Tuesday, May 16, 2017

ACTION: DEMAND SPECIAL COUNSEL

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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DEMAND A SPECIAL COUNSEL—AND WITHOLD CONSENT UNTIL IT HAPPENS.
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#RussiaGate
#TruthOrTrump
Trump’s latest actions rise to the level of abuse of power and obstruction of justice. Presidents have been impeached for less. http://wapo.st/2qK8hOj
-- Months ago, Trump asked FBI Director James Comey to pledge loyalty to him; Comey offered only “honesty.” http://nyti.ms/2q8BOQk
-- After firing Comey last week, Trump tried to silence him with threats of secret recordings. 
-- Trump shared highly classified intel with the Russian Foreign Minister http://nyti.ms/2qlKIdc. He is a menace to our national security and our democracy.
--Important note: the law empowering an independent “Special Prosecutor” like Nixon nemesis Archibald Cox-- answerable to a nonpartisan judicial panel--expired years ago. http://bit.ly/2qKqE60
--The option now is to appoint a “Special Counsel”--answerable to the DOJ and therefore to Trump. That is why we must open other avenues of investigation—such as a bipartisan commission.
All Oregon MOC’s except Walden support a robust investigation. Senator Wyden plans to block a key Treasury appointment until they release Trump’s financial documents http://washex.am/2pNHjAt and has called on Comey to testify http://bit.ly/2qq69IB
But we need more. We must urge our MOC’s to HALT all Congressional business until thorough unbiased investigations are assured. 
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**ACTION 1: CALL YOUR US SENATOR**
SAMPLE SCRIPT:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. Trump is a menace our security and our democracy. I want to thank Senator [--] for supporting investigations into his Russia ties and release of related financial documents. This week I would like him to do more: to object on every motion and filibuster every piece of legislation until Rod Rosenstein appoints a Special Counsel. Congress should grind to a halt except for one item: Senate Bill 27, which would launch a bipartisan commission to examine Russian election interference.”
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**ACTION 2: CALL YOUR US REPRESENTATIVE**
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR EVERYONE BUT WALDEN OR SCHRADER:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. Trump is menace to our security and our democracy. I want to thank Representative [--] for supporting robust inquiries into his Russia ties--including co-sponsorship of the HR 356 ‘Protecting Our Democracy Act,’ establishing a bipartisan investigative commission. This week I would like [her/him] to go further and shut down all House business until Rod Rosenstein appoints a Special Counsel. I would also urge Representative [--] to work to move HR 356 forward. 
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WALDEN AND SCHRADER:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. Trump is menace to our security and our democracy. Today, I want to urge Representative [--] to sign on immediately as a cosponsor of the HR 356 ‘Protecting Our Democracy Act,’ establishing a bipartisan investigative commission.And I would like [her/him] to go further and shut down all House business until Rod Rosenstein appoints a Special Counsel.
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**ACTION 3: CALL THE US DEPT OF JUSTICE**
Let them know you consider Trump a menace to our security and our democracy, and demand that Rod Rosenstein immediately appoint a Special Counsel to investigate his Russia ties. 
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**PHONE NUMBERS**
US DEPT OF JUSTICE: 202-353-1555
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, La Grande (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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