WASHINGTON REPORT FOR 11/18/2019

THIS WEEK'S FEATURED ACTION ITEMS

We’ve been asked to all be prepared and able to serve as a rapid response team over these upcoming weeks as the House Intel committee holds public hearings. We need to push out the real facts in radio, tv, and print interviews, on social media, to your email networks, and in speeches. You can share this call to action with likeminded patriots!

ACTION ITEM #1

FOLLOW, RETWEET THESE TWITTER ACCOUNTS, COPY & PASTE CONTENT FROM THEM…

As you engage on social media, please be sure that you follow, retweet, and copy and paste the tweets of Republican members of the House Intel and House Oversight Committees into your own words using the hashtags #NoEvidence and #DemsGotNothing. If you are not following the House Intel Committee Minority (GOP) and House Oversight Committee Minority (GOP) members, we set up twitter lists for you.

Key Members carrying the message (These accounts are the most important to follow, retweet, copy and paste what they are saying in your own words, etc. Be sure to use #noevidence #DemsGotNothing.)

ACTION ITEM #2

Sign up for the Trump Defense Team special email group if you haven’t already! Especially on the days where there are hearings, we are sending out information from the White House and the GOP that is very important, and one of the only ways we have of getting the truth out, past the mainstream media.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a statewide or local elected official or group leader, please use this form to sign up for emails geared toward leaders: https://forms.gle/awhdepNFx7jZKejM9

If you aren’t a leader, be sure to email or text statewide and local elected officials and other statewide and local leaders of groups (tea party groups, other conservative/likeminded groups) to ask them to join the Trump Defense Team coalition and serve as rapid responders next week. We’ve written templates that you can use to invite them to join. Just copy and paste the email or text message templates listed below.

Are you currently doing media, sending email updates to your list, giving speeches, answering questions for people in your network, or sharing information on social media to help fight impeachment?

If so, may I add you the Fight Impeachment Now/Trump Defense Team so we can act as a force multiplier for Republicans on Capitol Hill as they fight the impeachment effort over the next few weeks? You can simply go to https://forms.gle/BiHiLX42gp5EfBmy8 to sign up. Give my name as the person who referred you. Thank you!

Dear ___ELECTED OFFICIAL NAME____, OR Dear ___STATE, DISTRICT, OR LOCAL LEADER____,

Are you currently doing media, sending email updates to your list, giving speeches, answering questions for people in your network, or sharing information on social media to help fight impeachment?

As the House begins public hearings, those Congressmen and Senators fighting to defend the President will urgently need our help.  You know that President Trump and the Republicans in Congress cannot count on the mainstream media to get the full story and truth out. They need you and others like you across the country to amplify the truth that the President’s defenders on Capitol Hill are working so hard to get out to the American people. You have the unique ability to do this not only through your networks (email, social media, local groups, etc.) but also with your ability to reach state and local media through earned media.

Members of Congress have asked our coalition to help them fight AGAINST impeachment and recruit rapid responders to spread the facts and correct misinformation to our networks and through earned media. Will you please join the Fight Impeachment Now/Trump Defense Team coalition so that we can act as a force multiplier for their actions?

As a member of the coalition, you will have access to behind the scenes updates from Capitol Hill, frequent and timely news articles and op-eds relevant to fighting impeachment, and the ability to share your posts, articles, op-eds for others to cross-promote. The coalition will communicate with you through email, text messages, and Capitol Hill briefings via conference calls.

Will you please join today so we are ready to help Republicans in Congress fight next week as the hearings begin?

NOTE: Some people may want to join the coalition in their individual capacity rather than with their group, or may not have a group, or may want to join without formally and publicly listing their names. It is acceptable to join either individually or without listing your name or group name publicly.

Please join the coalition by filling out this form https://forms.gle/RDQdwk8XjNKScgah7. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Kevin Mooneyhan (copied here, c: 904-710-5441), Keli Carender (copied here, c: 202-370-9842), or me directly (c: 404-285-5853).

PS: If you know other elected officials in your state who would like to participate in the coalition, please forward this email to them. We are looking for leaders and heads of organizations (state groups too, not just national) and current and former elected officials.

In liberty,

Jenny Beth Martin, Honorary Chairman, Tea Party Patriots Action
The Honorable Jim DeMint, Conservative Principles Institute
The Honorable David McIntosh, Club for Growth
Brent Bozell
David Bozell, For America
Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks
The Honorable Ken Blackwell, Constitutional Congress, Inc.
David Bossie, Citizens United
Rick Manning, Americans for Limited Government
Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America
Marjorie Dannenfelser, SBA List
Scott Parkinson, Club for Growth
Noah Wall, FreedomWorks
Colby Bledsoe, FreedomWorks
Keli Carender, Tea Party Patriots Action
Kevin Mooneyhan, Tea Party Patriots Action
James L. Martin,60 Plus Association
Eunie Smith, Eagle Forum
Barry Meguiar, Ignite America
George Rasley, ConservativeHQ.com
Saul Anuzis, 60 Plus Association
David Roberts, Defiance Press & Publishing, LLC
Richard Viguerie, Conservative HQ. Com
Floyd Brown, America Fighting Back PAC
+ over 80 more conservative leaders

ACTION ITEM #3

We need to call these 31 “moderate” members of Congress because they represent districts that voted for President Trump in 2016, and the voters still support him now. They need to be held accountable for their willingness to go along with the most extreme and radical elements of their party. Additionally, Nancy Pelosi doesn’t have the votes for impeachment without them, so putting pressure on them either shuts down impeachment, or lays the groundwork for the voters in those districts to hold them accountable next year.

If you are a constituent of one of these members, make sure to mention that when you call. If you are not, and they usually will ask, just tell them that while not a constituent, they are trying to impeach the President, which absolutely affects you.

When you call, simply tell the person who answers the phone:

“Hello, my name is [Your Name]. I’m calling to express my opposition to this impeachment sham and to urge this member of Congress to oppose it as well.”

Feel free to add other comments, but that is the key information too relay to the staffer.

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Pelosi Complaint

On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, we filed an official ethics complaint about Speaker Nancy Pelosi with the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) along with dozens of like-minded organizations.

In the complaint, we argue that Speaker Pelosi has violated the Official Code of Conduct of the House of Representatives through a pattern of abuse of power,  demonstrating that she is unfit to continue to serve as Speaker of the House.

Please take a few minutes to read through the details and evidence documented in the complaint. If you would like to sign on to the complaint, please fill out the signature form at the bottom.

MAKE SCHIFF RESIGN PETITION

On October 8, 2019, Tea Party Patriots Action filed an official complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics to request an investigation into Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), and his multiple violation(s) of House Rule XXIII.

Rep. Schiff has:

  • Lied to the public and to the media about his role and that of the staff of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence with the “whistleblower,” denying that he and the majority staff had met with the whistleblower. Those statements were false.
  • Fabricated testimony to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and only when caught, attempted to excuse his lie by brushing it off as “parody,” as though parody is now an accepted form of evidence.
  • Previously used and abused his position on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to seek damaging and negative information about President Trump from Ukrainian sources, including the use of House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence staff to seek such materials.

Sign the petition now if you think that Adam Schiff should be censured by the House of Representatives, should be removed from his Intel committee chairmanship, and must resign from Congress immediately as a result of his lies and violations of House rules, as well as his continued efforts to exploit his access to power to pursue his own personal, political agenda!

We launched the Trump Defense Team in order to push back against Nancy Pelosi’s decision to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump. This revelation is absolutely absurd, because just like in the Russia hoax, President Trump did nothing wrong.

In fact, President Trump was simply trying to get to the bottom of the corruption that led to the Russia hoax and the interference by government officials in the 2016 election, and now the Democrats are pushing impeachment hard. This is President Trump trying to drain the swamp and the Democrats trying to impeach him for it. It’s time for us to stand up and fight back! Sign the Petition and send the message to Congress that we support President Trump.

Anti-Impeachment How-To Guide

We created a step-by-step How-to Guide to help you defend President Trump, including things from writing a letter to your newspaper’s editor to contacting your member of Congress to organize an office visit. You can find all these things, along with other details and resources! So be sure to download the Anti-Impeachment How-To Guide to help you prepare!

MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS & STAFF

PREPARING FOR THE MEETING

  • Find the nearest district office (in the documents below).
  • Call the office in advance and let them know you are coming, and identify yourself as a constituent.
  • Once you have secured a meeting time, email the staffer the day before the scheduled meeting with any relevant information.
  • Print out copies of the articles we’ve included in our how-to guide to take with you.
  • Print out a copy of the letter to your member of Congress included in our how-to guide. Be sure to fill in his or her name and relevant information before printing!

AT THE MEETING

  • Dress professionally.
  • Always be respectful and courteous, even if you disagree with the Member or staffer.
  • Be concise and make a clear argument.
  • Give your business card (or similar) to the staffer.
  • Leave a folder with any other information (i.e. op-eds, FAQ’s, etc.) you want to leave with them, as well as the copy of the letter to the Member.

FOLLOW-UP AFTER THE MEETING

  • The day after the meeting, send a thank you email to the staffer. Thank him or her for meeting with you, and offer to answer any questions he or she may have.
  • Let Tea Party Patriots Action know about your meeting and if there is anything we should do as a group to hold the Member accountable.

Find your state and download the file. A list of districts for each representative can be found in every document.

CONTACT YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

Call the Capitol Switchboard and ask to be transferred to both of your senators’ offices and to your U.S. representative’s office. Or use the contact pages of your members of Congress for other ways to reach them.
(NOTE: You will need to call the Capitol Switchboard each time to be transferred.)

CAPITOL SWITCHBOARD

SENATOR CONTACT PAGES

Or look up your members of Congress below.

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Every American can have a say in the way our nation is run -- first, by voting, and second, by reaching out directly to Members of Congress.

Search for your Members of Congress below.

SAMPLE SCRIPT

Use this to call your Representative (whether Dem or GOP!).

Hi, my name is [Your Name] and I live in [City, State] and I am a constituent. I’m calling to demand Representative [Name] boldly oppose the impeachment of President Trump. The majority of Americans are absolutely sick of Democrats trying to undo the 2016 election.

Adam Schiff literally fabricated parts of the President’s call transcript, but led everyone to believe that he was reading from the actual transcript. When he was caught, he claimed it was parody. Is parody now allowed as evidence?

Nancy Pelosi has totally abandoned the tradition and rules of the House by not allowing the full House to vote yes or no on the impeachment inquiry, so now Americans have no idea where their elected Representatives stand.

This so-called impeachment inquiry is a farce and will damage our nation for a long time if allowed to go through. Put a stop to this NOW. I will make sure to keep track of how my Representative behaves and votes on this issue. Thank you.

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