Friday, December 13, 2019

ACTION: STEPHEN MILLER MUST BE REMOVED

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STEPHEN MILLER MUST BE REMOVED

ACTION ONE: MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND AN IMPEACH AND REMOVE RALLY

On the eve of the House’s momentous vote on Articles of Impeachment – the culmination of three years of public outcry, advocacy, and protests – it will be time to SHOW UP FOR OUR DEMOCRACY.  
A nationwide protest is planned for 5:30pm on the evening before the House floor vote, whenever that is scheduled – probably Tuesday,12/17, or Wednesday, 12/18Register now so you’ll notified as soon as the date is announced! 
PORTLAND IMPEACH & REMOVE PROTEST 
Join us for a peaceful, nonviolent protest at Waterfront Park (exact location to be announced when date is finalized) Organized by Indivisible Oregon, Stand on Every Corner PDX, DemCast Oregon, and Nasty Women Get Shit Done. 
  1. Register for the MoveOn event to make sure you are the first to know when the date is announced. More than 1500 people have signed up already! 
  2. RSVP and invite friends on Facebook to help spread the word. 
NOT IN PORTLAND? There are over 400 locations around the country, including more than a dozen in Oregon. Find one near you at impeach.org. 
The world needs to know where we stand. It’s time to show up for democracy.  

ACTION TWO: CALL YOUR SENATORS

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WYDEN AND MERKLEY:

My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because…
Please thank the Senator for forcefully speaking out against white supremacist Stephen Miller and calling on Trump to fire him, but he cannot stop thereWhile working to prepare the Senate for a fair impeachment trial, he must also insist that Congress (1) immediately begin investigating Miller and hiswhite supremacist colleagues in the Trump administration, (2) pass a resolution demanding their firing, and (3) withhold funding for ICE and CBP until they are all removed. 

ACTION THREE: CALL YOUR HOUSE REP

Not sure who your U.S. Representative is? Find out here. 

SAMPLE SCRIPTS FOR REPRESENTATIVES:

My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because…
For Blumenauer, Bonamici, and Defazio:  Please thank the Representative for forcefully speaking out against white supremacist Stephen Miller and calling on Trump to fire him, but [he/she] cannot stop thereIn addition to fulfilling [his/her] duty to vote for Trump’s impeachment[he/she] must also insist that Congress (1) immediately begin investigating Miller and his white supremacist colleagues in the Trump administration, (2) pass a resolution demanding their firing, and (3) withhold funding for ICE and CBP until they are all removed. 
For Schrader: While over 140 members of Congress and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, representing more than 220 national organizations, have called for the ouster of Stephen Miller, an avowed white supremacist, the Representative has been notably silent. This is unacceptable. In addition to fulfilling his  duty to vote for Trump’s impeachment, he must also insist that Congress (1) immediately begin investigating Miller and his white supremacist colleagues in the Trump administration, (2) pass a resolution demanding their firing, and (3) withhold funding for ICE and CBP until they are all removed. 
For Walden: While over 140 members of Congress and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, representing more than 220 national organizations, have called for the ouster of Stephen Miller, an avowed white supremacist, the Representative has been notably silent. Neither Miller nor his ideology belongs in government. I am asking the Representative to (1) put humanity and country over party, (2) vote to impeach this lawless President, and (3) convince Trump that Miller and his white supremacistcolleagues in his administration must immediately be removed. 

BACKGROUND:

White nationalist Stephen Miller’s used his position to orchestrate an extreme anti-immigrant agenda: 
  • the Muslim ban 
  • the cruel family separation policy 
  • forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico  
  • DACA’s recission 
  • pouring military funds into border wall construction 
  • efforts to slash refugee admissions, limit asylum access, prevent TPS extensions, disqualify immigrants using public resources 
Assisting him is a loose network of administration lawyers and advisors who concoct and implement these draconianinhumane policies. 
Miller’s white supremacy, violent extremism and hate are antithetical to our democracy’s values and should bar him from government service. 
Almost 40 Senators and 10Representatives (including most of our MoCs) and hundreds of civil rights organizations have called for Miller’s resignation or removal by the White House. To date, however, these pleas have been ignored. 
We cannot continue to have our immigration policy determined by unelected, unconfirmed White House employees Trump’s shielded from Congress or allow them to ignore Congress while dismantling the immigration system through executive actions that gut existing regulations. Congress must begin formal investigations of Miller and his white supremacist colleagues and withhold funding from ICE and the Border Patrol until these purveyors of violent extremism and hate are rooted out and removed. 

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Action: Congress Must Impeach Trump and Barr

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CONGRESS MUST IMPEACH TRUMP AND BARR 

ACTION ONE: MAKE PLANS TO JOIN AN IMPEACH AND REMOVE RALLY

ON THE EVE OF THE HOUSE’S MOMENTOUS VOTE ON ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT – THE CULMINATION OF THREE YEARS OF PUBLIC OUTCRY, ADVOCACY, AND PROTESTS – IT WILL BE TIME TO SHOW UP FOR OUR DEMOCRACY.  
A NATIONWIDE PROTEST IS PLANNED FOR 5:30PM ON THE EVENING BEFORE THE HOUSE FLOOR VOTE, WHENEVER THAT IS SCHEDULED – SO PROBABLY TUESDAY 12/17 OR WEDNESDAY 12/18. REGISTER NOW SO YOU’LL NOTIFIED AS SOON AS THE DATE IS ANNOUNCED! 
PORTLAND IMPEACH & REMOVE PROTEST 
JOIN US FOR A PEACEFUL, NONVIOLENT PROTEST AT WATERFRONT PARK (EXACT LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED WHEN DATE IS FINALIZED). ORGANIZED BY INDIVISIBLE OREGON, STAND ON EVERY CORNER PDX, DEMCAST OREGON, AND NASTY WOMEN GET SHIT DONE. 
  1. REGISTER FOR THE MOVEON EVENT TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE THE FIRST TO KNOW WHEN THE DATE IS ANNOUNCED. MORE THAN 1500 PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP ALREADY! 
  2. RSVP AND INVITE FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK TO HELP SPREAD THE WORD. 
NOT IN PORTLAND? THERE ARE OVER 400 LOCATIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING MORE THAN A DOZEN IN OREGON. FIND ONE NEAR YOU AT IMPEACH.ORG. 
THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW WHERE WE STAND. IT’S TIME TO SHOW UP FOR DEMOCRACY.  

ACTION TWO: CALL YOUR SENATORS

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WYDEN AND MERKLEY:

My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because…
I thank the Senator for supporting the impeachment process and ask that he do all that he can to prepare the Senate for a fair trial. But I am also concerned about the damage Attorney General Barr is doing to our country and ask that the Senator push for impeachment hearings for Barr in the House.

ACTION THREE: CALL YOUR HOUSE REP

Not sure who your U.S. Representative is? Find out here. 

SAMPLE SCRIPTS FOR REPRESENTATIVES:

My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because…
For Blumenauer, Bonamici, DeFazio, Schrader: I strongly support impeachment and I look forward to watching the Representative fulfillinghis/her duty and vote to impeach Trump. But I am also concerned about the damage Attorney General Barr is doing to our country and ask that the Representative push for impeachment hearings for Barr in the House.  
For Walden: I strongly support impeachment and ask that Representative Walden do his duty, put country over party, and vote to impeach Trump. But I am also concerned about the damage Attorney General Barr is doing to our country and ask that the Representative push for impeachment hearings for Barr in the House.  

BACKGROUND:

Trump has committed impeachable offenses: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.  Today the Judiciary committee votes on articles of impeachment and sends them for a vote in the full House.  To support impeachment, we must:  
  • Call our Representatives, insist they do their duty and impeach Trump 
  • Call our Senators, insist they prepare the Senate for a fair trail 
  • Make plans to attend an Impeach and Remove RallyRegister now so you’ll notified as soon as the date is announced! – ( the night before the full House vote – likely Tuesday December 18th or Wednesday December 19th).
But Trump is not the only one who has committed impeachable offenses.  We outlined Barr’s abuses as Attorney General here and he continued down this path this week. The Inspector General found the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election was justified not subjected to political bias but Barr “grossly mischaracterized and subverted the findings” and used the report:  
  • as another opportunity to undermine our intelligence community 
  • to push forward Trump’s lies about the Russia instigation 
  • to hurl accusations at President Obama.   
The abuse of power at the hands of Trump and his administration threaten the rule of law and our democracy.  Congress must do its duty – impeach Trump and Barr.  

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