WEDNESDAY 8/2/2017

FEDERAL:

Congress: Do Your Job, Investigate Trump

On Monday night, The Washington Post broke what has to be regarded as the most explosive revelation in the Russiagate mess: the president himself personally dictated a highly misleading statement about the now infamous meeting in Trump tower with known Russian operatives in 2016. The most stunning part of the story is that the Donald overruled everyone else on his staff who wanted to take a more transparent approach. Thus, the president of the United States has now implicated himself directly in a coverup, purposely downplaying meetings taken by his team, meetings we now know were conducted for the express purpose of receiving damaging political information about an opponent from an enemy foreign power. It should come as no surprise that word of Trump’s deceit leaked from within his own administration. His closest advisors and staffers were forced to sell a lie in the media, but they won’t keep risking their own reputations to protect the boss for too much longer. Somewhere in a secluded office, Bob Mueller and his team quietly plug away at their investigation, even as sycophantic Republicans in the House continue to discredit their work. We have full confidence in Mueller, but wonder why we are hearing nothing from the investigations in the House and Senate into Russian meddling and possible Trump team ties. What’s more, the very real specter of a Saturday night massacre firing of Mueller is very much alive. So today we call for a revival of existing congressional inquiries, but also the creation of a robust, independent, bipartisan select congressional committee. Background:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-dictated-sons-misleading-statement-on-meeting-with-russian-lawyer/2017/07/31/04c94f96-73ae-11e7-8f39-eeb7d3a2d304_story.html?utm_term=.7531866160c1

http://thehill.com/homenews/media/344745-lawsuit-claims-trump-involvement-in-retracted-fox-story-on-seth-rich

SCRIPT:

I am a constituent calling from __________ to urge Rep./Sen. ___________ to urge the congressional committees looking into possible ties between the Trump team and Russian operatives to put their work front and center in the public. We now have revelations that the president himself actively misled the public in an attempt to cover up the true nature of a highly questionable meeting. I also ask you to create a special select committee that can work free from the political constraints that seem to be bogging down existing investigations. Thanks for recording my call.

Oppose Conceal Carry Reciprocity:

Bills are working their way through both houses of Congress that would force states with tough gun laws to abide by the minimum restrictions of other states’ conceal carry policies. In effect, every state in the union could say goodbye to permits, and even background checks. The NRA, which heavily subsidizes many politicians, is pushing these measures that would send the entire nation back to the days of the wild, wild West. We think it the height of hypocrisy that Republicans would push bills that usurp the right of states to make their own laws. California is not Texas. Given that here in North Carolina we barely defeated a conceal carry without a permit bill, these national measures are particularly galling. Today we present two action: call your reps, but also sign a petition brought to you by Everytown for Gun Safety. Background:

http://www.newsweek.com/mayors-oppose-concealed-carry-guns-629401

SCRIPT:

I am a constituent calling from _________ to urge Rep./Sen. ___________ to oppose bills that would force states to adopt the minimum national standards for concealed weapons. I think that states should have the right to make their own laws, and I am against bills that are pushed by the NRA. Thanks for taking my call.

Click here to sign the petition:

http://act.everytown.org/sign/postcards-dont-gut-our-gun-laws/nosig=1?source=tmno_ccr-sms-2017-07-31&refcode=tmno_ccr-sms-2017-07-31&utm_source=tm_n_&utm_medium=_o&utm_campaign=ccr-sms-2017-07-31

Tillis

DC: (202) 224-6342

Charlotte: 704-509-9087

Greenville: (252) 329-0371

Hendersonville: (828) 693-8750

High Point: (336) 885-0685

Raleigh: (919) 856-4630

Burr

DC: (202) 224-3154

Winston-Salem: (800) 685-8916

Rocky Mount: (252) 977-9522

Wilmington: (888) 848-1833, (336) 631-5125

Asheville: (828) 350-2437

NC-1 G.K. Butterfield

DC: (202) 225-3101

Durham: (919) 908-0164

Wilson: (252) 237-9816

NC-2 George Holding

DC: 202-225-3032

Raleigh: 919/782-4400

NC-3: Walter Jones

DC: 202-225-3415

Greenville: (252) 931-1003

NC-4 David Price

DC: (202) 225-1784

Raleigh: (919) 859-5999

Chapel Hill: 919.967.7924

Fayetteville: 910.323.0260

NC-5 Virginia Foxx DC: (202) 225 2071

Clemmons: (336) 778 0211

Boone: (828) 265-0240

NC-6 Mark Walker

DC: (202) 225-3065

Greensboro: (336) 333-5005

Graham: (336) 229-0159

NC-7 David Rouzer

DC: (202) 225-2731

Bolivia: (910) 253-6111

Smithfield: (919) 938-3040

Wilmington: (910) 395-0202

NC-8 RIchard Hudson

DC: (202) 225-3715

Rockingham: (910) 997-2070

Concord: (704) 786-1612

NC-9 Robert Pittenger

DC: (202) 225-1976

Charlotte: (704) 362-1060

Mooresville: (704) 696-8188

NC-10 Patrick McHenry

DC: (202) 225-2576

Black Mountain: (828) 669-0600

Gastonia: (828) 833-0096

Hickory: (800) 477-2575

NC-11 Mark Meadows

DC: (202) 225-6401

Hendersonville: (828) 693-5660

NC-12 Alma Adams

DC: (202) 225-1510

Charlotte: (704) 344-9950

NC-13 Ted Budd

DC: (202) 225-4531

Advance: 336-998-1313

STATE:

Sustain the Veto on Garbage Juice Bill:

Governor Cooper vetoed this truly awful bill formally known as “aerosolization of leachate.” That is a scientific-sounding euphemism for taking the concentrated liquid found at the bottom of landfills and spraying it into the open air, in the hopes that turning it into a fine spray will somehow disperse its toxicity. Has this process been studied? No. Does it benefit anyone but private landfill owners? Again, no. We are all for helping the business community, but certainly not at the expense of the health of North Carolina’s citizens. Please urge the legislature to veto this true stinker of a bill. The next session begins August 3, so fire those emails out in a hurry!

SCRIPT:

I am constituent writing from __________ to urge Rep./Sen. ____________ to let Governor Cooper’s veto of HB 576, the Aerosolization of Leachate bill, stand. The process this bill would permit has not been studied, and is potentially harmful. Please do not sacrifice my health in order to save private landfill owners a few dollars. Thanks for considering my request. I would appreciate a response to this message.

NC House contacts:

http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/members/reports/room-phone.pl?Chamber=House&viewType=normal

NC Senate Contacts:

http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/members/reports/room-phone.pl?Chamber=Senate&viewType=normal