Official Group Action for Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Reminder: Send Help to Houston
Texas still needs your help recovering from Hurricane Harvey.
The displacement and widespread damage in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey will be “unprecedented” and “unknown and beyond anything experienced,” states the National Weather Service. Below, we’ve provided a list of local organizations that can provide effective aid to those in need:
We’ve provided alternatives to the Red Cross, because ProPublica has reported on the Red Cross’ less than stellar on-the-ground disaster response. You can read more here: https://www.propublica.org/series/red-cross
Action: Oppose Trump's Election "Integrity" Commission
Please log your call here: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1
Trump's Electoral Integrity Commission is a dog whistle for racists and an excuse to pass voter suppression laws. Tell our senators to fight it!
Senator Patty Murray:
“My name is [name], and I’m calling from [city, zip]. I’d like to thank Senator Murray for standing against President Trump’s Election Integrity Commission in the past. As Senator Schumer renews his calls to disband the commission, I ask that Senator Murray join him and work to protect the voting rights of all Americans.”
DC - 202-224-2621 Seattle - 206-553-5545
Senator Maria Cantwell:
“My name is [name], and I’m calling from [city, zip]. I am calling to ask the Senator to join Senator Schumer in condemning Trump’s Election Integrity Commission. I also ask that Senator Cantwell work with Senator Schumer in his efforts to disband this commission and protect the voting rights of all Americans. ”
DC - 202-224-3441 Seattle - 206-220-6400
Trump spent quite a bit of time on the campaign trail raising the specter of Democratic voter fraud and urging his followers to challenge voters in “certain” (minority-heavy) “areas.” So it was outrageous but unsurprising that he established an Electoral Integrity Commission in May to collect troves of voter data from states. Given America’s long history of racist voting laws and Trump’s wildly unsubstantiated claims, this commission will almost certainly result in more racially and politically motivated voter suppression.
Senator Chuck Schumer has demanded that Trump abolish the Electoral Integrity Commission. Ask our senators to work with him and prevent Trump from depriving more Americans of their right to vote.
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