Monday, April 10, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO DEMAND CONGRESS RECONVENE TO DEBATE MILITARY ACTION IN SYRIA

From Indivisible Oregon:

**CALL TO ACTION**
Monday, April 10, 2017
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DEMAND THAT CONGRESS RECONVENE TO DEBATE MILITARY ACTION IN SYRIA
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On April 6, Trump launched air strikes against Syria in response to President Assad’s reprehensible act of using chemical weapons against Syria’s own citizens, including children.
- Trump’s action signaled an abrupt change in policy toward Syria. The legality of his actions is debatable: http://nyti.ms/2oPyD0m
- On April 7, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley addressed the UN Security Council and signaled that the US would contemplate further unilateral action if the UN Security Council fails to act: http://cnn.it/2phUl9y
- Our country should not be embroiled in war without a clear goal, strategy, and Congressional approval. http://wapo.st/2phU5r4
All of Oregon’s Members of Congress except for Rep Greg Walden (OR-2) have called on Trump to obtain Authorization for the Use of Military Force from Congress:
- Sen Merkley: http://bit.ly/2oVXbBK
- Sen Wyden: http://bit.ly/2pjw5Ec
- Rep DeFazio: http://bit.ly/2nnnio5
- Rep Blumenauer: http://bit.ly/2ogZcbI
- Rep Bonamici: http://bit.ly/2oQ9umq
- Rep Schrader: http://bit.ly/2ogXqrd
However, these statements are not enough. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has called on Speaker Paul Ryan to end the recess to return and debate future action in Syria. We’re asking ALL our Members of Congress to follow her example. Further, Congress should take action to allow Syrian refugees back in the country. If we are going to fire missiles at a country we have a moral obligation to grant refuge to that country’s innocents.
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**ACTION 1: CALL OUR SENATORS**
SAMPLE SCRIPT:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am concerned by Trump’s airstrikes in Syria, and the threat of future action without Congressional debate and approval. Please contact Sen. Mitch McConnell and tell him to end the Congressional recess and return to Congress to debate further military action under the Authorization of Military Action Act. I’m also asking Senator [--] to support rescinding the executive orders ending the Syrian refugee resettlement program. “
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**ACTION 2: CALL YOUR US REPRESENTATIVE**
Find yours: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
SAMPLE SCRIPT:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am concerned by Trump’s airstrikes in Syria, and the threat of future action without Congressional debate and approval. Please contact House Speaker Paul Ryan and tell him to end the Congressional recess and return to Congress to debate further military action under the Authorization of Military Action Act. I’m also asking Representative [--] to support rescinding the executive orders ending the Syrian refugee resettlement program.“
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**ACTION 3: SHARE WITH FRIENDS**
Call, text, and email your friends and family in red districts to do the same. “share” or copy / paste this action!
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**PHONE NUMBERS**
SENATOR MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386
DC: 202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102
Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102
Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
SENATOR WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525
DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555
Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122
Bend: (541) 330-9142
CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI [D1]
DC: (202) 225-0855
OR: (503) 469-6010
CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN [D2]
DC: (202) 225-6730
Medford: (541) 776-4646
Bend: (541) 389-4408
LaGrande: (541) 624-2400
CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER [D3]
DC: (202) 225-4811
OR: (503) 231-2300
CONGRESSMAN PETER DEFAZIO [D4]
DC 202-225-6416
Eugene: (541) 465-6732,
Roseburg: (541) 440-3523
Coos Bay (541) 269-2609
CONGRESSMAN KURT SCHRADER [D5] (Note: in the past, Schrader broke party lines and supported legislation opposing allowing Syrian refugees into the US).
DC: (202) 225-5711
Salem: (503) 588-9100,
Oregon City: (503) 557-1324
** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!** 

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