call-in sample script

Hello, my name is ____________ and I live in [state the name of your town].

I’m calling today, because I’m concerned about the expansion of the prison system.

Right now, the state is spending over $400 million to build two prisons in Montgomery County, and the Department of Corrections is asking for an additional $68 million in the 2013-2014 budget even while the prison population is decreasing.  

I am asking [Representative or Senator] __________ to do three things:

  • Refuse to pass any budget with increased DOC funding as long as the Department continues to waste taxpayer money on unnecessary new prisons;
  • Cancel the prison construction in Montgomery County;
  • Enact legislation instituting a moratorium on new prison construction. 

As a constituent, I want [Representative or Senator] ________ to know that I do not support expanding the prison system and I believe in a Pennsylvania that builds communities, not prisons.

Can you make sure the s/he gets that message?

[Remember to thank the secretary or staff member for their time]

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