Wednesday’s Actions: Impeachment, Muslim Ban, and More

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Days to Election Day:
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FEDERAL

Call Out Tillis and Burr for Rejecting Witnesses:
Tillis and Burr repeatedly voted for the private interests of the Trump-GOP cartel rather than voting for a free, full impeachment trial. They voted against hearing first-hand witnesses, including Mick Mulvaney and John Bolton, despite the impeachment managers presenting compelling evidence that they witnessed criminal activity. They have also voted against the introduction of documents that would implicate Trump. Trump’s actions of withholding aid to Ukraine could have put Ukranian lives at risk. 87 Senators, including many Republicans, voted for the aid that Trump withheld. The entire GOP is now complicit with Trump’s crimes. It’s time to call out Tillis and Burr and demand that they put the interests of the country over those of their hopelessly corrupt party.

Script:
Hello, Sen. ___________, I am a constituent from __________ calling to demand that you take action to support a full and fair impeachment trial. I watched yesterday as you repeatedly against issuing subpoenas for key witnesses, including Mick Mulvaney and John Bolton. I believe that our democracy is at risk. Trump has clearly abused his power to compel a foreign power to investigate a political opponent. If he is not held accountable, this will set a dangerous precedent for future elections. It is absolutely imperative that you work to allow a full, fair impeachment trial to go forward. Thank you.

Federal Contact Numbers:
Thom Tillis: DC: (202) 224-6342
Richard Burr DC: (202) 224-3154
Tim Scott (SC): Washington, DC: 202-224-6121
Lindsey Graham (SC): Washington, DC: 202-224-5972


Stop Trump from Expanding Muslim Ban:
[From Muslim Advocates] Meanwhile, Trump publicly confirmed that his administration is working on an expansion of the Muslim Ban. Monday, January 27th is the third anniversary of the first Executive Order implementing the ban. AP, BuzzFeed, CNN and other media outlets have reported that the White House could announce a dramatic expansion of the ban on or around that date. The following is a statement from Muslim Advocates Executive Director Farhana Khera:

“President Trump’s plan to expand the Muslim Ban is a cowardly and reckless attempt to distract the country and sow anti-Muslim hate. The Muslim Ban was wrong in 2017 and it is wrong now. 

Tens of thousands of American families are already hurting and separated because of this bigoted and cruel ban. Doubling down on it won’t make any of us safer but it will allow the president to continue using anti-Muslim hate as a political weapon.

Congress must stand up to this naked and cynical bigotry by immediately passing the NO BAN Act, a historic civil rights bill that would end this ban and all religious and nationality bans. The Muslim Ban is a grave insult to our nation’s founding commitments to religious freedom and equal treatment under the law. Congress must do everything possible to end this cruelty right now.”

The list of countries is not yet final and could be changed, but nations under consideration for new restrictions include Belarus, Myanmar (also known as Burma), Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. 

Script:
Hello, I am a constituent from ____________ calling to urge Rep./Sen. ____________ to support the NO BAN bill. I am concerned that Trump is planning to expand his Muslim ban to include several new countries. This is bigotry, pure and simple, and doubling down on hate will only serve to break up families and hurt our reputation abroad. It is also a violation of our first amendment protections of religious freedom. Please support the NO BAN bill and stand up to Trump’s attempts to expand the Muslim ban.

Federal Contact Numbers:
Thom Tillis: DC: (202) 224-6342
Richard Burr DC: (202) 224-3154
Tim Scott (SC): Washington, DC: 202-224-6121
Lindsey Graham (SC): Washington, DC: 202-224-5972


ACTIONS

Cut off Proud Boys Access to a Fundraising Tool:
For the past 6 months (at least), Proud Boys have been fundraising by selling t-shirts, hoodies, hats and more with the help of a payment gateway solution called NMI. This week at the #VirginiaRally that shut down the city of Richmond, Virginia, we could see the result of this company’s negligence.

For over half a year, NMI has kept the Proud Boys in business. They’re so dangerous that even Stripe, Square and PayPal refuse to work with them. So why is NMI in business with this violent white supremacist group? Help us ask their CEO.

CONTACT INFO:
Vijay Sondhi
CEO, NMI Payments
vijay.sondhi@nmi.com

Sample email:
Hi Vijay,

I’m contacting you on behalf of the Sleeping Giants community. Are you aware that one of your customers, Proud Boys, is a high-profile white supremacist group?

Did you know that Proud Boys took part in the guns rights rally today that caused the governor of Virginia to declare a State of Emergency today in Richmond?

I’m contacting you to understand why you are in business with a group that exists to only engage in violence and endangers public safety.

Several Proud Boys were arrested and sent to prison for committing assault in NYC last year. Other fintech companies, including Stripe, Square and PayPal have declined to work with Proud Boys.

Why has NMI chosen to continue enabling this hate group? I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
[Your name]


Tell Spotify to Drop White Nationalist Content:
Below is a sample tweet you can send to Spotify to demand that they stop carrying a podcast by white nationalist leader Patrick Casy.

.@SpotifyUSA Patrick Casey, leader in the American Identity Movement is still involved in white nationalist activities in the U.S. Why has you decided to continue streaming his podcast, Restoring Order, even though it violates your policy against hate speech and violence?


Originally posted on Indivisible Daily Call to Action.
Re-posted with permission.


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