Tuesday 20161213 – Call for Investigation of Russian Interference

6 days until Electoral College votes

Action: Call senators at their home offices and DC offices in support of a nonpartisan investigation of Russian interference in the presidential election to be completed before the electoral college vote is certified on January 6th.

Goal: Get as many senators as possible to support this investigation and support an independent, nonpartisan commission.  Call for a deadline prior to the January 6th Joint Session of Congress where electoral college votes are tallied.

Contacts and Scripts:
Senator John McCain DC (202) 224-2235, AZ (602) 952-2410

Senator Lindsey Graham DC (202) 224-5972, SC (864) 250-1417
Senator Chuck Schumer DC (202) 224-6542, NY (518) 431-4070
Senator Jack Reed DC (202) 224-4642, RI (401) 528-5200
Senator Mitch McConnell DC (202) 224-2541, KY (502) 582-6304
Representative Paul Ryan DC (202) 225-3031, WI (262) 637-0510

Script: [for McCain, Graham, Schumer, Reed, McConnell and Ryan] Thank you for calling for an investigation into Russian cyberattacks on our elections. These attacks pose a grave threat to our national security.  Investigations must be conducted by an independent, nonpartisan commission, and be completed prior to the Joint Session of Congress on January 6th.

Senator Patty Murray: WA (206) 553-5545, DC (202) 224-2621
Senator Maria Cantwell:  WA (206) 220-6400, DC (202) 224-3441
Congressman Rick Larsen:  WA (360)-733-4500, DC (202) 225-2605
Congresswoman Suzan DelBene WA (425)485-0085, DC (202) 225-6311

Script:  [For your senators and representative]
Please:

  • Publicly endorse the joint statement of the Senate Committee on Armed Services on Russian interference in the presidential election.
  • Call for the investigations to be conducted by an independent, nonpartisan commission, and
  • Set a deadline for completion prior to the the Joint Session of Congress on January 6th.

Background:
On Sunday morning, Senators
John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Jack Reed (D-RI) from the Senate Committee on Armed Services issued a joint statement with Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Senate Democratic Leader-elect, calling for a bipartisan investigation into cyberattacks on the US election. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) have shown support for bipartisan investigations by standing committees.  Also on Monday, three Senate democrats, Benjamin Cardin (MD) Dianne Feinstein (CA) and Patrick J. Leahy (VT) called for the creation of an independent, nonpartisan commission to conduct the investigations.

http://www.armed-services.senate.gov/press-releases/mccain-graham-schumer-reed-joint-statement-on-reports-that-russia-interfered-with-the-2016-election

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/12/us/politics/mcconnell-supports-inquiry-of-russian-hacking-during-election.html