Friday, April 6, 2018

ACTION: DENOUNCE TRUMP FOR VIOLATING THE EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE AND ETHICS NORMS

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Friday, April 6, 2018
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DENOUNCE TRUMP FOR VIOLATING THE EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE AND ETHICS NORMS
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#Emolument
#Ethics
#NotNormal

This is NOT NORMAL!

Trump and his administration’s defiance of ethics knows no bounds:

For the first time, a suit against a sitting president for violating the Constitution’s “emoluments clause” is proceeding forward.

The president refuses to release his tax returns.

EPA Administrator Pruitt becomes the latest official to face ethics complaints -- renting below-market space from lobbyists, misusing travel funds, and skirting compensation limits for his aides.

Legal questions abound over actions taken by unconfirmed “acting directors” sitting in unfilled executive branch positions.
• Fifteen months after taking office, Trump has not even filed nominations for 229 of 652 key positions needing Senate confirmation.
• The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is led by a 31-year-old political science graduate.

Trump chose a National Security Adviser, John Bolton, who may not get a security clearance because of his PACs and strange ties to Russia. Using money donated by Robert Mercer, Bolton’s PACs obtained information from Cambridge Analytica, which notoriously aided Republicans with misappropriated personal data and is currently under investigation by Mueller.

Congress must rebuke Trump for his administration’s breaches of ethical norms and demand investigations into its questionable shortcuts and violations of ethical standards.

This is NOT NORMAL!
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**ACTION 1: CALL OUR SENATORS AND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE **
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR ALL EXCEPT WALDEN: “My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because the Trump Administration has set a new low with its unprecedented flouting of legal and ethical norms. Even though Democrats are still in the minority, the Senator/Representative must seek to curb this egregious behavior by speaking out against it loudly and repeatedly and by demanding investigations. This is NOT NORMAL! Thank you.”

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WALDEN: “My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because the Trump Administration has set a new low with its unprecedented flouting of legal and ethical norms. Congress must do its job by seeking to curb this egregious behavior. I demand that Representative Walden, together with his fellow Republicans, speak out against it and demand investigations. This is NOT NORMAL! Thank you.”

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

Share this post with friends and family. Help them leave messages for their Members of Congress asking them to tell their Members of Congress to seek to curb the Trump Administration’s unprecedented flouting of legal and ethical norms by speaking out against it loudly and repeatedly and by demanding investigations. 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

** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience! **

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