Tuesday, June 13, 2017

ACTION: CALL CONGRESS TO ACT ON SAVING OUR DEMOCRACY

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
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OUR DEMOCRACY IS UNDER ATTACK – CONGRESS MUST ACT
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#Ethics
#ImpeachmentHearingsNow
Trump is destroying the democratic norms underpinning our government. Congress must act to save our democracy.
While Russia consumes the news:
--Trump undermines and attacks the courts and media http://nyti.ms/2rNiid4
--Trump violates the CONSTITUTION’S Emoluments Clause http://theatln.tc/2qd4JUQ and a politicized Justice Department defends this http://wapo.st/2spDOWj
--visitor logs are no longer public http://n.pr/2pjpB8R
--sweeping ethic waivers are granted to lobbyists http://bit.ly/2ssFmLE
--still unstaffed critical posts create vulnerability on all fronts http://wapo.st/2rCe084
--federal agencies are told to withhold information from Congress http://politi.co/2riKaFN
--leaders of national intelligence refuse, without legal basis, to answer Senate Intelligence Committee’s questions http://lat.ms/2rScTzJ
Trump/Russia threatens our country:
--Trump asked Comey to pledge LOYALTY, lift the CLOUD over the presidency and STOP investigating Flynn http://cnn.it/2sEgWiW
--Trump asked intelligence officials to pressure Comey to drop Russian investigation http://wapo.st/2r6TpFr
--Trump FIRED Comey over Russia investigation http://nyti.ms/2rApRAT
Trump’s disregard for democratic norms and potentially illegal actions are shaking our government’s foundations. Oregon MoCs are resisting (http://bit.ly/2sUMlgEhttp://bit.ly/2rMZ8m4https://usat.ly/2r3BIvg), but Congress MUST DO MORE. 
Congress needs DO ITS JOB--provide OVERSIGHT, INVESTIGATIONS. ENFORCE the Emoluments Clause, hold in CONTEMPT refusals to testify, and start IMPEACHMENT hearings. 
America’s fate hangs in the balance.
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**ACTION 1: CALL YOU REPRESENTATIVE**
(if you can’t call during business hours, leave a voice mail! It all makes a difference!)**
SAMPLE SCRIPT
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am gravely concerned about the loss of democratic norms in the Trump presidency and the flagrant abuse of the Constitution, especially when it comes to the emoluments clause and involvement with Russia. I urge you to lead the charge in Congress to place a check on Trump and his administration. I would like to the see the Representative do all that he/she can to bring HR 356 to the floor to establish an independent commission on Russia and support the start of impeachment proceedings. We must act now or our democracy may not survive.”
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**ACTION 2: CALL OUR SENATORS**
(if you can’t call during business hours, leave a voice mail! It all makes a difference!)**
SAMPLE SCRIPT
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am gravely concerned about the loss of democratic norms in the Trump presidency and the flagrant abuse of the Constitution especially when it comes to the emoluments clause. I urge you to lead the charge in Congress to place a check on Trump and his administration. I would like to the see the Senator do all that he can to bring S 27 to the floor to establish an independent commission on Russia and support the start of impeachment proceedings. We must act now or our democracy may not survive.”
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**ACTION 3: CALL FRIENDS AND FAMILY - ESPECIALLY IN RED DISTRICTS**
Tell them to pressure their Republican House Members to sign the discharge petition for HR 356, and their Republican Senators to pass SB 27. Also ask them to pressure their Congressional delegation to voice support to start the impeachment process.
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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
La Grande: (541) 960-7691
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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