On Monday, November 28th, Senator Ben Cardin, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee introduced a resolution that calls on Trump to “convert his assets to simple, conflict-free holdings, adopt blind trusts, or take other equivalent measures, in order to ensure compliance with the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution." Should be uncontroversial, right? We don’t want the most powerful man in our country to keep control over millions of dollars in unchecked financial dealings abroad, right? Banana Republic is still just a store and not the country we live in, right? Yes, all that is right. And not taking action now is wrong.
1. Call members of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee (where the resolution is now pending as of 11/29) in support of Ben Cardin’s resolution. Please also call your state senators and ask them to sign onto the resolution if they have not done so. Track resolution's progress and co-sponsors here.
Sample Script: "Hello, I am calling to express my strong support Senator Cardin’s resolution. We must ensure that our president-elect’s foreign dealings do not violate the US constitution. Trump’s financial dealings could pose a threat to our national security."
2. Retweet Senator Cardin’s tweet. Say you stand with #WallofUs!