Wednesday, November 14 - Rally Against Arming Teachers / Postcard Parties for MS Runoff / Demand Matthew Whitaker's Recusal

Actions You Can Take Today

 

Action 1: Rally Against Arming Teachers on Saturday 11/17

The IL Association of School Boards Annual Conference is scheduled for November 16-18 this year. They are considering a proposal that the Board shall “support and advocate for legislation which provides local school boards the option of developing Student Safety and Protection Plans” that could include staff members carrying guns in Illinois schools.

Join other Moms Demand Action groups to be visible at the vote on Saturday. Make your voice heard with parents and other concerned citizens in opposition to arming teachers!

When: Saturday, November 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Chicago (151 E Wacker)
RSVP and share on Facebook

Action via Moms Demand Action - IL

Action 2: Postcard Parties for Mississippi Runoff Election

Election season isn’t over yet! We’re reassembling the Postcard Posse for an important runoff election in pro-Trump Mississippi, where Democrats have one final chance to cut into the GOP’s Senate majority.

Democratic former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy is aiming to upset Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith in a special election runoff on November 27. Hyde-Smith recently joked about lynching and deserves to be taken down by a strong Democrat. Join us to write postcards to Mississippi voters and help turn them out for this special election.

Come any time during the scheduled hours, for as long or as little as you can. Please bring postcard stamps if you can. We will provide the postcards.  

 

Action 3: Call on Congress to Demand Matthew Whitaker's Recusal

For over a year, Donald Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from oversight of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian electoral interference. Now, Trump has forced Sessions to “resign” and replaced him with Matthew Whitaker, Sessions’ former chief of staff. Trump’s appointment of Whitaker, a vocal critic of the Mueller investigation and outspoken Trump devotee, is a clear attempt to undermine Mueller’s essential work.

Whitaker has falsely condemned Mueller’s investigation as a “witch hunt” in public, and suggested that Sessions’ replacement could hamstring Mueller’s investigation by “reduc[ing] his budget so to low that his investigation grinds to almost a halt.” Whitaker’s clear hostility to Mueller’s work makes him utterly unfit to act as an impartial supervisor of the special counsel. Furthermore, Whitaker has close ties to at least one person implicated in Mueller's investigation, and legal experts have questioned the legality of replacing Sessions with Whitaker instead of Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein. The American people deserve a thorough investigation of the Trump campaign’s Russia ties. Congress must demand that Whitaker recuse himself to protect the Mueller investigation from undue obstruction.

Call Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506
Call Senator Durbin | DC: 202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952
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Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to urge [REP] to demand acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker recuse himself from oversight of the special counsel. The American people deserve the truth, and Whitaker's appointment is both constitutionally dubious and a clear attempt to obstruct Mueller's fact finding mission. Thank you for your time and attention.

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