Ross’s Forbes profile describes him as a billionaire who made his fortune flipping bankrupt companies and there is concern about his financial ties to Russia.
For Senators Feinstein and Harris – Call today and tomorrow (both): (DC switchboard (202) 224-3121, other #’s below.)
Script: Hi my name is ____, I am a constituent of Sen. [______] and I am calling to urge you to vote “NO” on the confirmation of Wilbur Ross for Commerce Secretary. I am concerned about Mr. Ross’ record of predatory business tactics which favor the corporation over the worker and his financial and political conflicts of interests. Mr. Ross has a long history of favoring the bottom line over that of the common man in many industries, from coal to banking. In light of current concerns about Donald Trump’s ties to Russia, Ross should not be confirmed as Commerce Secretary until he has addressed issues that surround his financial ties to Russia. Thank you.
Feinstein Contacts: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
Harris Contacts: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (916) 448-2787, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884
MORE ON WILBUR ROSS:
- Here’s a discussion of Ross “The King of Bankruptcy” https://thinkprogress.org/who-is-wilbur-ross-5e22fab68f47
- Other: There is concern about Wilbur Ross’s financial ties to Russia. http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article133217874.html and http://www.booker.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=545