ACTION: Kellyanne Conway just broke ethics rules on live TV

On Thursday, February 9th, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared on live TV and promoted Ivanka Trump's products:

Conway's use of her position to promote Ivanka Trump's brand is a clear violation of federal regulations

§ 2635.702 Use of public office for private gain.
An employee shall not use his public office for his own private gain, for the endorsement of any product, service or enterprise, or for the private gain of friends, relatives, or persons with whom the employee is affiliated in a nongovernmental capacity, including nonprofit organizations of which the employee is an officer or member, persons with whom the employee has or seeks employment or business relations. The specific prohibitions set forth in paragraphs (a) through (d) of this section apply this general standard, but are not intended to be exclusive or to limit the application of this section. [...]
(c) Endorsements. An employee shall not use or permit the use of his Government position or title or any authority associated with his public office to endorse any product, service or enterprise...

The White House has shut down its comments line, so there is no way to leave a comment there for the White House Office of Legal Counsel. So let’s work together to draw attention to this issue: 

Please contact the following agencies/staff and report Conway's misconduct and demand an investigation:

1.  Contact the House Oversight Committee

Main line (Majority): (202) 225-5074

Minority office (Democratic): (202) 225-5051

SCRIPT:  Hello, my name is X. I am calling to report a violation of federal ethics rules by White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway. Today on live TV she repeatedly endorsed the products of Ivanka Trump, calling it a "free commercial" for the products. Please direct me to where I can file a formal complaint for this violation. Thank you. 

Note: your call may go to voicemail -- if so, make sure to leave a callback number.

2.  Tweet to The Office of Government Ethics @OfficeGovEthics

Click here to tweet this to @OfficeGovEthics

.@OfficeGovEthics please recommend that the White House discipline @kellyannepolls for clear violation of ethics rules cc: @jasoninthehouse

3.  Tweet to the White House ethics compliance attorney

Stefan Passantino @StefPassantino

Click here to tweet this to @StefPassantino

.@StefPassantino WH employee @kellyannepolls clearly violated ethics rules by promoting Ivanka Trump products on TV. What is your response?


 

UPDATE: The House Oversight Committee has released a letter requesting that the Office of Government Ethics "recommend to the head of the officer's or employee's agency that appropriate disciplinary action (such as reprimand, suspension, demotion or dismissal) be brought against the officer or employee."