WED 11AM: Ahead of Comey Testimony, Groups Rally on Capitol Hill to Deliver Signatures of 4M Americans Demanding Independent Commission Investigate Trump’s Campaign Ties to Russia
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 — 11:00AM ET
Press Conference Calls on Members of Congress to Sign Discharge Petition to Create Independent Commission to Investigate Trump
Reps Nadler, Doggett, Deutch, Eshoo and Sarbanes Join Members of Common Cause, CREDO, MoveOn, Public Citizen, and More in Push for Independent Commission Investigation of Trump Campaign’s Ties to Russia
Washington, DC — On Wednesday, June 7th, members of 19 national organizations will rally on Capitol Hill to deliver the signatures of more than 4 million people to members of Congress urging a full investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.
The press conference and petition delivery, which will take place at the western section of Area 10 (the lawn in front of East Capitol steps on the House Side) calls specifically on members of Congress to support a discharge petition, introduced by Rep. Eric Swalwell and Rep. Elijah Cummings, dedicated to creating an independent commission to investigate the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (TX-35), Rep. John Sarbanes (MD-03), Rep. Jerry Nadler (NY-10), Rep. Ted Deutch (FL-22) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-18) will be in attendance at the press conference.
The press conference and petition delivery comes on the heels of the March for Truth held June 3rd which called for a full investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia and in anticipation of former FBI director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, June 8th.
WHAT: Press conference and petition delivery urging members of Congress to support an effort calling for an independent investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia followed by a petition delivery to House and Senate leadership as well as select GOP committee members
WHEN: Wednesday, June 7 at 11:00 a.m. ET
WHERE: US Capitol Building. Western section of Area 10, just east of the House Triangle. Washington DC, 200
WHO: Members of Color of Change; Common Cause; Courage Campaign; CREDO Action; Daily Kos; Democracy for America; End Citizens United; Every Voice; Friends of the Earth; Just Foreign Policy; MoveOn.org; National Organization For Women; People Demanding Action; People For the American Way; Public Citizen; Rootstrikers; Stand Up America; Vote Vets; Win Without War; Women’s Action for New Directions; and the Working Families Party
ORGANIZATIONAL SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Lisa Gilbert (Public Citizen), Members of Congress, Karen Hobert Flynn (Common Cause), Angel Padilla (Indivisible), Valerie Ervin (Working Families Party), Rio Tazewell (People for the American Way), Will Fisher (VoteVets.org), Ben Wikler (MoveOn.org)
WATCH A LIVESTREAM OF THE ACTION HERE: https://www.facebook.com/moveon/videos/10154474034510493/
FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://www.facebook.com/events/1292318264214034/
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