Thursday, March 30th - Russian meddling and still the same Duckworth/Gorsuch story
Our President and the Russians
Mike Quigley, Congressman for the Illinois 5th district, is on the House Intelligence Committee and is part of the effort to investigate the Trump administration for possible collusion with the Russians during the election. Congressman Quigley has create a webpage dedicated to this investigation which everyone should check out. So, we know Congressman Quigley is on board with the investigation. If you are his constituent, call and thank him for pushing this so hard.
Want to get into it with Congressman Quigley on Russia? He's on the inside and can really speak to this issue. Indivisible IL-5 is hosting a Town Hall with Mike Quigley and Jan Schakowsky. We rallied outside his office, called for a town hall, and he agreed! So let's come out and show him how much we care.
Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
Seating is limited, so RSVP here and submit your questions on Russia or whatever other issue is concerning you.
All other Chicagoland reps have fallen off the message. We haven't heard much from any of them in a long while calling for an independent investigation into Russia or for Nunes to recuse himself from this investigation. Let's call and get our Representatives talking about this again. It's important to not lose sight of the fact that the President of the United States is under investigation.
Action: Call your Representative and ask him or her to keep calling for an independent investigation into Russia's collusion with the White House.
Script: Hi, my name is __________ and I am a constituent of Congressman/woman ____________. I'm calling to ask him/her to be vocal in calling for an independent investigation into Russia's possible collusion with the White House and for Congressman Nunes (noo-nes) to recuse himself from the investigation.
Tammy Duckworth needs to release a statement on Neil Gorsuch
Everyone called yesterday and everyone called the day before and I'm asking everyone to call today. Tammy Duckworth needs to release a statement on Neil Gorsuch. There are 32 Senators who are committed to a No vote and we need 41 to block the nomination, so it's obviously unacceptable that Senator Duckworth stays on the fence on this issue.
Here's the thing, her argument that she wants to hear all the facts doesn't hold water. The President is under investigation for collusion with the Russians. That would be the highest of high crimes. As long as the Trump administration is under investigation, they should not be allowed to make a lifetime appointment unless that appointment has bi-partisan support. If he wants to nominate Merrick Garland again, I'm sure he could get the votes. But he does not get to nominate someone so extreme as Neil Gorsuch.
Action: Call Senator Duckworth and ask her to commit to filibustering Gorsuch's nomination
Script: Hi, my name is __________ and I'm a constituent of Senator Duckworth. I'm calling to ask the Senator to support a filibuster of Neil Gorsuch's appointment. Beyond that, I'm asking the Senator to vote no on cloture (klow-ture)and require Gorsuch to get 60 votes for a nomination. As long as the president is under investigation, he has no right to make a lifetime appointment of such an extreme justice.
And to further the fight against Gorsuch, you can join The People's Filibuster. Indivisible is partnering with The People's Defense to protest this supremely extreme appointment.
April 1st, 9:30 am
Dirken Courthouse, 219 S. Dearborn
Please join thousands of other Americans to protest and rally against the extreme agenda of President Donald Trump, including his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court. The People’s Filibuster will take place in cities across the US and feature everyday Americans speaking on why they object to the extreme agenda of the President and how the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court would advance that agenda for decades to come.