Friday Actions: Russia Again, Oppose William Barr, and More

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****Actions 2/21/2010****

FEDERAL

Defund William Barr
[Adapted from Indivisible National] Despite appearances, William Barr is not going to resign. Republicans won’t impeach him. Trump obviously is not going to fire him. But we can find ways to make it more difficult for Barr to play the role of Trump’s personal lawyer. Demand your Representative defund Attorney General Bill Barr. The Attorney General of the United States himself, William Barr, personally intervened to try to score a lighter sentence for Roger Stone, the deeply corrupt former campaign adviser to Donald Trump. The Department of Justice is not a private law firm. The Attorney General is not the president’s personal lawyer. Yet Bill Barr is exploiting his position to run favors for the president. Call your representative, Democrat or Republican, and demand that Congress investigate Bill Barr and defund his office until he recuses himself from any Trump-related investigations or prosecutions.

Script:
Hello, I am a constituent from zip code __________ calling to urge Sen./Rep. _________ to investigate Attorney General William Barr and to support defunding his office until he recuses himself from any Trump-related investigations. Barr has shown that he is more interested in acting as Trump’s personal attorney than he is in upholding the law. Barr has repeatedly abused his power on behalf of Trump, and that needs to stop. 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
House: https://www.house.gov/representatives/


Reject Trump’s New DNI Chief
Trump announced on Wednesday that he was replacing Joseph Maguire with a vocal loyalist, Richard Grenell, who is the U.S. ambassador to Germany. Maguire had recently warned the intelligence community that Putin wants Trump to win reelection and that Russia would be actively working to make that happen. This is yet another attempt to coverup possible criminal activity by replacing a career professional with an unqualified loyalist. The shake-up at the top of the intelligence community is the latest move in a post-impeachment purge. Trump has instructed aides to identify and remove officials across the government who aren’t defending his interests, and he wants them replaced with loyalists. It’s time to take a stand and oppose Trump’s continued attempts to eviscerate our intelligence community. Because Trump is appointing Grenell as an acting director, he is dodging the need to get Senate approval, but we can still demand that the Senate speak out against the appointment anyway.

Details:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/after-a-congressional-briefing-on-election-threats-trump-soured-on-acting-spy-chief/2020/02/20/1ed2b4ec-53f1-11ea-b119-4faabac6674f_story.html

Script:
Hello, I am a constituent from zip code __________ calling to urge Sen. _________ to reject Trump’s appointment of Richard Grenell to be the Director of National Intelligence. Grenell is not qualified to hold this position. I’m also concerned that Trump only appointed him because he is punishing the current DNI, Joseph Maguire, who has warned the public that Russia again plans to interfere in a U.S. election on behalf of Trump. It is absolutely alarming that Russia is planning to interfere with our elections. We need to do everything we can to protect our democratic institutions.

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


Primary Voting
Early voting for the March 3rd NC primary election is still happening, despite the cold weather. Let’s start this week off by taking some personal actions to maximize our electoral impact during this season.

Confirm your voter registration information, Election Day polling place, and view your sample ballot.
Link: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/PPLkup/

Review the one-stop, early voting sites and times.
Link: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/ossite/

Past research indicates that making a “voting plan” can increase turnout in an electorate by almost 4%. Take five minutes to: identify where you will vote; determine when you will vote (day/time); plan for how you will get to the polls; and select those (especially down-ballot) races on the ballot that you might have to research more before heading to the polls.

After researching the races for each elected office, is there a candidate that you feel passionate about supporting outside of giving them your vote? Search for more information about the candidate to see if you can: donate, canvass, poll greet, or make calls to other potential voters.

Identify at least 3 other individuals you know who should go through these five steps. This will help to ensure that we have an epic turnout during the primary and in the general election as well.


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


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