From Indivisible Oregon...
**CALL TO ACTION**
Friday, December 22, 2017
PROTECT MUELLER AND RUSSIA INVESTIGATION
While the GOP-led Congress failed to secure permanent CHIP funding and a clean DREAM act in 2017, another crisis is looming—Trump’s possible firing of Robert Mueller to shut down investigation of Russia’s 2016 electoral interference.
Pundits maintain that increasing noise by Trump’s supporters inside/outside Congress is merely aimed at weakening/undermining Mueller to provide cover for later pardons.
Even if Mueller’s removal is not imminent, as Senator Mark Warner argued on the Senate floor, Congress must stop a constitutional crisis before it starts—stressing that removing Mueller or pardoning those charged would be a “gross abuse of power” that’s unacceptable and un-American.
In August, responding to anti-Mueller rumblings, the “Special Counsel Independence Protection Act (S.1735/H.R.3654)" was introduced in both chambers. It would permit special counsel’s removal only upon finding of good cause by 3-judge panel.
We cannot allow this legislation to languish. We must urge its immediate passage before it’s too late.
We must also prepare to stand up for our country should Trump fire Mueller. Join Indivisible Oregon and pledge to attend a "Nobody is Above the Law" rally. Our response to Trump’s power-grab will determine whether Congress actually exercises its constitutional power/duty to rein Trump in.
**ACTION 1: CALL OUR SENATORS and YOUR REP **
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)
SAMPLE SCRIPT: for everyone but Walden
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very concerned about Trump’s attempts to undermine Mueller’s investigation and that he will create a constitutional crisis by firing Mueller during the holidays. I ask that the Senator/Rep to call for immediate passage of the Special Counsel Independence Protection Act (S.1735/H.R.3654). It is Congress’ duty to ensure that we continue to be governed by the rule of law. I would also like to thank the Senator/Rep for voting no on the continuing resolution and standing by CHIP and the Dreamers. Thank you.”
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Walden:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very concerned about Trump’s attempts to undermine Mueller’s investigation and that he will create a constitutional crisis by firing Mueller during the holidays. I ask that the Representative call for immediate passage of the Special Counsel Independence Protection Act (H.R.3654). It is Congress’ duty to ensure that we continue to be governed by the rule of law. I would to express my disappointment in the Representative’s vote on the tax bill and the continuing resolution. Time and time again he has not stood with his constituents and we will remember this come November. Please do your duty when it comes to our national security and protect the Mueller investigation”
**ACTION 2: SIGN UP TO ATTEND A “NOBODY IS ABOVE THE LAW” RALLY IF TRUMP FIRES MUELLER**
Sign up now so you are prepared to act, should Trump create a constitutional crisis by firing Robert Mueller to close down his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 national election.
Sign up at: www.trumpisnotabovethelaw.org
Indivisible Oregon’s plans can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/IndivisibleOregon/notes/
**ACTION 3: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY**
Share this post with friends and family. Help them leave messages for their Congressional delegation urging them to pass legislation now to protect Robert Mueller’s investigation and help them find a “Nobody is Above the Law” rally near them.
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
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!**