Monday, January 13, 2020

Action: A Fair Impeachment Trial In The Senate

COMMIT TO ACTION – A FAIR IMPEACHMENT TRIAL IN THE SENATE

ACTION ONE: CALL YOUR SENATORS

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WYDEN AND MERKLEY:

My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because…
The articles of impeachment are headed to the Senate this week.  I am counting on the Senator to make sure we have a fair Senate impeachment trial with witnesses, documents, and a full case heard.

ACTION TWO: CALL YOUR HOUSE REPS

Not sure who your U.S. Representative is? Find out here. 

SAMPLE SCRIPTS FOR REPRESENTATIVES:

My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because…
For Blumenauer, Bonamici, DeFazio, Schrader: The articles of impeachment are headed to the Senate this week.  I thank the Representative for voting to impeach Trump and am counting on him/her to keep pushing for a fair Senate impeachment trial with witnesses, documents, and a full case heard.
For Walden: The articles of impeachment are headed to the Senate this week. I ask that Rep Walden put country over party and push for a fair Senate impeachment trial with witnesses, documents, and a full case heard.

ACTION THREE:

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BACKGROUND:

“The President has been impeached – and no amount of gamesmanship from Leader McConnell will erase that fact.” – Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Trump has made it clear he wants no trial, no witnesses, no documents, no verdict. He wants the case dismissed, so Americans never know the extent of his efforts to get Ukraine to help him cheat in the election. But the Senators must decide: will they insist on a fair trial?” – Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA)
The House of Representatives has done their job.  They impeached Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress on December 18, 2019 because he used military aid to pressure a foreign government to interfere in the 2020 elections, got caught, and tried to cover it up.
Now the Senate must do theirs.  Our senators have made strong public statements that there must be a fair Senate impeachment trial.  We must keep calling and showing that we support a fair trial and are watching. They need our calls to make the case to their fellow Senators.
And after you call please act for 2020.  We need to vote in a President who won’t commit impeachable offenses.

SOURCES: 

HTTPS://WWW.LATIMES.COM/OPINION/STORY/2020-01-04/THE-SENATE-OWES-TRUMP-AND-THE-NATION-A-FULL-AND-FAIR-IMPEACHMENT-TRIAL

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