Monday, January 29, 2018

ACTION: PROTECT OUR ELECTIONS

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Monday, January 29, 2018
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PROTECT OUR ELECTIONS AND MUELLER FROM ATTACKS
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#MuellerInvestigation
#UnhackTheVote
#TrumpRussia

Russia’s 2016 propaganda attack aimed to promote Trump’s candidacy and undermine faith in US elections. Russian hackers also targeted 21 state voting systems. The 2018 election is at risk.

Trump has minimized Russia’s role and left unaddressed the vulnerabilities Russia exploited by
• dismissing the Russia investigation as a “witch hunt” and “fake news”
• pressuring FBI Director Comey to stop investigating campaign aide/National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s contacts with Russia
• firing Comey
• pressuring intelligence officials to state that there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign

We now know that Trump ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be fired but backtracked amid internal protest. Mueller must finish his investigation and detail the extent of Russian attacks and, possibly, the Trump campaign’s collusion. Two bipartisan bills would protect Mueller from dismissal.

While protecting Mueller, we must protect the vote. One in four voters use vulnerable electronic voting machines, which can be hacked in seven minutes. The Senate’s bipartisan bill (S.2261) would help states move to paper ballots--the most secure voting method.

Our MoCs must safeguard both Mueller and our voting systems against attacks that, if successful, would provoke a political and (potentially) constitutional crisis.

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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 extremely worried that the 2018 election may be hacked. I am also very concerned that Trump may fire Mueller, as he has tried to do in the past. I ask that the Senator endorse and push for the passage of both the Secure Elections Act [S. 2261]  and the Special Counsel Integrity Act [S. 1741]. Thank you.”

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR ALL REPRESENTATIVES
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am extremely worried that the 2018 election may be hacked. I am also very concerned that Trump may fire Mueller, as he has tried to do in the past. I ask that the Representative endorse and push for the passage of the Special Counsel Integrity Act [H.B. 3771 and 4669]. Please also support legislation that will protect our electoral process, like the Secure Elections Act that is pending in the Senate. Thank you.”
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**ACTION 2: GO TO A TOWN HALL AND ASK A QUESTION.
http://bit.ly/IO_Events

SAMPLE SCRIPT
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am extremely worried that the 2018 election may be hacked. I am also very concerned that Trump may fire Mueller, as he has tried to do in the past. Will you pledge to endorse and push for passage of the Secure Elections Act [S. 2261]? And, will you do likewise for the Special Counsel Integrity Act [S. 1741]? Thank you.”
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**ACTION 3: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY**
Share this post with friends and family. Help them call their Congressional delegation urging them to protect the midterm elections from foreign meddling and to allow the Special Prosecutor to complete his investigation. This isn’t a partisan issue but one that protects democracy and allows us to vote with confidence.
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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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