Let’s not forget: Protect the Mueller Investigation!

GOOD NEWS: Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to postpone a full Senate vote until the FBI has had a week to investigate sexual misconduct claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. While this is only a partial reprieve, the delay in the vote prevents the nomination from being confirmed until the FBI gets a chance to look into Kavanaugh allegations. https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation-politics/how-sen-flake-brought-the-senate-back-from-the-brink/

THANK YOU! for contacting our Senators and Members of Congress over the past several weeks to denounce this nomination!

TODAY let’s turn the focus back to the Mueller investigation. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, second-in-command at the Justice Department, and the official in charge of the Russia investigation by former FBI Director Robert Mueller, is at risk of losing his job.

Reports have swirled regarding the Deputy AG’s job for several days and weeks. Last week the New York Times reported that Rosenstein was intending to resign after hearing rumors that President Trump was about to fire him. Following a detailed conversation with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and with Trump by phone, Rosenstein remains in his job. Reportedly both Kelly and Trump have indicated that the president has plans to “clean house” at the Justice Department – but not until after the midterm elections, to avoid political fallout that might influence the elections even more.

Rosenstein has also indicated he is alert to ways that President Trump could be removed from office. Along with his supervision of the Mueller Investigation into Russian government meddling in U.S. elections, this puts him in a precarious position. Yet by doing his job Rosenstein is defending our open and democratic system of government that is under attack by Trump and his supporters.

ACTION: Call and leave voicemail for our Members of Congress to defend Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein and his work!

- and thank our Senators for their work to defeat the Kavanaugh nomination.

 

  • 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; Seattle (425) 793-5180

 

Sample Script:

"Hello, my name is [NAME] and I'm calling from [CITY, ZIP].

[IF SENATOR] First, thank you for your work toward defeating the Kavanaugh nomination. The delay in the Senate vote and the FBI investigation is an important step forward.

[ALL] Today I am calling about the need to protect the Mueller investigation. I am very concerned that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein may resign, or be fired by President Trump. I have read that Rosenstein is defending the Mueller investigation and has prevented attempts by the Trump Administration to fire Robert Mueller. Please do everything possible to ensure the investigation continues and that Rosenstein continues in his job.

 

 Background:

“Rod Rosenstein’s Job Is Safe, for Now: Inside His Dramatic Day,”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/24/us/politics/rod-rosenstein-justice-department-trump.html

 

“Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to Meet Donald Trump to Consider His Future at DOJ,”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/deputy-attorey-general-rod-rosenstein-expects-to-be-fired-monday-1537801806

 

"How Sen. Flake brought the Senate back from the brink,"

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation-politics/how-sen-flake-brought-the-senate-back-from-the-brink/


EVENTS

SEATTLE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT Denise Juneau's "Listening and Learning Tour"

 Seattle's new school superintendent is holding a series of "Listening Tour" sessions to hear concerns of city residents about the state of Seattle Schools. Considering participating in one of these sessions between now and Oct. 18th.

https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/superintendent_blog/superintendent_juneau_listening_and_learning_tour

 

Resist Trump Tuesday

We rally every Tuesday from 11:45AM-12:30PM, followed by our standing meeting with Senator Murray's and Senator Cantwell's staff from 12:30-1:30PM. Please join us -- we need your voice!

Election Events

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PHONE BANKS

Indivisible National Phone Banks
Now-Sept. 30
https://www.indivisible.org/phonebank/
We’re calling out the vote for IndivisiCandidates across the country! Sign up right now for one of our upcoming shifts, and we’ll send you everything you need to take part.

Phone Bank with Pramila Jayapal
For Kim Shrier (WA-08), Lias Brown (WA-05) and Carolyn Long (WA-03)
Thursday, 9/27: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Seattle Labor Temple: 2800 1st Ave #260
https://www.pramilaforcongress.com/organize/

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8TH DISTRICT CANVASS: DR. KIM SCHRIER
(Knock out Dino Rossi)
All of these canvases are within 25 miles of Seattle

Federal Way Canvass
Sunday, September 30th, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
32123 1st Ave S Ste A1, Federal Way, WA 98003
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/14129

Kent/Covington Canvass
Sunday, September 30th, 2018 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Starbucks, 27177 185th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98042
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/21254

Maple Valley Canvass
Sunday, September 30th, 2018 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Gravity Coffee, 23912 SE Kent Kangley Rd, Maple Valley, WA 98038
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/13749

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5TH DISTRICT: LISA BROWN
(Knock out Cathy McMorris-Rogers)
Want to join a convoy already going for long weekends in September/October to take back the 5th? Please email Holly at holly@hollybrewer.com for further details.

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3RD DISTRICT: CAROLYN LONG
(Knock out Jaime Herrera-Beutler)

Longview Canvass
Sun, September 30, 11pm – 3pm - Carolyn Long will be there!
1118 14th Ave, Longview, WA 98632-3017

https://m.facebook.com/events/676878102698812/

Vancouver Canvass
Sun, September 30, 1pm – 4pm
2114 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdbDytgIJL3FnXlMs…/viewform


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