UGH NORTH KOREA WTF
And in the midst of EVERYTHING, we have the looming threat of goddamn war with North Korea. What do we DO?! It's a good question, and I welcome suggestions + action ideas. Let's start with, yes, more calls + emails to our Senators. This comes from 5calls, and feels to me like a good start. But for real—please share other action ideas in the thread.
With tensions escalating with North Korea, Trump continues to make provocative public comments. On September 19th, Trump gave his first address to the UN General Assembly, stating that the US would “totally destroy North Korea” and referring to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man...on a suicide mission for himself." Trump's latest statements echo his past threats of responding with “fire and fury” to any North Korean threats against the US. Trump’s bombastic and inflammatory approach to this delicate and fragile situation is dangerous for everyone involved.
Bombs and attacks are not always the answer to global crises, and we must not stumble into another unnecessary war. Trump has yet to seriously explore diplomatic solutions to this potential nuclear crisis and instead has only made threats of force and aggression. As an important check on the President's power, Congress must be consulted before any further actions take place that endanger the lives of Americans.
Trump should follow the same procedure as all other US Presidents and seek the approval of Congress before any military action takes place in North Korea, or any other location in the world.
#ACTION: CALL YOUR SENATORS
"Hi, my name is [NAME] and I'm a constituent from _____.
I'm calling to urge Senator ____ to demand congressional approval for any military engagement in North Korea and to advocate strongly for diplomatic rather than military responses to this potential nuclear crisis. We cannot stumble into another unnecessary and endless war, especially one that could trigger the use of devastating nuclear weapons by both sides."