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Stop Sessions: We need an independent investigation
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions -- our nation’s top law enforcement official -- took an oath to tell the truth. During his confirmation hearing, he told the Senate he didn’t have communication with Russian officials. He admitted this week that he has been contact with the Russian Ambassador in 2016. There needs to be an independent investigation into Sessions. If an attorney general is willing to lie under oath, he should be investigated by a special prosecutor immediately. Go to your Senator’s local office on Monday, March 6, 2017 and demand that they call for an independent investigation into Senator Sessions and his activity with Russia. Here’s a few quick tips for Monday: 1) Find your local office. The official webpage for your member of Congress will give you office locations. The URL for Senate offices is www.[LAST NAME OF YOUR SENATOR].senate.gov. 2) See if you can get five friends to go with you to the office. Even one or two other people are great -- the more, the merrier! 3) Senate offices are open during regular business hours, so plan accordingly. 4) When you get to the office, politely but firmly ask for a meeting with your Senator. You can say something like, “I’m a constituent of [SENATOR] and I’m here to meet with them.” The Senate staffers will likely tell you no, so ask them when the Senator will be in. If the staffer doesn’t know, tell them you will wait while they find out. 5) If your Senator is not in their district office, you will be asked to meet with staff. Any staff meeting is great, but if you can, ask to meet with the District Director or whoever is in charge of the office you are in. 6) Whoever you meet with, clearly state your ask. You can say something like, “I am calling on [SENATOR] to call for an independent investigation into Senator Session and his activity with Russian officials around the 2016 presidential campaign. The acting Deputy Attorney General should name a special prosecutor to conduct this investigation.” 7) Make sure to spread the word about what you are doing -- take video during your meeting (if you can), post pictures on social media, or even invite the media. The Indivisible Guide can give you in depth tips for going to your Senator’s office: https://www.indivisib... (https://www.indivisibleguide.com/).

Buses to Washington D.C. April 22 and April 29.
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Is there interest in organizing or joining buses to D.C. to participate in the upcoming important marches? March for Science on April 22nd and Peoples Climate March on April 29th If interested please comment here.

Info on the March for Science 4/22 & People's Climate March 4/29

I'm a little surprised by the low response from the Resist Meetup site to the bus post. I wish there were more people from our area and our Resist group who were willing to take the trip and support the protest. When I tried to find a bus ride to the Women's March there were lots of buses but they were all fully booked. I have not been able to find online any buses leaving from Fairfield County at all for the March for Science on the 22nd. Here's what I've found: MARCH FOR SCIENCE ON SATURDAY APRIL 22ND. A bus from White Plains operated by Skedaddle leaves from 12 Water St. Departs at 6:30 am Returns at 10 pm and RT costs $77.58 8 more riders are needed for the bus to go. https://www.letskedaddle.com/events/7971 There's also a bus leaving from White Plains, Ferris Ave and New Street, but it needs 39 more riders to confirm the trip. Departs at 2:19 am Returns at 11:40pm RT cost: $100 (operated by Rally) http://rallybus.net/march-for-science/ A bus to D.C. from New Haven's IKEA parking lot departs on the 22nd at 1 am. RT Cost: $100 https://www.facebook.com/marchforscienceCT/ If you prefer to stay more local, there are "March for Science" events planned in Connecticut on the 22nd. One is in Hartford, the other in New Haven. RALLY FOR SCIENCE HARTFORD: https://www.meetup.com/350CT-org/events/238979877/ RALLY AND MARCH FOR SCIENCE NEW HAVEN http://www.sciencemarchnhv.org/ Some sites say the New Haven event begins at 1 pm others say 2pm. FROM THE NEW HAVEN EVENT SITE: "A rally with invited speakers will start at 2:00 PM. There will also be a fair to celebrate science with demonstrations and a "story corner" for people to hear scientists tell their personal experiences with science. We recommend walking, biking, or taking public transportation to the event. But, if you do decide to drive, access and parking are easy. The park is across the street from Wilbur Cross High School which has plenty of parking and is right off route 91." ________________________________________________________________________________________________ PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH ON WASHINGTON = SATURDAY APRIL 29TH For the Climate March on the 29th there is a bus leaving from the North White Plains train station. It leaves at 5:15am and gets back to White Plains at 10pm. The bus is sponsored by Food and Water Watch and the ticket price is only $25. http://act.foodandwaterwatch.org/site/Calendar?id=121425&view=Detail Another bus departs from Fairfield at 3:30 am RT Cost: $85 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peoples-climate-march-fairfield-ct-dc-tickets-32906771038 IF THESE BUSES ARE SOLD OUT - WITH 10 PEOPLE GOING AT $110 FOR A RT TICKET, WE CAN BOOK A NORWALK/STAMFORD/GREENWICH BUS. I believe the chartered buses park at RFK stadium and riders then take public transit to the Mall.

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Jim Himes Town Hall

Bedford Middle School

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