We're Making Progress - And There's More You Can Do
Since last week, thousands of us have contacted the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to request an investigation into president-elect Trump’s finances and conflicts of interest. And we’re having an effect:
"Americans across the country have flooded our Committee’s offices with thousands of calls in strong support of this investigation, jamming our phone lines with more calls than we have ever received in response to any other issue...For these reasons, we are now all writing to you in support of Ranking Member Cummings’ request, and we ask that the Oversight Committee begin its work as soon as possible."What you can do
The above is excerpted from a powerful letter written by all of the Democratic members of the Oversight Committee to Chairman Chaffetz (R- Utah) outlining our concerns and demanding action. Thanks to the energized action of concerned citizens, this is now a frontline issue. But there’s more to be done: The Oversight Committee has to have a majority vote to open an investigation, and there are only 17 Democrats. We must convince the committee's Republicans to take action. With more troubling actions and conflicts of interest emerging, it is clear that this should be a bi-partisan issue.
1. CALL Chaffetz and the other 24 Committee Republicans and demand an investigation. Find their phone numbers here
2. TELL YOUR FRIENDS If you have friends in these states, ask them to call the local offices!
3. SUPPORT Elizabeth Warren's audit of Trump's finance by EMAILING Katherine Siggerud and Timothy Minnelli at the Government Accountability office.
SAMPLE TEXT (make it your own!)
"I'm writing in support of Senator Elizabeth Warren's request for an audit of our incoming President Elect's finances, to prohibit conflicts of interest that would prevent him from carrying out the responsibilities of the office without corrupt influence."