Tuesday, April 17, 2018

ACTION: CONGRESS MUST STAND UP FOR THE RULE OF LAW

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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CONGRESS MUST STAND UP FOR THE RULE OF LAW
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#TrumpThreatLevel
#TrumpRussia
#SyriaStrikes
#LetRefugeesIn

Trump flouts the law and has no coherent plan.  He acts like a mob boss demanding loyalty with no thought for the republic.  Trump:

Obstructs justice
--firing James Comey
--asking witnesses what they told Mueller
--ordering White House counsel to fire Mueller, later backing off

Abuses pardons
--pardoning Joe Arpaio who refused to stop “the worst racial profiling in US history”
--pardoning Scooter Libby, convicted of obstructing justice, a crime for which Trump himself is under investigation

Deploys the military on a whim via tweet
-- sending the National Guard to the Mexico border when he couldn’t get his wall built
-- deploying his unauthorized military strike in Syria citing concerns for “women and children” while the US has only accepted 11 Syrian refuges this year

And now Trump is on the precipice of throwing us into a constitutional crisis by firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and/or Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller.

Congress must step up and do their job by:
--protecting Mueller
--sunset the current Authorization for Use of Military Force
--letting refugees in

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:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. Trump is making decisions about war with no plan and he continually obstructs justice and threatens to fire those in charge of the Russia investigation. Congress is abdicating its role as a coequal branch of government and is abandoning refugees. I ask the Senator/Rep to work to pass legislation that 1) protects Mueller 2) sunset the current Authorization for Use of Military force 3) lets refugees in. Thank you.”

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**ACTION 2: REMEMBER FOR THE MIDTERMS**

It has become clear that we need a different Congress to stand up to this White House. Trump can do what is doing in large part because of a Congress that supports him or looks the other way. Make sure you and everyone you know is registered to vote. Check out Indivisible Oregon’s website (www.indivisibleor.org) for plans for midterms. Make sure everyone candidate for Congress is answering questions about maintaining the rule of law under Trump.  The 2018 elections will be the most important of our lives.

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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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