No Time for a Break

(Early birds: check out our bonus action for call to the Senate that must be made by 9:15 AM Pacific time!)

The Mueller report confirmed what we already knew: Trump abused his authority, violated the law, and tried repeatedly to obstruct justice. Trump has now been accused by a whistleblower of asking Ukrainian leaders to interfere with our election system by digging up dirt on his political opponents, and Trump himself has admitted—on camera—that the call took place. Donald Trump is a criminal. These activities are impeachable offenses.

Finally, it looks like House Democrats are ready to act. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has just announced a formal impeachment inquiry of Trump, but that doesn’t mean our work stops here.

Both of our House members are on record saying that they support impeachment, but the impeachment inquiry that Pelosi announced on Tuesday will stall for two weeks if the House's planned recess is allowed to proceed according to schedule from September 30 - October 15.

Today's Action: Tell our Representatives that this is no time for a break

Contact your Representative:

Sample Script:

Hi, my name is {NAME}, and I'm calling from {CITY, ZIP}. I want to thank {REPRESENTATIVE} for coming out so strongly in favor of the impeachment of Donald Trump, but I'm worried about the House's upcoming recess causing the investigation to lose steam. Will {REPRESENTATIVE} publicly demand that Speaker Pelosi cancel the fall recess? I'm sure {REPRESENTATIVE} needs a vacation, but our democracy hangs in the balance. Thank you!

Background

Bonus Action: Tell our Senators to stop Trump's national emergency declaration

(Adapted from our friends at the ACLU: https://www.aclu.org/issues/immigrants-rights/call-congress-cancel-trumps-national-emergency)

BREAKING NEWS: The Senate will vote TODAY (Wednesday, Sept 25) at 9:15 AM Pacific on a resolution to terminate the president’s national emergency declaration for a border wall.

President Trump's national emergency declaration is an illegal attempt to violate the laws passed by Congress and override congressional funding restrictions in order to build his border wall. It's a dangerous expansion of presidential power and an assault on Congress's role as a co-equal branch of the government. Worse yet, he's reportedly considering to do it again. Our elected officials must fulfill their oaths to defend the Constitution and swiftly end this constitutional crisis.

Call both Senators:

  • Senator Patty Murray: DC - 202-224-2621 Seattle - 206-553-5545

  • Senator Maria Cantwell: DC - 202-224-3441 Seattle - 206-220-6400

Sample Script:

Hi, my name is {NAME} and I'm calling from {CITY, ZIP}. Please ask the Senator to vote to terminate Trump's national emergency for a border wall. It is illegal and an assault on Congress's role as a co-equal branch of government.