Tuesday, March 27, 2018

ACTION: STOP THE CHAOS AND CONTAIN THIS WHITE HOUSE

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
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STOP THE CHAOS AND CONTAIN THIS WHITE HOUSE
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#TrumpThreatLevel
#TrumpRussia
#ProtectMueller
America deserves a White House free from chaos. Instead we have a president whose decisions are impulsive reactions to cable TV punditry. Our country suffers the results.
As Council on Foreign Relations’ President Richard Hass points out, Trump has put us closer to:
- War on foreign soil, by replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster with John Bolton. Trump is assembling a war cabinet. Bolton advocates for first strikes against North Korea. Bolton and Pompeo support withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. 
-War on democracy, by firing Andrew McCabe and attacking Robert Mueller by name. In addition, the resignation of Trump’s lead lawyer further increases the likelihood that Trump will fire Mueller, sparking a constitutional crisis.
-War on trade, by slapping $50 billion of tariffs on China. China has retailed with tariffs of their own, sending the stock market down. 
Adding to the above, Trump threatened to veto the spending bill over his wall and continued to show deference to Putin when he congratulated Putin on his “reelection” (despite being specifically instructed NOT to do so).
Congress must contain this White House. And if this Congress won’t, we must vote in one that will.
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**ACTION 1: CALL OUR SENATORS and YOUR REPRESENTATIVE**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)
SAMPLE SCRIPT: for Wyden and Merkely
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very worried about the chaos in the White House and the attacks on our foreign policy and democracy. I ask the Senator to strive to contain this White House by 1) voting no on the Secretary of State and CIA director nominations 2) passing legislation that will prevent a first nuclear strike and 3) passing legislation that protects Mueller’s investigation. Thank you”
SAMPLE SCRIPT for all Represenatives
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very worried about the chaos in the White House and the attacks on our foreign policy, democracy and trade relations. I ask the [Congressman/Congresswoman] to strive to contain this White House by 1) passing legislation that will prevent a first nuclear strike 2) passing legislation that protects Mueller’s investigation and 3) investigation Trump’s tariffs. Thank you.”
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ACTION 2: GET YOUR MIDTERM GAME ON
It has become clear that we need a different Congress to stand up to this White House. Make sure you and everyone you know is registered to vote. Keep an eye on Indivisible Oregon’s website (www.indivisibleOR.org) for our soon-to-be-published plans for midterms. In the meantime, check out our list of great election resources. 
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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

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