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Now that Senators McCain, Graham, Schumer and Reed have released a joint statement emphasizing the seriousness of the Russian espionage and interference with the election and calling for an investigation (link below), it is time to start pushing very hard.
Immediate action items:
- Call and write your Senators, particularly Republican Senators, and make clear that (1) you endorse this joint statement, (2) you take this matter very seriously, (3) you demand that your Senators publicly endorse the joint statement and push for a full investigation into Russian espionage during the election. This is vital.
- Push hard on Senator McConnell and Speaker Ryan to demand that they endorse the joint statement and support a full investigation. Emphasize that Senators McCain and Graham are putting country over party and that all elected officials must do the same. Push this message out on blogs, on Twitter, on your social media pages. When you get pushback, continue to emphasize that our elected leaders need to put country over party. Trend the hashtag #CountryOverParty
- Demand that the media focus on this issue like a laser. The incoming President and his team will try to distract the media with outrageous statements and inflammatory tweets. Do not be fooled. Write letters to the editor. Email the public editors of newspapers. Tweet and email cable news shows.
Demand that all of them treat this story with the seriousness it requires. Tell them that you want to see serious investigative journalism on this issue.
Dedicate at least one hour to these tasks, preferably on multiple days.
This joint statement is the beginning. It is time to build on it.