Ways You Can Defend Our Democracy Today!

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Action 1:  Voter Suppression is Alive and Well!

Speak out against Trump’s latest move to suppress voters - appointing Kris Kobach as head of his so-called Voter Fraud Commission. This is a very dark development that’s getting lost in the midst of all the other dumpster fires. Read about it here and pass the article and script to friends and family and post on social media:

https://www.aclu.org/blog/speak-freely/kris-kobach-king-voter-suppression-will-lead-trumps-sham-voter-fraud-commission-be

Call your members of Congress and tell them to vociferously oppose Kobach’s appointment given his history of voter suppression.  

Suggested Script: 

My name is [name] calling from [city, zip code]. I’m calling to ask [senator/congressperson’s name] to speak out against Kris Kobach’s appointment as head of Trump’s so-called Voter Fraud Commission. I’m very concerned about Kobach’s proven history of voter suppression and don’t think we can afford to ignore this move. 

Senator Patty Murray:

DC - 202-224-2621

Seattle - 206-553-5545

Senator Maria Cantwell:

DC - 202-224-3441

Seattle - 206-220-6400

Rep. Pramila Jayapal

DC - 202-225-3106

Seattle - 206-674-0040

Rep. Adam Smith

DC - 202-225-8901

Renton - 425-793-5180

Background:

https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/05/13/experts-trumps-new-voter-fraud-commission-could-be-used-suppress-legal-votes/216432

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/11/us/politics/trump-voter-fraud.html

https://www.aclu.org/blog/speak-freely/kris-kobach-king-voter-suppression-will-lead-trumps-sham-voter-fraud-commission-be

Action 2: The People Want a Special Prosecutor!

Keep it up!  If you called already, call again. If you’ve alerted friends, think of other family members to bug. EVERYONE who cares about the fate of our democracy needs to call and demand a special prosecutor to look into the Russian government’s interference with our election and possible ties with the Trump administration. THESE CALLS MAKE A DIFFERENCE. We’re emboldening our MoCs to act by showing them they the have support of their constituents.

Script:

My name is [name] calling from [city, zip]. I want the senator to join Senators Feinstein and Durbin in demanding that Deputy Rosenstein resign if he will not name a special prosecutor to look into the Russian Government’s meddling with our electoral process.  

Contact Information for MoCs can be found here:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members

Background Information Here:

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/05/comey-watergate/526443/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/preet-bharara-are-there-still-public-servants-who-will-say-no-to-the-president/2017/05/14/8df915de-38d6-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html