RELEASE THE TAX RETURNS
LAUNCH IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY
Congress has a clear, unambiguous right to see Trump’s tax returns. The President is refusing to follow the law. In plain sight. Yesterday news broke of a draft IRS memo explaining that Trump must turn over the returns. The memo was quashed.
Remember watching the head of the IRS try to avoid admitting to a House committee that he was ordered by a higher-up to withhold the returns? It is clear, over and over, that we are watching a cover-up. In plain sight.
The roster of MoCs calling for an impeachment inquiry is growing. The Chair of the Judiciary Committee has argued privately that it’s time. Blumenauer and Bonamici, are now among the supporters. The entire delegation – including Greg Walden — must demand impeachment proceedings. Where’s Walden? Hiding from reality. In plain sight.
Our democracy is on fire. Trump statement yesterday that “I don’t do cover-ups” is his version of Nixon’s statement that “I am not a crook.” Don’t hold your silence any longer.
**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR SENATORS WYDEN AND MERKLEY:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [town/city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because . . .
the latest news about Trump’s tax returns shows – again — that an impeachment inquiry is justified and necessary. Quashing an IRS memo that says Trump must give Congress his returns is obstructing justice. Congress needs to follow the money. It’s time for you to speak out for an impeachment inquiry.
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
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
**ACTION TWO: CALL COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN**
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WALDEN:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [town/city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling . . .
. . . to demand that Greg Walden put Country Before Party. The latest news about Trump’s tax returns shows – again — that an impeachment inquiry is necessary. Quashing an IRS memo that says Trump must give Congress his returns is obstructing justice. Congress needs to follow the money. Greg needs to get onto the right side of history and support an impeachment inquiry.
The entire Oregon delegation must not only sign onto an impeachment inquiry but also speak out about why it’s needed. We demand that Greg bring us out of this brewing constitutional crisis and save our democracy.
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
**ACTION THREE: BE AN ACTIVIST**
Visit the ORD2 Indivisible Event Calendar on a regular basis to keep updated on our local activities. Participate with us as often as you can.
Call to Action: Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Town Hall, Senator Jeff Golden and Representative Kim Wallan – Medford
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: US Senator Ron Wyden Town Halls – Douglas County and Coos County
May 25 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: US Senator Ron Wyden Town Halls – Brookings
May 26 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: US Senator Ron Wyden Town Hall – Grants Pass
May 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Help us keep current with our event postings. https://ord2indivisible.org/submit-your-event/
Draft confidential IRS memo on Trump’s tax returns: https://www.washingtonpost.com/context/confidential-irs-memo-on-release-of-tax-returns-to-congress/527ab73e-7b36-4d84-9fb9-495b1016d398/?utm_term=.12c70d1e7418
Nadler argues for impeachment inqury: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/pelosis-leadership-team-rebels-on-impeachment-presses-her-to-begin-an-inquiry/2019/05/20/263c11de-7b5b-11e9-a66c-d36e482aa873_story.html?utm_term=.3f2622a63477
IRS Commissioner grilled about Trump’s tax returns: https://twitter.com/cspan/status/1115716726979735552?lang=en