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Call Your MoCs and Demand That Trump Cancel His One-on-One Helsinki Meeting With Putin

Call your MoCs and demand that Trump cancel his one-on-one meeting in Helsinki with Vladimir Putin, which is set for Monday July 16, 2018.


Normally we at OTYCD don’t ask you to call your MoCs on weekends. We do this because we often ask you to call them during the week. Also, while you can call your MoCs on the weekends, their offices might not be staffed. You can, and should, leave a voicemail, but calling on weekdays raises the odds of getting a live person.


We’re making an exception to support the #CancelHelsinki movement.


Folks had been pushing to get Trump to pull out of the one-on-one meeting with Putin in Helsinki, Finland, because Trump says it’d be just him and the Russian–no interpreters, no note-takers, no other witnesses.


This is an Exceptionally Bad Idea.


This is an Even Worse Idea in the wake of the Friday announcement by the Department of Justice (DOJ), indicting twelve Russian hackers for interfering with the 2016 presidential election by hacking the computer networks of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.


If you want to refresh yourself on the news, read this Washington Post piece:


The larger point: The meeting is set for Monday. If you’re going to meaningfully oppose it, you need to call over the weekend.


You won’t be shocked to learn that Celeste Pewter (@Celeste_pewter) is already on it. She’s composed a script which we will reproduce below. Scroll down to learn how to support her and her work (which you should, early and often).


Here are additional ways to support Celeste Pewter, author of the black-backgrounded script above.


You can follow her on Twitter:



You can call your Members of Congress (MoCs) and tweet about your experience using the #ICalledMyReps hashtag.


You can check out The Road to 2018, an organization she’s involved with that defends and promotes vulnerable Democratic Senators. See our post on it:


Subscribe to her peerless newsletter, It’s Time to Fight:


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