Monday, May 15th - Withdraw consent and filibuster without a special prosecutor

Tell your Senators to withdraw consent and filibuster without a special prosecutor

The Comey firing was a sign that we all have to step up out efforts in calling for an independent special prosecutor to look into the connections between Russia and the Trump administration. We can't live in a country where all a president has to do to get away with treasonous activity is to fire anyone that attempts to hold him accountable. That's not democracy, that's a dictatorship. 

It's up to us to push our Senators to fight this with every means available to them. Until a special prosecutor is put in place, the Senate needs to withhold consent and filibuster every piece of legislature. We need a complete stonewall. The legislative filibuster still exists, so the minority party still has this power. For more background on Trump and Russia, check out this document from Indivisible.

We are going to push hard on this one action all week. Senator Durbin has already promised to use legislative tactics to slow proceeding, so let's show our support and make sure it's a full throated effort. Also, we need to push Senator Duckworth to do the same.

Action: Call Senators Durbin and Duckworth and tell them to withhold consent and filibuster all legislation until am independent investigator is put in place.

Script: Hi, my name is ____________ and I am a constituent of Senator ___________. I'm calling to ask the Senator to both withhold consent and filibuster all legislation that comes through until an independent special prosecutor is put in place to investigate Trump's involvement with Russia. We need the Senator to use every means possible to force this to happen.

Again, this is no joke. This is a constitutional crisis. We have to call and we have to call all week. It only takes one Senator to withhold consent and Senator Durbin or Duckworth can lead this effort.

Senator Durbin

DC: 202-224-2152

Chicago: 312-353-4952

Senator Duckworth

DC: 202-224-2854

Chicago: 312-886-3506

Join the March for Truth

Made your call? Now join the March for Truth. On June 3rd, we will march to Trump Tower to demand an independent investigation into Trump's collusion with Russia. We have to take a stand on this issue. This is a legitimate threat to democracy.

If you haven't yet, head to our March for Truth website and sign up to make sure you get on our email list to stay up to date on any changes. Please also let us know you are going on Facebook and share with all your friends! We need number to demonstrate to the world that this will not be the new normal.

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Jason Rieger