Thursday Actions: You Know the Drill

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FEDERAL

Impeachment
Today in the impeachment trial, Alan Dershowitz made the audacious argument that if a sitting President sought political favors from another country, it was not only NOT illegal, but that it was actually patriotic. Tillis has essentially embraced Dershowitz argument, claiming in a Washington Post article that Trump’s actions are not impeachable. This is a dangerous situation, as it basically justifies any action by Trump as long as it serves his goal of getting reelected. We need to remind our Senators that the President works not for himself but for the American people.

Details:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senate-gop-seizes-on-dershowitz-argument-says-trumps-actions-not-impeachable/2020/01/28/cde059a8-41f9-11ea-b5fc-eefa848cde99_story.html

Script:
Hello, I am a constituent from zip code ____________ calling to urge Sen. ___________ to support hearing from witnesses in the impeachment trial. I am deeply troubled by Alan Dershowitz argument that the President can commit whatever action he likes as long as it serves his goal of getting reelected. This is incredibly dangerous. The President should not be allowed to solicit foreign assistance to get re-elected. The President is not the state. He works for the American public, not his own personal interests. 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


Empty Chair Town Hall for Senator Thom Tillis
***Please RSVP, so we can promote the event!!****

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


STATE

Expand Medicaid
The NCGA isn’t in session, so I’m not sure if they’re listening, but it’s worth sending the message that expanding Medicaid is absolutely necessary. We’ve been waiting for months for the NC GOP to negotiate with Governor over the budget, and they continue to refuse to do so. You only need to call if you have a GOP lawmaker on this one.

Link:
http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2020/01/28/these-are-the-people-who-suffer-because-of-ncs-stubborn-refusal-to-expand-medicaid/

Script:
Hello, I am a constituent from ___________ and I calling to tell Sen. _________ that I am tired of waiting for you to end the budget impasse. It’s time to negotiate with Governor and allow the state to function again. Further, any budget deal must include Medicaid expansion. Thank you.

State Contact Numbers:
NC House: http://bit.ly/2CVneDK
NC Senate: http://bit.ly/2DamgAn


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


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