TRUMP BREAKS ANOTHER AMERICAN PROMISE 

ACTION ONE: 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 outraged that Trump is breaking America’s promises. This time he is abandoning an ally who fought the Islamic State shoulder to shoulder with American troops. He has already shredded the Paris Climate Accord, the nuclear deal with Iran, and a separate nuclear treaty with Russia. What confidence could other allies have in US commitments such as NATO? I demand that you fight to keep our promises around the world. 

ACTION TWO: CALL YOUR HOUSE REPS

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SAMPLE SCRIPTS FOR REPRESENTATIVES:

My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because…
I am outraged that Trump is breaking America’s promises. This time he is abandoning an ally who fought the Islamic State shoulder to shoulder with American troops. He has already shredded the Paris Climate Accord, the nuclear deal with Iran, and a separate nuclear treaty with Russia. What confidence could other allies have in US commitments such as NATO? I demand that you fight to keep our promises around the world. 

ACTION THREE: HELP REGISTER VOTERS

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BACKGROUND:

Yesterday’s attack on Kurdistan — launched by Turkey and permitted by Trump — demonstrates that America will betray a staunch ally even if it deeply erodes our own national security.   
On Sunday, Trump reportedly gave Turkish dictator Erdo─čan permission to launch the war and then ordered US troops out of the region. 
This is just the latest American commitment Trump has broken. Others include the Climate Accord, the deal with Iran, and a nuclear treaty with Russia.  
He also withheld vital military aid to Ukraine, which is fighting Russia, as he demanded dirt on a political opponent.  
Trump’s move in Kurdistan destroys a promising US strategy to establish a “safe zone” between Turkey and Kurdistan. It also threatens America’s own national security in two ways: 
  • Trump has shown that the US will abandon its commitments even to an ally who fought shoulder to shoulder with US troops.  
  • It further destabilizes a volatile region. Antiterrorism experts expect the invasion will free thousands of ISIS fighters now held in Kurdish prisons.  
Forming a coalition to fight any threat will be almost impossible after this. 
No American should be comfortable with these erratic, dangerous and dishonorable acts. This one will cost lives immediately.    

SOURCES: 

The Atlantic, Oct. 8, 2019: “The Danger of Abandoning Our Partners.”  https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/10/danger-abandoning-our-partners/599632/ 
NBC News, Oct. 9, 2019: “Donald Trump’s longtime business connections in Turkey back in the spotlight”  https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry/donald-trump-s-longtime-business-connections-turkey-back-spotlight-n1064011