Friday, January 5, 2018

ACTION: CONGRESS: TELL US WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT TRUMP'S TIES TO RUSSIA

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Friday, January 5, 2018
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Congress: Tell Us What You Know About Trump's Ties to Russia
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#TrumpRussia
#Resist
It’s time to press Congress for transparency in its investigations into Donald Trump’s ties to Russia and Russian interference in our elections.
• Mid-term elections are coming up fast. Congressional leaders likely will stop investigating so that they can start campaigning.
• The Senate Intelligence Committee co-chairs warned that more hacks are likely. Congress has done nothing to prevent election hacking.
• Meanwhile, the Senate Intelligence Committee chair sees no need for more public hearings.
• Donald Trump has lobbied repeatedly to end the investigations – a violation of the separation between executive and legislative branches.
This week, Fusion GPS, producers of the famous “Steele dossier” on the Trump-Russia ties, called on the three committees to release the transcripts of their closed-door testimony. Sen. Wyden – a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee -- has repeatedly urged the committee to “follow the money.” That’s what the Steele dossier focuses on, and why it is so explosive.
Our MoCs need to hear from us: committees should hold open hearings and release the Steele dossier. We need to know what to expect as the elections gear up. And we need to know how deep the constitutional crisis runs.
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**ACTION 1: CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE**
(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 calling the Representative because I am very worried about the lack of transparency around the House investigation into Trump’s Russian ties. I ask that the Representative press his/her colleagues to hold open hearings and release the “Steele dossier” transcripts. Thank you."
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**ACTION: CALL OUR SENATORS**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Sen WYDEN
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling [Name] because I am worried about the lack of transparency around Senate investigations into Trump’s Russian ties. I support the Senator’s insistence on holding open hearings. I ask that he press his colleagues publicly to release the “Steele dossier” transcripts. We need to know NOW whether the President is beholden to Russian interests. Thank you."
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Sen MERKLEY
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling [Name] because I am worried about the lack of transparency around Senate investigations into Trump’s Russian ties. I am calling to ask the Senator to press his colleagues to hold open hearings and publicly demand the “Steele dossier” transcripts are released. We need to know whether the President is beholden to Russian interests. Thank you."
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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

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