This will be going to my representative in Congress. (h/t to 5calls.org)
I am writing today to call for an independent commission to investigate Russian election interference.
The intelligence community concluded last year that Russia leaked DNC emails in order to undermine Hillary Clinton’s candidacy. These leaks and the current administration’s demonstrated ties to Russia compromise the integrity of American democracy. The New York Times has reported that several of Trump’s campaign staff communicated with Russia during his campaign; Paul Manafort had to leave his campaign because of this. In February, Trump’s national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn had to resign because he lied about conversations he’d had with the Russian ambassador to the United State in December of 2016.
Investigations of the Trump-Russia connection are currently dependent on partisan congressional committees. To ensure an independent investigation of the Trump-Russia connection, 198 House Democrats and one House Republican are co-sponsoring HR 356, the Protecting Our Democracy Act. As you are no doubt aware, the bill would establish an independent, 12-member commission to fully examine Russian interference in the 2016 election. Our nation’s electoral integrity is not a partisan issue.
I am writing to you in support of HR 356. I hope that you will vote to establish an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate Russian interference.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
A Twitter friend of mine also posted a nifty link to designcrush, who is providing #Resistance postcards. My favorite is “There’s More Of Us”, which is a a message I think Republicans in Congress need to get. We are calling and showing up at their offices and calling for in-person town halls not because we have tons of free time and are getting paid. We are doing it because we don’t want to lose healthcare, we don’t want our friends and family to be discriminated against, we don’t want the administration to dismantle the federal government agencies that have helped so many.
Time to go buy some stamps.