Demand a Fair Investigation on Russia, and Celebrate a Victory

Please log your call to the House here: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1 

Action 1: Celebrate a Victory

Take some time to appreciate that Maria Cantwell finally made a statement yesterday committing to filibuster - in part thanks to our filibuster call marathon. This is a huge statement on what we’ve been able to do as a group. All of the time you’ve put into your calls have a real effect, and it’s important to remember this as we approach our resistance each day. 

Action 2: Demand a bipartisan commission on Russia

It’s clear that current House Intelligence Committee proceedings around the Trump administration’s Russia ties have been severely compromised. Chairman Nunes has been in direct contact with the Trump White House in ways that de-legitimize any investigations his Committee might hold. Let’s call on Jayapal/Smith to demand that Paul Ryan create a bipartisan commission on Russia’s influence on the Presidential Election.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal:
   DC - 202-225-3106
   Seattle - 206-674-0040    

Rep. Adam Smith:
   DC - 202-225-8901
   Renton - 425-793-5180

Script:

“Hi my name is {NAME} and I’m calling from {CITY, ZIP}. I’m calling to ask {the MoC} to demand that Paul Ryan create a bipartisan commission on Russia’s influence on the Presidential Election. We can’t tolerate foreign interference on our politics, and it is perfectly clear that the House Intelligence Committee has been fully compromised in any investigation it might hold.

Background:

This article has more info: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/three-white-house-officials-tied-to-files-shared-with-house-intelligence-chairman/2017/03/30/de4b8c30-1589-11e7-9e4f-09aa75d3ec57_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_nunes815p%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.2876c4778836

Action 3: Prepare for the next fight - tax reform

Aside from the Supreme Court and healthcare, the next big Congressional issue that’s going to face us will be tax reform. Paul Ryan and the House Freedom Caucus will be doing their best to put the burden of taxation on working families, and so it’s important that we prepare ourselves for the coming fight. Take a minute to read up a bit on the issues and the politics involved, and prepare for some future phone calls: