Monday, April 9, 2018

ACTION: STOP THE CHAOS AND CONTAIN THIS WHITE HOUSE

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Monday, April 9, 2018
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STOP THE CHAOS AND CONTAIN THIS WHITE HOUSE
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#TrumpThreatLevel
#StopPompeo
#StopHaspel
#TrumpWarCabinet

As the Senate comes back from recess, they have three cabinet nominations on which they must vote: Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State, Gina Haspel for CIA director, and Dr. Ronny Jackson for VA Administrator.

Each nomination carries their own risk. They must be stopped.

Mike Pompeo puts us at risk of war. He is a vocal opponent of the Iran Nuclear deal and favorable views regime change in North Korea. Pompeo is also extreme in his anti-Muslim views.

Gina Haspel puts us at risk of war crimes. She was tasked with implementing Bush’s “enhanced interrogation” and saw to the destruction of tapes with evidence of torture at CIA black sites.

Dr. Ronny Jackson administrative inexperience may put veterans lives at risk. He lacks the background to run the second-largest government agency.  As former CIA director John Brennen stated, Jackson’s nomination will “hurt both a good man and our veterans.”

The Senate must provide advice and consent on nominations.  For the three nominations above them the Senate must vote no – to protect us from war and protect our troops.
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**ACTION 1: CALL OUR SENATORS**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)

SAMPLE SCRIPT:  for Wyden
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very worried about Trump’s latest cabinet nominations.  They will put our country and troops at risk.  Thank you for pledging to vote no on Pompeo and Haspel.  Please also vote no on Dr. Ronny Jackson. He may be a great doctor, but the VA needs an experienced leader. Thank you.”

SAMPLE SCRIPT:  for Merkely
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very worried about Trump’s latest cabinet nominations.  They will put our country and troops at risk.  Please stop Trump’s war cabinet by voting no on Pompeo and Haspel.  Please also vote no on Dr. Ronny Jackson. He may be a great doctor, but the VA needs an experienced leader. 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.   Join one of our upcoming events to speak to voters in the swing district just north of Portland, listed here:   http://www.indivisibleor.org/rsvp-wa-03/
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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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