Act: Postcard Avalanche, Part 3 Demanding an Independent Investigation into the Trump – Russia Connections & Admin Efforts to Thwart

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It has become increasingly clear that the Trump campaign, and subsequent administration, were in contact with Russia. We have all US Intel agencies asserting that Russia did in fact use a network of 1000+ operatives to influence the 2016 US Presidential Election.

We have allegations of pay offs, pay outs, off the record loans from Russian financiers and allegations that POTUS was actually compromised by Russia who then leveraged that information to force POTUS to push a pro Russia agenda.

We do not know how much is true, how deep it goes, or who precisely was involved. What we do know is that Trump has pivoted decades long American policy from that of viewing Russia as a nation hostile to the interests of the United States and an enemy of the state to that of  “hey, let’s be friends and get rid of sanctions.”

We do know that the contact with Russia happened.

We do know that the White House attempted to enlist the FBI to influence media reports on the Russian contacts.

We do know that the White House has banned major news media outlets that reported on this accurately from attending press briefings while allowing fringe media outlets that only regurgitate the administration’s narrative to attend.

We do know that the White House went directly to the heads of the Congressional Investigative committees and successfully enlisted them to contact the news media to quash the story and push the administration’s narrative.

It is time for an independent investigation. A 9/11 Commission style investigation and a Watergate style special prosecutor.

Below are the members of Congress who are responsible for pushing an investigation of Trump and Russia.

Send them a postcard and call them every single day telling them that you want them to go forward, ignore the POTUS attempts to bury the information,  and call for an independent investigation. Everyday until they do it.

…and please go to your MOC’s local Town Hall Meetings and ask them about this. Wear a strip of tape across the back of your shirt, with your zip code written on it, and the phrase “Not Paid to Be Here. I am a constituent from [your zip code]. This helps hammer home the message that they work for you, and it helps turn back the talking point that Towhn Hall Attendees are professional agitators. You can find out where and when your Town Hall meetings are here.

What to write:

(Introduce yourself). I want an independent investigation of Trump-Russia ties and a special prosecutor immediately.

Where to send your postcards and who to call:

Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Jason Chaffetz, (Rep) Chairman
2236 Rayburn House
Washington, DC. 20515
(202) 225-7751

Elijah Cummings, (Dem) Ranking Member
2163 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC. 20515
(202) 225-4741

Subcommittee on National Security

Trey Gowdy (Rep, SC)
Note: He’s not on the committee this time but I thought it would be poetic justice if he was buried under voter requests. Your decision if you want to add him.
2418 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC. 20515
(202) 225-6030

John Duncan (Rep, TN)
2207 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC. 20515
(202) 225-5435

Justin Amash (Rep, MI)
114 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC. 20515
(202) 225-3831

Paul Gosar (Rep, AZ)
2057 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC. 20515
(202) 225-2315

Ron Desantis (Rep, FL)
1524 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC. 20515
(202) 225-2706

Jody Hice (Rep, GA)
324 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC. 20515
(202) 225-4101

Steve Russell (Rep, OK)
128 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC. 20515

James Comer (Rep, KY)
1513 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC. 20515
(202) 225-3115

Stephen Lynch (Dem, MA)
2268 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC. 20515
(202) 225-8273

Peter Welch (Dem, VT)
2303 Rayburn House
Washington, DC. 20515
(202) 225-4115

The germination of this idea comes from our Facebook follower Crystal R.

You can amplify this message and help makes this the largest Postcard Avalanche to date by sharing this far and wide across all platforms.

For more tools to wage democracy check us out at resistancetoolbox.com, you can also find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

Join: Incite

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INCITE! is a nation-wide network of radical feminists of color working to end violence against women, gender non-conforming, and trans people of color, and our communities. We support each other through direct action, critical dialogue, and grassroots organizing.

Who We Are

INCITE! Women, Gender Non-Conforming, and Trans people of Color* Against Violence is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and our communities through direct action, critical dialogue and grassroots organizing.

INCITE! is made up of grassroots chapters and affiliates across the U.S. working on particular political projects such as police violence, reproductive justice, and media justice; a national collective that works to leverage this grassroots organizing on a national and transnational platform; an advisory collective that helps increase the capacity of national organizing; and thousands of members and supporters.

What We Do

INCITE! works with groups of women of color* and our communities to develop political projects that address the multiple forms of violence women of color experience in our lives, on our bodies, and in our communities.

We identify “violence against women of color” as a combination of “violence directed at communities,” such as police violence, war, and colonialism, and “violence within communities,” such as sexual and domestic violence.

Chapters and affiliates engage in strategies and projects that address both personal and state violence, acknowledging the ways that oppressions intersect in the lives of women of color. Some of those projects include producing a women of color radio show, challenging the non-profitization of antiviolence and other social justice movements, organizing rallies on street harassment, training women of color on self-defense, organizing mothers on welfare, building and running a grassroots clinic, supporting communities to engage in community accountability strategies, and much more.

In addition, INCITE!

How can you get involved?

INCITE! is excited to build a broad movement of women of color* for peace, safety, and justice! Please visit our get involved page or contact us for more information.

Learn more about Incite! here.

Action Agenda: Stop Congress from Dismantling Public Education

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Rep. Steve King has introduced H.R. 610 to effectively dismantle the K-12 public education system in the United States. The bill would remove federal funding from all public schools. The Department of Education would only be allowed to provide “block grants” to schools in states that meet new, unspecified criteria. The bill also removes the guaranteed minimum nutritional standard from school lunch programs.

“This bill repeals the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and limits the authority of the Department of Education (ED) such that ED is authorized only to award block grants to qualified states.

The bill establishes an education voucher program, through which each state shall distribute block grant funds among local educational agencies (LEAs) based on the number of eligible children within each LEA’s geographical area. From these amounts, each LEA shall: (1) distribute a portion of funds to parents who elect to enroll their child in a private school or to home-school their child, and (2) do so in a manner that ensures that such payments will be used for appropriate educational expenses.

To be eligible to receive a block grant, a state must: (1) comply with education voucher program requirements, and (2) make it lawful for parents of an eligible child to elect to enroll their child in any public or private elementary or secondary school in the state or to home-school their child.

No Hungry Kids Act

The bill repeals a specified rule that established certain nutrition standards for the national school lunch and breakfast programs. (In general, the rule requires schools to increase the availability of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat or fat free milk in school meals; reduce the levels of sodium, saturated fat, and trans fat in school meals; and meet children’s nutritional needs within their caloric requirements.)”

This is unconscionable. To find out what you can do to stop this bill click here. To read the full text of the bill click here.

Support: Sign on w/Sen. Murray Against Betsy DeVos

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Make your voice heard on Betsy DeVos

Do you stand with strong public education for ALL students?

Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos has refused to commit to preserving public education. But with a vote on her nomination coming up, you can make your voice heard — add your name today to make it clear that the Senate Republicans shouldn’t jam through a nominee who won’t stand with students and public education.

Sign here to stand with Patty against DeVos.

Call: The White House & Actually Get Through

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The White House comment line has been AWOL since Trump took office. The good folks at Anonymous have remedied this issue by providing a list of phone numbers from most of the offices in the White House.

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Open communication is the cornerstone of a good democracy.

In his inaugural address, Donald Trump said that all people would be heard under his administration.

“The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer,” he proclaimed. “Everyone is listening to you now.”

While Trump’s staff is still learning how to use their computers, our intention is to help them fulfill his promise of transparency by providing the people with an additional way to be heard.

This website is in no way affiliated with the White House, Donald Trump, or the United States government.

What should I say?

Something constructive; please do not abuse this service. We suggest, “I’m a taxpayer and…”

Who will answer?

We don’t know who will answer these phone numbers. Different people might answer the same line.

Will they record my call?

The White House might record your call or log your phone number without telling you, or they may not.

What if I can’t get through?

If the line is busy, keep trying. If the line continues to ring with no answer, try a different number.

Get the numbers at: https://whcommentline.com/#call

 

Join: RISE Stronger

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Rise Stronger, formerly Rise When We Fall, emerged after the 2016 elections and has grown to become a citizen watchdog organization of over 30,000 Americans who are ready to ensure elected officials and the government are both responsible and accountable to the people. Founded by former White House officials, Rise Stronger seeks to reinvigorate what it means to be a citizen by connecting a far-reaching grassroots operation with a deep network of policy experts to create a powerful movement in both size and substance.

Rise Stronger provides the infrastructure to help thousands of Americans formed over a dozen policy working groups, uniting the vast experience of former White House and government officials, policy experts, advocates, with the energy and voice of concerned citizens. These groups cover a wide-range of issues including climate change, civil rights, the economy, immigration, health care, and national security. Working directly with our grassroots members, Rise Stronger produces and disseminates political analysis and calls to action to over a hundred different advocacy groups in ways that are accessible, credible, and effective in mobilizing action.

The grassroots operations is the heart of this organization. Rise Stronger has organized thousands of people into local chapters across this country to create the opportunity for real, meaningful dialogue that seeks to use in-person gathering to bridge the divides and differences between diverse communities. The goal is to give citizens a platform where they can engage with their community and feel empowered to take ownership over their democracy.

Rise Stronger is turning a groundswell of energy into concrete action. Over Inauguration weekend in Washington D.C., Rise Stronger organized and co-hosted “Rise Above” (www.riseaboveconference.org), a two-day conference that connected more than 800 participants with over 50 inspiring speakers including U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin, Executive VP of Planned Parenthood Dawn Laguens, Supreme Court Litigator Deepak Gupta, and more. The conference built on the energy of the Women’s March by connecting some of the largest advocacy groups in the nation with a new generation of innovative organizations and activists to generate tangible plans on how best to respond to the Trump Administration.

With over 30,000 members working hard across the country, Rise Stronger is eager to join with, and stand alongside, a united front of advocacy groups to create a powerful, sustained, and smart movement. For more information: please visit www.risestronger.org

Join: The United State of Women

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Take the pledge, take action, join the movement, join the action network…

I WILL:

  • Fight like hell for gender equality.
  • Speak out against injustice.
  • Hug my people tight.
  • Control my own health decisions.
  • Stand strong with survivors of sexual violence and harassment.
  • Fight to keep immigrant families together.
  • Organize against racism in all its forms.
  • Never stop fighting for my sisters.

    Join the United State of Women here.