Secure our Elections

Contrary to what Trump would have us believe, Russia did interfere in our 2016 presidential election. As we found out last week, Russia even gained access to the voter rolls in several states. Trump is abdicating his responsibility to protect our country by not taking this grave threat to our democracy seriously, though some in his administration are:

Jeanette Manfra, the head of cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security, confirmed last week that the Russians successfully penetrated the voter registration rolls of several U.S. states prior to the 2016 presidential election.

Rex Tillerson, the Secretary of State, is warning that Russia is already beginning to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections.

Mike Pompeo, the CIA director, said he expects the Russians to try to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections.

ACTION:

Demand immediate hearings in light of ongoing concerns involving the nation's election infrastructure and its susceptibility to cyberattacks.

Don’t forget to fill out our call log so that we can track our impact: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdlHO2ioBd6vMLe7o1r0ldnjz_N7B2tPXFH-uFIwtu3NhaqqA/viewform?c=0&w=1

Sen. Patty Murray: DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545
Sen. 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


Sample Script:

“Hello! My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP]. I have read that Jeannette Manfra of Homeland Security, and Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, have stated that US elections were hacked by the Russian government. I’m calling to demand immediate hearings on election hacking to make sure the 2018 midterms are secure. We need to know exactly what happened so we can prevent it in the future. Please ask [SEN/REP] to advocate publicly for immediate hearings on election hacking."

References:

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/07/russians-penetrated-us-voter-systems-nbc-citing-top-us-official.html

http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/372926-judiciary-democrats-demand-immediate-hearings-on-election-hacking

Events:

** The next Resist Trump Tuesday Rally is coming up, Tuesday, 11:45 a.m. outside the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building. This week: Water for the People, Not for Profit. Seattle Indivisible, other Resist groups and allies are standing up for keeping keeping our Washington State water clean. Trump’s infrastructure scam would open the floodgates to private management of our waterways, and strip environmental protections. Protect our public resources from profit making corporations. Events: 11.45- 12.30 rally and 12.30-1.30 meeting with Senator staff.

https://www.facebook.com/events/207978356430822/?event_time_id=207978366430821

Join us for our weekly meeting tonight!

Woodland Park United Methodist Church
302 N 78th St, 98103 Seattle, United States

AGENDA:

1. Flip the 8th update
2. Infrastructure
3. Immigration
4. Recess, town halls Feb. 17-25

With the White House in turmoil over more staff resignations, charges of spouse abuse, and security breaches with classified information, we are in good position to BLOCK Trump and Republicans from implementing their repugnant agenda. Especially heading into recess week.

 

Bring a smartphone and/or laptop computer, and bring a snack to share.
Enter from the parking lot in BACK of the church. We’re in the first room on your left.
This location can be reached on King County Metro routes 5 and 45.
RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1996943760584366/