Now that Tom Price has, unfortunately, been confirmed for his position in Trump’s Cabinet, his house in the US House of Representatives is open. A special election is being held April 18 to determine who the new Rep for the 6th Congressional District of Georgia will be. Jon Osseff is a former staffer for Rep. John Lewis, and has his support in the race. Trump seriously underperformed expectations in the presidential race in this district, coming in about even with Hillary Clinton. That means that the Democrats have a real chance of taking this seat with enough support and visibility.
Help show Washington that Trump’s agenda is already losing by flipping the first seat in the House back to a Democrat mere months after his inauguration.
Learn more about Jon, donate, and find other ways to support the campaign on his website.
Here’s how you can volunteer to help Jon Ossoff win the special election for Tom Price’s House seat (Daily Kos)
A special congressional election in Georgia could be an early trial for Trump’s popularity (Business Insider)
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Call your Congressional Representative (find your Rep here) and let them know that you support, and would like them to support, Rep. Katherine Clark’s Presidential Accountability Act, which forces Presidents and Vice Presidents to address any financial conflicts of interests that they may have before taking office. This is an excellent move not just for ensuring that Donald Trump addresses his conflicts of interest, but also for fixing the existing loophole for Presidents regarding conflicts of interest (first created under George H.W. Bush) going forward.
You can also call house leadership at these numbers:
Paul Ryan: (202) 225-3031
Nancy Pelosi: (202) 225-4965
Read more about the bill here and here.
Check out this great infographic from Echo Through the Fog on how to go about calling your elected representatives when you have social anxiety, or if you get particularly nervous or uncomfortable about making phone calls.
Calling your reps is the most effective way to get your voice heard!