TEN DAYS of TRUTH
Last week Olympia Indivisible asked us to tell our members of Congress to begin Impeachment hearings to get documents and testimony that Trump is withholding. So far, House oversight has been effectively stonewalled while the Whitehouse continues to distort the message presented to voters.
The Mueller Report, full of evidence that would normally have impeached a sitting president, is being washed over and falsely presented. The President is not allowing Don McGhan, former Whitehouse legal counsel, to testify because a televised hearing would make it clear that he is guilty of obstruction of justice.
Here is a simple way around this stonewalling. Last week over 600 former federal prosecutors signed a letter stating that there is ample evidence that the President should be prosecuted for obstruction of justice. If the public can’t hear the evidence from McGhan, then the House should hold hearings and ask 10 of these veteran federal prosecutors to testify to the American people as to why the President is clearly guilty. Ten televised days of these hearings would have a powerful impact on establishing the truth. This action is simple, doable and effective.
ACTION: Call Denny Heck and tell his staff that we have had enough. 360-459-8514
Script: My name is ________ and I am calling as a member of Olympia Indivisible because the President is preventing former Whitehouse counselor Don McGahn from giving his crucial testimony to Congress. There is a simple way around this. Last week over 600 former federal prosecutors signed a letter stating that there is ample evidence to prosecute the President for obstruction of justice. The House can hold televised hearings and interview 10 of these prosecutors to establish why the evidence is clear. Congressman Heck can do this now. It is simple and doable. The American people deserve Ten Days of Truth.
Oppose HUD’s Plan to End Housing Assistance for 55,000 Children
On May 10, 2019 the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a proposed rule that would significantly change regulations for families receiving housing assistance. The rule would effectively evict 25,000 families including 55,000 children who are eligible for housing assistance.
The proposed rule would prohibit “mixed status” families from living in federally subsidized housing. Currently, these “mixed status” families receive housing assistance on a prorated basis so only U.S. citizens and eligible immigrants receive these subsidies. The proposed rule requires that every household member must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible immigrant. The rule would force families to decide between breaking up their families or foregoing the housing assistance.
We oppose HUD’s proposed rule, and public comments must be received by July 9th.
ACTION: Using your own words, submit a comment opposing this proposed rule. Unique comments are considered, while duplicates are discarded.
No War! We STILL say No US Intervention in Iran or Venezuela
Nothing has changed since last week. We still say no to war.
Thank Tye Menser and Tell Him to Keep It Up
As you recall, Richard Mankameyer was recently dismissed as a supervisor of the Thurston Conservation District. We worked had to help move that action forward.
Well, last week he was re-appointedt to the Agriculture Advisory Committee for two years. Tye objected, but he lost.
You can see his vote here: The Olympian - Thurston County commissioner: Why he voted against ag committee appointment
ACTION: Contact Tye - tell him thanks for standing and keep it up!
Wednesdays at 2:00 pm
Great Courses: Investigating American Presidents
The president of the United States can shape not just a nation but the entire world. But what limits are there—if any—on presidential power? Join us each Wednesday at 2:00 pm for Great Courses: Investigating American Presidents, to unpack the history of how institutions and procedures were set up to curb the powers of the executive branch. Contact Glen Hubbard for location: email@example.com
May 31, Friday 6-8:00 pm
Olympia Indivisible Members TGIF Gathering!
RJ’s Gourmet Grill 318 4th Ave E Olympia
June 17 Monday 7:00 pm
All Member Meeting
Plan to attend the June 17, 2019 Monday, 7:00 pm meeting in Room 152 at the Thurston County Courthouse. Talk presented by the OI Protect the Environment Team. Featured Speaker: Port of Olympia Commissioner E.J. Zita on how the Port impacts our community, including the Port’s environmental mission and mandates.
ALL YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT OUR PORT OF OLYMPIA!
Come hear Port of Olympia Commissioner E.J. Zita speak about the Port, its financial responsibilities (including the Westman Mill Project on State St., taxpayer subsidies of private company use of Port facilities, and transparent accounting for various projects) and its mandate for environmental sustainability (including estuary restoration, shoreline management, stormwater runoff into Budd Inlet, and legacy contamination.)
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org