Wednesday, March 28, 2018

ACTION: CONTAIN TRUMP’S WAR CABINET

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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Contain Trump’s War Cabinet
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#IranDeal
#NorthKorea

Trump fired the cautious advisors leading the State Department and the National Security Council, and he is replacing them with extremists who echo the President’s desire to move forcefully against North Korea and Iran. Their support for “preventive war” and “preemptive strikes” will embolden Trump and risk two more wars.

•John Bolton, the incoming NSC advisor, has a history of manipulating intelligence to fit his warmongering views. In February, the Fox News personality said a first strike against North Korea is “perfectly legitimate.”

•Mike Pompeo, Trump’s choice for Secretary of State, wants to lower North Korea’s nuclear threat “by non-diplomatic means” and has alluded to assassinating Kim Jong-un.

Both view the deal that stopped Iran’s nuclear program as a disaster. Decertifying it would further distance the US from our allies. It would also destabilize the volatile region with armed conflicts likely to draw America in.

Bolton doesn’t need Senate confirmation, which he has failed in the past. But Pompeo does and his nomination should be blocked.

We demand our MOCs make themselves the loud voices of reason--in hearings, town halls, op-eds and speeches--warning that military action against Iran and North Korea would be international disaster.  
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**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH SENATORS and YOUR REPRESENTATIVE**
 
SAMPLE SCRIPT – for Merkley and Wyden:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to express my fear that Trump will be starting wars in North Korea and Iran. Trump’s new senior advisors are both hawks who believe the solution to complex international issues is to send in the army. Please (1) vote no on Mike Pompeo, (2) support the No Unconstitutional First Strike Against North Korea Act (S 2016) and the Restricting First Strike Use of Nuclear Weapons Act (S 200), and (3) speak out, loudly, to keep this dangerous president from starting more wars. Thank you.”
 
SAMPLE SCRIPT – for Reps Blumenauer, Bonamici, DeFazio, and Schrader:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to express my fear that Trump will be starting wars in North Korea and Iran. Trump’s new senior advisors are both hawks who believe the solution to complex international issues is to send in the army. Please (1) support the No Unconstitutional First Strike Against North Korea Act (HR 4140)) and the Restricting First Strike Use of Nuclear Weapons Act (HR 669) and (2) speak out, loudly, to keep this dangerous president from starting more wars. Thank you.”

 
SAMPLE SCRIPT – for Walden:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to express my fear that Trump will be starting wars in North Korea and Iran. Trump’s new senior advisors are both hawks who believe the solution to complex international issues is to send in the army. Please support the No Unconstitutional First Strike Against North Korea Act (HR 4140) and the Restricting First Strike Use of Nuclear Weapons Act (HR 669) and speak out, loudly, to keep this dangerous president from starting more wars. Any new war will be fully owned by the Republican Party that sat silent when it mattered most. Thank you.”
 
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**ACTION 2:  SEND THIS TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.  
 
Share this post with friends and family, especially in red states. Let them know that Trump’s new senior advisors are both hawks who believe the solution to complex international issues is to send in the army. Urge your senators to vote against Pompeo’s nomination to be Secretary of State  and ask all of them (1) to support the No Unconstitutional First Strike Aganst North Korea Act (S2016/HR 4140) amd the Restricting First Strike Use of Nuclear Weapons Act (S 200/HR 669) and (2) to speak out, loudly, to keep this dangerous president from starting more wars. Any new war will be fully owned by the Republican Party that sat silent when it mattered most.

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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!**  
https://www.vox.com/world/2018/3/23/17155796/john-bolton-trump-mike-pompeo-war-cabinet

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