Tuesday, February 28, 2017

ACTION: Call to withhold consent until Trump's tax returns are released

From Indivisible Oregon:
**CALL TO ACTION**
Tuesday, February 28
Trust in Trump is in the dump. He promised to release his tax returns, and then did an about face. To top that, US intelligence now reports ongoing communication between Team Trump and Russian intelligence before the election, and the resignation of former NSA adviser Michael Flynn after the election has cast serious doubt on Trump’s loyalties.
Americans need to know whether the President is serving our best interests, or his own. We need reassurance that he’s not in Putin’s pocket. The best path to understanding Trump’s financial ties and obligations are his tax returns, which he refuses to provide. Leaders of the House Intelligence Committee refuse to subpoena them, and with separate efforts by Reps. Bill Pascrell and Jerrod Nadler heading towards certain defeat on party lines, we need to push our Senators to take radical action by pushing the Senate Finance Committee to subpoena them.
Let’s make sure Trump is acting on our behalves. Let’s call on Senators Wyden and Merkley to withhold unanimous consent on new Senate business until Senator Orrin Hatch, in his capacity as Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, agrees to subpoena Trump’s tax returns. Only then will Americans know whose side Trump is on – ours or his.
**ACTION 1: CALL SENATOR WYDEN**
Sample script
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, zip code (---). I would like to THANK Senator Wyden for his willingness to use “every tool at [his] disposal” to shed light on Trump’s ties to Russia. I remain deeply concerned that without Trump’s tax returns, Americans can’t be sure Trump isn’t in the pocket of foreign governments, including Russia, and that he’s acting in our best interests and not his own. Can I count on Senator Wyden to withhold unanimous consent on any new Senate business until the Senate Finance Committee, led by Committee Chair Orrin Hatch, agrees to the subpoena? If Senator Wyden won’t do that, what will he do to ensure the release of Trump’s tax returns?
**ACTION 2: CALL SENATOR MERKLEY**
Sample script
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, zip code (---). I would like to THANK Senator Merkley for continuing to challenge Trump on many important issues. I remain deeply concerned that without Trump’s tax returns, American’s can’t be sure Trump isn’t in the pocket of foreign governments, including Russia, and that he’s acting in our best interests and not his own. Can I count on Senator Merkley to withhold unanimous consent on any new Senate business until the Senate Finance Committee, led by Committee Chair Orrin Hatch, agrees to the subpoena? If Senator Merkely won’t do that, what will he do to ensure the release of Trump’s tax returns?
**PHONE NUMBERS**
SENATOR WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525
DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555
Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122
Bend: (541) 330-9142
SENATOR MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386
DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102
Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102
** ACTION 3: After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!**
“No, we’re not going to do that,” Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) told reporters on Capitol Hill on Monday when asked if he planned to subpoena the documents.
THEHILL.COM

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