Actions for the Week of 12/13/2019

Email Senator Cantwell: Phone: (202) 224-3441 Fax: (202) 228-0514 Press releases
Email Senator Murray: Phone: (202) 224-2621 Fax: (202) 224-0238 Press releases
Email Rep. Kilmer: Phone: (202) 225-5916 News

Daily actions for the week starting 12/13/2019

An action a day keeps the dictator at bay.

  1. Call Rep. Kilmer and tell him you support impeachment of the current “president” for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Call our senators and tell them to vote “yes” on removing the current “president” from office. He has proven himself to be a danger to our democratic republic by inviting foreign assistance from Ukraine and China in his re-election.
  2. Call our members of Congress and tell them to co-sponsor and vote “yes” on S.J. Res. 4, “A joint resolution requiring the advice and consent of the Senate or an Act of Congress to suspend, terminate, or withdraw the United States from the North Atlantic Treaty and authorizing related litigation, and for other purposes.” Former National Security Advisor, John Bolton, was asked what will Trump do if he is re-elected. Bolton answered that Trump would withdraw the United States from NATO, which just happens to be Putin’s wildest dream. Read about it here.
  3. Call Rep. Kilmer and thank him for voting “yes” on H.Res. 546 “Disapproving the Russian Federations inclusion in future Group of Seven summits until it respects the territorial integrity of its neighbors and adheres to the standards of democratic societies.” The resolution passed 339 to 71. The 71 “no” votes were all Republicans, including Jim Jordan, Steve King and Matt Gaetz, to name a few. On a related topic, a report from Voice of America says that U.S. military leaders at the Pentagon are growing increasingly concerned with the popularity of Russian President Vladimir Putin within the U.S. military ranks due to the influence of Russian propaganda and Donald Trump’s boosterism. “The second annual Reagan National Defense Survey, completed in late October, found nearly half of armed services households questioned, 46%, said they viewed Russia as ally. Overall, the survey found 28% of Americans identified Russia as an ally, up from 19% the previous year.” Read about it here.
  4. Call Rep. Kilmer and thank him for his vote to pass H.R.4, Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019. Read about it here.
  5. Call our senators and tell them  to vote “no” on the “reconciled” version of the National Defense Authorization Act. The House passed their bill, then the Senate passed their own bill. The new House bill is a compromise with the Senate’s bill. Some key elements of the original House bill have been eliminated, such as restrictions on the president’s ability to transfer military money to his southern border wall project, a cut to the W76-2 low-yield nuclear warhead program and prohibitions on U.S. military support for the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen. The compromise bill has weakened restrictions on the use of “PFAS” chemicals, which are known as “forever chemicals” that are extremely persistent in the environment and in our bodies. The compromise version of the NDAA retains provisions for paid parental leave for federal workers, a new process to redress military medical malpractice cases, improvements to scandal-plagued military housing and the elimination of the military “widows tax.” The new bill represents a $22 billion increase over 2019, but is less than the $750 billion that Trump and Republicans said they wanted earlier. Read more here.
  6. Call our members of Congress and tell them to defund hate. The family separation policy may have “ended” in the summer of 2018, but 1,100 children have been separated from their parents since then according to the government’s own records. Read about it here. Congress must pass a bill to fund the federal government by Dec. 20. As before, the Trump Administration is asking for special funding increases for Customs and Border Patrol and Immigration Customs Enforcement, and is determined to protect their “transfer authority,” which they use to steal money from other accounts (like $200 million from agencies such as FEMA earlier this year). Trump might refuse to sign anything that doesn’t include increased anti-immigrant funding, which would result in a government shutdown. But tell our members of Congress not to be distracted by Trump’s chaos. Tell our members of Congress to refuse to accept funding increases that hurt immigrant communities.
  7. Sign up for an Impeach and Remove Rally. It looks like the full House will vote on impeachment next week. The rally will be held the day before the vote. Currently, there are three nearby rally locations: Waypoint Park, BI; the east end of Manett Bridge in Bremerton and the intersection of Hwy 104 (Bond Rd) and Miller Bay Rd. in Kingston, with several more on the east side of Puget Sound. Plan to attend a rally.

Questions / daily action suggestions? kathy@mainlandview.com