Take Action: Call SENATORS to oppose the nomination of Steve Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary

Monday, Feb. 13

All day. Call SENATORS and REPRESENTATIVES and demand a congressional investigation in Michael Flynn’s communications with Russia. Use this outstanding resource from the Indivisible Guide on how to call for action on investigating Flynn and his Russian ties. Note, this was compiled before Flynn resigned, but the call for investigations remains the same.

All day. Call SENATORS to oppose the nomination of Steve Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary.

Wall Street’s Favorite Nominee. Putting a former Goldman Sachs banker and hedge fund billionaire in control of the Treasury Department would set loose the biggest alligator the D.C. swamp has seen yet. At every opportunity, Mnuchin has taken advantage of vulnerable people in order to enrich himself. He will do the same to the American people if confirmed.

Foreclosure king. Mnuchin made millions off of the misery of American families by aggressively foreclosing on desperate homeowners during the depths of the housing crisis, including suing to foreclose on a 90-year-old woman’s home for a 27 cent payment error.

Racist history. Under his leadership as Chairman, subprime mortgage bank OneWest faced allegations that it consistently violated the Fair Housing Act by systematically refusing to locate bank branches in areas with high populations of racial minorities and refusing to grant mortgages to people of color.

6:30 p.m. Indivisible TX25-East Weekly Planning Meeting
United Memorial Methodist Church – PARLOR ROOM• 6100 Berkman Dr, Austin, TX 78723
RSVP Here

Tuesday, Feb. 14

All day. Deliver valentines to your local MoC’s district office! Ask them to do a Town Hall, save the ACA, or other sweet nothings.

All day. You did it! Michael Flynn resigned! But this is not the end of the story. Call our SENATORS  and demand a congressional investigation in Michael Flynn’s communications with Russia. It’s time to demand a full, independent investigation into what Trump knew about communications with Russia–and when.

Call Sens. Cornyn and Cruz and demand a Senate Investigation into the Trump administration’s ties to Russia!

The Trump administration may think that Gen. Flynn’s resignation will satisfy critics of their unseemly ties to Russia, but this is clearly just the tip of the iceberg. From hacking to sanctions to tax returns and intelligence dossiers, the alarm bells have been ringing for MONTHS and they’re only getting louder. It’s time for Congress to do its job and launch a formal investigation into Trump’s relationship with Russia. Sen. Cornyn has already signaled an openness into an investigation of Flynn, but it needs to probe deeper. Thank him for his leadership on this issue, and encourage him to get all the way to the bottom (or top). Ask Sen. Cruz to support the investigations as well.

SAMPLE SCRIPT (CORNYN):

“Hello, I am a constituent of Sen. Cornyn and I am calling to thank him for his support of a Senate investigation of Gen. Flynn’s ties to Russia. As an American, I am deeply troubled by the Trump administration’s suspicious ties to the Russian dictatorship, and I encourage him to continue his support of these investigations until a full accounting is made. There is no way the American people will be able to have faith and trust in their leadership as long as these questions remain. Thank you.”

SAMPLE SCRIPT (CRUZ):

“Hello, I am a constituent of Sen. Cruz, and I am calling to urge him to join his fellow senate Republicans in calling for investigations into the Trump administration’s ties to Russia. There are too many warning signs for Congress to continue to ignore, and there is no way the American people will be able to have faith and trust in their leadership as long as these questions remain. Please support these investigations until a full accounting can be made. Thank you.”

All day. Call SENATORS and HOUSE REPS about Trump’s conflicts of interest. With Donald’s many conflicts of interest once again front and center given his attack on Nordstrom (and the appalling retweet from @POTUS) and Kellyanne Conway’s illegal infomercial for Ivanka Trump’s products in a news interview, we need to put pressure on the Senate to bring the Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017 (which would require the president to put his investments in a blind trust and cooperate in annual reports on his financial interests) to a vote. It was introduced Jan 9 and the GOP has sat on it since. We must also demand our individual House representatives vote on HR 371, which is the companion bill in the house and has similarly been stalled by Republican lawmakers.

Here’s a simple sample script for your Senators:

My name is [______]. I’m a constituent calling about the Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017. Please ask [Senator____] to support this resolution. The American people deserve a president who’s accountable to us, not his bank account. I expect my Congressmen to uphold the integrity of the presidency and support this resolution.
And for your House reps::
My name is [______]. I’m a constituent calling about H.R. 371, Rep. Katherine Clark’s Presidential Conflict of Interest Act. Please ask [Rep____] to support this resolution. The American people deserve a president who’s accountable to us, not his bank account. I expect my representatives to uphold the integrity of the presidency and support this resolution.

12 – 1:30 p.m. Love & Unity Rally @ Islamic Center of Lake Travis Site.

Join the Lake Travis Progressives at the site of the tragic fire that occurred on January 7th at the Islamic Center of Lake Travis. Let’s show them our love and support by bringing a Valentine to place at the site, a treat to share in fellowship.

RSVP Here

8 p.m. Indivisible Austin Conference Call

Dial-in Number: 1-(712) 770-8067
Conference Code: 409542

Wednesday, Feb. 15

All day. You did it! Michael Flynn resigned! But this is not the end of the story. Call our SENATORS  and demand a congressional investigation in Michael Flynn’s communications with Russia. It’s time to demand a full, independent investigation into what Trump knew about communications with Russia–and when.

Call Sens. Cornyn and Cruz and demand a Senate Investigation into the Trump administration’s ties to Russia!

The Trump administration may think that Gen. Flynn’s resignation will satisfy critics of their unseemly ties to Russia, but this is clearly just the tip of the iceberg. From hacking to sanctions to tax returns and intelligence dossiers, the alarm bells have been ringing for MONTHS and they’re only getting louder. It’s time for Congress to do its job and launch a formal investigation into Trump’s relationship with Russia. Sen. Cornyn has already signaled an openness into an investigation of Flynn, but it needs to probe deeper. Thank him for his leadership on this issue, and encourage him to get all the way to the bottom (or top). Ask Sen. Cruz to support the investigations as well.

SAMPLE SCRIPT (CORNYN):

“Hello, I am a constituent of Sen. Cornyn and I am calling to thank him for his support of a Senate investigation of Gen. Flynn’s ties to Russia. As an American, I am deeply troubled by the Trump administration’s suspicious ties to the Russian dictatorship, and I encourage him to continue his support of these investigations until a full accounting is made. There is no way the American people will be able to have faith and trust in their leadership as long as these questions remain. Thank you.”

SAMPLE SCRIPT (CRUZ):

“Hello, I am a constituent of Sen. Cruz, and I am calling to urge him to join his fellow senate Republicans in calling for investigations into the Trump administration’s ties to Russia. There are too many warning signs for Congress to continue to ignore, and there is no way the American people will be able to have faith and trust in their leadership as long as these questions remain. Please support these investigations until a full accounting can be made. Thank you.”

All day. Call your HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE and tell them to oppose the Electoral Assistance Commission Termination Act (HR 634). The bill recently passed out of committee and would eliminate the Electoral Assistance Commission (EAC), the only institution that oversees the security of voting systems, and states’ compliance with federal voting registration laws.

All day. Call your SENATOR and tell them to oppose the nomination of Andrew Puzder for Labor Secretary. Script courtesy of The Nation:

I am calling to urge you to oppose the nomination of Andrew Puzder as Labor Secretary. Mr. Puzder has shown again and again that he cannot be trusted to look out for workers’ best interests or to even follow basic labor laws himself. His company, CKE Restaurant, is currently being sued for wage theft and sexual harassment, and we recently discovered that he did not even follow labor laws when hiring a housekeeper in his own home. I urge you to oppose Andrew Puzder’s nomination.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Indivisible Austin Coffee House Meet & Greet and Bumper Sticker Giveaway. We’ll be hanging out at Brew & Brew, enjoying some great coffee, chatting with Indivisible members who drop by, and handing out free bumper stickers. Come get yours and say hi! Wright Bros. Brew and Brew, 500 San Marcos St #105

Thursday, Feb. 16

All day. Call your SENATORS to oppose Trump’s stolen Supreme Court pick. Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat on the United States Supreme Court. Gorsuch does not belong on the Supreme Court – not just because he’s a conservative firebrand, far from the mainstream of American jurisprudence, nor solely because he’s been a hardline opponent of reproductive rights – though both of those things are deeply worrisome. No, Gorsuch doesn’t belong because Donald Trump should not have a vacancy to fill.

Friday, Feb. 17

Ask your Member of Congress to host a town hall about the ACA so you can encourage them to oppose repeal. We have lots of resources on the ACA.

Saturday, Feb. 18

Coming soon!

Sunday, Feb. 19

Self-care Sunday! If you need a break, do something nice for yourself.

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