STOP THE CHAOS AND CONTAIN THIS WHITE HOUSE
America deserves a White House free from chaos. Instead we have a president whose decisions are impulsive reactions to cable TV punditry. Our country suffers the results. As Council on Foreign Relations’ President Richard Hass points out, Trump has put us closer to:
– War on foreign soil, by replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster with John Bolton. Trump is assembling a war cabinet. Bolton advocates for first strikes against North Korea. Bolton and Pompeo support withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.
-War on democracy, by firing Andrew McCabe and attacking Robert Mueller by name. In addition, the resignation of Trump’s lead lawyer further increases the likelihood that Trump will fire Mueller, sparking a constitutional crisis.
-War on trade, by slapping $50 billion of tariffs on China. China has retaliated with tariffs of their own.
Adding to the above, Trump threatened to veto the spending bill over his wall and continued to show deference to Putin when he congratulated Putin on his “reelection” (despite being specifically instructed NOT to do so).
Congress must contain this White House!
Where’s Complicit Greg Walden!?!
**ACTION 1: Call Complicit Greg Walden and our Senators**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Greg Walden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very worried about the CHAOS in the White House and the attacks on our foreign policy, democracy and trade relations. I insist that Mr. Walden finally put country before party and work to contain this dangerous White House by 1) passing legislation that will prevent a first nuclear strike 2) passing legislation that protects Mueller’s investigation, and 3) examining Trump’s tariffs. Thank you.”
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Senators Wyden and Merkley:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very worried about the CHAOS in the White House and the attacks on our foreign policy and democracy. I ask the Senator to strive to contain this dangerous White House by 1) voting NO on the Secretary of State and CIA director nominations 2) passing legislation that will prevent a first nuclear strike, and 3) passing legislation that protects Mueller’s investigation. Thank you”
**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. Keep an eye on Indivisible Oregon’s website (www.indivisibleOR.org) for our soon-to-be-published plans for midterms. In the meantime, check out our list of great election resources.
Swing Left: https://swingleft.org
Sister District: https://www.sisterdistrict.com
Woke Vote: https://www.wokevote.us
Let America Vote: https://www.letamericavote.org
Postcards for Voters: https://postcardstovoters.org
Throw Them Out: https://everytown.org/throwthemout/
Indivisible Oregon: http://www.indivisibleor.org/
COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
SENATOR JEFF 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 RON 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
ORD2 Social Hour – TODAY!
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