Clinton shares numbers of senators, encourages people to call them to end shutdown

Clinton shares numbers of senators, encourages people to call them to end shutdown
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Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDem strategist says Clinton ‘absolutely’ has a role to play in 2020 Left-leaning journalist: Sanders would be 'formidable candidate' against Trump Clinton hits EPA for approval of pesticide dump: ‘We need bees!’ MORE on Wednesday shared the phone numbers of senators on Twitter and urged followers to call them to end the government shutdown.

"The government shutdown is by far the longest in U.S. history," she wrote. "It's put hundreds of thousands of people under financial stress and endangered our security. Join a National Call In Day to end it."


Clinton also included a link to a page on Indivisible's website with a brief summary of the shutdown, call scripts for senators and representatives and a link to find lawmakers' phone numbers.

The page on Indivisible, a liberal nonprofit, asks callers to tell their lawmakers to pass "a clean continuing resolution [CR] that would fund the government until Feb. 8," without increased funding for border security.

The page also tells people that they can help by visiting lawmakers' offices, making calls and supporting federal workers affected by the shutdown.

The government has been partially shut down since Dec. 22 after Congress and President TrumpDonald John TrumpAverage tax refunds down double-digits, IRS data shows White House warns Maduro as Venezuela orders partial closure of border with Colombia Trump administration directs 1,000 more troops to Mexican border MORE failed to get a deal on funding for the U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Trump has specifically requested $5.7 billion to pay for a border wall, while Democrats have said they would vote for border security measures as long as it does not include a wall.

Trump's proposal would need to win over seven Democrats to overcome the filibuster, and no Democrat has pledged their support so far.

Thirteen Republicans would have to vote with Democrats for the three-week CR, which would ensure federal workers be paid while debates continue.

About 800,000 federal employees are either furloughed or working without pay during the shutdown.