Tell your senators to oppose Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State

Tell your senators to oppose Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State

Your Action

Call your Senators and tell them to vote NO on Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State.

Background

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.”

Script

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.


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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.
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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.
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