Today, James Comey testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on the nature of his meetings with President Trump. Now let your representatives know if you support continuing to dig deeper into Trump-Russia connections or if you think it should stop. Constituents who take the time to make a phone call or write a letter have an outsized impact on how politicians determine their course of action.
Yesterday, we covered whether or not the investigations were consequential. Check that article if you need to before making a call today.
As expected, different media organizations are building their own network. MSNBC’s headline is Comey’s quote about the White House lying. Fox News’s headline is about Trump’s lawyer denying Comey’s accusations. Polarizing times.
Here’s what to do:
1.) Determine whether you support investigations into Trump’s ties to Russia. We covered a bit of this yesterday, so you can check that out here. Or, if you are already decided on the issue, jump to step two.
2.) Briefly articulate your reasoning.
We put up an example of text last week and will share it again here. Adjust it as you see fit. You can add a header if choosing to write/email your representative.
My name is __(Name)__ from ___(Location)____. I [support/oppose] continued action looking into Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.
I [support/oppose] this action because _____(Reason)_______.
I am contacting you because I want to know what you are going to do to show you take this issue seriously.
Got that? However you reach out, cover these main points:
– State who you are
– Be clear about whether you support or oppose an action
– Give a brief reason for your stance.
– Ask what they will do about it
The most important thing is to be clear about whether you support or oppose it because that is easiest for congressional staff and businesses to tally.
4.) Tell someone how it went. We’re adding this step this week. Tweet it, post it on Facebook, tell your family, text your friends, do whatever you prefer but let someone know you are taking action. It takes a lot of work to build the world you want. The more that people see their friends taking action, the more likely they are to come off the sidelines and contribute too.
That’s it. Let us know how it goes.