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Daily Call To Action: March 13th, 2017

March 13, 2017 The Call – #ConflictsOfInterest (S.65/H.R.371) Urge your senators to support The Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017. The legislation is currently under consideration in both the House (H.R.371) and the Senate (S.65) and would require the President to divest financial assets which create a conflict of interest. Unlike all previous presidents, President Trump has declined to divest financial assets which create a conflict of interest and instead has created a revocable trust in favor of his sons to run his business, an arrangement deemed inadequate by ethics experts. Trump’s numerous conflicts continue to mount. The Atlantic keeps a weekly running tally and The Wall Street Journal recently listed 500 conflicts. Some of the latest issues relate to the granting of trademark protection to Trump’s business in China, which had been pending for many years, and the exclusion from the “Muslim ban” of countries where Trump does business. Even more concerning is the allegation by Representative Elijah Cummings and others that Friday’s mass firing of US Attorneys was designed to obfuscate from Trump’s primary objective of removing Preet Bharara, who was recently asked to investigate Trump conflicts. Trump’s conflicts are so pervasive that some are concerned he may have profited from the recent sale of 20% of Rosneft, a giant state-owned Russian oil and gas company, to undisclosed buyers. This legislation would require disclosure and divestiture of such assets. Your Action Call your members of Congress to urge them to support The Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017 (S.65/H.R.371). Script

“Hi. This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP]. I’m calling because I want [Sen/Rep____] to support (S.65/H.R.371), which would require the President to divest financial assets which create a conflict of interest. I’m very concerned about the appearance of corruption and think this legislation would go a long way to solving the problem. I appreciate your time!”

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