CENSURE TRUMP NOW
Americans were shocked by white supremacist hatred and violence in Charlottesville. http://bit.ly/2vc818C But instead of naming and denouncing domestic terrorism by fascists, Trump comforted them by blaming their opponents. http://n.pr/2wO333Y
Congressional censure is a public reprimand and expression of disapproval of the president or other public official. http://bit.ly/2ws0maG. Our MoCs Blumenauer, Bonamici, Merkley and Schrader have endorsed House Concurrent Resolution 77 to “censure and condemn” Trump for his:
— inadequate response to Charlottesville’s violence
— delay in naming and condemning the alt-right groups responsible for domestic terrorism
— re-asserting that “both sides” were blameworthy
— excusing the violence of “Unite the Right”
— employing aides tied to the alt-right
— http://bit.ly/2vOoenZ; http://bit.ly/2vSU2GC
A few Republican leaders have criticized Trump’s abhorrent actions. http://wapo.st/2vTd7J3; http://cnn.it/2uQyxFg But they must do more. They must join Democrats and vote for the censure bill. Congress must make it clear that Trump’s racist anti-American comments are unacceptable. Trump must realize America completely rejects his actions. He CANNOT be allowed to give Nazi’s comfort and:
— normalize Nazi ideology
— excuse Nazi actions
— blame his opponents for terrorism
Congress must stand up for what’s right.
Congress must censure Trump!
History is watching.
**ACTION 1: CALL SENATORS MERKLEY AND WYDEN, AND CONGRESSMAN WALDEN. ASK THEM TO OPPOSE EVIL AND PUSH FOR CENSURE**
If you can’t call during business hours, leave a voice mail! It all makes a difference!
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR SENATOR MERKLEY:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. Thank you for endorsing H.Con.Res. 77, the bill to censure the president. I am OUTRAGED and heartsick over the events in Charlottesville and Trump’s embrace of white supremacy. Please push for a vote on H.Con.Res. 77 to censure Trump. We must make it clear that this type of hate will not stand in America. Thank you.”
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR CONGRESSMAN WALDEN AND SENATOR WYDEN:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am OUTRAGED and heartsick over the events in Charlottesville and Trump’s embrace of white supremacy. I am disappointed to see you have not voiced your support for H.Con.Res 77 to censure Trump. Please support this bill and push for a vote on it. We must make it clear this type of hate will not stand in America. Thank you.”
**ACTION 2: IF YOU CAN, GO TO A TOWN HALL AND ASK OUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS (MOCs) TO VOTE TO CENSURE TRUMP**
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR SENATOR WYDEN
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am OUTRAGED and heartsick over the events in Charlottesville and Trump’s embrace of white supremacy. Will you stand up to evil, push for a vote on H.Con.Res. 77 to censure Trump? Will you demand that white supremacists Gorka and Miller be fired? What are your plans to fight Trump’s racist agenda in Congress?
If you can’t get to a town hall, please call Senator Merkley’s, Senator Wyden’s and Congressman Walden’s offices and ask them the above questions.
**ACTION 3: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY**
Share this post with friends and family. Help them to call and tell their MoCs censure Trump and support H.Con.Res 77
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