CONGRESS MUST REASSERT ITS AUTHORITY
AND PUNISH SAUDI ARABIA
Despite the CIA’s conclusion that Saudi Crown Prince ordered the horrific assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Trump defends him—claiming protection of American jobs, ignoring previous boasts of Saudis helping Trump’s businesses.
Underlying Trump’s inhumanity are conflicts of interest and violation of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, which Congress must expose by examining his tax returns.
Khashoggi’s assassination caused renewed Congressional focus on ending US support (providing bombs, refueling planes, assisting with intelligence) for the Saudi-led war in Yemen—14 million at risk of famine and mass starvation, hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths, and the world’s worst cholera outbreak. Previous House and Senate efforts to end this brutal war have been stymied by GOP leadership.
The Saudis must pay for these horrendous human rights violations. The Yemen War Powers Resolution (S.J.Res.54) or Saudi Arabia Accountability and Yemen Act (S.3652), should be passed immediately or included in legislation needed to keep the government open. These bills would suspend weapons sales and end US military involvement in Yemen—limiting the Saudi capacity to kill defenseless civilians.
In January, hearings on both Khashoggi’s murder and quick passage of Democracy First legislation addressing conflicts of interest and tax return transparency are essential first steps to . . .
Hold Trump and his Regime Accountable!
That Includes Complicit Greg Walden!
**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [town/city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because I am aghast that our government continues to support Saudi Arabia after its assassination of Jamal Khashoggi and that it is actively assisting in the Saudi-led atrocities committed in Yemen. I want to thank Senator [-] for co-sponsoring the Yemen War Powers Resolution (S.J.Res. 54). I’m asking him to (1) push for its immediate passage, along with the Saudi Arabia Accountability and Yemen Act (S.3652), which should be included in legislation necessary to keep the government open, and (2) support speedy passage in the next Congress of Democracy First legislation addressing conflicts of interest and requiring all presidential candidates to release their tax returns. Thank you.”
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
**ACTION TWO: CALL COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN**
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [town/city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because I am aghast that our government continues to support Saudi Arabia after its assassination of Jamal Khashoggi and that it is actively assisting in the Saudi-led atrocities committed in Yemen. I am once again asking Mr. Walden to find his humanitarian conscience and (1) work for the immediate passage of H.R.7082, which prohibits the provision of US security assistance to Saudi Arabia, either alone or as part of legislation keeping the government open; (2) put Country Before Party in the next Congress and support speedy passage of Democracy First legislation addressing conflicts of interest and requiring all presidential candidates to release their tax returns; and (3) work to create support for hearings on both Khashoggi’s murder and to ascertain who benefits from arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Thank you.”
COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
**ACTION THREE: READ “INDIVISIBLE ON OFFENSE”**
The Democratic majority in the House can now determine which bills get votes. Read Indivisible’s new strategy for how progressives can exercise their power to go on legislative offense in 2019 and 2020 utilizing “messaging” bills and “must-pass” bills. Then get ready to make sure the newly-elected House uses its power wisely.