Daily Call To Action: February 23rd, 2017

The Call – Conflicts of Interest

Urge your senators to support The Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017. The legislation is currently under consideration in both the House (H.R.371) and the Senate (S.65) and would require the President to divest financial assets which create a conflict of interest, such as interests in Energy Transfer Partners (ETC), the company building the Dakota Access Pipeline and Phillips 66, its parent. Trump has claimed, without any proof, that he divested his interest in ETP and declined to answer whether he has divested Phillips 66 stock.  Unlike all previous presidents, President Trump has declined to divest financial assets which create a conflict of interest and instead has created a revocable trust in favor of his sons to run his business, an arrangement deemed inadequate by ethics experts. The legislation would require disclosure and divestiture of such assets.

Your Action

Call your members of Congress to urge them to support The Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act [H.R.371/S.65].

Script

 “Hi. My name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [CITY, ZIP]. I’m calling to urge [Sen/Rep____] to support [S.65/H.R.371], which would require the President to divest financial assets which create a conflict of interest. I think it’s vital the Presidency be free from any appearance of conflicts such as owning stock in the company building DAPL. Please let the [Senator/Representative] know how important this issue is to me. Thank you very much for your time.”