✅CALL TO ACTION! Let’s make some noise: U.S. National Security Crisis

Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador.

Protect our Nation/Americans/Allies, and #ProtectOurDemocracy

Org4Change

May 16, 2017

By Rose Hook, Co-Founder of Org4Change / Activism Chair

✅Contact your elected officials and Republicans in Congress to express your grave concerns about this national security crisis:

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The Washington Post broke the story yesterday, on May 15th which appears not in the “Opinion” or “Politics” section of the newspaper — the article appears under “National Security”: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador. (The story has been corroborated by the New York Times, Reuters, Buzzfeed, and CNN.)

REFRAMING: When calling/tweeting/writing to Republican Congressmen/women, it helps to reframe it (instead of Trump/Russia) to:

‘An investigation into the Russian interference in our elections — uphold your oath to protect our nation from a foreign power.’

That speaks to Republicans.

Template:

Feel free to use the letter below: Copy/paste, use parts of it, and/or revise it to make it your own.

May 16, 2017

Re: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

Dear {Insert Name},

As your constituent, I’m writing you to express my grave concerns about this alarming national security crisis.

The Washington Post broke the story on May 15th which appears not in the “Opinion” or “Politics” section of the newspaper — the article appears under “National Security”: 
 Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador. (The story has been corroborated by the New York Times, Reuters, Buzzfeed, and CNN.)
 
 This was one day after the president fired the FBI director to obstruct a federal investigation into possible collusion with a foreign power to fix an election.
 
 Our nation is facing a constitutional and national security crisis due to the recent actions of President Donald Trump. He must be stopped and held accountable.
 
 Per WaPo: “A Russian photographer took photos of part of the session that were released by the Russian state-owned Tass news agency. No U.S. news organization was allowed to attend any part of the meeting.” It was due to these photos that the American public even knew about the president meeting with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in the White House. This too is alarming as it demonstrates President Donald Trump’s ability to suppress the U.S. freedom of press, and troubling relations with a foreign dictatorship and Russia state run media, at the exclusion of American journalists and our free press. Please act to protect our freedom of press.

Even Nixon & Watergate did not involve Russian espionage and undisclosed Russian agents in the White House. This is much worse. President Donald Trump’s actions can jeopardize the safety of the men and women in the military serving our country, our allies, and threatens our national security. Today the BBC is reporting: “Then there is the question of whether U.S. allies will be more reluctant to share sensitive intelligence information with the U.S., lest the president put sources at risk.” And the AP is reporting today: “European official to AP: Country might stop sharing intel with U.S. if Trump gave classified info to Russian diplomats.” Our national security is at risk. As is our democracy. This is a slippery slope. Please act now before it’s too late.

I’m a registered Independent, and I agree with Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA): “The sooner we have an independent commission and special prosecutor on #TrumpRussia ties, the safer we will all be.” Every American regardless of political affiliation should support the #ProtectOurDemocracy bill HR 356, which has the support of 2 Republican Congressmen in the House: Justin Amash (R-MI) and Walter Jones (R-NC), and requires 1 more Republican for bipartisan support to establish an independent commission into Russia’s interference in our elections.

This cannot be treated as business as usual. No Trump appointees should be approved and the government should not continue until an independent, bipartisan commission is established and a special prosecutor is appointed (and not one that Jeff Sessions or the Administration has any sway over) to #ProtectOurDemocracy, to protect our national security, and to get to the bottom of this investigation. As Senator Ron Wyden said, “In America the truth comes out eventually.”

Call to Action:

1) VoteVets.org calls for immediate Congressional hearings to determine if Donald Trump divulged sensitive classified materials, as reported, to the Russians. Congress should do the same!

2) Establish an Independent Commission and Special Prosecutor for the investigation into the Russian interference in our elections.

2) Remove Jeff Sessions from the office of Attorney General.

3) If Congress can’t keep Donald Trump in check, work with state Attorney Generals like Eric Schneiderman (NY Attorney General), who will.

4) Hold Donald Trump accountable and begin impeachment proceedings.

All hands on deck; everyone should be paying attention now, our country is in danger. @JulietteKayyem on CNN (Harvard professor, CNN analyst, former DHS government experience) about the source who infiltrated ISIS who President Donald Trump just compromised: “That person is likely dead.” Sound the alarm and act now!

Regards,

{Insert your name}

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