Make the March for Truth Count — Demand an Independent Commission
Join with thousands of Americans on Saturday, June 3rd, to demand answers about the Trump-Russia scandal, through the March for Truth! Whether you’re marching or not, you can help make the march count and amplify it’s call to action. Contact your senators and House representative to demand that Congress create an independent commission!
(Not sure who your members of Congress are? Find out here.)
Here are your talking points:
- I’m participating in the March for Truth on June 3rd, or, I stand in solidarity with those who participate in the March for Truth on June 3rd.
- Our country needs a full, bipartisan and transparent investigation into possible connections between Russia and the Trump campaign.
- (*For Republican House reps) I want you to join your 4 Republican colleagues in the House (Rep. Justin Amash (MI), Rep. Charlie Dent (PA), Rep. Walter Jones (NC), and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL) ) and support an independent commission, specifically the Protect our Democracy Act (HR 356).
- (*For Democratic House reps; all of NJ’s House Dems have co-sponsored HR 356) Thank you for co-sponsoring the Protect our Democracy Act. Please do everything you can to increase support for this bill and create an independent commission.
- (*For Senator Menendez and Senator Booker) I want you to support or introduce legislation that would create an independent commission to investigate the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia.
- I want Congress to require the president to release his tax returns.
Even though the Deputy Attorney General has appointed a special counsel, we still need Congress to create an independent commission to investigate. A bill in the House, the Protect our Democracy Act (HR 356), would do just that.
Why do we need an independent commission if there is already a special counsel? Two reasons:
- An independent commission is more likely to present its findings to the public, ensuring the highest level of transparency and accountability to the American people. The special counsel appointed by the DOJ will only present findings if charges are brought against individuals.
- A commission created by Congress is the best way to ensure an independent, bipartisan investigation because it will be conducted by equal numbers of investigators appointed by the two parties. The DOJ’s special counsel is still directly answerable to the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, whose appointment by Trump and involvement in the firing of James Comey have raised questions about his independence.
Too nervous to call your representatives? No problem! Call them after hours and leave a voicemail. Still too nervous? Don’t worry — you can send them a letter!
Sen. Bob Menendez: One Gateway Center, Suite 1100, Newark, NJ 07102
Sen. Cory Booker: One Gateway Center, 23rd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102
Rep. Donald Norcross (D-1): 10 Melrose Avenue, Suite 210, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-2): 5914 Main Street, Suite 103, Mays Landing, NJ 08330-1746
Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-3): Township of Toms River Town Hall, 33 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ 08753
Rep. Chris Smith (R-4): 4573 South Broad Street, Hamilton, NJ 08620
Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-5): 65 Central Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6): 504 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 07740
Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7): 425 North Avenue East, Westfield, NJ 07090
Rep. Albio Sires (D-8): 800 Anna Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-9): 2-10 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10): 253 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11): 30 Schuyler Place, Second Floor, Morristown, NJ 07960
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12): 850 Bear Tavern Road, Suite 201, Ewing, NJ 08628