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Senators McCain, Graham, Schumer and Reed have released a joint statement emphasizing the seriousness of the Russian espionage and interference with the election and calling for an investigation. This is a good first step, but we need to get to work on this NOW, before the electoral college meets, not next year.
Please do as many of the following as you are able, and share widely. You can do these things more than once.
Call or write your Senators
Call and write your Senators, particularly Republican Senators, and make clear that (1) you endorse this joint statement, (2) you take this matter very seriously, (3) you demand that your Senators publicly endorse the joint statement and push for a full investigation into Russian espionage during the election. This is vital. Here is a link to find the contact information for your senators: http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/
Here is a sample script you can read when you call them (preferred), or use as the basis for a letter/e-mail to them.
My name is ________ ________. I am a voter and a constituent. I want Senator _______ to know that I endorse the joint statement about Russian espionage’s effect on the election by Senators McCain, Graham, Schumer and Reed, and I want to see this matter taken extremely seriously by the entire senate. If you have not already, I want to see you publicly endorse this joint statement and join the push for a full investigation into Russian espionage during the election. Please do this immediately, before inauguration day.
Contact Senator McConnell and Speaker Ryan
Whether they are your representatives or not, please still contact Senator McConnell and Speaker Ryan to demand that they endorse the joint statement and support a full investigation. Emphasize that Senators McCain and Graham are putting country over party and that all elected officials must do the same. Push this message out on blogs, on Twitter, on your social media pages. When you get pushback, continue to emphasize that our elected leaders need to put country over party.