Indivisible Chicago to Host #MarchForTruth June 3rd

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Peaceful demonstrations across U.S. to demand urgency, transparency and impartial investigations into Russian interference in the U.S. election and illegal ties to the Trump administration

In response to mounting questions as to whether the White House engaged in a cover-up and obstruction of justice in the Russia investigation, Indivisible Chicago has joined the national March For Truth to demand answers. More than 100 #MarchForTruth events are planned for June 3, 2017 in cities across the United States.

March For Truth is a national coalition of activist groups and grassroots, local organizers demanding that leaders in government defend the rule of law, fully investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election and the role of Donald Trump and his associates, and investigate Donald Trump’s motives for possibly interfering in the investigation.

The demands of the March are simple:

  • 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;
  • If crimes were committed or if collusion is discovered, it must be prosecuted.

The Chicago #MarchForTruth event will be held Saturday, June 3rd at: Federal Plaza, 50 W. Adams St, Chicago, IL from 11:00AM - 1:00PM.

The event will include former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks, Rep. Robin Kelly, Rep. Mike Quigley, and others.

"The truth matters and the American people are demanding answers, from the streets of Chicago to the Halls of Congress,” said Rep. Robin Kelly. “We simply cannot stand by and allow a foreign, hostile government to hack our democracy.”

“There is no question that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election,” said Rep. Mike Quigley. “As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I’m committed to following the facts wherever they lead in order to protect our democratic process and ensure this never happens again. Our Committee is charged with uncovering the truth, ultimately to hold those responsible accountable. The American people deserve to know exactly what took place.”

"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."

National Partner organizations include Indivisible Guide, Women's March, MoveOn, Town Hall Project, OurStates, Free Speech for People, Rock the Vote, Progressive Democrats of America, Lawyers for Good Government, Swing Left, Working Families Party, Stand Up America, Action Group Network, and flippable.

Local organizing partners include ACLU Illinois, Planned Parenthood Illinois and Fight for 15. A full list of participating cities is here.

QUOTES FROM NATIONAL PARTNERS:

“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.

"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."

“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.”

"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."

"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 (oppstn.com). "We're supporting this nationwide, grassroots movement because we believe the American people want an honest, independent inquiry and, ultimately, answers."

"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."

"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."

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For more information, visit http://www.marchfortruthchi.org

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