of all workers. I will be watching the vote closely.


2. Follow up with an email

You can find email contact forms for your senator here: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

Script:

This email is a follow-up to my call from (DATE & TIME).

My name is    (FIRST AND LAST NAME) a constituent from    (CITY AND STATE)

I am writing to urge the senator to vote against confirming Andrew Puzder as labor secretary. Puzder is opposed to significantly raising the minimum wage, expanding overtime pay eligibility and paid sick leave policies. I am asking Senator  (NAME OF SENATOR) to vote against Andrew Puzder’s nomination. Our workers deserve a Secretary of Labor with experience and a record of fighting for the rights of all workers. I will be watching the vote closely.

Thank you,

(YOUR NAME)

(ADDRESS)


3. Use social Media

Find your Senator’s Twitter handle here: https://www.callmycongress.com/


4. Sign the petition


5. Deliver a letter to your Senator

-personally at a public event or his/her local or DC office

Print out the email above, sign your name, and address it to your Senator.

You can find DC office addresses here: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

You can find your Senator’s local office on their official webpage, which you can find through a Google search. Their website will also have a schedule of public events.

Below is Indivisible Guide’s suggestion for public opportunities and in-office visits:

 

Tell Your Senator to Vote NO on Andrew Puzder
Indivisible Guide

Learn more about getting involved at: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

 

 Featured image:  Gage Skidmore, Flickr Creative Commons

 

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