June 7, 2017
MEDIA ADVISORY: Ahead of Comey Testimony, Groups Rally on Capitol Hill to Deliver Signatures of 4 Million Americans Demanding Independent Commission Investigate Trump’s Campaign Ties to Russia
Press Conference Calls on Members of Congress to Sign Discharge Petition to Create Independent Commission to Investigate Trump
Reps. Nadler, Doggett, Deutch, Eshoo and Sarbanes Join Members of Common Cause, CREDO, MoveOn, Public Citizen and More in Push for Independent Commission Investigation of Trump Campaign’s Ties to Russia
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, June 7, members of 19 national organizations will rally on Capitol Hill to deliver the signatures of more than 4 million people to members of Congress urging a full investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.
The press conference and petition delivery, which will take place east of the House Triangle (the lawn in front of the east Capitol steps on the House side) calls specifically on members of Congress to support a discharge petition, introduced by U.S. Reps. Eric Swalwell and Elijah Cummings, dedicated to creating an independent commission to investigate the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.), Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) will be at the press conference.
The press conference and petition delivery come on the heels of the March for Truth, held June 3, which called for a full investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.
WHAT: Press conference urging members of Congress to support an independent investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, followed by a petition delivery to House and Senate leadership as well as select GOP committee members.
WHEN: 11 a.m. ET Wednesday, June 7
WHERE: In front of the U.S. Capitol, just east of the House Triangle, Washington D.C.
WHO: Members of Color of Change; Common Cause; Courage Campaign; CREDO Action; Daily Kos; Democracy for America; End Citizens United; Every Voice; Friends of the Earth; Just Foreign Policy; MoveOn.org; National Organization For Women; People Demanding Action; People For the American Way; Public Citizen; Rootstrikers; Stand Up America; Vote Vets; Win Without War; Women’s Action for New Directions; and the Working Families Party
ORGANIZATIONAL SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Lisa Gilbert (Public Citizen), Members of Congress, Karen Hobert Flynn (Common Cause), Angel Padilla (Indivisible), Valerie Ervin (Working Families Party), Rio Tazewell (People for the American Way), Will Fisher (VoteVets.org), Ben Wikler (MoveOn.org)
WATCH A LIVESTREAM OF THE ACTION HERE: https://www.facebook.com/moveon/videos/10154474034510493/
FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://www.facebook.com/events/1292318264214034/