5 Minute Action for Tuesday, 2/7: Hamburgers+Campaign$’s = Labor Secretary?

Andrew Puzder is another CEO multi-millionaire whose pay-to-play donation to the Trump campaign has garnered him a cabinet nomination for Labor Secretary.

Many past Labor Secretaries have led big corporations, but Puzder’s corporation, CKE Restaurants (Hardees, Carl’s Jr.) has the 4th worst labor violations record in the industry. A study by the Department of Labor (DOL) reported that 60% of CKE restaurants had at least one Fair Labor Standards Act violation. In addition, Puzder has been a harsh critic of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour and opposes a recent DOL effort to extend overtime pay to millions of workers. He is opposed to the ACA because it increases costs for employers; never mind the benefits for millions of Americans.

Thanks to 2 Hours a Week for today’s 5 Minute Action.

Step 1:  CALL/FAX the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pension. Let them know you oppose Puzder ahead of the hearing date (which has been delayed for a 4th time due to lack of Puzder’s paperwork on divesting from conflicts of interest). And, while you’re at it, let them know that you strongly dissaprove of Sen. Jeff Sessions for AG – his full Senate vote is probably coming up Wednesday.

If you are not living in their state, we believe it’s ok to call if you have any important connection to the state, for example:  family member lives there, you visit and spend money there, organization or other person or entity that is important to you resides there (we know, pretty broad). Give an address or zip code if at all possible.

You can send 5 free faxes a day through this site – click here: this site. You’ll need the fax numbers provided below. Faxes have been a good way to ensure you get your message delivered!

Republicans
Lamar Alexander – TN 202-224-4944; Fax:(202) 228-3398
Susan Collins – ME 202-224-2523; Fax: (202)224-2693
Lisa Murkowski- AK 202-224-6665; Fax: (202)-224-5301
Tim Scott – SC *accepted money from Puzder 202-224-6121; Fax: (202) 228-5143
Bill Cassidy – LA  202-224-5824; Fax: (202) 228-5143
Orrin Hatch – UT 202-224-5251; Fax: (202) 224-6331
Richard Burr – NC  202-224-3154; no fax given
Michael B. Enzi – WY 202-224-3424; Fax: (202) 228-0359
Johnny Isakson – GA 202-224-3643; Fax: (202) 228-0724
Rand Paul – KY *also let him know of your disapproval of the resolution he introduced to overturn the Stream Protection Act – allows coal mines to dump directly into fresh water streams. 202-224-4343; Fax:  did not provide on website
Pat Roberts – KS 202-224-4774; Fax: 202-224-3514
Democrats
Patty Murray – WA 202-224-2621; Fax: (202) 224-0238
Bernie Sanders – VT 202-224-5141; Fax (202) 228-0776
Robert P. Casey Jr – PA 202-224-6324; Fax: (202) 228-0604
Al Franken – MN 202-224-5641; no fax given
Michael F. Bennet – CO 202-224-5852; Fax: 202-228-5097
Sheldon Whitehouse – RI 202-224-2921; Fax: (202) 228-6362
Tammy Baldwin – WI 202-224-5653; no fax given
Elizabeth Warren – MA 202-224-4543; no fax given
Christopher S. Murphy – CT 202-224-4041; Fax: (202) 224-9750
Tim Kaine – VA 202-224-4024; Fax: (202) 228-6363
Maggie Hassan – NH 202-224-3324; Fax: (202) 228-0581
Step 2: CALL/FAX your own state senators, if not already mentioned above. Find their contact here. If Puzder clears the committee hearing, he will be voted on by every senator on the floor, so your senators need to know where you stand. You can send 5 free faxes a day through this site. You will need their fax #.

USE THIS SCRIPT (feel free to ad-lib, of course)

Hello Senator ______ I oppose the confirmation of Andrew Puzder for Labor Secretary. His entire career has been built on opposing and tearing down the regulations that safeguard American workers from harmful and predatory labor practices. If you care at all about those of us who go to work everyday in your state, and our welfare as laborers, you will say “no” to Puzder for secretary of Labor. 

BREATHE AND STEP FORWARD!

Thank you from the TrumpResistance.TODAY team

(and see you again tomorrow!)

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