Today’s Action Call – Conflicts of Interest: Trump and Russia (Action 4 of 4)

Conflict of interests: But how did we get into this mess in the first place? Trump has entered office without divesting himself in any meaningful way of his worldwide business interests or divulging his tax returns. That he has substantial business ties with Russian investors is well known. From Vox, “His son, Donald Trump Jr. told the global trade publication eTurboNews that Russians were key investors in the Trump Organization’s assets. “And in terms of high-end product influx into the US, Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets; say in Dubai, and certainly with our project in SoHo and anywhere in New York,” Trump Jr. said in the interview. “We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.

There’s indeed a lot of money coming for new-builds and resale reflecting a trend in the Russian economy and, of course, the weak dollar versus the ruble.” (More to read here… http://time.com/4433880/donald-trump-ties-to-russia/)

Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Katherine Clark have introduced “The Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017” (S.65 (Senate), HR 371 (House)) which would required all Presidents and Vice-Presidents, including current ones, to divest themselves of all potential financial conflicts of interest, just as other federal officials must. They must also submit their recent tax returns to Congress and to the Office of Government Ethics. This bill has stalled in committee.

Call all three of your legislators and tell them you want this.

FOR CONGRESSWOMAN JULIA BROWNLEY: (202) 225-5811 DC, (805) 379-1779 Oxnard, (805) 379-1779 T.O.

C. Say “Yes” to HR 371 “The Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017”
Script: “Hi, my name is (_______) and I’m a constituent from (City, Zip). I’m calling to thank Congresswoman Julia Brownley for co-sponsoring HR 371 “The Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017”. Trump has failed to take the necessary steps to divest from his private business interests, and he and his family stand to profit from the Office of the Presidency. Thank you for your time and hard work.” (If leaving a voicemail: leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied.)

FOR SENATORS FEINSTEIN AND HARRIS: (DC switchboard (202) 224-3121, other #’s below.)

Say “Yes” to S.65 “The Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017” (Feinstein edition)

Script: “Hi, my name is (_______) and I’m a constituent from (City, Zip). I’m calling to thank Senator Feinstein for co-sponsoring S.65 “The Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017”. Trump has failed to take the necessary steps to divest from his private business interests, and he and his family stand to profit from the Office of the Presidency. Thank you for your time and hard work.” (If leaving a voicemail: leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied.)

Say “Yes” to S.65 “The Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017” (Harris edition)

Script: “Hi, my name is (_______) and I’m a constituent from (City, Zip). I’m calling to express my support for the S.65 “The Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017”. Trump has failed to take the necessary steps to divest from his private business interests, and he and his family stand to profit from the Office of the Presidency. Thank you for your time and hard work.” (If leaving a voicemail: leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied.)

Feinstein Contacts:
(202) 224-3841 DC
(310) 914-7300 LA
(415) 393-0707 SF
(619) 231-9712 SD
(559) 485-7430 Fresno

Harris Contacts:
(202) 224-3553 DC
(213) 894 – 5000 LA
(916) 448 – 2787 Sac
(916) 448 – 2787 Fresno
(415) 355 – 9041 SF
(619) 239 – 3884 SD

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