Friday, November 3, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO STOP THE SLIDE TOWARDS WAR

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Friday, November 3, 2017
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CONGRESS MUST STOP THE SLIDE TOWARDS WAR
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#NorthKorea
As Trump heads to Asia amid fears of a worsening Korea crisis, the dangers of war escalate:
• four American soldiers perished in Niger, focusing attention on the heretofore unnoticed deployment of 6000 U.S. troops in 8 African countries
• GOP Senator Corker warned that Trump’s threats toward other countries could put the country “on the path to World War III”
Congress must step in to limit Trump’s ability to make war by:
• supporting the Preventing Preemptive War in North Korea Act, which withholds funding for preemptive war against North Korea, absent imminent threat or without express authorization from Congress
• supporting the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act, which requires Congressional approval for a nuclear first strike
• updating the Authorization of Use of Military Force to limit the president’s ability to deploy troops without Congressional oversight
“The President’s erratic, blustering approach to North Korea has created a huge risk of stumbling into a disastrous war,” said Senator Merkley. “…[W]e’re fools if we don’t start taking the president at his word,” added Senator Murphy. “He has shown an [extraordinary] enthusiasm for military force against North Korea ….”
Congress must check this increasingly beleaguered, out-of-control and erratic president.
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**ACTION 1: CALL YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVE
(if you can’t call during business hours, leave a voice mail! It all makes a difference!)**
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR SENATOR WYDEN:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. Congress must act now to check ability of the out-of-control Trump Administration to wage war. Will you join Senator Merkley in supporting the Preventing Preemptive War in North Korea Act of 2017? Please continue your support of the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017 (S.200) and push for its enactment. We are also long past due for a re-evaluation of the outdated 2001 law that the president relies upon to authorize military actions worldwide. Please 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 SENATOR MERKLEY
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. Congress must act now to check the ability of the out-of-control Trump Administration to wage war. Thank you for supporting the Preventing Preemptive War in North Korea Act of 2017. Please continue to push for its enactment as well as the passage of the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017 (S.200). We are also long past due for a re-evaluation of the outdated 2001 law that the president relies upon to authorize military actions worldwide. Please 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 REPRESENTATIVES BLUMENAUER, BONAMICI, AND DEFAZIO
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. Congress must act now to check the ability of the out-of-control Trump Administration to wage war. Please continue your support of the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017 (H.R. 669) and push for its enactment. We are also long past due for a re-evaluation of the outdated 2001 law that the president relies upon to authorize military actions worldwide. Will you support a new Authorization of Use of Military Force to limit the president’s war powers appropriately? Thank you.”
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR REPRESENTATIVES SCHRADER AND WALDEN
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. Congress must act now to check the ability of the out-of-control Trump Administration to wage war. Will Rep. [**] support the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017 (H.R. 669) and push for its enactment? We are also long past due for a re-evaluation of the outdated 2001 law that the president relies upon to authorize military actions worldwide. Will you support a new Authorization of Use of Military Force to limit the president’s war powers appropriately? Thank you.”
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**ACTION 2:
Share this post with friends and family. Help them call their Members of Congress 
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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
** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!**

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