Call Your MoCs About Bannon’s Position on the NSC

Steve Bannon is a menace. His appointment to the NSC is unprecedented, and his views are dangerous. Here’s how you can help to potentially minimize his impact.

See if your Representative is on this list of co-sponsors for HB804, which would prevent political appointees from serving on the National Security Council (NSC). If they aren’t, call and ask them to please become a co-sponsor. If they are already co-sponsors, consider calling them to thank them, and asking them to continue to publicly denounce Bannon’s policies and his level of power within the White House.

See if your Senator is on this list of co-sponsors for SB291, which would modify the requirements for membership in the National Security Council (NSC). If they aren’t, call and ask them to please become a co-sponsor. If they are already co-sponsors, consider calling them to thank them, and asking them to continue to publicly denounce Bannon’s policies and his level of power within the White House.

Call Your House Rep to Support Rep. Katherine Clark’s Presidential Accountability Act

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.

 

Ask the House Oversight Committee to Investigate Russia’s Possible Influence on the Election

House Rep. Elijah Cummings (D – Maryland) has asked House Oversight Committee Chairman, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, asking for a bipartisan review of possible Russian interference with the 2016 Presidential Election. While this is not likely to change the outcome of the election, it’s still a vital step in the protection of our democracy and its systems.

Per a CNN article covering the letter:

The Democrat congressman said that though the hacks were on Democratic groups, the outrage at Russia’s actions should be bipartisan.
“Elections are the bedrock of our nation’s democracy,” Cummings wrote. “Any attempt by a foreign power to undermine them is a direct attack on our core democratic values, and it should chill every member of Congress and American — red or blue — to the core.”
Call Rep. Chaffetz and the House Oversight Committee and request that the Committee take action into reviewing this possible interference by calling 202-225-5074 & (801) 851-2500, and let them know that you support a bipartisan review into Russian activity surrounding the election.

Call on the House Oversight Committee to Review Trump’s Financial Arrangements

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D – Maryland) sent a letter to House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), asking that that the committee “immediately begin conducting a review of President-elect Donald Trump’s financial arrangements to ensure that he does not have any actual or perceived conflicts of interest and that he and his advisors comply with all legal and regulatory ethical requirements when he assumes the presidency.”

If you support this action being taken by the House Oversight Committee, you can call (202) 225-5074 & (801) 851-2500 and let them know that you support a bipartisan review of Trump’s financial arrangements and potential conflicts of interest before he is sworn in as President in January.