Monday, February 3, 2020

ACTION: IF OUR VOICES ARE NOT USED, OUR VOICES CANNOT BE HEARD

IF OUR VOICES ARE NOT USED, OUR VOICES CANNOT BE HEARD

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…
I am calling to thank the Senator for supporting the impeachment of Donald Trump.  I am asking him to let his Republican colleagues know that we are voters and we care about the rule of law in this country. We will be watching their vote on Wednesday, and we will remember in November.  Thank you. 

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 All Representatives except Walden: 
I want to thank the Representative for standing up for the rule of law in this country by supporting the impeachment of Donald Trump.  I am asking that he/she continue the fight by demanding that all new evidence pertaining to corrupt and dangerous actions of this administration be investigated.  Thank you. 
For Walden: 
I am disappointed that my Representative voted against impeachment.  Even Trump’s defenders admit his guilt.  They seek to elevate “Presidential Privilege” to cover any act, no matter how treasonous.  I am asking the Representative to finally put country above party and demand that all new evidence pertaining to corrupt and dangerous actions of this administration be investigated.  Thank you. 

ACTION THREE:

Plan to call Congress with Indivisible Oregon on a weekly basis.  Set goals for your election work in 2020.   Swing Left holds regular letter writing parties. You can sign up at: Take Action Now.  If you are in the Portland area, join Indivisible Oregon letter writing parties with Swing Left/Vote Forward . You can also contribute to Swing Left Fundraiser.  We are all in this together. 

BACKGROUND:

Republican senators have voted to deny both witnesses and documents in Trump’s impeachment trial.   In following McConnell’s marching orders, they failed in their constitutional responsibilities, violated their oaths to be fair and impartial jurors, and denied Americans a fair trial. 
If they continue to march lockstep with their party on Wednesday and vote for acquittal, they will be voting to undermine the foundations of our democracy.  
 A no vote will not exonerate Trump.  it will elevate “Presidential Privilege” to cover any act, no matter how treasonous.  By removing the consequences of corruption, criminal conspiracy, election tampering, and cover-up, it will set a precedent subverting the rule of law in this country. 
Calling the United States Senate the “world’s greatest deliberative body” has now become a bitter joke, but there is hope. 
The vote’s not over yet.  There’s still time to call.  Tell our senators to let their Republican colleagues know that the voters are watching, and we will remember in November.   
Republican senators who vote to enable Trump’s corruption can be swept away by a blue wave.  The final verdict will come from the voters.  Get involved. Reach out to red state voters through organizations like Indivisible and Swing Left. 

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