Wednesday, January 10, 2018

ACTION: CONTAIN TRUMP’S WAR MONGERING

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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CONTAIN TRUMP’S WAR-MONGERING
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No #NuclearWar

As harmful as all of the GOP’s policies are they can be changed with new legislation.  One thing that can’t be changed is nuclear war. Trump is playing with fire by threatening nuclear war against North Korea.

“We have a nuclear monarchy. [Deciding to fire nuclear weapons] is the least democratic process in our entire government.”  -Joe Cirincione, President, Ploughshares Fund and nonproliferation expert

“[If] in a fit of pique [Trump] decides to do something about Kim Jong Un, there’s actually very little to stop him. … which is pretty damn scary.” – James Clapper, former Director of National Intelligence.

With Trump considering a “bloody nose” strategy – responding to a North Korean nuclear/missile test with a targeted US response - Congress must limit the President’s belligerence by reasserting its constitutional powers.

• Congress must: pass the Markey-Lieu bill to prevent the President from using nuclear weapons first unless Congress has declared war (HR 669 and S 200).
• Both Oregon’s Senators and three of its House members (Blumenauer, Bonamici, and DeFazio) are co-sponsors; now they need to push for its passage.

We need Congress to guard our national security. Ask our MoCs to keep us safe by placing checks on Presidential powers to start wars.
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**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH OUR SENATORS and YOUR REPRESENTATIVE**

SAMPLE SCRIPT – for everyone but Walden and Schrader.
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, [zip code]. I am very concerned about the growing hostility between the US and North Korea. I'd like to thank the [Senator/Rep] for co-sponsoring the Markey-Lieu bill that requires Congress to declare war before the President can use nuclear weapons in a first strike. I urgently request that s/he push hard for its passage. Thank you."

SAMPLE SCRIPT – for Walden and Schrader.
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, [zip code]. I am very concerned about the growing hostility between the US and North Korea. I urgently request that the Congressman support the Markey-Lieu bill that requires Congress to declare war before the President can authorize pre-emptive use of nuclear weapons passage. No single person should be allowed to decide to start a nuclear war.  Thank you.”

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**ACTION 2:  SEND THIS TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

Post on Facebook or other social media.

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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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