Wednesday, April 25, 2018

ACTION: MAKE AMERICA AN ADMIRED LEADER AGAIN

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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MAKE AMERICA AN ADMIRED LEADER AGAIN
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#IranDeal
#TameTrump
#TrumpRussia

While some of Trump’s action can be reversed, the US has permanently lost the confidence friends and foes have had in America’s commitments.

Cast-off commitments range from Cuba to trade agreements. Trump is abandoning America’s preeminent role in world affairs. Foreign affairs experts call Trump’s antics “incoherent” and “horrifying.”

This week, European leaders are trying to save the Iran nuclear deal from Trump. If that deal fails, it will inflame conflicts in the volatile region that could end in war.

Next is the North Korean summit on nuclear arms. Last year, Trump called the North Korean leader “little Rocket man” whose country he would “totally destroy.” Today, Kim Jong-un is “very honorable,” says our Great Leader.

Trump is approaching these perilous decisions handicapped by a decimated State Department, a National Security Council in flux (again), and no noticeable inclination to learn.

His only consistency has been his irrepressible “bromance” with Putin. Putin can attack our elections, avoid sanctions, and help Assad kill children. Trump turns the other cheek.

Congress must
--contain Trump by rejecting Pompeo as Secretary of State and enforcing Russian sanctions
--press Trump for clarity on goals and justifications for actions

American isn’t a one-man government.  Yet.
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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 thank you for your opposition to the Pompeo nomination. I’d also like to express my strong disapproval of Trump’s foreign policy. He is uninformed and has abdicated America’s preeminent role in world affairs. He hasn’t enforced Russian sanctions. He must be reigned in. Please 1) demand coherent international goals and justifications for actions and 2) take steps to enforce Russian sanctions. Thank you.”

SAMPLE SCRIPT – for Reps Blumenauer, Bonamici, DeFazio, Schrader and Walden:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, [zip code]. I’d like to express my strong disapproval of Trump’s foreign policy. He is uninformed and has abdicated America’s preeminent role in world affairs. He hasn’t enforced Russian sanctions. He must be reigned in. Please 1) demand coherent international goals and justifications for actions and 2) take steps to enforce Russian sanctions. Thank you.”

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**ACTION 2: REMEMBER THIS FOR THE MIDTERMS**
Find out what you Members of Congress are doing to hold Trump accountable on foreign affairs. You will have a chance to make changes come November’s midterm elections. Please make sure:
--you and everyone you know is registered to vote.
--to check out Indivisible Oregon’s website (IndivisibleOR.org) for midterm actions

If you have the energy, work for candidates that will help to end our long national nightmare.
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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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