TODAY’S ACTIONS: Russia and EPA

Today’s Action #1: Ask your House Reps for an independent Russia investigation

As you’re almost certainly aware, on Monday, National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigned after multiple reports that he lied about contacts he had with the Russian ambassador in December. The White House has apparently been aware for weeks that the FBI believed that Flynn was vulnerable to Russian blackmail.

Isn’t this over now that Flynn has resigned?

No. Many questions remain, including:

  1. Who, if anyone, directed Flynn to contact the Russian ambassador regarding the Obama administration’s sanctions against Russia?
  2. When the administration knew for weeks that Flynn was vulnerable to blackmail by a hostile foreign power, why did they continue to allow him to have access to our nation’s classified intelligence?
  3. Why did the Trump campaign have contact with Russia before the election?

What can we do about it?

We can call our House Representatives and ask them to support an independent investigation of the Trump administration’s relationship with Russia. If anyone in the Trump administration has been compromised by Russia, we need to know. And if not, shouldn’t they want an investigation to prove it?

We will be calling our Senators about this tomorrow. You can call them about it today, too, if you want to.

“Hi, my name is [ ] and I’m a constituent. I live in [ ]. I am calling to ask [ ] to support a bipartisan investigation of the Trump administration’s relationship with Russia. I am really concerned about what Flynn did and whether he is the only one who may have been involved in this.”

North Dakota

Rep. Kevin Cramer
Fargo: 701-356-2216
Washington, D.C.: 202-225-2611


Minnesota

Rep. Collin Peterson
Detroit Lakes: 218-847-5056
Washington: 202-225-2165

Today’s Action #2: No to Pruitt at EPA

While the craziness is happening in the White House, the Senate continues to vote on Cabinet nominees. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has been nominated to head the Environmental Protection Agency. As Oklahoma AG, he has sued the EPA 14 times. He does not believe that human activities cause climate change. In addition, “nearly 450 former Environmental Protection Agency employees Monday urged Congress to reject President Trump’s nominee to run the agency.”

Ask your Senators to vote NO on Scott Pruitt

“Hi, my name is [ ] and I’m a constituent. I live in [ ]. I am calling to ask [ ] to vote against Scott Pruitt for EPA director. I believe the head of the EPA should be someone who is interested in protecting the environment.”

North Dakota

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp

Fargo: 701-232-8030
Washington: 202-224-2043


Sen. John Hoeven

Fargo: 701-239-5389
Washington: 202-224-2551

Minnesota

Sen. Al Franken

St. Paul: 651-221-1016
Washington: 202-224-5641
Moorhead: 218-284-8721


Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Minneapolis: 612-727-5220
Washington: 202-224-3244
Moorhead: 218-287-2219

Sen. Klobuchar is voting against Pruitt. Call her to say thanks.