Thanks to Pro Publica and Gov.Track for their work on this issue.
Calls for an independent commission to investigate ties between Donald Trump, his campaign and the Russian government are increasing. Even some Republicans are signing on, and more are expected. H.R. 356/S.27 (Protecting Our Democracy Act), from House Democrats, and which we at Hudson Valley Strong previously called about, asks for the creation of a bi-partisan independent, 9/11-style commission.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA12) said that she still supports creating an independent commission, even after the special counsel was established. Remember: The special counsel is different from the proposed independent commission because that position was appointed by — and remains answerable to — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a Trump administration appointee.
Sample Call Script for Rep. Faso
Hello, I’m [your name] from [your town, zipcode]. I am dismayed that Rep. Faso continues with his refusal to support measures to get out the truth about Russian interference in the election and ties between the Trump administration and Russian government. He should have co-sponsored House Resolution 111, and he should not have voted to block the disclosure of Trump’s tax returns proposed by Congressman Pascrell. I call upon Congressman Faso to finally put country over party now and co-sponsor HR 356, the Protecting Our Democracy Act. Only with establishment of an independent, 9/11-style commission will we, the public, learn the truth and prevent something like this from ever happening again.
Indep. commission is only way to reveal the truth abt Russia’s meddling w/US democracy, elections. Asking again @RepJohnFaso Yes to H.R.356
Sample Call Script for Senators Schumer and Gillibrand
Hello, I’m [your name] from [your town, zipcode] I value our democracy and want to protect it. Having an independent commission is the only way to truly drill down and reveal the whole truth about Russia’s meddling with our election. We need this information so that we can prevent something like this from ever happening again. Please help bring the Protecting Our Democracy Act (S. 27) to the floor.
Indep. commission is only way to reveal the truth abt Russia’s meddling w/US democracy, elections. TY @SenateDems Yes to S. 27
Phone Numbers for Rep. Faso
Phone Numbers for Senators Schumer and Gillibrand