TUESDAY 4/18/2017

FEDERAL: (We're going to hit this again)
Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017
The legislation is currently under consideration in both the House (H.R.371) and the Senate (S.65) and would require the President to divest financial assets which create a conflict of interest. Unlike all previous presidents, President Trump has declined to divest financial assets which create a conflict of interest. Instead, he created a revocable trust in favor of his sons to run his business, an arrangement initially deemed inadequate by ethics experts, which has since been further weakened by a provision to permit to Trump to take out funds at will and an agreement to provide regular financial reports to Trump. Trump’s numerous conflicts continue to mount. The Atlantic keeps a weekly running tally of known Trump conflicts of interest. Among the latest are a recent grant of trademarks for Trump’s hotel businesses in Mexico and on-going profits from his use of Mar-A-Lago and other Trump properties for presidential excursions. The proposed legislation would require disclosure and divestiture of assets to eliminate such conflicts of interest.

Script for Senators:
Hello, my name is _________ and I’m a constituent in zip code _______. I’m calling because I want Senator ____ to support S.65, which would require the President to divest financial assets which create a conflict of interest. I’m very concerned about the appearance of corruption and think this legislation would go a long way to solving the problem. I appreciate your time!

Script for Representatives:
Hello, my name is _________ and I’m a constituent in zip code _______. I’m calling because I want Representative ____ to support H.R.371, which would require the President to divest financial assets which create a conflict of interest. I’m very concerned about the appearance of corruption and think this legislation would go a long way to solving the problem. I appreciate your time!

Senator Richard Burr
Washington, DC: (202) 224-3154
Winston-Salem: (336) 631-5125

Senator Thom Tillis
Washington, DC: (202) 224-6342
High Point: (336) 885-0685

HOUSE:
Rep. Virginia Foxx
Clemmons, NC (336) 778-0211
Washington, DC (202) 225-2071

Rep. Ted Budd
Advance, NC (336) 998-1313
Washington, DC (202-225-4531

Rep. Mark Walker
Greensboro, NC (336) 333-5005
Washington, DC (202) 225-3065

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STATE

HB 467, Hog Waste
This bill was rushed through the House and is now in the Senate. It exempts giant hog producers from a variety of lawsuits from neighbors who have complained bitterly about the odor these farms put out. The pork industry is a leading contributor to GOP legislators, so we think something stinks about this bill. Read here to learn about the devastating impact animal waste has on our rural ecosystems and human inhabitants:http://www.ewg.org/research/exposing-fields-filth

SCRIPT:
Hi, I am a constituent from __________ and I am calling to urge Rep./Sen. _____________ to oppose HB 467, a bill that would ban neighbors from suing hog farms over quality of life complaints. Settling grievances in civil court is a fundamental and important protection of our laws. The state should not interfere in this process. Thank you for recording my call.

NC Senate
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gas…/members/memberListNoPic.pl…

NC House
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gas…/members/memberListNoPic.pl…

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