Monday Actions: Press Freedom, Impeachment, Get Ready for the Primaries

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Elections

In just over two weeks, one-stop voting for the March 3rd primary will begin. To see the dates, times, and locations, use the link below:

Link for polling locations: https://s3.amazonaws.com/dl.ncsbe.gov/One-Stop_Early_Voting/One-Stop%20Site%20List.pdf

Link to register to vote:
https://www.ncsbe.gov/Voters/Registering-to-Vote


FEDERAL

Continue to push for the calling of witnesses
On Sunday night, news outlets broke the story of John Bolton, in his unpublished memoir, claiming that Donald Trump sought to tie the funding of aid to Ukraine to the investigation of a political opponent. With this new, but unsurprising, turn of events, it is time to put more pressure on those Senators who still refuse to call for witnesses.

Details: 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/480017-democrats-step-up-pressure-over-impeachment-witnesses-after-bolton-bombshell

Script:
Hello, Sen. ___________, I am a constituent from __________ calling to demand that you take action to support a full and fair impeachment trial. With recent news involving John Bolton’s claim that Donald Trump tied Ukrainian aid to the investigation of a political opponent, it is time to hear from witnesses. 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


Denounce Secretary of State Pompeo
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo engaged a profanity-laden verbal assault against NPR’s political reporter Mary Louise Kelly, asking her rhetorically whether she really believed that Americans cared about Ukraine and challenging her to find Ukraine on an unlabeled map. After the exchange, Pompeo claimed that Kelly mistook Bangladesh for Ukraine and accused her of providing details of a conversation that was off the record. Pompeo’s abusive treatment of the press and his gaslighting of the press cannot stand.

Details:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/01/25/mike-pompeos-ridiculous-gaslighting/

Script:
Hello, I am a constituent from zip code  ______ calling to urge Rep./Sen. __________ to demand that Secretary of State Pompeo apologize for his verbal attack on NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly. There is clear evidence that Pompeo misled the public about the exchange. His actions are part of a wider effort to discredit and intimidate the press. I would like Rep./Sen. ________ to stand up for press freedom. 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


Reject the Trump Administration’s Proposed Changes to Disability Insurance
The Trump Administration is seeking to expand austerity by making it harder to qualify for disability benefits. To find the script and send your message to the Trump Administration, use the link below:

Link: https://action.momsrising.org/sign/SSDI/?source=fb.mr.2&fbclid=IwAR058sr5JEaHwT7da9DK-sugpTLMFFooo2Cig26P2mFRjdYR6Oduee6rSXg


EVENT

Empty Chair Town Hall for Senator Thom Tillis
Indivisible Triangle Daily Call to Action is sponsoring another empty chair town hall for Thom Tillis. When he was campaigning, Senator Tillis promised that he would hold town halls to meet with his voters and hear our concerns. He hasn’t done that. We’ve repeatedly invited him to our town halls. We’ve emailed, called, faxed and hand-delivered invitations. We’ve even considered a singing telegram. And yet, he never shows up. But ALL the other major candidates HAVE confirmed. Democrats Erica Smith and Cal Cunningham have stated they plan to be in attendance, along with Libertarian Shannon Bray.

While all questions are certainly welcome, the primary theme of this town hall will be healthcare. We’d like you to (1) sign up to attend and (2) come prepared with your questions about Tillis’s views on healthcare.

Event details: Empty Chair Town Hall, Thursday, February 20, 6 PM, Youngsville Community Center, 115 E Main St., Youngsville, NC.

Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/565550154026996/permalink/565550164026995


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


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