Friday, May 12, 2017

ACTION | DEMOCRATS NEED TO DEMAND SPECIAL COUNSEL

ACTION for Friday, May 12: Call your members of Congress and demand that all congressional business come to a complete stop until a special counsel is appointed to investigate the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Do not delay! We are getting traction, but we must continue to put the pressure on.
**CALL TO ACTION**
Friday, May 12, 2017
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NO CONGRESSIONAL ACTIVITY UNTIL WE GET A SPECIAL COUNSEL
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#TrumpRussia
#SpecialCounsel
The wheels are coming off the bus. Donald Trump now claims he was going to fire former FBI Director James Comey regardless of the Department of Justice recommendation (http://nbcnews.to/2pp6VIB). Reports suggest that Trump was fuming over Comey’s lack of loyalty and refusal to make the Russia story go away (http://wapo.st/2q6GKpf). This constitutes a clear abuse of presidential power.
--Days before he was fired, Comey asked for money to accelerate the Russia investigation (http://nyti.ms/2pkwBWL).
--FBI prosecutors issued grand jury subpoenas for Flynn associates (http://reut.rs/2qYUwew).
--The acting FBI director contradicted the White House by saying the Russian probe is “highly significant investigation” (http://politi.co/2pBSQTD).
We’re getting traction: Several members of Oregon’s congressional delegation (http://bit.ly/2q6NeV8) have demanded an independent investigation, along with 20 state and district Attorneys General (http://bit.ly/2r4AyLy).
But we cannot be satisfied with public statements. We must build on the momentum and demand ACTION. The GOP Congress is showing little backbone (http://nyti.ms/2q6aiBi), so our democratic MoCs will need to keep fighting hard.
All congressional business must STOP until Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein appoints a special counsel. (http://ind.pn/2pDVIQq).
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**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH SENATORS**
SAMPLE SCRIPT:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am proud to have Senators who have called for a nonpartisan independent investigation of Trump’s ties with Russia. I am asking the Senator go beyond statements to action: he must demand that all Senate business STOP NOW, until Deputy AG Rosenstein appoints a special counsel.
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**ACTION 2: CALL YOUR US REPRESENTATIVE**
Find yours: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
SAMPLE SCRIPT:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. Now that Trump has fired the FBI Director investigating him, we can’t ignore the urgency of this situation. I am asking the Congressperson to demand that all House business STOP NOW, until Deputy AG Rosenstein appoints a special counsel.
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**ACTION 3: CALL DEPT OF JUSTICE**
Straight from 5 calls: call the US Dept of Justice at 202-353-1555
Adapted 5 CALLS SCRIPT:
“Hi, my name is [--] and I’m a concerned citizen from [city,zip]. I’m calling to ask newly appointed US Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint an unbiased special counsel to investigate Russia’s involvement with the Trump campaign and the 2016 election. It has become clear that this is the only way we can be guaranteed a fair and full investigation.”
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**ACTION 4: CALL FRIENDS/FAMILY**
Call your friends and family in other states to do the same; copy, paste, forward this action to them
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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, 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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