INVESTIGATE THE TRUMP-PUTIN CONNECTION 

Before and after the election, Trump has behaved in ways that are both strangely aligned with Putin’s goals and harmful to US interests. From the Oval Office, Trump has followed a script that could have been written by Putin himself. Trump has:

  • threatened to withdraw from NATO and destroy alliances that successfully contained Russia, keeping the peace in Europe for over 70 years
  • relaxed sanctions on Putin ally, Deripaska, refused to enforce sanctions imposed for Russian election crimes, and failed to impose sanctions to deter Russian aggression against Ukraine
  • acted hostilely towards US neighbors and long-time allies
  • incited domestic unrest by pursuing divisive, hateful, harmful, racist policies
  • attacked the rule of law and our election system
  • caused the longest partial shutdown in US history
  • undermined our economy and society by passing tax cuts for the rich that increased the deficit
  • concealed records of his secret meetings with Putin even from his own Administration

Not surprisingly, Trump has been the target of an FBI national security investigation into whether he was a Russian asset.

Hillary Clinton was right. Trump is Putin’s puppet and the American people deserve to know whether Trump has violated his oath of office. Congress must investigate!

ACTION ONE: CALL YOUR SENATORS

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WYDEN AND MERKLEY:

(Leave a message if you can’t get through)

“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because I am concerned about the national security threat posed by Trump. He acts in ways that benefit Russia’s interests and seeks to destroy NATO. We must find out why Trump appears beholden to Putin. As you work to end the shutdown please 1) call for an immediate investigation into this grave threat to our democracy, and 2) pass SJ Res 62 to oppose withdrawal from NATO and to authorize a lawsuit if Trump does attempt to do so. 

ACTION TWO: CALL YOUR HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES

Not sure who your U.S. Representative is? Find out here. 

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR REPRESENTATIVES:

(Leave a message if you can’t get through)

FOR ALL REPRESENTATIVES EXCEPT WALDEN: “My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because I am concerned about the national security threat posed by Trump. He acts in ways that benefit Russia’s interests and seeks to destroy NATO. We must find out why Trump appears beholden to Putin. As you work to end the shutdown please 1) call for an immediate investigation into this grave threat to our democracy, and 2) pass H Res 62 to oppose withdrawal from NATO and to authorize a lawsuit if Trump does attempt to do so. Thank you.”

FOR REPRESENTATIVE WALDEN: “My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because I am concerned about the national security threat posed by Trump. He acts in ways that benefit Russia’s interests and seeks to destroy NATO. We must find out why Trump appears beholden to Putin. It is now time for you to put country before party. Please work to end the shutdown and call for an immediate investigation into this grave threat to our democracy. Thank you.”

CALL Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01)

Call Greg Walden (OR-02)

CALL BLUMENAUER (OR-03)

CALL PETER DEFAZIO (OR-04)

CALL Kurt Schrader (OR-05)

MAKE PLANS TO CALL CONGRESS ON WEDNESDAY TO END THE SHUTDOWN

Indivisible National is hosting a NATIONAL CALL DAY, tomorrow, January 23, to tell Congress to end the shutdown with no wall funding.  Please check out IndivisibleOR.org/actions tomorrow morning for scripts for Oregon Members of Congress.