Monday, April 17, 2017

ACTION: CALL FOR TRANSPARENCY

FROM INDIVISIBLE OREGON...

**CALL TO ACTION**
MONDAY, APRIL 17. 2017
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WE WANT TRANSPARENCY
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#WhatAreYouHiding
This weekend thousands marched to demand President Trump release his tax returns (http://wapo.st/2pqoRPF). With the call for tax transparency in the air, the Trump administration announced it will overturn the precedent set by President Obama and NOT publish visitor logs to the White House (http://wapo.st/2nPErXX). 
In addition to keeping the White House visitor logs secret, the visitor logs at the “Winter White House” (AKA Mar-A-Lago) are not kept at all, let alone made public (http://n.pr/2ocM2Ls). Trump does official business at Mar-A-Lago with heads of state (http://cnn.it/2oYLzky) and his cabinet (http://bit.ly/2mqxRFM). 
There are actions Congress can take to increase the transparency of the Trump administration. In March HR 1711 and S 721 were introduced. Called the Making Access Records Available to Lead American Government Openness Act” or the “MAR-A-LAGO Act” they would require the Trump administration to maintain and publish visitor logs for the White House, Mar-A-Lago and any other private locations the President conducts business. In addition HR 305 and S 26 have been introduced which would require presidential candidates to release their tax returns. 
Given the level of conflicts of interests and lack of ethical safe guards (http://nyti.ms/2oCCHA5) transparency is a must for the Trump administration. A few members of the Oregon delegation agree had have co-sponsored some of the bills below. 
MAR-A-LAGO Act HR 1711 http://bit.ly/2oJWUSa
MAR-A-LAGO Act S. 721 http://bit.ly/2nc3Pqb
Tax Transparency Act HR 305 http://bit.ly/2oN566K
Tax Transparency Act S 26 http://bit.ly/2oDGEUP
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**ACTION 1: CALL OUR SENATORS**
SAMPLE SCRIPT:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am outraged by the lack of transparency of the Trump administration when it comes to his taxes and visitors to the White House and other properties. Thank you for co-sponsoring the Presidential Tax Transparency Act S26. I would also like to ask Senator [--] to co-sponsor and vote YES on S 721 the MAR-A-LAGO Act.
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**ACTION 2: CALL YOUR US REPRESENTATIVE**
Find yours: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
SAMPLE SCRIPT: 
REP BLUMENAUER
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am outraged by the lack of transparency of the Trump administration when it comes his taxes and visitors to the White House and other properties. Thank you for co-sponsoring the Presidential Tax Transparency Act HR 305 and the MAR-A-LAGO Act HR 1711. I would like to as the Representative call for these bill to be brought to the floor for a vote soon. 
REP BONAMICI
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am outraged by the lack of transparency of the Trump administration when it comes to his taxes and visitors to the White House and other properties. Thank you for co-sponsoring the Presidential Tax Transparency Act HR 305. I would also like to ask Representative [--] to co-sponsor and vote YES on HR 1711 the MAR-A-LAGO Act.
REP DEFAZIO, SCHRADER & WALDEN
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am outraged by the lack of transparency of the Trump administration when it comes to his taxes and visitors to the White H├čouse and other properties. I would like to ask the Representative to co-sponsor and vote YES on the Presidential Tax Transparency Act HR 305 and HR 1711 the MAR-A-LAGO Act.
JUST AS IMPORTANT: CALL, TEXT, AND EMAIL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN RED DISTRICTS TO DO THE SAME. “SHARE” OR COPY / PASTE THIS ACTION!
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**PHONE NUMBERS**
SENATOR MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386
DC: 202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102
Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102
Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
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
CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI [D1]
DC: (202) 225-0855
OR: (503) 469-6010
CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN [D2]
DC: (202) 225-6730
Medford: (541) 776-4646
Bend: (541) 389-4408
LaGrande: (541) 624-2400
CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER [D3]
DC: (202) 225-4811
OR: (503) 231-2300
CONGRESSMAN PETER DEFAZIO [D4]
DC 202-225-6416
Eugene: (541) 465-6732,
Roseburg: (541) 440-3523
Coos Bay (541) 269-2609
CONGRESSMAN KURT SCHRADER [D5]
DC: (202) 225-5711
Salem: (503) 588-9100,
Oregon City: (503) 557-1324
** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!** 

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