THURSDAY 03/22/18

FEDERAL:

Secure Our Elections

The soft hacking of the 2016 election by Russia and other actors has gotten much attention, as has the scandal involving the Facebook data breach and Cambridge Analytica. However, less widely publicized is that the Russians attempted to hack into the election systems of nearly two dozen states, and were successful in Illinois. Apparently they were not able to alter any data, but the need for immediate action is critical. On Wednesday, officials from the Department of Homeland Security faced tough questions in the Senate, but questions alone are not going to ensure fair elections in November. Our nation needs to allocate the resources necessary to update voting machines, many of which are over ten years old and thus imminently hackable.

Script:
I am a constituent calling from __________to urge Rep./Sen. ____________ to originate, sponsor, or support legislation that would shore up our vulnerable elections’ system. Many states are working with outdated voting machines, and voter data has already been breached by hostile foreign powers such as Russia. We must update voting machines as soon as possible, no matter the cost. Thanks for taking my call.

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End the War in Yemen: Cut Saudi Military Aid

According to the New York Times, some 8 million Yemeni people are on the brink of starvation because of Saudi Arabia’s brutal blockade and continued bombardment. It is true that the rebelling factions within Yemen are allied with Iran, but the people are suffering needlessly due to the Saudis’ outrageous disregard for human rights. Meanwhile, crown prince Mohammed bin Salman cozies up to Trump in the Oval Office, discussing, no doubt, additional “deals” that will further militarize the Saudis. A bipartisan measure to end U.S. involvement died in the Senate. We must urge our representatives to withhold military aid to Saudi Arabia until that nation ceases its barbaric practices that threaten the lives of millions of innocents.

Script:
I am a constituent calling from _________ to urge that Rep./Sen. __________ originate, sponsor, or support legislation that would cut off military aid to Saudi Arabia as long as its actions in Yemen continue to put millions on the brink of starvation. We must not implicate ourselves in these crimes against humanity, and instead use our moral, financial, and military might to insure the fair treatment of civilians in the case of war. Thanks for taking my call.

 

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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EVENT:

SATURDAY!! MARCH FOR OUR LIVES - WINSTON-SALEM

Forsyth County youth and their supporters will join the collective voices of the national March for Our Lives event THIS Saturday, March 24 in Corpening Plaza in downtown Winston-Salem from 2 - 4:30 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1848342085200633/