Wednesday, January 31, 2018

ACTION: FIGHT RUSSIAN ELECTION HACKING

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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FIGHT RUSSIAN ELECTION HACKING:
DEMAND TRUMP OBEY THE LAW
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#UnhackTheVote
#TrumpRussia
#RussianSanctions

“The President decides to ignore that law.  Folks, that is a constitutional crisis”
– Senator McCaskill.

Responding to Russia’s 2016 attacks undermining our elections, Congress did a rare thing in this age. It passed a bill almost unanimously, with a 517-5 vote: the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. Donald Trump signed it into law. The bill punishes Russia for past hacking and discourages future hacking, by:
• maintaining already-imposed Obama administration sanctions
• identifying Russian entities to be penalized with new sanctions by 10/1/17
• imposing sanctions by 1/29/18

Yet Trump refuses to follow the law and implement sanctions.
• He released minimal list three weeks after 10/1 deadline AND after GOP pressure
• He ignored the 1/29 deadline for imposing sanctions on “oligarchs” close to Putin’s government; instead he released a list of Russian government officials, plus 96 “oligarchs” named by Forbes magazine as Russian billionaires
• He announced sanctions are unnecessary, ignoring that the law requires sanctions on those doing “significant” business with people linked to Russia’s defense/intelligence agencies

Monday we called to protect Mueller and our elections. We still have work to do. Future elections will be compromised unless we make it too difficult for Russia to interfere. We must pressure Trump to follow the law by censuring him AND blocking nominees until he does (as Senator McCain has suggested).

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**ACTION1: CALL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WYDEN AND MERKLEY
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am outraged that Trump has refused to impose sanctions on Russia. Congress must take all steps necessary to force Trump to carry out his constitutionally required responsibilities and to ensure that future elections are free from Russian hacking.  Specifically: I’m asking the Senator to censure him and withhold confirmation of his nominees until he complies with the Russian sanctions law. Thank you.”

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR ALL REPRESENTATIVES
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am outraged that Trump has refused to impose sanctions on Russia. I am urging my Representative to immediately call on Trump to carry out his constitutionally required responsibilities and to agree to censure him if he fails to comply. Congress must take all steps necessary to ensure that future elections are free from Russian hacking. Thank you.”

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

Share this post with friends and family. Help them call their Congressional delegation and urge them to censure Trump for his refusal to comply with the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. For their Senators: Ask them to promise to withhold confirming his nominees until he agrees to comply with all of CAATSA’s terms.

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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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