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Nonviolent demonstrations planned in 90+ cities on June 3rd
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Women’s March will join the March for Truth on Saturday, June 3, to demand urgency, transparency and an impartial investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election and ties to the Trump administration.
As questions mount regarding whether the White House has engaged in a cover-up and potentially obstruction of justice, the March for Truth is calling for elected leaders to fully investigate the Trump administration’s motives for interfering in the investigation of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election and its ties to the administration.
Nonviolent demonstrations are planned nationwide to demand:
- An independent commission must be established and Congressional investigations should be properly resourced and pursued free of partisan interests;
- As much information should be made available to the public as possible, and as soon as possible;
- Congress should require Donald Trump to release his tax returns to clarify his business interests and obligations to any foreign entity;
- If crimes were committed or if collusion is discovered, it must be prosecuted.
“Women’s March organizers in states across the nation are working alongside local chapters of the March For Truth to make sure that June 3rd is a call for all Americans to come together as one and march to protect the very foundation of our democracy,” said Bob Bland of the Women’s March.
Women’s March joins other national partners including: Free Speech for People, Town Hall Project, The Opposition, and Progressive Democrats of America, in calling for a full and transparent investigation into how the Russians sought to interfere and undermine our democracy and electoral system. Local organizing partners include: Wisconsin Progressives Alliance, Indivisible St. Louis, Indivisible San Bernardino, We March Party, Indivisible Charleston, Indivisible Chicago, United We Stand, Indivisible Eugene, Resist616, March on Montana, Indivisible Las Vegas, Indivisible Omaha, United Against Trump Pence, Pop Up Protest South Florida, Indivisible RI, Carson City Working Families Party, Northern Nevada Marches Forward, Indivisible Northern Nevada, Action Together Nevada, Get Involved Nevada, Indivisible Richmond, Persisterhood of Saint Joseph, CNY Solidarity, and many others.
Participating cities are joining daily. For a full list, click here.
QUOTES FROM PARTNERS:
"Across the country, constituents have flooded town halls to let their representatives know that they want impartial investigations into Russian interference in our elections," said Jimmy Dahman, executive director of Town Hall Project. "Transparency is critical to the democratic process, and we are proud to partner with the #MarchForTruth in holding Congress accountable to the people that elected them."
"It's clear that Michael Flynn, who was compromised by the Russians, would still be in the White House if it weren't for leaks, yet that's all that the GOP seems to want to focus on in the #RussiaGate hearings,” said Andrea Chalupa, author, activist and #MarchForTruth organizer. “What more is this administration hiding? With our nation's sovereignty at stake, it's time for Republican leaders to put country before party just like they did during the Watergate scandal."
"This isn't about party. This is about rule of law, and potentially egregious conflicts of interest within the Executive Branch," said Donna Smith, Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America. "Congress must do its job legitimately, and invest serious resources into a bipartisan investigation into Russian ties with the White House, and those within the administration's direct sphere of influence. If it can't happen within Congress, then a special prosecutor must be named, and we must get to the truth, one way or the other, in a transparent and public way."
"If we learned anything from Sally Yates' testimony, it's that this administration has ignored attempts by loyal public servants to bring transparency. We must have full transparency throughout this investigation," said Jordan Uhl, #MarchForTruth organizer and Executive Director of the The Opposition. "We're supporting this nationwide, grassroots movement because we believe the American people want an honest, independent inquiry and, ultimately, answers."
“The allegations that President Trump or members of his team may have coordinated with the Russian government to influence the 2016 election are the most explosive charges in American political history,” said Ron Fein, Legal Director of Free Speech For People. “The American people deserve and demand a credible independent investigation.”
"Since the inauguration of President Trump, the Russian hacking of our election and potential subsequent collusion with members of the Presidential campaign has cast a pall over the entirety of the administration,” said Josef Preston, Indivisible Charleston Legislative Coordinator. “It is only natural that the people want to get to the bottom of this matter, so American democracy can be reestablished as a shining beacon of light around the world. The world and the people need closure."
"The Trump Administration began under a cloud of deception, winning an election tainted by foreign influence. In Chicago, we will stand indivisible in the fight for Truth." said Jason Rieger, founder Indivisible Chicago. "We will rally downtown and march to Trump Tower to push back against the endless barrage of lies emanating from the White House."
For more information, visit marchfortruth.info