Make the Report Public

The following background is courtesy of 5calls.org:

Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 elections, is required to submit a report of his findings to the Department of Justice upon completion of his investigation. There is understandable concern that the Trump administration will ensure that Mueller’s report is heavily censored or not made public at all. Confounding the issue is the newly confirmed Attorney General William Barr, has indicated he might not make the report public saying he would “provide as much transparency as I can consistent with the law.”

In order to ensure public release of this critical information, Senators Blumenthal and Grassley have introduced a bipartisan bill that would require that the findings of the Mueller investigation be made fully available to both Congress and the public. Importantly, this requirement is also triggered if a special counsel is fired or resigned, providing a further layer of protection against interference in the investigation. Senators need to hear from their constituents that the American people have a right to know what the Mueller investigation uncovers about Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Action: Tell our Senators to pass Special Counsel Transparency Act.

It’s the weekend, but we can still leave our MOCs voicemail that lawmakers’ staff will document when they return to offices on Monday. Be sure to include your name and city/zip in your message so they can identify you when you leave a voicemail message.

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 a constituent from [CITY, ZIP]. I believe that the public deserves to know the truth of what happened with the Russian government's interference in the 2016 election. Please become a co-sponsor of the Special Counsel Transparency Act, S.236.”

Reference:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/236

https://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/blumenthal-and-grassley-introduce-special-counsel-transparency-act

Don’t Forget

Seattle Indivisible Meeting

Tuesday, Mar. 5th, 7:00 pm – Seattle Indivisible Meeting (1st & 3rd Tuesdays):

At the Washington State Labor Council in the Central District, 321 16th Avenue. This meeting venue is wheelchair-accessible, and can be reached by King County Metro buses 7, 14, 27, and 106, and the First Hill Streetcar.

Resist Trump Tuesday Rally

Tues. Mar. 12th, 11:45 am-1:30 pm - Resist Trump Tuesday Rallies (2nd & 4th Tuesdays):

At the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, 915 2nd Avenue. The outdoor rally is followed by a meeting inside the Federal Building with Staffers from our lawmakers' offices.