Tell Congress to Hold Barr in Contempt

CNN reported on Monday: "House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler has scheduled a Wednesday vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress after the Justice Department declined to provide an unredacted version of the Mueller report to Congress."

We think it is vital that Congress reminds Bill Barr that he is the Attorney General for the people of the United States, and not for this corrupt President and White House, and so today we are going to call to urge our Representatives to vote in favor of the contempt resolution.

Depending on when you call, the House Judiciary Committee may have already voted on its contempt resolution. Regardless of the status of the committee vote, it is crucial that our Representatives know that we want them to vote in favor of this resolution on the House floor.

Today's Action: Congress Must Find Barr in Contempt

Call your Representative:

  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal: DC 202-225-3106; Seattle 206-674-0040

  • Rep. Adam Smith: DC 202-225-8901; Renton 425-793-5180

Sample Script:

"Hi, my name is {NAME}, and I'm calling from {CITY, ZIP}. I'm calling to ask {REPRESENTATIVE} to hold Attorney General Barr accountable for trying to cover up the President's misdeeds, starting with voting to hold Barr in contempt of Congress. Will {REPRESENTATIVE} vote to hold him accountable?"

Background

"House panel sets Wednesday vote to hold Barr in contempt after DOJ doesn't turn over Mueller report" https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/06/politics/mueller-report-house-contempt-barr/index.html

Bonus Action: Washington Mother's Day Call To Action

Here is the update on the plan for a Washington Mother's Day Call To Action. We are requesting your participation and support by blasting out the Facebook page and event and asking your contacts, individuals and organizations to share this with their constituencies, state-wide.

This call to action began as a grass roots campaign started by random people all over the country, who are now reaching out to local and state immigrant rights / immigrant advocacy leaders and groups to unite, to shine the light on family separation and child detention, to encourage people to donate to bond funds this Mother's Day, and to get people to speak with family and friends gathered on Sunday and talk about the inhumanity of the current administration's atrocious policies and their impact on our immigrant brothers and sisters.

Please see their website for further information and terrific resources for families to use:

https://www.mothersdayrally.com

Here in Washington state, we are calling for three actions:

1, Instead of buying a Mother's Day gift, we are calling on every family to donate to the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network Fair Fight Bond Fund.

https://www.facebook.com/Washington-State-Mothers-Day-Action-988552308017852/?modal=admin_todo_tour

We chose this single beneficiary because the Bond Fund is in need, and because it results in the release of mothers to be reunited with their families. We'd like to expand our fund raising efforts to include the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and the NWDCR (La Resistencia) going forward.

2. We are calling for people in the Seattle area to support the Seattle Democratic Socialists event on Mother's Day, Sunday night May 12th at 5:00, at Optimism Brewing Company, which is also raising funds for the WAISN Fair Fight Bond Fund and seeks to educate about immigration.

https://www.facebook.com/events/997143367156735/

3. We are calling on Washingtonians to speak up and bring up this administration's policies which are harming families and children by separation and detention, and talk about these issues with their families, neighbors, communities. We want to inspire people to keep the spotlight on the separations until these policies are changed.

Here's the event link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/996259957237438/

After Mother's Day, we will encourage more action through support of our immigrant leaders and communities, who are already planning a series of events and campaigns, to keep the heat on.

Events

From Past to Present: A Talk with Dr. Angela Davis

May 17, 2019, 4:00 PM

The University of Washington Bothell's Black Student Union and Campus Events Board are excited to host "From Past to Present: A Talk with Dr. Angela Davis."

At this event, Dr. Davis will speak to how our past correlates to our present. Furthermore, she will share how we, as individuals, can come together as one to further cultivate social and systematic change so that we can each better answer the question: "How can we use our privilege to act in allyship with others as a united front?"

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-past-to-present-a-talk-with-dr-angela-davis-registration-60486931039