***SOLIDARITY SUNDAYS DAILY ACTIONS***
Friday, April 14th, 2017
Ugh. WTF. Blerg. RAWR. AHHHHHHHHHHHH. [sorry, no clever wordy preface today. just raw, furious sounds]
1. Yesterday U.S. military forces dropped the "MOAB" in Afghanistan. The MOAB is a GBU-43/B (Massive Ordinance Air Blast, or Mother of All Bombs) and is the largest nonnuclear weapon that the U.S. has, and before yesterday it HAD NEVER BEEN USED IN COMBAT. Only in testing. The MOAB is the most destructive bomb since Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And it comes on the heels of TWO U.S. bombings in Syria, in the midst of ratcheted up tensions with N. Korea—AND IT'S HAPPENING WHILE CONGRESS IS IN RECESS.
This is, to put it mildly, totally insane and unbelievably dangerous and reckless. While I believe that these kinds of strikes shouldn't happen at ALL, the immediate ask here is for Congress to reassert its Constitutional duty and require the President to obtain Congressional approval for military actions like these.
#ACTION: Call your MoCs:
"Hi. This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP]. I’m deeply concerned that the White House is carrying out major military operations without Congressional approval. I urge [Sen/Rep____] to insist Congress reassert its Constitutional duty and require the president to obtain Congressional approval before any further military action in Afghanistan, Syria, North Korea or anywhere else. Can you please tell me what [Sen/Rep]'s stance is on this, and what he/she plans to do?"
#ACTION: Call the White House Public Comment Line: 202-456-1111
"I am an American citizen and I’m deeply concerned that the White House is carrying out major military operations without Congressional approval. The dropping of bombs on Syria and Afghanistan is reckless and dangerous for Americans, and the world. I am also outraged that Mr. Trump has returned for the 7th time to Mar-A-Lago—there is an international military crisis occurring, and he's on vacation, on taxpayer dollars, AGAIN? This is unacceptable."
2. TOWN HALLS! Speaking of Congressional Recess, do you know where + when your Rep's townhall is? Enter your zip code and find out:
#ACTION: Go here now: https://townhallproject.com/
3. Tomorrow are the Tax Marches! Are you going? Find marches here, and make a plan to attend. With all the insanity in the world taxes may seem less important, but a) they're not and b) any chance for people to gather en masse to RESIST is CRUCIAL! We have the chance to take to the streets for the next 3 Saturdays in a row to publicly RESIST. Let's go!
#ACTION: March tomorrow! http://taxmarch.org/