Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was leading the investigation into the administration's ties to Russia, is pushing our country toward a constitutional crisis. If we care about the future of our democracy, it's essential that we not let this despotic act stand unchallenged. Your Members of Congress have a clear choice: stand up for the truth, our democratic institutions, and our country, or stick with Trump. This week, let them know it's time to take a side.
Top Indivisible Priorities this Week
Call for an independent prosecutor to investigate Trump's ties to Russia. Last week, Trump not only fired FBI Director James Comey, he then went on national television and admitted that the Russia investigation was part of his reason for doing so. The American people deserve to know just how serious this administration's ties to Russia are, but it's clear that Republican MoCs aren't in a hurry to find the answers. And we can't trust whoever Trump nominates as the next FBI Director to take this seriously either.
It's time to demand that a special prosecutor be appointed to continue the investigation—and your Senators should be doing all they can to ensure that this happens. Demand that your Senators withhold consent and filibuster all Senate business until a special prosecutor is in place. For more, check out our new Truth or Trump toolkit, which explains what happened last week, and our Truth or Trump Action guide to effective ways to protest this attack on our democracy. Join us on our Facebook page for a Facebook Live tonight at 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT with special guest Lisa Gilbert, Vice President of Legislative Affairs at Public Citizen, to answer your questions and talk about the recent Russia developments and how you can pressure your Senators to take action.
Keep defending the ACA. From Virginia to California, you made the most of Payback Recess at town halls and die-ins across the country to hold the House accountable for the shameful vote to pass TrumpCare. Now it's time to start making sure your Senators know that if they pass this bill, they can expect the same constituent outrage the House saw this recess. Need a refresher on the rest of the AHCA's path to becoming law? Read up on TrumpCare Passed the House: Now What?
Indivisible Extra Credit
Although our top two priorities this week are pushing for a Russia investigation and continuing to defend the ACA, there's always a lot going on in Congress. If you've got time for some more conversations with your MoCs' offices, here are a couple more topics worth bringing up:
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