I apologize for the late entry; I’m on a work trip this week and it’s thrown off my entire schedule. It’s been a chaotic weekend for the Trump administration as well, with his National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, resigning over substantiated allegations of significant ties to Russia, and the admission that he had lied about conversations with the Russian government. This is hopefully the first among many resignations from the Trump administration – including, ideally, Trump himself…
Last Week: CAIR
Thanks to Maria E., Madeleine B., and our anonymous matcher, we raised a total of $180 for CAIR last week!
This week: Amnesty International
With Trump’s refusal to participate in the international efforts to aid refugees from Syria and elsewhere, the work of NGOs becomes even more important. Amnesty International‘s work in support of human rights is known around the world, not only assisting refugees but also fighting against torture, capital punishment, and other abuses.
Donations to Amnesty International are handled by the individual national sections that make up the organization; from the main website, click the “Donate Now” link in the upper right and select your country. Forward your donation receipts to firstname.lastname@example.org; I’ll match the first $100 donated (regardless of section), and enter you into February’s art giveaway as well.
Call to Action
The chair of the House Oversight Committee, Jason Chaffetz, claims that there is no need to further investigate Michael Flynn’s ties to Russia because the problem is “taking care of itself”. I disagree. If anything, Flynn’s resignation demonstrates the validity of the criticisms leveled against Trump himself since even before the election – that he is beholden to the interests of a foreign government.
Please call your representatives and ask them to continue the investigation into the Trump administration’s ties to Russia, and also to demand Trump’s tax returns and other documentation about his assets and holdings, which he has still not made public. These two things are connected, and the picture they paint is not a pleasant one.