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Daily Action: Trump, Russia ... and Retirement Plans

Rep. Julia Brownley: 

DC: (202) 225-5811
Thousand Oaks: (805) 379-1779
Rep. Ted Lieu:
DC: (202) 225-3976 
LA: (323) 651-1040
Rep. Steve Knight:
DC: (202) 225-1956
Simi Valley: (805) 581-7130

Today’s Action Item is a two-part call to our congresspeople concerning both the crisis engulfing the Trump administration, and yet another outrage that the GOP Congress is trying to sneak in under the radar. Both are important; we can’t be distracted by one, only to miss the other. Congress’ refusal to investigate the circumstances behind the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn is nothing short of a national crisis. But what are House Republicans doing today, instead of digging into the Russia-Trump connection? Passing a law that will let their friends who run Wall Street firms keep their monopoly on the nation’s retirement plans, rather than letting states like California help their citizens retire with dignity.

So, today, we’re going to demonstrate that Indivisible: Conejo can handle both problems.

1. The Trump-Russia connection: Please call the offices of your Representative and ask him or her to sign on as co-sponsor to House Resolution 356, demanding a congressional investigation into Flynn and Trump’s ties to Russia.

2. While you’ve got them on the phone, please ask for their “NO” vote on House Joint Resolution 66, which rescinds an Obama-era rule allowing states to offer their citizens retirement plans that feature a deduction from worker pay, with an opt-out. (see the attached editorial for details)

Sample Script:
Hello my name is _______. I am one of Rep. ____________ constituents in _______________, California. I'm calling to ask her to co-sponsor House Resolution 356, demanding a congressional investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and President Trump’s ties to Russia. There's no more important issue to the national security of this country than knowing whether officials at the highest level of government are beholden to Vladimir Putin's government, or whether they illegally communicated or even colluded with Russia in advance of Trump's election or inauguration. ALSO, I would also like to ask her to vote “NO” on House Joint Resolution 66. States with strict rules that protect retirement investors should have the right to develop and run their own retirement plans for workers who want them.