Monday, September 18, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO STOP TRUMP'S DANGEROUS MILITARISM

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Monday, September 18, 2017
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STOP TRUMP’S DANGEROUS MILITARISM
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#NoNukes
#StopTheMadness
(We are gearing up to stop the latest ACA repeal. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s action, and join us at Senator Merkley’s for ResistTrumpTuesday. http://bit.ly/2w1G7gU)
The U.S. faces military threats from North Korea and elsewhere in the world. North Korea tested a hydrogen bomb and fired missiles that could reach U.S. soil. Stalemates in Afghanistan and the Middle East tempt Trump to press for a military solution. Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric and erratic, ignorant behavior have made these dangers worse.
Trump has:
• threatened North Korea with “fire and fury.” http://nbcnews.to/2vqXzfb
• flip-flopped on Afghanistan, ordering additional troop deployments in support of a vague strategy http://theatln.tc/2jyZ8p6
Congress must act now to check the out-of-control Trump administration by:
• passing the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act, which requires Congressional approval for a nuclear first strike http://bit.ly/2h9sOIt
• updating the Authorization of Use of Military Force (AUMF) to limit the president’s ability to deploy troops without Congressional oversight http://bit.ly/2jxZb4G
“It is a frightening reality that the US now has a Commander-in-Chief who has . . . stated his desire to be ‘unpredictable’ with nuclear weapons…,” declared Representative Ted Lieu when introducing the First Use bill. http://ind.pn/2jR2bFJ
"Madison recognized that executives will overreach in matters of war," Senator Tim Kaine said, supporting the new AUMF bill. http://bit.ly/2w0n86r
Trump has shown that he will abuse his powers. http://wapo.st/2jy3oFw
Congress must stop him.
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**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH SENATORS AND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE**
(or leave a message after hours if needed) 
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Sen. Merkley and Wyden
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am deeply concerned about the president’s ability to engage our country in military actions without Congressional oversight, especially in North Korea and Afghanistan. Congress must act now to check the out-of-control Trump Administration. Thank you for supporting the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017 (S.200). Please also support a new Authorization of Use of Military Force, S.J. Res. 43, to limit the president’s war powers appropriately. Thank you.
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Rep. Blumenauer, Bonamici, and DeFazio
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am deeply concerned about the president’s ability to engage our country in military actions without Congressional oversight, especially in North Korea and Afghanistan. Congress must act now to check the out-of-control Trump Administration. Thank you for supporting the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017 (H.R. 669). Will you also support a new Authorization of Use of Military Force to limit the president’s war powers appropriately? Thank you.”
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Rep. Schrader and Walden
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am deeply concerned about the president’s ability to engage our country in military actions without Congressional oversight, especially in North Korea and Afghanistan. Congress must act now to check the out-of-control Trump Administration. Does the Congressman support the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017 (H.R. 669) and a new Authorization of Use of Military Force to limit the president’s war powers appropriately? I urge him strongly to support both. Thank you.”
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**ACTION 2: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY**
Share this post with friends and family. Help them to call and tell their Senators and Reps to support this legislation.
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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!** 

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