CALL TO ACTION RALLY
LET'S SHINE SOME LIGHT ON TRUMP'S OBSTRUCTION!
Thursday Nov 8, 2018 5:00 PM Capitol North Steps, Leg Bldg
The Mueller investigation has already yielded a string of high-profile indictments and plea deals. General Michael Flynn, former National Security Advisor to Trump, has reached a plea deal with the Special Counsel in which Flynn agreed to cooperate with the investigation after admitting to lying to the FBI about his conversations with Russia. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort also agreed to cooperate with Mueller pleaded guilty to several charges, including conspiracy against the United States. (Let that sink in: the person who managed Trump’s presidential campaign has now been charged with conspiracy against the United States.) Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance laws at Trump’s direction. Manafort’s associate Rick Gates has pleaded guilty on two counts, and Trump campaign foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his communications with Russia. Special Counsel Mueller has also indicted thirteen Russians on allegations of interfering in the U.S. elections.
These developments are the latest evidence that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation continues to get closer to the truth. Tell Congress to act. Every Member of Congress should be immediately and publicly calling for two things:
1. Matthew Whitaker must recuse himself from overseeing the Mueller investigation
2. Congress must launch investigations into Trump’s obstruction of justice—and Democrats should be publicly committing to do so when they
take control of the House in January.
There is no longer “nothing we can do” about Trump’s antics. The Democrats will take over the House of Representatives in January and we will demand that they prioritize using their new powers to hold Trump accountable. HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO:
CALL TO ACTION
1. Gather on the State Capitol Leg Bldg north steps at 5 PM, 11/8/18. WEAR warm clothes, BRING signs, snacks/water, and a FLASHLIGHT or light
sticks/lantern (smartphones have them built in) to SHINE SOME LIGHT ON TRUMP'S OBSTRUCTION!
2. Tell your MoC: Call for Whitaker to recuse himself Trump just fired Jeff Sessions as Attorney General and replaced him with Matthew Whitaker.
If you don’t know Matthew Whitaker, he’s a political hack who has spoken in great detail about ways to hurt the Mueller investigation. It’s pretty obvious why Trump chose Whitaker. The Blue Wave flipped the House of Representatives into Democratic control, and Mueller is getting closer to the truth about Trump’s crimes and corruption. So he essentially replaced Mueller’s old boss (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein) with a new boss that has no problem intervening and obstructing justice.
This is a red line, and Trump just crossed it. Now it’s time to act. Tell your Member of Congress to publicly call for Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing the Mueller investigation.
Call Your Member of Congress Now!
Senator Patty Murray (253) 572-3636/(202) 224-2621
Senator Maria Cantwell (253) 572-2281/(202) 224-3441
Representative Denny Heck (360) 459-8514/(202) 225-9740
Caller: Hi! I’m a constituent from [part of state] I’m calling to urge [MoC] to act immediately because Trump just crossed a red line. The Acting Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker, has talked openly about shuttering the Mueller investigation and how he’d do it. Trump is obviously trying to interfere in the investigation and called it a “hoax.” I want to urge [MoC] to publicly call for Whitaker to recuse himself and for a congressional investigation into Trump’s obstruction of justice.
Staffer: Thank you for your call. [MoC] is monitoring the various investigations closely and is letting them run their course.
Caller: That’s good, but it’s really important for Congress to assert its power now to protect the investigation and hold Trump accountable. Can I expect [MoC] to issue this statement immediately?
Staffer: I’ll pass that along to [MoC]
Caller: Great, I’ll be following to see if [MoC] speaks out on this.
IF you haven't RSVP'd yet, you may do so here: NOBODY IS ABOVE THE LAW OLYMPIA
Please come dressed for the weather - bring your signs, snacks, water, and an umbrella.
PLEASE bring a flashlight, lantern or led/light stick to SHINE SOME LIGHT ON TRUMP'S OBSTRUCTION. See you there!
Questions/concerns: NIATLOly@gmail.com Text/Call: 360-402-1804 Event is public.
The Steering Committee Members of Olympia Indivisible, Grey Resistance Indivisible, Indivisible Thurston County and Concerned Citizens of Hartstine Island, representing 3,594 Indivisible Members, issued this letter today to Senators Murray and Cantwell, and Congressmen Heck and Kilmer.
Copies of the letter were also distributed to Governor Inslee, Washington State Senators Becker, Braun, Hunt and Sheldon, and Washington State Representatives Barkus, Wilcox, DeBolt, Orcutt, Dolan, Doglio, Griffey and MacEwen. (Representing LDs 2, 20, 22 and 35)
Dear Senator Murray, Senator Cantwell and Congressmen Heck and Kilmer,
We, the undersigned, are writing to you on behalf of our Indivisible chapters because we are deeply alarmed by the current wave of propaganda manufactured by POTUS, GOP strategists, politicians and the right-wing news media which is rippling across the nation. Fox News, GOP politicians, and right-wing pundits are parroting President Trump’s irresponsible and inflammatory rhetoric. His attacks on anyone supporting the Democratic Party or seeking to oppose his increasing authoritarianism are now painting us as an angry mob of radical, violent anarchists.
We need you to come forward with definitive and unflinching rebuttal of these hateful, false, and cynical assertions. All responsible elected representatives must speak out against this attempt to create a dangerous environment for the open, peaceful expression of divergent political views.
This is who we ARE: 100% volunteer-driven grassroots groups of citizens in Congressional Districts 6 and 10 who have come together to peacefully protect and revitalize our nation’s democratic institutions and progressive values and programs. We formed our chapters from our living rooms beginning in January 2017. Since then, we have met with our elected representatives and their staff, marched and rallied peacefully, registered voters, canvassed, phone-banked, and written letters to the editor of our local newspapers.
Political leaders who would impose authoritarian regimes must fear democracy and suppress peaceful political dissent. In branding those who do not swear unquestioning allegiance to him as violent, angry mobs, Trump and his supporters in politics and the media spread the idea that the Democratic Party in particular--and all political opposition in general, no matter how peaceful--are a threat to Americans. This is the road to unfreedom. We will speak out against these dangerous lies with courage and conviction, but we need you to use the power of your position now to stand with us and amplify our voices. Please speak out on our behalf and petition White House and Senate leadership to cease this dangerous rhetoric.
Fasten your seat belts, folks. We are in for a wild ride in the last 2 weeks of the campaign to flip the House.
A Celinda Lake poll was released Friday October 12th, showing Carolyn Long besting incumbent Republican Jaime Herrera-Beutler by 2 points, 45% to 43%.
A slim lead and well within the margin of error (4.9%), you say? Yes, but aren’t we happy to be on the right side of that margin!!!
Carolyn is a great person – I met her and talked with her at one of her town halls. She’s honest, respectful, hopeful, smart, energetic and compassionate. PLUS, she is a terrific campaigner, connecting with everyone through her ability to truly listen to people.
Many of you have already canvassed for Carolyn in Centralia, Chehalis or Longview; phone-banked for her, calling low-turn-out Democrats in the 3rd; written postcards to voters in the 3rd; hosted fundraisers for Carolyn; sent in checks -- all these things and more, and thank you for helping keep the ball rolling.
But now’s the time for pedal to the metal. Carolyn takes no PAC money and relies entirely on small individual contributions and VOLUNTEER ENERGY. We need you now. Please look at the list below for all the opportunities to help out. Pick one to do every week.
We CAN win, and this seat CAN be the one that is decisive in flipping the House and stopping Trump. But only if we volunteers make it a priority and step up.
Let’s all DO SOMETHING to help Carolyn win – THANK YOU!
Co-lead OI Flip the 3rd Team
OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP FLIP THE 3RD
1. Saturdays and Sundays (through Nov. 4):
Canvassing for Carolyn Long in either Centralia or Longview.
A new and easy online sign up tool will let the campaign manager know you are coming so canvass sheets can be ready for you.
Want to carpool? RSVP flipCD3rsvp@gmail.com
Sign up here to canvass for Carolyn Long:
General Campaign Event Link: https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/longforcongress/
2. Wednesday nights:
Phone banking for Carolyn Long: 6 – 9 p.m.
Private home on Tumwater Hill. Bring a fully charged cell phone
Training for phone calling on your own or to host your own phone bank. You’ll need to bring a laptop.
3. Postcards to voters : two sessions left
October 23 Tuesday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Long
October 26 Friday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Long
RSVP to email@example.com
Five members of Olympia Indivisible joined with other volunteers to canvass for Carolyn Long on Sunday, September 30 in Longview. Carolyn Long (center in black sweater) gave a rousing talk and announced that she had just received an endorsement from The Columbian, newspaper in Vancouver. In the past, The Columbian had continued to endorse Jaime Herrera-Beutler.
OI Elections team member Saila Erion sent us this info from De-escalate Washington on I-940 (which we endorsed last fall) and how we can help get it passed in November. If you would like to learn more about the initiative please check out this information video we made last fall: www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=HqLGYYO2pcQ
De-Escalate Washington Campaign Volunteer Opportunities from the De-Escalate Volunteer Team
Are you ready to tell Washington voters that it's time to vote YES on 940? Cause, it's all we're talking about!
All of us want to ensure our families our safe in interactions with law enforcement, whether we are white, black, or brown, people with disabilities, folks with mental health issues, LGBTQ, or from all walks of life. When our communities come together, we make history, fighting for justice and civil rights. In just one week, ballots will be in the hands of Washington voters and we need YOU to make history again. Help us call and remind voters to vote YES on 940 to improve training and save lives.
Join 940 supporters from across the state in four upcoming virtual phone banks. That's right, virtual - meaning you can call from anywhere with a computer connected to the internet. Call from bed, the couch, the porch - wherever you are, you can reach voters and help mobilize a big win for 940.
First thing we need you to do is sign up! RSVP on our volunteer page and we will follow up with the links to the virtual phone bank. During the phone bank, you will also be able to join a Zoom video conference for a live training, tech support, and a virtual volunteer gathering!
Will you help us connect with voters and remind them to vote YES on 940 to improve training and save lives?
Thursday, Oct 25 Virtual Phone Bank 4-8 PST
Saturday, Oct 27 Virtual Phone Bank 10:30-2:30 PST
Thursday, Nov 1 Virtual Phone Bank 4-8 PST
Saturday, Nov 3 Virtual Phone Bank 10:30-2:30 PST
Thank you for your continued support in this grassroots effort! I look forward to seeing you during our upcoming virtual phone banks.