STOP THE CHAOS AND CONTAIN THIS WHITE HOUSE
As the Senate comes back from recess, they have three cabinet nominations on which they must vote: Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State, Gina Haspel for CIA director, and Dr. Ronny Jackson for VA Administrator.
Each nomination carries their own risk. They must be stopped.
Mike Pompeo puts us at risk of war. He is a vocal opponent of the Iran Nuclear deal and has favorable views of regime change in North Korea. Pompeo is also extreme in his anti-Muslim views.
Gina Haspel puts us at risk of war crimes. She was tasked with implementing Bush’s “enhanced interrogation” and saw to the destruction of tapes with evidence of torture at CIA black sites.
Dr. Ronny Jackson’s administrative inexperience may put veterans lives at risk. He lacks the background to run the second-largest government agency. As former CIA director John Brennan stated, Jackson’s nomination will “hurt both a good man and our veterans.”
The Senate must provide advice and consent on nominations. For the three nominations discussed above, the Senate must . . .
VOTE NO on Pompeo, Haspel and Johnson!
Protect Us from WAR!
Protect our Troops!
**ACTION 1: CALL OUR SENATORS**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Ron Wyden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very worried about Trump’s latest cabinet nominations. They will put our country and troops at risk. Thank you for pledging to vote no on Pompeo and Haspel. Please also vote no on Dr. Ronny Jackson. He may be a great doctor, but the VA needs an experienced leader. Thank you.”
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Jeff Merkley:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very worried about Trump’s latest cabinet nominations. They will put our country and troops at risk. Please stop Trump’s war cabinet by voting no on Pompeo and Haspel. Please also vote no on Dr. Ronny Jackson. He may be a great doctor, but the VA needs an experienced leader. 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. Stay tuned for additional details on our Register to Vote efforts at the local Farmer’s Markets in Ashland, Jacksonville and Medford.
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
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
Join us at noon tomorrow, April 10 for our Second Tuesday of the Month Rally.
We will gather at the KTVL Studios, 1440 Rossanley Drive, Medford to protest the influence of Sinclair Broadcast Group on our local media. Parking is extremely limited so if possible, plan in advance to carpool. The parking lot at 1440 Rossanley Drive is small, possibly private. There is minimal parking in the KBOY Studio lot (1438 Rossanley Drive) as well as a small section of wide shoulder on Rossanley Drive approximately 1/4 of a mile away from KTVL Studios.