Wed 2/13: Barr and Yemen. Time to call again.

Today, we’re re-visiting some older actions…Partial good news on Action #1.

Action #1 –  Is there a minimum quota of deaths for war crimes? Asking for a friend…

Before the Nazi death camps were revealed to the American public, there were sporatic public protests to legislators to help Jews in Germany.

Historians agree on factual explanations why most American protests against Nazism in 1933 died down within a few months…. Isolationism, economic concerns, racism, and antisemitism all led most Americans to focus on domestic problems rather than international ones. Reflecting the mood and situation of the country, State Department officers interpreted America’s restrictive immigration laws even more stringently, leaving the quotas far from filled. Nazi Germany owed American banks billions of dollars, and the Roosevelt administration was unwilling to issue a protest, in part because of the risk that Hitler would cancel his country’s debts. Nazi Germany was a sovereign nation, and most Americans did not consider intervention in Germany’s treatment of its own citizens the role of the United States.

We can, with our modern technology, now watch a country’s people being annihilated in real time. Nearly 76% of the population of Yemen is in need of humanitarian aid. Food. Clean water. Medical care and supplies. Men are dying. Women. Children. Babies. The immigration issue of 1933 – we now have a similar travel ban stopping Yemenis from coming here, dividing families. Those already here under TPS status are now on an 18 month countdown until they are thrown back into hell.

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Tues – 1/15: This Barr is set too low.

Action: Call your senator and tell them “NO” on William Barr for Attorney General.

“This is not the Whitaker replacement you are looking for.”

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Senator [___] to vote against the nomination of William Barr for Attorney General.

More script for the enraged: We want an attorney that not only understands the Constitution, but understands that it is his or her job to serve and protect it and the American people, not act as a lackey for the President.

Minimum requirements: He completely recuses himself from the investigation AND he pledges to release the full text of the Mueller’s investigation to the public. (There’s nothing in it that could surprise us now…)

Add in your favorites from the “Let us count the ways” section below.

Contact
Senator Feinstein: email, DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
and Senator Harris: email, DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884
Who is my representative/senator?: hq-salsa.wiredforchange.com 

Background

The GOP expects that we’d be so grateful for a lawyer, who unlike Whitaker, hasn’t been accused of fraud, abusive anti-gay prosecution or maintaining a proud disbelief and ignorance of Supreme Courts powers, that we’ll take anyone… Continue reading “Tues – 1/15: This Barr is set too low.”