Today is my birthday. And I want gifts! Lots of them. But first, a little about me, as I reflect on another year.
At 34, I still believe in the power of American democracy—that our government is of the people, by the people, and for the people. And for my birthday I have rededicated myself so that under my watch it shall not perish from the earth.
So what do I want for my birthday? I want you to participate in this great experiment we call American democracy. Specifically, please call your congressional representative and two senators to ask them to investigate Trump’s conflicts of interest between his businesses and foreign governments.
Here’s a script for you to use when you call:
Hi, how are you today?
My name is Joshua Reyes and I live in Cambridge, MA. I’m calling because I’m worried that Trump’s conflicts of interest between his businesses with foreign governments puts the American people in danger.
As the head of the Trump Organization, the incoming president has financial interests in hundreds of companies, spread over at least 20 countries. He also has many outstanding debts. His exact assets and debts are not known because he has refused to release tax records.1
I want Trump to make the best deals for America, but I am afraid he will make the best deals for himself. Will Senator Markey hold a Congressional investigation into Trump’s conflicts of interests?
Thank you and have a good day!
Question: Who can settle questions about Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest?
Question: And who can get Congress to do it?
Answer: You! You are the boss of Congress!
So for my birthday, I want you to call Congress. I want you to make America great again with me! And let me know if you do!
For my family, here’s a list of numbers to make it easy for you to call:
|State||Member of Congress||Number|
|AZ||Rep. Trent Franks||(623) 776-7911|
|AZ||Sen. Jeff Flake||(602) 840-1891|
|AZ||Sen. John McCain||(602) 952-2410|
|CA||Rep. Jared Huffman||(707) 981-8967|
|CA||Sen. Barbara Boxer||(510) 286-8537|
|CA||Sen. Diane Feinstein||(415) 393-0707|
|MA||Rep. Katherine Clark||(617) 354-0292|
|MA||Rep. Mike Capuano||(617) 621-6208|
|MA||Sen. Ed Markey||(617) 565-8519|
|MA||Sen. Elizabeth Warren||(617) 565-3170|
|MO||Rep. Billy Long||(417) 889-1800|
|MO||Sen. Roy Blunt||(417) 877-7814|
|MO||Sen. Claire McCaskill||(417) 868-8745|
|NH||Rep. Ann Custer||(603) 595-2006|
|NH||Sen. Kelly Ayotte||(603) 622-7979|
|NH||Sen. Jeanne Shaheen||(603) 750-3004|