We still need more investigations

With the breaking news that the president has leaked highly classified information to the Russian ambassador and foreign minister during their oval office meeting last week, it is critical that our members of Congress do everything in their power to establish an independent investigation regarding the Russian government's tampering in the 2016 election, and the president's ties to the Russian government. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-revealed-highly-classified-information-to-russian-foreign-minister-and-ambassador/2017/05/15/530c172a-3960-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html

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

Action 1: Shut down the Senate

Senator Patty Murray:

DC - 202-224-2621
Seattle - 206-553-5545

Senator Maria Cantwell:

DC - 202-224-3441
Seattle - 206-220-6400

Script:

"Hi, my name is [NAME], and I'm calling from [PLACE, ZIP]. Please shut down all business in the Senate by withholding consent until an independent special prosecutor is appointed."

Background:

Even though the president's party makes up the majority in the Senate, our senators still can grind business to a halt using procedural tools. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/senate-withholding-consent-filibustering/

Action 2: Force a vote in the House

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 [PLACE, ZIP]. Please push for a discharge petition to force a vote on H.R.356, the Protecting Our Democracy Act, to establish an independent commission to investigate interference by the Russian government in the 2016 election."

Background:

This bipartisan bill has languished in committee since the beginning of this session, despite having now 199 cosponsors.
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/332840-pelosi-threatens-to-force-vote-on-outside-russia-probe
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/356

Get Involved!

Bike Everywhere Day, this Friday

Come meet us!

Seattle Indivisible will host a Celebration Station for the Cascade Bicycle Club’s F5 Bike Everywhere Day this Friday, May 22nd. We will be at the northeast corner of Beacon Ave S and S Columbian Way from 6am to 9am. (Check us out on the map in the link below!)
https://www.cascade.org/bikeeverywhereday

If you will be passing through the Beacon Hill area Friday morning, please stop by, say hi, and learn more about our organization! We could also really use some volunteers to stay for longer and help greet bicycle commuters and other passerby. If you can contribute anywhere from a half hour to the entire 3-hour window from 6am to 9am Friday morning, please email An-Lon at outreach-inclusion@seattleindivisible.com. We will be handing out coffee and Seattle Indivisible flyers and engaging in a little bit of craftivism - crowdsourcing handprints for a “Resist Trump” poster to bring to our rallies and town halls. Come join us!

Visit a local Mosque and meet your Muslim neighbors

May 21st from 3pm to 6pm we will be at Redmond MAPS touring the Mosque, listening to a presentation and Q&A about Islam, observing a prayer service and sharing a meal. All ages are welcome. Tickets are required so our hosts know how many to cook for. FREE TICKETS FOR MOSQUE TOUR & MEAL
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/visit-a-local-mosque-and-meet-your-muslim-neighbors-tickets-34017034867