Oppose Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator

Sample Dialogue 

Caller: Good morning/afternoon! Can you let me know the Senator’s position on Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator?

OPTION 1: WILL VOTE NO ON SCOTT PRUITT

  • Staffer: Thank you for calling! Senator Bob will be voting against Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator.

    Caller: That’s great! I’m calling because I, along with the vast majority of Americans, support climate action and the transition to clean energy. The EPA is supposed to protect all Americans from dangerous pollution and not do the bidding of the big polluters. That’s why allowing someone like Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA would be a disaster.

    I’m happy to hear that Senator Bob is planning against Pruitt for EPA Administrator. Will he commit to voting against all other efforts to roll back the environmental protections that keep us safe?

OPTION 2: WILL VOTE YES ON SCOTT PRUITT

  • Staffer: Thank you for calling! Senator Bob will be voting for Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator.

    Caller: That’s terrible. The vast majority of Americans – including myself – support climate action and the transition to clean energy. Scott Pruitt is in the pocket of energy companies. As Attorney General of Oklahoma, he sued the EPA 14 times to block environmental regulations meant to protect the health and safety of Americans. Voting to confirm him as EPA Administrator is a mistake and will put the lives of Americans at risk.

    I hope that Senator Bob will consider these comments and vote to fight climate change and protect the environment in the future.

OPTION 3: DODGES / HAS NO POSITION

  • Staffer: Thank you for calling! I do not know what the Senator’s position is on Scott Pruitt, but I will take down your comments.

    Caller: I am calling because I believe that Scott Pruitt is a dangerous choice for EPA and I would like the Senator to vote NO on his confirmation vote this week. Scott Pruitt is in the pocket of energy companies and will be a disaster for the environment. As Attorney General of Oklahoma, he sued the EPA 14 times to block environmental regulations meant to protect the health and safety of Americans. Voting to confirm him as EPA Administrator is a mistake and will put the lives of Americans at risk.

    The majority of Americans agree with me that we should act on climate change – I hope Senator Bob agrees as well and votes no on Scott Pruitt.