Tuesday, August 15, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO RESTRAIN A RECKLESS PRESIDENT

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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CONGRESS MUST RESTRAIN A RECKLESS PRESIDENT
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#OutOfControl
#NoPreemptiveStrike
#NoToHate
#FireBannonGorkaMiller

This has been an out-of-control week. Trump inspired white supremacist/Nazi violence in Charlottesville and threatened nuclear war with North Korea.

Trump endangers America by aligning with Nazis:
• His words incited white supremacist supporters to murder in Virginia. http://wapo.st/2wGsTXL; http://bit.ly/2uAXGDQ
• His White House advisors, Bannon, Miller, and Gorka push a white supremacist agenda http://theatln.tc/2w3TAbH.
• He cut programs that fight domestic terrorism from white supremacist groups http://reut.rs/2vthiwy

Trump’s outlandish global threats also put America at risk:
• Threatened North Korea with “fire and fury.” http://nbcnews.to/2vqXzfb
•  Suggested that the US could take military action in Venezuela. http://bbc.in/2fCTzo7

Congress must stop the harm Trump’s words and actions are causing.

 Our MoCs must:
• Demand Bannon, Gorka and Miller be fired immediately
• Demand that Trump reverse his decision to cut funding for programs that combat white supremacy and de-radicalize neo-Nazis http://bit.ly/2fFLr6a
• Demand hearings on HR 669/S. 200, which require Congressional approval for a nuclear first strike (Wyden, Merkley, Blumenauer and DeFazio have cosponsored these bills) http://bit.ly/2wUO0oc, http://bit.ly/2uDTrLI
• Advocate for diplomacy by keeping the State department’s budget intact. Trump has proposed cutting it 29% (https://bloom.bg/2fCaV4B)

Trump is violating America’s most sacred principles.  Congress must stand up for them.

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**ACTION 1: CALL YOUR SENATOR AND REPRESENTATIVE (if you can’t call during business hours, leave a voice mail! It all makes a difference!)**

SAMPLE SCRIPT
My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, zip code [--]. The events of this past week – specifically the racist violence Trump inspired in Charlottesville and his threats of nuclear strikes on North Korea– are alarming and dangerous. Congress must exercise its constitutional powers to act as a check on this out-of-control presidency on all fronts. I'm asking the [Senator/Rep] to demand that Bannon, Gorka and Miller be fired immediately, and that Trump to reverse his decision to cut funding for DHS programs fighting white supremacy.  In addition, I would like the [Senator/Rep] to demand hearings on HR 669/S. 200 to require Congressional approval for a nuclear first strike, and insist on a budget that ensures that American diplomacy is fully staffed and funded. Thank you.”

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**ACTION 2: GO TO A TOWN HALL AND ASK OUR MOCS TO SUPPORT HR 669/S. 200, FULLY FUND ANTI-HATE EFFORTS, AND FULLY FUND DIPLOMACY

SAMPLE SCRIPT
My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, zip code [--].  The events of this past week – specifically the racist violence Trump inspired in Charlottesville and his threats of nuclear strikes on North Korea– are alarming and dangerous. Congress must step up and exercise its constitutional powers to act as a check on this out-of-control presidency. [For Wyden, Merkley, Blumenauer and DeFazio – I am thankful that you have endorsed HR 669/S. 200.]

To fight white supremacy:  Will you demand Bannon, Gorka and Miller be fired immediately, and that Trump reverse his decision to cut funding for programs that combat white supremacy and de-radicalize neo-Nazis?

To prevent a nuclear war: Will you demand hearings on HR 669/S. 200, which require Congressional approval for a nuclear first strike, and push for its passage? Will you insist on a budget that ensures that American diplomacy is fully staffed and funded?

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**ACTION 3: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY**
Share this post with friends and family.  And help them to call and tell their MoCs to vote in favor of HR 669/S.200, to fully fund US diplomacy and to reject Trump’s white supremacist agenda.

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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
La Grande: (541) 960-7691

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, La Grande (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]
DC: (202) 225-5711, Salem (503) 588-9100,
Oregon City (503) 557-1324

** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!**

http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/346552-trump-cut-funds-to-fight-anti-right-wing-violence

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