This is a really big deal

On Friday, Trump took another major step to delegitimize the Russia investigation.

Having created an artificial controversy around the supposedly scandalous Nunes memo, which alleges that the FBI abused its surveillance authority, Trump then released it, to a collective “meh” from observers. There’s no evidence to suggest either that the FBI acted unlawfully or improperly in collecting information about Trump and Russia.

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), has a memo of his own that he wants released, which fact-checks the Nunes memo. The entire House Committee, including Republicans, voted to release that memo, but on Friday, Trump blocked its release. Trump doesn’t want people to know the truth: that there’s nothing improper about Mueller’s investigation. Senator Feinstein and Congresswoman Pelosi have already called him out for it.

Let’s put it bluntly: Trump is obstructing justice. This is an impeachable offense, and we need to get loud about it.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call Congresswoman Pelosi right now and tell her to read the Schiff memo on the House floor. You can say, “My name is [NAME] calling from San Francisco, and I think that Congresswoman Pelosi should read the Schiff memo into the congressional record. The Constitution protects her from liability in sharing that information, even if it’s classified. We need to have that context in order to counter the misinformation of the Nunes memo, and we constituents will back her up on this.”


At our January meeting, we had a substantive and thoughtful discussion about whether Stand Up SF should endorse candidates in the upcoming elections. At our February meeting, we will conduct our Go/No-go vote. If you feel strongly about endorsements, either way, come and vote! If you can’t make the meeting, email your proxy vote to Paul, Rachel, or me.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Congresswoman Pelosi Office Visit
Tuesday, February 13
11am – 11:45am
90 7th Street, Suite 2-800
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Senator Harris Office Visit
Wednesday, February 14
1pm – 2pm
333 Bush Street, Suite 3325 – note new address!
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Grassroots Organizing (GO) Team in Tracy
Join Stand Up SF, Swing Left, and Tracy Democrats to get out the vote and flip a house seat!
Saturday, February 17
11am – 4pm
902 N. Central Ave. Suite 201
Tracy CA
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Stand Up SF General Meeting
Sunday, February 18
2pm – 4pm
Noe Valley Public Library
451 Jersey Street
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