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 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.

Stand up for our Country

November 5, 2019

 

Dear Senator Tillis:

I cry myself to sleep almost every night over the loss of my country – our country.  I am a registered Democrat but far more than that I am an American. I plead with you to search your conscience and take an informed stand about what is happening.  When I write “what is happening,” I mean all of the things that each cabinet leader seems to be doing with what used to somewhat work (Justice, Environment, State, etc etc).  I mean the Chair-Sitter in the oval office.  

You and Senator Burr are all we have to represent us in this toxic Senate environment.  We don’t understand why you are not standing up. I really mean that. I look at the facts – and I mean real facts, not flexible facts – and can’t you see that the majority of us also believe there is an emergency at the border – the emergency is about deaths, moral choices and human rights.  

I could go on and on but please know I love this country to the depths of my being.  I never believed in love it or leave it and I am not one looking to Canada for a new life.  I am staying put to bring my care and my talent to bringing justice to everyone. Right now, justice looks like removal of the Chair-Sitter.

If you met me, you might see how sincere I am.  And others who are like me. You can easily gather with us in a Town Hall here in the City of Oaks or anywhere of your choosing.  All of us are in so much pain over your silence and that of your colleagues. It is not too late to access your moral core, your soul.  Please meet with us.

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.

Press Releases

CONTACTS:

Mike Eisenberg, Tuesdays with Tillis, mikeeisen@yahoo.com, 312-371-1447

Karen Ziegler, Tuesdays With Tillis, ziegl001@gmail.com, 919-819-2073

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

Protest at the Federal Building: Impeach Now

 

WHAT: Protest of the president’s crimes and demand for impeachment

WHERE: Federal Buildlng, 310 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh 27601

WHEN: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm TODAY Tuesday September October 1

This is part of a national mobilization.  Everyone will sign the following letter:

October 1, 2019

Dear Senator Tillis,

We appreciate that you took the time this week to listen to the soldiers and families at Fort Bragg.  This could not have been easy for you.  It would be so great if you would know that, having survived this difficult event, you are strong enough to continue to listen to your constituents.

It is true that the President is more popular than you are in our state, so we understand why you would think that continuing to defend him might improve your own political fortunes.

We also understand why you are afraid of him.  He is a bully who will stop at nothing to stay in power.  He is also fighting for his life and for the lives of his family.  All of them are deeply implicated in numerous crimes.

Now he and Senator McConnell and AG Barr and apparently the head of the State Department are betting that Trump’s ability to whip people into a frenzy of hate will allow them to take over the House as well as keep the Senate and the White House.

We ask you today if you really want to be part of this plan.  Have you so totally sold your soul that you want to bet your own life on such a fragile house of cards?  Will lies win in the end, or truth?  Will brute strength crush all voices of reason, and all songs of love?  Will the earth die because a few wealthy men are determined to continue to amass wealth by cultivating hate and false conspiracy theories and crimes?

It is not too late to do the right thing and to be on the right side of history.  Please listen to those of us who are crying out for the future of our democracy, which has shown itself to be extremely fragile.  And please try to listen to your own heart and your own conscience.  At some point it will be too late, and this time is coming soon.

The Mueller Report

Mueller report reading assignment for this week is Volume II pp 103-159.  You can download the report here.  The quiz questions are below.

Lady Liberty and protesters march for free and fair elections, discuss Mueller report
1) “What exactly is the Magnitsky Act?”

2) “Which members of the Trump campaign attended the 06/09/2016 Trump Tower meeting?”
3) “Which Trump campaign official testified that he believed Donald Trump knew beforehand of a 06/09/2016 meeting in Trump Tower?”
4) “Who is Eric Prince’s sister?”
5) “Kirill Dmitriev served as an intermediary between Vladimir Putin and members of the Incoming Trump Administration prior to the inauguration.
 What specific task was Dmitriev asked to perform by Putin?”
Tiebreaker Question-“In your estimation, which individual with ties to Russia and/or Ukraine, and discussed in pages 103-159 of the Report, engaged in actions that posed the single biggest threat to the national security of the United States? Support your answer”

Thank you so much for reading this!  Have a good week, and don’t lose heart.  Things look bad, I know, but it is truly amazing how much strength people are bringing to their activism and awakening these days.  All our inner and outer efforts will bear fruit.