Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Action: Congress Must Save Us

CONGRESS MUST SAVE US

ACTION ONE:

JOIN US TODAY AT 11:30 A.M. OUTSIDE THE OFFICES OF SEN. WYDEN AND REP BLUMENAUER IN THE COURTYARD OF THE FEDERAL BUILDING AT 911 NE 11TH AVE.
WE WILL THANK REPRESENTATIVE BLUMENAUER FOR BEING A LEADER ON IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY, BEARING WITNESS AT THE BORDER, AND HELPING THE HOUSE PASS THE FIRST GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION LEGISLATION IN 25 YEARS! WE WILL ASK HIM TO:
  • KEEP CALLING FOR THE END OF THE RECESS
  • DO ALL HE CAN TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE PUBLIC IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS AS SOON AS THE RECESS IS OVER
  • PUSH TO INVESTIGATE WHITE SUPREMACY DOMESTIC TERRORISM IN THE HOUSE
 WE WILL THANK SENATOR WYDEN FOR CLEARLY STATING “DONALD TRUMP’S WORDS AND ACTIONS EMBOLDEN WHITE SUPREMACISTS DOMESTIC TERRORISTS,” BEING A CHAMPION OF ELECTION SECURITY LEGISLATION, BEARING WITNESS AT THE BORDER, AND SUPPORTING AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY.  WE WILL ASK HIM TO:
  •       KEEP CALLING FOR AN END TO THE RECESS
  •       DO ALL HE CAN TO GET HR 8, HR 1112, AND THE SAFE ACT PASSED*
  •       KEEP PUBLICLY SUPPORTING AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY
*HR 8 – CLOSES THE BACKGROUND CHECK LOOPHOLE ON GUN SALES; HR 1112 – CLOSES THE CHARLESTON LOOPHOLE ON GUN SALES; SAFE ACT – SECURING AMERICAN’S FEDERAL ELECTIONS ACT

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 am very concerned about white supremacy, domestic terrorism and the state of our democracy.  I ask the Senator to:
  •       keep calling for an end to the recess
  •       do all he can to get HR 8, HR 1112, and the SAFE Act* passed
  •       keep publicly supporting an impeachment inquiry
*HR 8 – closes the background check loophole on gun sales; HR 1112 – closes the Charleston loophole on gun sales; SAFE Act – Securing American’s Federal Elections Act

ACTION THREE: CALL YOUR HOUSE REPS

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…
I am very concerned about white supremacy domestic terrorism and the state of our democracy.  I ask the Representative to:
  • Keep calling for the end of the recess
  • Do all he/she can to make sure we have public impeachment hearings as soon as the recess is over
  • Push the House to investigate white supremacy domestic terrorism

BACKGROUND:

Our lives and our democracy are under attack.  Congress must act to save us. 
Our lives are under attack. 
  • Mass shootings capture headlines while 100 die daily in gun violence, disproportionately affecting people of color.
  • Trump’s racist words and deeds incite white supremacy domestic terrorism that has all of us, especially immigrant communities, under siege.
  • This president and his GOP refuse to support gun violence prevention legislation and eliminated funding to investigate white supremacy domestic terrorism.
Our democracy is under attack.  Trump and his GOP are turning our country into a fascist state:
  • Trump commits impeachable offenses, perpetuates crimes with illegal treatment of our neighbors at the border. 
  • Trump’s administration strips people of their citizenship, builds walls, punishes those who oppose them.
  • Mitch McConnell politicizes our Supreme court, refuses to protect our elections. 
Most of our MoCs are standing up for our lives and democracy.  But they need to be given the chance to act. They must call for an end to the recess so that:
  • The House can start an impeachment inquiry and investigate white supremacy domestic terrorism
  • The Senate can pass gun violence prevention and election security legislation that passed the Democratic-led House

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