***SOLIDARITY SUNDAYS DAILY ACTIONS!***
Wed, Feb 1, 2017
*The following info + are actions are from Solidarity Sundays, put out on 2/1/17. Please share widely and include thus attribution.*
Today we focus on perhaps THE most egregious and insane move by DT & Co—the ascendance of a completely unqualified, unvetted, war-mongering Muslim-hating anti-Semitic white nationalist misogynist media provocateur: Steve Bannon. His role on the National Security Council gives him a level of power on par w/ the Secretary of State—and he is FULLY unvetted and unqualified.
Glenn Beck has described him as “quite possibly the most dangerous guy in all of American politics" and compared him to Nazi Joseph Goebbels. Bannon should terrify EVERY American WHO LIKES AMERICA. He should terrify your Republican uncle. He should terrify your Trump-loving high school friends.
He should DEFINITELY terrify every single member of Congress. AND MANY IN THE GOP ARE VERY WORRIED, so we have to press them on this. He is the chief architect behind DT's executive orders, esp the Muslim + Refugee ban. Here are some direct, on-the-record quotes (trigger warning: evil bastard)
“We’re at the very beginning stages of a very brutal and bloody conflict...We are in an outright war against jihadists, Islam, Islamic fascism." (Source: Salon)
"Islam is not a religion of peace. Islam is a religion of submission. Islam means submission." (CNN)
“I’m a Leninist...Lenin...wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.” (Source: Daily Beast)
“That’s why there are some unintended consequences of the women’s liberation movement..that, in fact, the women that would lead this country would be pro-family, they would have husbands, they would love their children. They wouldn’t be a bunch of dykes that came from the Seven Sisters schools up in New England. That drives the left insane and that’s why they hate these women.” (Source: CBS News)
“It’s going to be an insurgent, center-right populist movement that is virulently anti-establishment, and it’s going to continue to hammer this city, both the progressive left and the institutional Republican Party.” (CBS)
1. CALL/EMAIL/FAX your MoCs and ask what they are doing to resist the clear power play happening in the White House:
"Hi, my name is _____ and my zip code is _____. I'm calling because I am terrified of the amount of power now held by Steve Bannon, an unqualified, unvetted white nationalist and self-proclaimed Leninist who is on the record saying he wants to bring down American institutions. How can this be happening? Please tell me what __[name of Rep]__ is planning to do about this."
2. Call/email/fax Speaker Paul Ryan, who Bannon has personally targeted.
(608) 752-4050/(202) 225-3031/(262) 654-1901/(262) 637-0510
"I'm calling because I want to know what Speaker Ryan is going to do to stand up to Steven Bannon. Bannon is unqualified, unvetted, and is on the record saying he wants to bring down American institutions. He has also mocked Speaker Ryan's values and his Catholic faith. How is Speaker Ryan allowing him to have this much power?"
3. Call the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and leave a message about Bannon.
"Hi, my name is _____ and I'm calling because I am terrified of the amount of power now held by Steve Bannon, an unqualified, unvetted white nationalist and self-proclaimed Leninist who is on the record saying he wants to bring down American institutions. How can this be happening? Please tell me what the Senate Committee on Homeland Security is planning to do about this."
4. If you can stomach it, share Bannon's quotes on social media with the hashtag #StopBannon. He's been very under the radar and people are just now really starting to hear about him. Share his quotes and interviews with everyone, ESP conservative friends + family. This can potentially be common ground.
***NOTE: If phonelines are busy/full, you can FAX your message using a free online service like https://faxzero.com. We need to get these messages through in ANY way possible, so CALL! EMAIL! FAX!*