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Daily Call To Action: June 2nd, 2017

June 2, 2017 The Call – #IndependentCommission (S.27/H.R.356) #MarchForTruth Tell your members of Congress to support an independent commission to investigate Russian interference into the US election and any collusion of the President’s campaign with Russia. Legislation to establish an independent of commission of outside experts is currently under consideration in both the House (H.R.356) and the Senate (S.27). There are new revelations about Trump and his allies’ contacts with Russia almost every day and the accumulating evidence is damning. Just this week, there were new revelations about senior adviser Jared Kushner, infamous Brexiteer Nigel Farage, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and a Trump plan to unilaterally lift Russia sanctions. While the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel was crucial to the integrity of the FBI investigation, it does not ensure an investigation free from political interference or produce the comprehensive report we need to prevent on-going interference by Russia. The most recent House Intel hearings showcased Republican efforts to discredit the evidence, as they (ineffectively) tried to discredit CIA Director John Brennan’s explosive testimony. Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee tried to distract from the damning testimony of former acting AG Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper by focusing on leaks. Representative Adam Schiff explained, in a video posted to Twitter, why we still need an independent commission. While most Democrats (and some Republicans) are calling for a special committee, so far Republicans have blocked the legislation. The March For Truth, which is taking place on Saturday, June 3rd, in over 135 cities, will demand an Independent Commission to get the truth about TrumpRussia. If you can’t join a march in person, there will be a virtual march on twitter. Your Action Call your members of Congress to urge them to support (S.27/H.R.356), which would establish an independent commission on Russia’s role in the 2016 election. Check to see if there is MarchForTruth near you and join and/or donate if you can. (Additional link in Twitter thread.) Talking Points

  • This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP].

  • I want the MoC to support (S.27/H.R.356), which establishes an independent commission that would fully investigate and report on Russian interference in our election.

  • The special counsel appointed by DOJ was important, but it won’t produce a comprehensive report to combat future foreign attempts to interfere in our elections.

  • Where does the MoC currently stand on this issue?

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