**SOLIDARITY SUNDAYS PINNED POST**
DATE: April 6th, 2017
SUBJECT: Syrian Chemical Bombing & a bill to help
FROM: Solidarity Sundays
Although yesterday and today are bringing bits of good news like Steve Bannon being taken off National Security Council and Nunes recusing himself from the Russia probe, it is what is happening outside of the U.S. that needs our attention today.
The War in Syria took one of the most intense turns Tuesday with a chemical bombing that killed upwards of 100 people including children in a most gruesome and painful way. This is inhumane. And we cannot NOT do something--more than just adding more bombs and deaths to the list.
Fortunately, there is a bill that is about to be reintroduced to the Senate and House that is going to help. It is called H.R.1677 - Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2017. This bill, sponsored by NY Dem Rep, Eliot Engel (NY IN THE HOUSE!) has the potential to truly save lives by encouraging a negotiated political settlement in Syria!!!! And we need our members of congress to back it and get it through. Fore more info on bill-- https://www.congress.gov/…/115th-congr…/house-bill/1677/text
So, here’s what we can do:
ACTION # 1: CONTACT YOUR MOC TODAY ASKING THEM TO BACK HR-1677, THE CEASAR BILL, which has been created to halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, encourage a negotiated political settlement, and hold Syrian human rights abusers accountable for their crimes.
Sample Script :
On the heels of the atrocious chemical bombing in Syria, please back HR-1677, the Ceasar bill, which will hopefully put a halt to the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, encourage a negotiated political settlement, and hold Syrian human rights abusers accountable for their crimes. This bill must pass and I will hold you accountable for helping push it through to save thousands of lives. It is the right thing to do and you must do it.
ACTION # 2) Donate to the White Helmets.
As Fred Rogers famously said to calm children in dire circumstances, “‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
Let’s help the helpers. The White Helmets organization have been instrumental in saving lives in Syria (78,000+ and counting). TIME did a beautiful piece on the White Helmets that is worth checking out. http://time.com/syria-white-helmets/
For more information on White Helmets and ways to donate click here:https://www.whitehelmets.org/en