Monday, February 26, 2018

ACTION: SAFEGUARD OUR ELECTIONS AND PROTECT MUELLER

From Indivisible Oregon..

**CALL TO ACTION** 
Monday, February 26, 2018
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SAFEGUARD OUR ELECTIONS AND PROTECT MUELLER
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#ProtectMueller
#ProtectOurElections
#NoRussiaHacks
The White House and Speaker Ryan announced they will replace the head of the commission that helps states protect election systems from cyber attacks --
-- despite widespread support for the commission head Matthew Masterson, a John Boehner nominee praised by state election officials for his expertise on cyber security issues;
-- despite agreement among US intelligence leaders that Russian meddling endangers the 2018 elections;
-- despite FBI indictments against a Russian troll farm and its financiers for interfering in the 2016 election.
Their decision follows recent news that Majority Leader McConnell knew about Russian election meddling before the 2016 election but refused to support bipartisan efforts to expose and stop it.
Meanwhile, Special Counsel Mueller is homing in on corruption in the Trump campaign. Five senior campaign staff have pleaded guilty, making the head-in-the-sand Republican strategy increasingly irresponsible—and dangerous. 
Congress needs to pick itself up and pass bipartisan bills now sitting in committees that would:
-- eliminate paperless voting machines,
-- require transparency by internet companies on the source of political ads,
-- protect Mueller from removal.
Let’s stand up and hold Congressional leaders accountable.
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**ACTION 1: CALL YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVE **
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.) 
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR SENATORS WYDEN AND MERKLEY:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because Mueller’s recent indictments leave no doubt that Russian meddled in our 2016 elections and will do so again. Please tell the Senator (i) to protect our elections by endorsing both the Secure Elections Act (S. 2261) and the Honest Ads Act (S. 1989) and pushing for their passage, and (ii) to protect Mueller by passing the Special Counsel Independence Protection Act (S. 1735). Thank you.” 
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR YOUR REPRESENTATIVE: 
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because Mueller’s recent indictments leave no doubt that Russian meddled in our 2016 elections and will do so again. Please tell the Representative (i) to protect our elections by pushing for the passage of the Honest Ads Act (H.R. 4077) and by introducing legislation like the Secure Elections Act (S. 2261) and (ii) to protect Mueller by passing the Special Counsel Independence Protection Act (H.R. 3654). Thank you.” 
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**ACTION 2: RAISE THIS ISSUE AT A TOWN HALL ** 
Ask your Members of Congress to support the Honest Ads Act (S.1989/HR 4077), the Secure Elections Act (S.2261), and the Special Counsel Independence Protection Act (S. 1735/H.R. 3654)** 
SAMPLE SCRIPT 
My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, zip code [--] Mueller’s recent indictments leave no doubt that Russian meddled in our 2016 elections and will do so again. However, Trump and the GOP refuse to take any action against this threat by a foreign power and instead seek to derail the current investigations by politicizing intelligence and our institutions, like the FBI and DOJ. What will you do to safeguard the 2018 elections and Mueller? Will you push for the passage of the Honest Ads Act, the Secure Elections Act and the Special Counsel Independence Protection Act? 
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**ACTION 3: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY**
Share this post with friends and family. Help them leave messages for their Senators to take actions to protect our elections and protect Mueller.
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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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