Call your Senators and tell them to vote NO on Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which grilled Pompeo last week about his closeness to Trump, may decline to recommend Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State, but Mitch McConnell plans to take his nomination to the full Senate for a vote in any event.
Pompeo was an early Trump supporter and has made Islamophobic and anti-LGBT statements, endorsed torture and opposed the Iran nuclear deal and multilateral negotiations.
Senator Feinstein summarized why she and many others will vote against advancing Pompeo’s nomination by saying “I sense a certain disdain for diplomacy in Mike Pompeo that I believe disqualifies him from being our next senior diplomat.”
Hi! This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP].
I urge Sen[____] to vote NO on Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State.
He has made Islamaphobic and anti-LGBT statement, opposes the Iran nuclear deal and has endorsed torture .
He has displayed a disdain for diplomacy that disqualifies him from being the nation’s top diplomat.
Call your three members of Congress and tell them Congress must assert its sole authority under the Constitution to authorize military action and require Trump to get Congressional approval before striking Syria or taking other military action.
Most use of US military force since 9/11 has legally relied on a 2001 Congressional authorization for the use of military force (AUMF), which gave then President Bush authority to strike the 9/11 perpetrators and those that harbored them.
An attack on Syria may well be justified by Assad’s horrific use of chemical weapons against civilians, but it is Congress and not Trump that has the sole authority to make that determination.
With an ignorant and erratic president desperate for a diversion from the Russia investigation, Congress must do its Constitutional duty and reassert its obligation to approve or disapprove of military force.
Hi! This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP].
I am concerned that president Trump will escalate our involvement in Syria.
Congress must assert its sole authority under the Constitution to authorize military action and require Trump to get congressional approval before striking Syria or taking other military action.
Congress reasserting its war authority is especially urgent with an inexperienced and erratic president like Trump.
Call your Senators and tell them to protect the Mueller investigation by passing The Special Counsel Integrity Act (S. 1741).
President Trump continues to smear the DOJ and the FBI, calls Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation a witch hunt and is now directly attacking Mueller in tweets.
Two bipartisan bills were introduced in the Senate and there have been hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee. However, the process has stalled as Republicans, reluctant to antagonize Trump, say it’s unnecessary to protect Mueller with legislation because they claim Trump will not fire him.
The Senate bill most likely to withstand judicial scrutiny is The Special Counsel Integrity Act (S. 1741) sponsored by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Chris Coons (D-DE), which would give Mueller the ability to challenge his dismissal in court. It would also limit Trump’s ability to replace AG Sessions or DAG Rosenstein with a loyalist not confirmed by the Senate who could fire Mueller.
In light of Trump’s increasing attacks on Mueller’s investigation and recent direct attacks on Mueller, many Democrats are calling for the legislation to be enacted.
It seems inevitable that Trump will move against Mueller and his investigation. The Senate needs to act on legislation that will protect the investigation.
- This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP].
- Given Trump’s tweets slamming Special Counsel Mueller and his investigation, I believe it is inevitable he will try to fire him, creating a constitutional crisis.
- I urge [Sen____] to immediately announce support for The Special Counsel Integrity Act (S. 1741) and demand that the Senate move forward to pass the bill to protect the Mueller investigation.
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The Call –#CambridgeAnalytica #Facebook
Recent revelations have shed light on the extensive use of Facebook user information by the Trump campaign, working with Cambridge Analytica. At a minimum, Facebook was negligent in preventing the theft and misuse of the personal data of more than 50 million Americans.
Cambridge Analytica worked with a Russia-connected professor to gather the Facebook data under false pretenses and use it to create psychological profiles of voters to target with political messages. Cambridge Analytica also held meetings with a Kremlin-connected Russian company about targeting information to voters.
At best, this demonstrates an extremely negligent policing of the use of private information by Facebook, and suggests a direct link to the use of the Facebook information by Russia in their meddling in the 2016 election.
Facebook information of people throughout the United States was clearly misappropriated and misused. The Massachusetts state Attorney General has announced she will investigate Facebook and Cambridge Analytica’s violation of Facebook users privacy and the misuse of their information. Every state Attorney General should protect the citizens of their states by investigating Facebook and Cambridge Analytica’s violations of their privacy.
Call your state Attorney General and tell him/her to investigate Facebook and Cambridge Analytica for violating the privacy of Facebook users in [your State] and using Facebook data to target us via propaganda.
- This is [NAME] and I live in [CITY].
- I am shocked by the reports that Facebook allowed the violation of users’ privacy and misuse of their data by Cambridge Analytica during Trump’s campaign.
- And the reported ties of Cambridge Analytica to a Russian professor and Russian company are incredibly disturbing.
- I want AG [____ ] to protect the citizens of [your state] by investigating Facebook and Cambridge Analytica for violating our privacy and misusing our personal data.
Use Contacting Congress or the House switchboard (202-225-3121) to connect with your House Representative.
The Call – #ProtectOurVote #PaperBallots
Russia hacked into state voter systems in the 2016 election, successfully penetrating several of the systems in the 21 states they attempted to hack.
The heads of U.S. intelligence agencies unanimously testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee that Russia is determined to interfere with our mid-term elections and could cause havoc by tampering with state voter systems.
Our state election systems desperately need to be upgraded: one in four U.S. voters vote on a system with no paper trail, and many others vote on systems that give the voter a receipt, but leave no paper trail that would allow the state to audit the accuracy of the vote count.
Most states have been attempting to harden their systems against cyber-attacks, but many lack the funds and expertise to get it done before the 2018 elections.
House Democrats issued a comprehensive review of state voter system vulnerabilities and want $400 million in the Omnibus Appropriations bill which could be voted on as early as next week to help states convert to paper ballots and harden their systems against cyber-attacks.
Call your House Representative and urge him or her to provide money in the Omnibus Appropriations bill to help states convert to paper ballots that provide an audit trail and harden cyber security defenses.
- This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [CITY, STATE].
- Russia attacked our 2016 elections, including hacks into state election systems, and the U.S. intelligence community says they will try again this year.
- We need more help from the federal government to protect against an attack on state election systems.
- I urge [Rep____] to include funds in the Omnibus Appropriations bill to help states convert to paper ballot voting systems that can be audited, and harden cyber security defenses.
- The integrity of our election systems is core to our democracy; Congress must act now to protect the midterms.