Wednesday, July 18 - Demand that Congress Take Action on Trump-Russia / Thank JB Pritzker for Supporting #EndCrosscheck / Protest Peter Roskam

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Demand that Congress hold Trump accountable for not standing up to Russia

    • Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506

    • Senator Durbin | DC: 202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952

    • Find your representative (It's easiest to find your rep's info and appropriate script in Amplify. Download and start using it)

  • Action 2: Tweet @JBPritzker or post on Facebook to thank JB for speaking out to #EndCrosscheck after Governor Rauner vetoed SB 2273

  • Action 3: Protest Peter Roskam outside his debate on Thursday, July 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Union League Club of Chicago (65 W Jackson Blvd)

 

Action 1: Demand that Congress Take Action on Trump-Russia

At a press conference following a closed door meeting with Russian authoritarian President Vladimir Putin on July 16 in Helsinki, Trump rejected the findings of his own U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia was responsible for the attacks on the 2016 election and instead readily accepted Putin's denial. His obsequious deference to Putin over American law enforcement, in front of the world, undermines all efforts to hold Russia accountable and protect the United States. In choosing to side with Russia he empowers them, and other actors, to do it again in 2018 without consequence.

Trump's disgraceful denial of the Russian cyberattack came 3 days after Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking the DNC in 2016 and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats called the threat of more Russian cyberattacks persistent and pervasive, cautioning that "The warning signs are there. The system is blinking. And it is why I believe we are at a critical point." Despite these warnings, the United States government appears to be willfully resisting any preparation to withstand such attacks. The head of the FBI task force overseeing election security resigned after being told he had "too much cybersecurity experience" to be replaced by an agent with no experience, and many in the Trump administration simply choose not to address cybersecurity issues because doing so will anger Trump.

Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle responded to Trump's rejection of U.S. intelligence and odious trust in Putin with statements of disapproval, but statements will not protect us from cybersecurity attacks. Congress must act in concrete ways to hold Trump accountable for his dangerous rejection of U.S. intelligence and to prevent another attack.

Call Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506
Call Senator Durbin | DC: 202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952
Find your representative

Script: Hi, my name is {NAME} and I'm a constituent in the {ZIP CODE} and member of Indivisible.  I'm calling to express my extreme disapproval of Trump's denial that Russia was responsible for the 2016 election attacks. I ask that {MoC} immediately counter these dangerous and unpatriotic comments by...

[CHOOSE 1-4 of the following:]

  • Supporting a joint resolution stating that Russia was responsible for the 2016 election attack,

  • Pressuring Trump to have the 12 indicted Russian nationals extradited to the U.S.,

  • Calling for the Helsinki summit translators to testify what was said in the Trump's meeting with Putin,

  • Holding hearings with U.S. intelligence officials on what has and has not been done to prevent further cyberattacks,

  • Passing legislation to combat election cyberthreats and adequately fund all election security systems,

Action and script via 5calls.org

 

Action 2: Thank JB Pritzker for Supporting #EndCrosscheck

On Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking into Democratic Party systems in 2016. That indictment also showed that Russian intelligence hacked into a state board of elections website and “stole information related to approximately 500,000 voters.” This is believed to be the names and personal information of Illinois voters.

Given this breach, Illinois does not need to make matters worse by continuing its participation in CrossCheck, which has its own massive security failures as detailed by ProPublica, Mother Jones, ThinkProgress, and the Chicago Sun-Times.

Nonetheless, Governor Bruce Rauner has refused to safeguard Illinois election data when he vetoed SB 2273, the Indivisible Chicago-led bill that would have ended Crosscheck, just yesterday.

Although Governor Rauner failed to protect Illinois voters, candidate JB Pritzker publicly showed his support for ending the Crosscheck program in Illinois. This is the kind of leadership our state needs to protect the democratic process.

Show your support for JB by liking, re-Tweeting, and replying thanks to @JBPritzker on Twitter, AND liking, Sharing, and commenting on Facebook to say thanks for speaking out to #EndCrosscheck after Governor Rauner’s veto of SB 2273. Tell him we are counting on him to sign this bill if elected, and let him (and Rauner) know that, in November, Illinois voters will remember who stood up for them!

 

Action 3: Protest Peter Roskam Outside His Debate on 7/26

Rep. Peter Roskam and Democratic challenger, Sean Casten, will debate at the Union League Club on July 26, which is hosted by Fox 32 and the Lincoln Forum. Limited tickets sold out in 2 minutes flat.

Please join us outside on the sidewalk (directly across the street) for a civil, peaceful, protest of Peter Roskam's votes to take healthcare away from 700,000 in Illinois while adding $1,700,000,000,000 to the national debt in order to give large corporations (his donors) and billionaires (his donors) tax cuts they don't need.

The doors open at 5 p.m., so that's when we'll start our peaceful action. Signs are welcome, and we encourage you to make them about issues and his voting record rather than personal attacks.

When: Thursday, July 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Union League Club of Chicago (65 W Jackson Blvd)
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