PROTECT OUR ELECTIONS AND MUELLER FROM ATTACKS
Russia’s 2016 propaganda attack aimed to promote Trump’s candidacy and undermine faith in US elections. Russian hackers also targeted 21 state voting systems. The 2018 election is at risk.
Trump has minimized Russia’s role and left unaddressed the vulnerabilities Russia exploited by:
• dismissing the Russia investigation as a “witch hunt” and “fake news”
• pressuring FBI Director Comey to stop investigating campaign aide/National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s contacts with Russia
• firing Comey
• pressuring intelligence officials to state that there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign
We now know that Trump ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be fired but backtracked amid internal protest. Mueller must finish his investigation and detail the extent of Russian attacks and, possibly, the Trump campaign’s collusion. Two bipartisan bills would protect Mueller from dismissal.
While protecting Mueller, we must protect the vote. One in four voters use vulnerable electronic voting machines, which can be hacked in seven minutes. The Senate’s bipartisan bill (S.2261) would help states move to paper ballots–the most secure voting method.
Our MoCs must safeguard both Mueller and our voting systems against attacks that, if successful, would provoke a political and (potentially) constitutional crisis.
Protect Mueller and Unhack The Vote!
**ACTION1: Call Congressman Walden and our Senators**
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SAMPLE SCRIPT for Congressman Walden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am extremely worried that the 2018 election may be hacked. I am also very concerned that Trump may fire Mueller, as he has tried to do in the past. I ask Congressman Walden to put Coutry Before Party, to endorse and push for the passage of the Special Counsel Integrity Act [H.B. 3771 and 4669]. And also to support legislation that will protect our electoral process, like the Secure Elections Act that is pending in the Senate. Thank you.”
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Senators Merkley and Wyden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am extremely worried that the 2018 election may be hacked. I am also very concerned that Trump may fire Mueller, as he has tried to do in the past. I ask that the Senator endorse and push for the passage of both the Secure Elections Act [S. 2261] and the Special Counsel Integrity Act [S. 1741]. Thank you.”
**ACTION 2: Go to a Town Hall and ask Questions**
Facebook Link to Indivisible Oregon Events: http://bit.ly/IO_Events
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am extremely worried that the 2018 election may be hacked. I am also very concerned that Trump may fire Mueller, as he has tried to do in the past. Will you pledge to endorse and push for passage of the Secure Elections Act [S. 2261]? And, will you do likewise for the Special Counsel Integrity Act [S. 1741]? Thank you.”
**ACTION 3: Share with Friends and Family**
Share this post with friends and family. Help them call their Congressional delegation urging them to protect the midterm elections from foreign meddling and to allow the Special Prosecutor to complete his investigation. This isn’t a partisan issue but one that protects democracy and allows us to vote with confidence.
**ACTION 4: In the Event Mueller is Fired**
Should action be taken to fire Robert Mueller we will hold an emergency Flash Rally. If this occurs before 2:00 p.m. we will gather at Vogel Plaza in Medford at 5:00 p.m. that same day. If this occurs after 2:00 p.m. we will gather at Vogel Plaza in Medford at noon on the following day.
CONGRESSMAN WALDEN is #WaldenComplicit
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Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691
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