Until the 2020 Election
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IS TRUMP’S ATTORNEY, NOT OURS
The Department of Justice’s mission is to “ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.” But Attorney General William Barr is being criticized for “weaponizing” the DOJ to serve Trump.
Barr mislead the public on the Mueller report. Other examples of Barr using the DOJ to defend Trump include:
- Attempting to keep the whistleblower’s complaint from Congress.
- Being drawn into Trump’s Ukraine play.
- Using his Justice Department to protect Trump from being forced to reveal his tax returns.
- Confirming Trump’s claim of Obama’s administration “spying” on Trump’s campaign.
Barr is motivated by two obsessions: To fight “secularists” who have launched an “unremitting assault on religion…” And he has argued for decades that the President has nearly unchecked powers.
Last week, Barr escalated the Russian interference inquiry by converting it into a criminal investigation. Observers say this is a warning to the intelligence community that crossing Trump could be dangerous.
Senate Democrats have called for Barr to recuse himself from the Ukraine investigation.
But he should also be investigated for abuse of power.
**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR SENATORS MERKLEY AND WYDEN:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [town/city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because . . .
. . . I agree with Senate Democrats on the Judiciary Committee that Barr must recuse himself from the Ukraine investigations, and investigations into the origin of the Russia investigation. He misled the public about the Mueller report and he tried to bury the Ukraine whistleblower’s complaint. The Attorney General should be working for all the American people, not just Trump.
SENATOR JEFF MERKLEY
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
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
**ACTION TWO: CALL COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN**
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WALDEN:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [town/city], Oregon [zip code].
Congratulations on your retirement plans. I hope now you’ll support the impeachment inquiry. Moreover, William Barr should be investigated for turning the DOJ into a Trump protection agency. Anyone who enables a criminal, cruel and traitorous president will not be treated kindly by history.
Through Greg’s actions and inactions – the silence is deafening – he continues to signal that he fully supports Trump, regardless of how much damage Trump is doing to our democracy and to world stability. Know that we are still here, we will hold him accountable, we are working to flip his seat BLUE — #2020IsNow!
**ACTION THREE: BE AN ACTIVIST**
Visit the ORD2 Indivisible Event Calendar on a regular basis to keep updated on local activities. Participate with us as often as you can. We also encourage you to submit events to be added to the ORD2 Indivisible Event Calendar and help us keep current with our event postings. https://ord2indivisible.org/submit-your-event/
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October 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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November 3 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Rogue Indivisible at Barnstormers: Quilters – Grants Pass
November 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Living With Purpose And Sanity In The Age Of Trump, A Self-Care Class – Medford
November 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
ORD2 Indivisible General Meeting – Phoenix
November 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Letters to the Editor Writing Party – Medford
November 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Thanksgiving Postcard Writing Party – Medford
November 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
ORD2 Indivisible 2020 Fundraising Campaign
As we approach what will be the most important election of our lifetimes, ORD2 Indivisible wants to be in a secure financial position to help engage as many voters in our district in the election process as possible. To accomplish this goal we are conducting the ORD2 Indivisible 2020 fundraising campaign.
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Los Angeles Times, Oct. 10, 2019: “At Justice Department, multiple investigations focus on Trump’s pet peeves.” https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-10-10/multiple-justice-dept-investigations-trump-pet-peeves
The Atlantic, Jun 30, 2019: “Why Bill Barr Is So Dangerous – He is using the office he holds to advance his extraordinary lifetime project of assigning unchecked power to the president.” https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/06/bill-barrs-dangerous-pursuit-executive-power/592951/
Wall Street Journal, Oct. 6, 2019: “Barr’s Requests for Foreign Help Prompt Backlash in Australia, Italy, U.K. —Opposition lawmakers, intelligence officials question why the attorney general is working outside usual channels in review of Russia-probe origins” https://www.wsj.com/articles/barrs-requests-for-foreign-help-prompt-backlash-in-australia-italy-u-k-11570369938
The New Yorker, Oct. 17, 2019: “William Barr’s Wild Misreading of the First Amendment” https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/william-barrs-wild-misreading-of-the-first-amendment
Washington Post, Oct. 1, 2019: “Democrats’ worst fears about William Barr are proving correct” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/10/01/worst-fears-about-william-barr-are-proving-correct/
The New Yorker, Sept. 29, 2019: “The Dangerous Position of William Barr” https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-dangerous-position-of-william-barr