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June 2, 2017 - June 4, 2017Free
Why are we marching?
Every day we learn more about the role Russian state-led hacking and information warfare played in the 2016 election, and there are crucial unanswered questions about the relationship between the Russian state and Donald Trump, his associates and his campaign. The legitimacy of the United States government hinges on the answers to these questions. If the President was elected even in part due to collusion with a foreign effort to interfere in our democratic process, then the will of the people has been subverted.
Locally, we must demand that our elected officials tell us the #Truth, and we must remember to say #ThankYou to those who have put their country before their party and called for the #truth to be told. Make sure to tag your reps on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, whichever platform you’re comfortable with. Post video, post pictures, create art, even keep it simple with plain text.
We have decided to organize a digital counterpart to the national March for Truth instead of having a physical march. The march takes place during Pride Week, and we did not want people to have to choose between events. We have collaborated with the national March for Truth.
Yes, a special counsel is in place, but that’s just a start; the battle is far from over to get to the bottom of this investigation.
We still need an independent commission with subpoena powers. The bombshell news that Robert Mueller has been appointed by the Department of Justice to serve as Special Counsel on the Russia investigation comes after a “cascade of damaging developments for Mr. Trump in recent days,” as the New York Times reported. But as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi put it, “A special prosecutor is the first step, but it cannot be the last. Director Mueller will still be in the chain of command under the Trump-appointed leadership of the Justice Department. He cannot take the place of a truly independent, outside commission that is completely free from the Trump administration’s meddling.”
And Congressional investigations must continue. As Rep. John Conyers, Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Judiciary noted, “the appointment of a special counsel does not relieve Congress of its responsibility to conduct oversight of the Trump Administration.”
The gravity of this situation is profound. The sovereignty of our nation was attacked to elect a man who is a threat to the rule of law. There are criminal investigations, and investigations into matters of national security, that must be completed to restore our faith.
The culture of deceit that surrounds Donald Trump and his associates must be dealt with urgently. If this man was elected in part by colluding with a foreign power, then we must know it. We must know if our government is legitimate. For if it is not, then we must right that wrong. We must restore trust, in our government, and in one another.
For more information on the urgency of this issue, visit Indivisible Guide.
We call for a #MarchForTruth to raise our voices and let our elected leaders know that Americans want answers.
The legitimacy of our democracy is more important than the interests of any party, or any President. So, we will rise together to call for a complete, fair and impartial investigation, for the pursuit of truth, and for the restoration of faith in our electoral system and the Office of the Presidency.
Across the country, peaceful demonstrations will be arranged on Saturday, June 3rd.
Our goals are simple:
- An independent commission must be established and Congressional investigations should be properly resourced and pursued free of partisan interests;
- As much information should be made available to the public as possible, and as soon as possible;
- Congress should require Donald Trump to release his tax returns to clarify his business interests and obligations to any foreign entity;
- If crimes were committed or if collusion is discovered, it must be prosecuted.