Tuesday, September 5, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO PROTECT THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
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PROTECT THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION FROM TRUMP’S ABUSE OF POWER
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#FundMueller
#NotAboveTheLaw

“There is a line that distinguishes a pardon from direct interference with the administration of justice. Trump has crossed it.” – Robert Bauer, NYU Law School, White House Counsel to Obama http://wapo.st/2x45p26

Trump shocked Americans when he announced his pardon of racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio as Hurricane Harvey battered Texas. Arpaio had been convicted of criminal contempt for defying a federal judge’s order to stop violating the civil rights of Latinos. http://nyti.ms/2eT87Nd Many also saw the pardon as a signal that Trump will protect those being investigated by Mueller. http://wapo.st/2x45p26

Trump’s pardon:
• was an abuse of power http://nym.ag/2wwEOJD
• violated basic tenets of separation of powers, by preventing the judiciary from performing its constitutional duties http://bit.ly/2x3HorM
• didn’t follow established procedure http://to.pbs.org/2xCb7V5
• obstructed justice http://wapo.st/2ewge1r
• undermines the rule of law

The pardon also threatens the Mueller investigation (http://slate.me/2ixWoYB) which is under attack by Republicans. GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis filed a budget amendment to cut off funding for Mueller’s probe after six months. http://politi.co/2wXHAIm

Congress must act immediately to oppose Trump’s abuse of power and protect the Mueller investigation by:
• ensuring adequate funding for the Mueller probe
• making clear to Trump obstructing justice by pardoning those investigated by Mueller will not stand

No one is above the law!
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**ACTION 1: CALL YOUR REP AND BOTH OF OUR SENATORS**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)

SAMPLE SCRIPT
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am deeply concerned about Trump’s willingness to obstruct justice by pardoning Joe Arpaio and what it means for the Mueller investigation and the rule of law. I ask you to make sure that the Mueller investigation is well-funded and protected, making it clear that pardons obstructing the investigation will not stand. Thank you.”

**ACTION 2: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY**

Share this post with friends and family.  And help them to call and tell their own Members of Congress and demand they protect the Mueller investigation.

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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!**

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-arpaio-pardon-could-be-a-test-run-for-shutting-down-the-russia-investigation/2017/08/28/53ea39b8-8aac-11e7-a94f-3139abce39f5_story.html?utm_term=.04610e49d8b3&wpisrc=nl_popns&wpmm=1

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