Tuesday, October 22, 2019

ACTION: WITH TRUMP, “ALL ROADS LEAD TO PUTIN”

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WITH TRUMP, “ALL ROADS LEAD TO PUTIN”

ACTION ONE: CALL YOUR SENATORS

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WYDEN AND MERKLEY:

My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because…
Trump’s foreign policy, especially with our allies, is needlessly making the world a far more dangerous place. I support legislation condemning Trump’s actions in Syria. It’s urgent Trump be impeached and removed.

ACTION TWO: CALL YOUR HOUSE REPS

Not sure who your U.S. Representative is? Find out here. 

SAMPLE SCRIPTS FOR REPRESENTATIVES:

My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because…
Trump’s foreign policy, especially with our allies, is needlessly making the world a far more dangerous place. I support legislation condemning Trump’s actions in Syria. It’s urgent Trump be impeached and removed.
For Walden: Trump’s foreign policy, especially with our allies, is needlessly making the world a far more dangerous place. It’s urgent Trump be impeached and removed. Your position of placing the Republican party over the dangers Trump presents are a violation of both your oath of office and your commitment to voters like me.

ACTION THREE:

Indivisible Oregon is organizing letter-writing parties using Swing Left tools to contact voters whose voter registration data may need updating. Find a letter writing party near you or organize one yourself: https://swingleft.org/events.

BACKGROUND:

When Trump abandoned the Kurds, the move rattled nations that also have longstanding security alliances with the US. Their concern: Which ally would Trump cast aside next? Japan? South Korea? All of Europe?
Ever since Putin helped elect Trump, he has been repaying Putin.
  • On Ukraine, Trump encouraged that country’s president to effectively cede a large portion of Ukraine to Russia.
  • In Syria, the Kurds had to turn for help to the region’s newest powerbroker, Russia.
  • NATO, a mutual security agreement, a mutual agreement holding back Russian aggression, has been a constant Trump target.
  • In North Korea, Trump turned to Putin to advise him on dealing with Kim Jong-un.
  • In the US, Trump has made it his mission to divide Americans against one another. This was the primary tactic Putin used in the 2016 elections.
All of this and much more lead Nancy Pelosi to stand and confront Trump: “With you, all roads lead to Putin.”
Just days ago, Admiral (Ret.) William McRaven, wrote that if Trump can’t demonstrate leadership, both at home and abroad, then it’s time for a new President.
We agree. It is urgent to remove Trump. Please call your MOCs and tell them how you feel.

SOURCES: 

Washington Post, Oct. 7, 2019: “Russia’s having a pretty good October, thanks in no small part to Donald Trump”   https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/10/07/russias-having-pretty-good-october-thanks-no-small-part-donald-trump/  
New York Times, Oct. 17, 2019: “Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President – Admiral (Ret.) William McRaven” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/17/opinion/trump-mcraven-syria-military.html
New York Times, Oct. 21, 2019: “ISIS Reaps Gains of US Pull Out From Syria” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/21/world/middleeast/isis-syria-us.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
The Nation, Oct. 17, 2019: “Trump’s Withdrawal From the Open Skies Treaty Jeopardizes US National Security — The president’s foreign policy isn’t ‘America First,’ it’s ‘America Alone.’” https://www.thenation.com/article/trump-national-security/  
New York Times, Oct. 12, 2019: “Trump’s Abrupt Shifts in Middle East Unnerve U.S. Allies” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/12/world/middleeast/trumps-abandonment-of-the-kurds-in-syria-has-other-allies-worried.html
Politico, Oct. 7, 2019: “’POTUS went rogue’: Trump’s Syria move blindsides national security leaders” https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/07/trump-syria-turkey-national-security-leaders-037958
NBC News, Oct. 19, 2019: “Even Trump insiders worry that neglecting allies could hurt global trade, security interests”   https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/19/trump-insiders-worry-that-neglecting-allies-could-hurt-global-interests.html
Axios, Sept. 27, 2019: “300+ former national security officials condemn Trump-Ukraine actions”     https://www.axios.com/national-security-officials-letter-trump-ukraine-d1619317-db34-4cdd-b2f4-260ab26ff09f.html
The Guardian, Oct. 18, 2019: “General discontent: how the president’s military men turned on Trump” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/18/generals-donald-trump-military-criticism  
Washington Post, Oct. 19.2019: “‘They are livid’: Trump’s withdrawal from Syria prompts rare public criticism from current, former military officials”   https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/they-are-livid-trumps-withdrawal-from-syria-prompts-rare-public-criticism-from-current-former-military-officials/2019/10/19/d9455f08-f1ba-11e9-8693-f487e46784aa_story.html?utm_source=reddit.com

Monday, October 21, 2019

ACTION: THEY DID IT, THEY CONFESSED IT, AND WE WON’T “GET OVER IT”

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THEY DID IT, THEY CONFESSED IT, AND WE WON’T “GET OVER IT”

ACTION ONE: CALL YOUR SENATORS

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WYDEN AND MERKLEY:

My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because…
Donald Trump continues to commit impeachable crimes. Giuliani and members of this administration have confessed.  I want to thank the Senator for calling for impeachment hearings and am asking that he work for conviction in the Senate.  Thank you. 

ACTION TWO: CALL YOUR HOUSE REPS

Not sure who your U.S. Representative is? Find out here. 

SAMPLE SCRIPTS FOR REPRESENTATIVES:

My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because…
FOR ALL REPRESENTATIVES EXCEPT WALDEN:   Donald Trump continues to commit impeachable crimes. Giuliani and members of this administration have confessed.  I want to thank the Representative for calling for impeachment hearings and am asking that he/she work to keep impeachment proceedings moving forward.  Thank you.” 
  FOR WALDEN:   Donald Trump continues to commit impeachable crimes. Giuliani and members of his administration have confessed.  I am asking the Representative to put country over party and join his colleagues who are standing up for the rule of law in our country by  supporting impeachment proceedings.  Thank you.” 

BACKGROUND:

Donald Trump bribed a foreign government to help advance his personal political agenda.  
 Giuliani admitted it: 
 “I’m asking them to do an investigation that they’re doing already and that other people are telling them to stop. And I’m going to give them reasons why they shouldn’t stop it because that information will be very, very helpful to my client.” 
Journalist:  “So you did ask Ukraine to look into Joe Biden?” 
Giuliani:  “Of course I did.” 
 “We’re not meddling in an election, we’re meddling in an investigation, which we have a right to do,” 
 Mulvaney admitted it: 
“I was involved with the process by which the money was held upthere were three issues for that”, including “whether [Ukrainian officials] were cooperating in an ongoing investigation with our Department of Justice.”   
 Journalist: “What you just described, is a quid pro quo.” 
Mulvaney: “I have news for everybody: Get over it,” he said. “There is going to be political influence in foreign policy.” 
 Trump has tried to enlist Britain, Australia, Italy and China (just prior to trade talks) in digging up dirt on political opponents.  His criminal use of the Presidency will continue until he is removed from it.   
 Call your MOC’s. 

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