Saturday, March 4, 2017

Add your name before Tuesday re: Jeff Sessions

On Tuesday, we're delivering hundreds of thousands of signatures demanding Jeff Sessions resign. Will you add your name now?

Dear MoveOn member,

Thursday, after facing public outrage and pressure from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, Jeff Sessions recused himself from the investigation into Trump's ties to Russia and Russia's interference with the 2016 election.

But that isn't enough. Jeff Sessions cannot uphold the law if he can't follow the law. He must resign immediately.

It's going to take a huge public outcry to pressure Republicans and some Democrats to demand that Sessions resign. That's why on Tuesday, fellow MoveOn members will join with progressive allies to deliver your signature—along with hundreds of thousands of others—calling for Sessions' immediate resignation and an independent investigation into Trump's ties to Russia. Will you sign this petition today so we can deliver your name?

Attorney General Sessions lied under oath. Hundreds have already rallied on Thursday outside of the Department of Justice to demand that Sessions resign (check out the photos below), and many more are planning to join in petition deliveries across the country on Tuesday to make their voices heard.

Click here to sign the petition before the delivery.

Our lawmakers must hear loud and clear: Sessions must resign, and his successor must appoint a special prosecutor to lead an immediate, independent, thorough investigation into Trump's and his team's ties to Russia. Anything short of that is flatly unacceptable and puts our country's security and our free and fair elections at grave risk.

Sign the petition today so that we can deliver your signature on Tuesday to make sure lawmakers and the media know that we won't stop until Sessions resigns or is forced out.

Thanks for all you do.

—Maria, Jo, Brian, Justin, and the rest of the team.

Dear MoveOn member,

The Washington Post just revealed that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath at his confirmation hearing about his contacts with Russian officials during the presidential campaign, when he was a foreign policy advisor to Trump.1

Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath about his contacts with the Russian ambassador and must resign immediately. Sessions' successor must appoint a special prosecutor to lead a comprehensive investigation of the Trump campaign and the Trump administration's ties to the Russian government.

During his confirmation hearing, when asked by Senator Al Franken what he would do "if there is any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of this campaign," Sessions replied, "Senator Franken, I'm not aware of any of those activities … I didn't have ... communications with the Russians."2

The only way for Americans to be able to trust that our government can act with integrity—to know that our top leaders aren't compromised by a foreign power, and to trust that the nation's so-called top cop follows the law that he is duty-bound to enforce—is for Attorney General Sessions to resign his post immediately and for his successor to appoint a special prosecutor to begin a comprehensive investigation of Donald Trump, his campaign, and his administration.

Anything short of that is flatly unacceptable and puts our country's security, our free and fair elections, and our justice system at grave risk.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks for all you do.

—Jo, Ann, Manny, Matt, and the rest of the team


1. "Sessions met with Russian envoy twice last year, encounters he later did not disclose," The Washington Post, March 1, 2017

2. "Jeff Sessions, under oath, said he didn’t communicate with Russians. A new report says he did." Vox, March 1, 2017

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