Wed. 6/13: Three fast actions for our own safety.

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#1 – Don’t let him run wild. Vote ‘YES’ on S.J. 61.

The 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) was adopted 17 years ago after September 11th, giving the president the power to commit acts of war against any group that was deemed to have any connection, even if unproved, with the acts of September 11th. Two joint resolutions in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee would repeal and replace the AUMF and the 2002 AUMF authorizing the Iraq War.

One, S.J. 59 – “Authorization for Use of Military Force of 2018”, is a blank check for a President to indiscriminately commit acts of war against other countries. And we now have the president who would do this.

S.J. 61– “Constitutional Consideration for Use of Force Resolution”, sponsored by Senator Jeff Merkeley, gives the President far limited powers to respond to emergencies but not to create a war which circumvents Congress. This choice should be a no-brainer.

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to urge Senator [___] to co-sponsor Sen. Merkley’s  S.J. 61– “Constitutional Consideration for Use of Force Resolution”.

#2 – We do NOT need more “usable” nuclear weapons! – Deadline tomorrow, June 14th!

Last year both of Ca’s senators voted YES on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), authorizing huge military spending increases requested by the White House. This year’s NDAA is even worse. The administration wants new “more usable” nuclear bombs, based on existing warheads, and the House passed a bill authorizing them.

(From cdn.defenseone.com)
1. We already have a massive nuclear arsenal of almost 4,000 warheads, half of which are deployed on land-based missiles, submarines, and bombers, which is being rebuiltan estimated cost of $1.7 trillion, with inflation, over the next 30 years.

2. We already have about 1,000 low-yield atomic weapons, including gravity bombs and cruise missiles, both of which are being modernized at great expense.

3. Nuclear war cannot be controlled.

Now the 2019 NDAA is about to go up for a vote in the Senate. Sen. Feinstein plans to amend the bill to remove the bombs, but if that amendment doesn’t go through, we want both senators to vote NO. Please call our senators today and say:

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to urge Senator [___] to amend the NDAA to remove authorization of new nuclear bombs and to vote against any bill that gives the president dangerous new weapons.

#3 – This should be fun… Thwart Trump’s tea party with ZTE!

Days after the Trump agreed to restore Chinese telecom firm ZTE’s access to its U.S. parts suppliers, a bipartisan group of senators moved to block the deal by adding an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). ZTE has extensive ties with the Chinese Communist Party and does business with North Korean and Iran. Make sure your MoCs knows that we want them to vote FOR this amendment

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to urge Senator [___] to vote for the NDAA amendment to block the ZTE deal.

Busy? Not enough time to make 3 calls? Make two.

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to urge Senator [___] to co-sponsor Sen. Merkley’s  S.J. 61– “Constitutional Consideration for Use of Force Resolution”.

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to urge Senator [___] to only support for an amended NDAA tthat removes authorization of new nuclear bombs and to vote for the amendment to block the ZTE deal.

Contact Info.:

Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
and Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884
Other Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

 

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