Take Action: July 6, 2017 Support sanctions against Russia

The Senate’s Russian sanctions bill (S.722) has stalled due to a procedural snafu http://time.com/4831779/house-russia-iran-sanctions-bill/ The Senate can now either tweak its bill, introduce a new one, or the House can introduce identical legislation to ensure there is no further delay.  See more information and a call script at: https://5calls.org/issue/recgJ9hzeJ68f1unI.  We can:

  • Call our Representative to let them know that we support sanctions against Russia.
  • Call the House Committee on Foreign Affairs (202-225-5021), the committee which would help forward the legislation, and tell them that we support legislation which would impose sanctions against Russia.
  • Call Speaker Paul Ryan and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy at (202) 224-3121. Tell them to reject the President’s weak response and #StandUpToRussia. Let them know you support moving forward with strong sanctions against Moscow and its violations of American sovereignty. You could also share this message from Stand Up Republic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAxuP1VBhmo&feature=youtu.be
  • Until the Russian investigation is over, it seems unwise for Trump to be having private meetings with Putin. It’s apparent from this news article that Trump still wants to please Putin and cares little for what our country wants in regard to Russia. “President Donald Trump has asked National Security Council staff to come up with ‘deliverables’ that he can offer to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Germany on Thursday, July 6th. The news comes on the heels of a report published by The Associated Press last week that said Trump had been pushing for a full bilateral meeting with Putin rather than just an informal “pull-aside” on the sidelines of the G-20 summit.” The White House is not commenting. The sanctions need to stay in place and we should not be offering “deliverables” to Putin. Let’s tell the White House and Congress and the National Security Council no to any ”gifts” for Putin.