Fed, State and Local Activity July 1 – 5

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEK!

The Gainesville Sun has a rundown of 4th of July festivities here!

We would like to pause for a moment to reflect on a line from the Declaration of Independence, one that has transformed the world, one we have yet to completely live up to, and therefore one we should always strive to uphold: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The full text of the Declaration can be found here.

Enjoy your week.

LOCAL

MONDAY
Gainesville Charter Review Meeting Agenda can be found on this page.
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Gainesville Regional Utilities Multi-Purpose Room, 301 SE 4th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601

FEDERAL

Indivisible National has begun to put together a weekly newsletter focused on federal activity and actions that we can take. Visit their website here and fill out the Join the Movement box to get the email each week, usually on Mondays.

And also, don’t forget to take the We Are Indivisible 2020 Pledge here.

An Open Letter to Congressman Ted Yoho Concerning the Mueller Report

 

(Please note: a different version of this piece originally appeared in the Gainesville Sun.)

Congressman Yoho,

The Report on the Investigation Into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election that Robert Mueller submitted to the Department of Justice made a point to underscore the fact that it was not exonerating President Trump from obstruction of justice. It stated on page 182 of Volume II: “[If] we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, however, we are unable to reach that judgment.”

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