Side with the Rule of Law, Senator Tillis!

Tuesdays with Tillis marcher at Senator Thom Tillis office. Sign says Senator Tillis, Do Your Job.

Donald Trump pushed Ukraine to interfere in our 2020 election. He withheld U.S. military aid and a White House meeting to pressure Ukraine to launch a sham investigation into a 2020 political rival in order to hurt his candidacy.
That’s bribery and extortion. We are demanding that Senator TIllis stand up for the rule of law and stop defending the president, whose actions are indefensible.

Featured speakers include Susanna Hailey at Law Works NC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi24oPyuL4w

Rally for the Rule of Law, Tomorrow

*ADVISORY*

Rally for the Rule of Law, Tomorrow, November 19th at 11:30am

Impeachment Hearings Day Three. Now What?

Issue Advocacy and Activist Groups and Concerned Citizens Weigh In

RALEIGH – President Donald Trump pushed Ukraine to interfere in our 2020 election. He withheld U.S. military aid and a White House meeting to pressure Ukraine to launch a sham investigation into a 2020 political rival in order to hurt his candidacy.

More than six witnesses have corroborated the same set of facts: President Trump would only meet the President of Ukraine and release US military assistance if he got something of value for himself. That’s bribery. He was using his public office for his personal benefit. The Constitution is very clear that bribery is an impeachable offense:

“The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

Tomorrow in Raleigh, grassroots activist groups, issue advocacy organizations and concerned citizens will gather together to bring awareness to the third day of impeachment hearings. North Carolina needs support from Senator Tillis to hold the President accountable!

WHAT: Rally for the Rule of Law!

WHO: Law Works NC, Tuesdays with Tillis and concerned citizens

WHEN: Tuesday, November 19th at 11:30 AM

WHERE: Terry Sanford Federal Building at 310 New Bern Road Raleigh, NC

Support the For the People Act

Tuesdays with Tillis marchers with Lady Liberty and Let the People Vote and Remember in November signsDetails

HR 1 was passed by the House of Representatives; we are demanding that the Senate pass it as well. Its purpose:
To expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and for other purposes.

 

Voting

Specifically, the bill expands voter registration and voting access, makes Election Day a federal holiday, and limits removing voters from voter rolls.
The bill provides for states to establish independent, nonpartisan redistricting commissions

The bill also sets forth provisions related to election security, including sharing intelligence information with state election officials, protecting the security of the voter rolls, supporting states in securing their election systems, developing a national strategy to protect the security and integrity of U.S. democratic institutions, establishing in the legislative branch the National Commission to Protect United States Democratic Institutions, and other provisions to improve the cybersecurity of election systems.

Money in Politics

This bill addresses campaign spending, including by expanding the ban on foreign nationals contributing to or spending on elections; expanding disclosure rules pertaining to organizations spending money during elections, campaign advertisements, and online platforms; and revising disclaimer requirements for political advertising.

This bill establishes an alternative campaign funding system for certain federal offices. The system involves federal matching of small contributions for qualified candidates.

Ethics

This bill sets forth provisions related to ethics in all three branches of government. Specifically, the bill requires a code of ethics for federal judges and justices, prohibits Members of the House from serving on the board of a for-profit entity, expands enforcement of regulations governing foreign agents, and establishes additional conflict-of-interest and ethics provisions for federal employees and the White House.

The bill also requires candidates for President and Vice President to submit 10 years of tax returns.

Support HR1, the For the People Act

November 12, 2019

 

Dear Senator Tillis,

 

It is time for the Senate to vote on HR1, For the People Act of 2019:  To expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and for other purposes.  Do you have the courage to stand up and let M. Mitch know that a campaign finance and ethics overhaul is actually how many of you on the Hill are going to stay out of jail?  I hope you have a lawyer and I hope she’s good.

 

Voting, Money In Politics and Ethics.  Where do you stand?  

 

Voting:  No need to go further than your ardent defense of voter ID laws, your endlessly stunning commitment to discriminatory practices.

 

Money In Politics:  $7,321,115.00 in your re-election bank.  We know about the NRA. Yet others remain not so evident.  Is Cambridge Analytica back on the job? Oh sorry, it closed last year in scandal mode.  Who’s your upcoming Big Data company? HR1 will at least make you vet the next group you use.

 

Ethics:  Your curious stand on information about a political opponent offered by a foreign adversary (yes sure, alert the FBI but oh heavens corroborate the information as well) does not fall into some gray area.  It affects the security of the country. Please pass that on when you’re getting a little more cash from 45.  

 

HR1 also requires candidates for President and Vice-President to submit 10 years of tax returns.

 

Our eternal wish:  Senator Tillis, do your job. With your heart as a guide all these answers will come easily.  You are forgetting who you are. You are forgetting who we are.

Impeachment and Immigration

Peaceful protest at Senator Tillis’ office immigration reform

We want Senator Tillis to support the impeachment of the president. Meanwhile the Senator is spending his time bragging about his opposition to “sanctuary cities,” and warning of crimes by immigrants. We know that immigrants are far less likely to commit crimes than naturalized citizens, and that the war on immigrants is a way that the president and his party distract us from his crimes and feed the racism of their base. Meanwhile, 5,400 children have been separated from their parents at the border (kidnapped by our government), child separation continues at an escalating rate, and the administration has virtually ended asylum and even legal immigration. We come together to resist the racism which is behind these policies, policies which cause lifelong trauma to children, heartbreak, ruined lives, and continued genocidal policies toward black and brown people. #OneSimpleQuestion

Support Impeachment

Senator Tillis co-sponsored Lindsey Graham’s resolution complaining about the process in the House, and he approved of the obstruction of the hearing on Wednesday by representatives of his party, which delayed it by 5 hours. The American people want the truth, and we need to keep pointing out the costs of this presidency to the rule of law, our democratic process, our elections, our allies, and our values. People are exhausted by all the news coming out of Washington, yes, but meanwhile we absolutely must build public pressure to remove this president.

Letter to the Senator

Dear Senator TIllis,

It is amazing to us how you seem to focus on exactly the wrong things. At a time when the president uses his powers for personal and political gain, the chief law enforcement officer of the United States acts like the president’s personal attorney, both break laws, and both force others to do the same, you pretend that all of this isn’t happening. You focus on non-issues such as “sanctuary cities.” There are no sanctuary cities in North Carolina, and multiple studies have shown that undocumented people are far less likely to commit crimes than naturalized citizens. The reason why you and the president lie about undocumented people is to inflame the racism of your base. This kind of divisive politics serves no one except Putin and the billionaires.

Meanwhile, 5,400 migrant children were separated from their parents. How can you possibly support a president who would do this? How can you continue to support a president who takes money away from FEMA, and from our troops so that he can build a useless wall and fund ICE?

The Senate resolution objecting to the House investigation of the president is another non-issue. Meanwhile, actual pressing issues include the corruption of our own government, the climate crisis, racist policies, a trillion dollar deficit as a result of the tax cut for the rich, mass incarceration, gun violence, the 400,000 children who have lost health care coverage since 2016, and the abandonment of our Kurdish allies in Syria. You have nothing to say about any of these things.

Your contempt for your constituents and your contempt for the rule of law become clearer every day. But, as always, it is not too late to do the right thing. Support the impeachment of this lawless president and start talking about things that matter.

Letters to the Senator

October 22, 2019

 

Dear Senator Tillis,

The president has surrounded himself with criminals and commits high crimes and misdemeanors repeatedly in public.  He is corrupt to the core, and has appointed corrupt people to serve on his cabinet, most of them selected for their willingness to dismantle the very agencies they are supposed to lead.  Partisan voter suppression is rampant, and interference with our elections by foreign governments is invited and occurs in plain sight. Our intelligence agencies and dedicated public servants are contradicted and silenced and threatened.  The Attorney General of the United States is using his office to traffic in false conspiracy theories so that he can punish the political enemies of the president. The president blatantly mocks and disregards the rule of law.

 

Where will it end?  Meanwhile, you who have been charged with defending the Constitution instead continue to parrot the lies and obstruction of the president and his cronies.  Meanwhile, you think the most important thing you can do is to sign an amicus brief for a florist who thinks it is her 1st Amendment right to refuse to make a flower arrangement for queer people.  This was emphatically not what our founders intended by putting “freedom of religion” in the Constitution, and you know it.

 

It is not too late to decide to be on the right side of history.  There is no way you can win the next election except by becoming as much of a criminal as the president.  Why not do the right thing, and actually represent the people of North Carolina, and actually defend the Constitution of the United States?  We demand that you call for the House bill about Syria to come to the floor of the Senate. We demand that you impeach this president.

Defend the Country, not the President

 

Even when Trump abandoned the  at the direction of Turkey’s president, Tillis defended him, saying he “trusts” Trump. Join us as we demand that Senator Tillis defend our country’s most sacred values and stand up to this corrupt, narcissistic, and racist president.

Preserve our Earth and our Future

Tuesdays with Tillis protester marching for environment, climate justice

Climate Justice, Climate Catastrophe: whatever we call it is the most important issue of our time. Join us as we protest the Administration’s policies which exacerbate climate injustice and climate catastrophe. Join us as we learn about crucial local efforts and local organizations.