CENSURE TRUMP

Demand that Trump be censured!

1. Sign a petition to the US Congress

2. Contact your Members of Congress.

Suggested Script:

The Senate and House of Representatives have the power to "Censure" a sitting President for misconduct and I am asking that you work to immediately censure President Trump. From the time he assumed the Presidency, he has been engaging in numerous and continuous acts of misconduct ranging from conflicts of interest, obstruction of justice, dissemination of lies, endorsement of sexual harassers, violation of international laws, just to name a few. He is unfit to be the President of the United States. 

Hawai‘i Representatives

Senator Hirono / Twitter @maziehirono / Facebook@mazie.hirono
Phone (808) 522-8970 / (202) 224-6361
https://www.hirono.senate.gov/help/email

Senator Schatz / Twitter @brianschatz / Facebook @brianschatz
Phone (808) 523-2061 / (202) 224-3934
https://www.schatz.senate.gov/contact

Congressperson Tulsi Gabbard / Twitter @tulsigabbard / Facebook @RepTulsiGabbard
Phone (808) 541-1986 / (202) 225-4906
https://gabbard.house.gov/connect/share-your-ideas

Congressperson Colleen Hanabusa / Twitter @RepHanabusa / Facebook @RepColleenHanabusa
(808) 541-2570 / (202) 225-2726
https://hanabusa.house.gov/contact (if you are not in her district, email Matthew.Higa@mail.house.gov)

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Rescind Trump's Authority to Launch a Nuclear First Strike!

Trump is gearing up for a preemptive strike to North Korea. This would trigger a response from NK and Hawai‘i is a likely target.

Contact your Members of Congress now to ask them to do everything they can + more to rescind Trump's Executive War Powers AND Rescind his Authority to Launch a Nuclear First Strike!

SCRIPT : 

Dear ______, I am writing to ask you to do everything you can on the following issues. 

  • No pre-emptive strikes against North Korea.
  • An end to Trump's Executive War Powers.
  • Revoke Trump's authority to launch nuclear weapons.
  • Adopt a "No First Use" policy, which allows the president to authorize nuclear weapons ONLY if the U.S. was under a nuclear attack. "No First Use" is a well-vetted policy and has been offered by China in the past so it has international support. Also, most experts agree that North Korea will be taken off the table if the president is not allowed to use nuclear tipped bunker busters to get North Korea's deep bunkers and tunnels. Taking away "First Use" authority functionally neuters Trump's ability to start a war. 

Sincerely, ____________ (your name, and city of residence)


NOTE : On February 5, Hirono and Schatz joined a group of Democratic Senators to warn Trump in a statement that he lacks the “legal authority” to carry out a preemptive strike on North Korea. . Unfortunately, a statement doesn't actually doing anything to remove Trump's technical capability to do so. We need more to stop him from starting a nuclear war. 

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Hawai‘i Representatives

Senator Hirono / Twitter @maziehirono / Facebook@mazie.hirono
Phone (808) 522-8970 / (202) 224-6361
https://www.hirono.senate.gov/help/email

Senator Schatz / Twitter @brianschatz / Facebook @brianschatz
Phone (808) 523-2061 / (202) 224-3934
https://www.schatz.senate.gov/contact

Congressperson Tulsi Gabbard / Twitter @tulsigabbard / Facebook @RepTulsiGabbard
Phone (808) 541-1986 / (202) 225-4906
https://gabbard.house.gov/connect/share-your-ideas

Congressperson Colleen Hanabusa / Twitter @RepHanabusa / Facebook @RepColleenHanabusa
(808) 541-2570 / (202) 225-2726
https://hanabusa.house.gov/contact (if you are not in her district, email Matthew.Higa@mail.house.gov)

TESTIFY FOR RESEARCH ACCOUNTABILITY ON HEALTHCARE-FOR-ALL BY 1-23-2018

Your Voices are Needed!!

HEALTH CARE FOR ALL is more efficient, less expensive, and covers everyone. There is a hearing on Bill HB1717, which purpose is to investigate strategies for addressing the rising costs of health care by directing the Legislative Reference Bureau to conduct a study on the projected costs and effects if Hawai‘i implemented a single-payer health care system. (MORE INFO https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2018/bills/HB1717_.HTM)

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HOWEVER...

This is great ONLY if the study is done fairly. We need to ensure that the studies used are not conducted by private health insurers because they are the drivers of the health care cost explosion. Meaning... HB1717 should ONLY be supported if the studies used by the LRB are not conducted by private industries, and based on:

  • its Bureaucratic efficiency.
  • whether it covers EVERYONE.
  • whether it relieves employers from Workers Compensation.
  • whether it bundles prescription drugs via a multi-State model
  • whether it compels for-profit hospitals to become non-profit. 
  • whether it compels regulated and transparent billings. 

WHEN : Wednesday, January 24 at 10am
WHERE : State Capitol room 329

If you can't testify in person, go to https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/

  1. Go to https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/
  2. Click "Submit Testimony" + enter Bill number
  3. You have to be registered to submit an online testimony. If you are not, create an account at https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/login/register.aspx

CALL SENATORS TO CALL OUT TRUMP RACISM

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Wanna make some calls!?

Some Senators present at the meeting where Trump called Haiti and African countries "shitholes" have suddenly claimed that they have "forgotten" what they heard. Let's tell them we know they're lying and that they need to join Senator Richard Durbin and clearly denounce Trump's racist comments about Haiti and African countries. 

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC): 
Main: (202) 224-5972
District office numbers: (864) 250-1417, (803) 933-0112, (843) 669-1505, (843) 849-3887, (803) 366-2828, (864) 646-4090

Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
Phone: (202) 225-2915
District office numbers: (661) 327-3611

Senator David Perdue (R-GA)
p: (202) 224-3521
District office numbers: (404) 865-0087

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR)
Phone: (202) 224-2353
District office numbers: (479) 751-0879, (870) 933-6223, (501) 223-9081, (870) 864-8582

Representative Robert Goodlatte (R-VA)
Phone: (202) 225-5431
District office numbers: (540) 432-2391, (434) 845-8306, (540) 857-2672, (540) 885-3861

While you are at it, please also call/write Sen. Durbin to thank him for doing the right thing. 

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
p: 202.224.2152
District office numbers: 312.353.4952, 217.492.4062, 618.351.1122, 309.786.5173

 

TAKE THE NET NEUTRALITY FIGHT TO THE CONGRESS

The Federal Communications Commission has voted to undo our hard-won net neutrality protections. This means that telecommunications companies will soon be able to dictate how we use the internet to get information, organize and take action, make purchases, and stream video.

But net neutrality isn’t dead yet. Now we’re taking the fight to Congress.

Pro-net neutrality members will use the Congressional Review Act in a bid to reverse this hasty and misguided FCC action. We have 60 legislative days (i.e. days when Congress is in session) to pressure Congress to act. The clock is ticking.

Raise your voice to push our members of Congress to represent our interests and reverse the FCC’s dismantling of net neutrality.

1- Sign ACLU Petition

2- Contact your Congresspersons

SCRIPT : Please represent the interests of the people and reverse the FCC’s dismantling of net neutrality. The future of our free, fair, and open internet is at stake.

CONGRESSPERSON TULSI GABBARD (808) 541-1986 OR (202) 225-4906 / HTTPS://GABBARD.HOUSE.GOV/CONNECT/SHARE-YOUR-IDEAS

CONGRESSPERSON COLLEEN HANABUSA (808) 541-2570 OR (202) 225-2726 / HTTPS://HANABUSA.HOUSE.GOV/CONTACT (IF YOU ARE NOT IN HER DISTRICT, EMAIL MATTHEW.HIGA@MAIL.HOUSE.GOV

 

 

URGENT : Oppose Biased, Partisan Appointment to US Census Bureau

CALL/EMAIL this Sunday or Monday!

*Secretary Wilbur Ross 202-482-2000 / WLRoss@doc.gov

Director DeStefano 202-456-1414 / John.j.destefano@who.eop.gov

SCRIPT : Dear Sec. Ross/Dir. DeStefano, Because the census is crucial to fair representation in Congress, I oppose the appointment of Thomas Brunell as deputy director of the US Census Bureau. Brunell’s views on gerrymandering and redrawing congressional districts oppose democratic values. His appointment is a threat to election integrity and risks politicizing a non-partisan issue. Please appoint a qualified, experienced, and unbiased candidate. Thank you. Your Name

*Wilbur Ross  - Commerce Secretary : Net worth $2.5 billion - got a nickname of “vulture” because he made his money picking over the bones of bankrupt companies.

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Save Net Neutrality!

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Don't Dismantle Net Neutrality!

We need to block a vote to upend the free flow of information on the internet before it’s too late. Time is running out. Chairman Pai has released a draft order of his plan, that if adopted, would undo net neutrality. 

"Over the past year, citizens have had success exerting public pressure on officials and raising consciousness over social issues. The internet was key to these endeavours, which is precisely why the administration wants to eliminate equal access to it."  Globe and Mail

A - Voice your support for Title 2 oversight of ISPs and net neutrality to the FCC! The FCC commissioners have disconnected their phones so email them:

Ajit Pai, Chairman / Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov
Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner / Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov
Michael O'Rielly, Commissioner / Mike.O'Rielly@fcc.gov
Brendan Carr, Commissioner / Brendan.Carr@fcc.gov
Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner / Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov

2- Go to FCC feedback page (Use a computer, as it's more difficult to complete the form on a mobile device.)
- Under "Proceedings," type 17-108.
- SCRIPT :  I support Title 2 oversight of ISPs and net neutrality." Add some personal reasons...

3- Make a call to Congress now to save net neutrality. [More Information]

OPPOSE THE GOP TAX SCAM NOW BEFORE IT'S 2 LATE

Stop GOP Tax Scam!!

The House of Representatives pass the GOP Tax Bill that gives massive cuts to the wealthy, paid for by forcing deeper cuts to critical programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security down the line. The Bill is moving to the Senate. Both Hirono + Schatz will be opposing it but you can still do these 3 things:

1. Republicans who have yet to show their full support for the bill. Here are their phone and contract info:

Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin
Phone: 202-224-5323
Contact: https://www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/.../email-the-senator

Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee
Phone: 202-224-3344
Contact: www.corker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/emailme

Sen. John McCain of Arizona
Phone: 202-224-2235
Contact: www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form
Email: Senator_McCain@mccain.senate.gov

Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma
Phone: 202-224-5754
Contact: www.lankford.senate.gov/contact/email

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine
Phone: 202-224-2523
Contact: www.collins.senate.gov/contact
Email: senator@collins.senate.gov

Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona
Phone: 202-224-4521
Contact: www.flake.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-jeff

Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
Phone: 202-224-6665
Contact: www.murkowski.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
Email: email@murkowski.senate.gov

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida
Contact: www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact 
Phone: 202-224-3041

2. Sign up at #TRUMPTAXSCAM to make calls to someone in a red state. Then urge them to call their MoCs to say no to the tax scam!

3. call Hirono + Schatz to demand that they do EVERYTHING they can to work across the aisle to block it. DETAILS

Senator Hirono / (808) 522-8970

Https://www.Hirono.Senate.Gov/Contact/Email

Senator Schatz / (808) 523-2061

Https:/www.Schatz.Senate.Gov/Contact

 

 

Oppose H.R. 3697 (the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act.1)

Phone or email your Hawai‘i Congressperson and demand that she opposes H.R. 3697 (the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act.1).

This bill criminalizes immigrants, including those fleeing gang violence, and allows more of them to be detained and deported. It also affects vulnerable populations such as asylum seekers, TPS holders, and unaccompanied children.

Colleen Hanabusa: 
Phone: (808) 541-2570
Email: a) https://hanabusa.house.gov/contact (only if you live in her district) or Matthew.Higa@mail.house.gov (if you don't)

Tulsi Gabbard:
Phone: (808) 541-1986
Email: https://gabbard.house.gov/connect/share-your-ideas

 

THANK DOUG CHIN

Thank Attorney General Doug Chin

Script : I am thrilled to hear the news that the Ninth Circuit affirmed Hawaii v. Trump. Keep up your good fight against Trump's "Muslim Ban!!!

Phone: (808) 586-1500
Email: http://ag.hawaii.gov/contact-us/email-the-department-of-ag/

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the July 13, 2017 Hawai‘i district court order in the travel ban case, Hawaii v. Trump, allowing the entry to the United States of close family members and refugees with formal assurances from a United States resettlement agency.

Attorney General Chin said, “Today’s decision by the 9th Circuit keeps families together. It gives vetted refugees a second chance. The Trump administration keeps taking actions with no legal basis. We will keep fighting back.”

Next: Oral arguments on the merits of the travel ban appeals before the U.S. Supreme Court are scheduled to occur on October 10, 2017 in Washington, D.C."

 

Oppose Corporate Efforts to Restrict Reproductive Freedom

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CALL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

SCRIPT : Hi. I’m from [ZIP] and concerned about the growing trend of tolerating religious exemptions for denying women access to birth control. This issue disproportionately affects women of color and impoverished women. Can you tell me what [name] is doing to oppose this trend? I want her to fight for women’s right to reproductive health, regardless of their employers’ beliefs.

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Denounce Trump's Visa Sanctions, Protect Cambodian Families

Trump administration threatens to use visa sanctions to punish the countries of Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for delaying deportations from the United States. A group of U.S. deportees in Cambodia led a strong campaign this year to pressure Cambodia to stop all deportations from the U.S., effectively halting the issuance of travel documents a number of times in the past year. The Trump administration responded by fulfilling a campaign promise to target countries that don't cooperate with U.S. deportation policy.

Proponents of the policy claim that these sanctions are necessary to keep the public safe from "criminal aliens," highlighting a few incidents of immigrants who have reoffended. But for every isolated incident of recidivism, thousands of other fathers and mothers moved on with their lives and are quietly raising their U.S. citizen children, supporting their elderly parents, starting businesses, and supporting youth in the community who might otherwise lack mentors. Deporting these individuals tears families apart, attacking the very heart of our communities.

"The Trump administration's threat to sanction Cambodia is a violent policy move meant to stoke fear in the community and tear families apart" said Quyen Dinh, executive director of SEARAC. "Instead of attacking loving, hard-working families, we must invest our resources in uniting around real, humane, long-lasting solutions to our outdated immigration system. We stand united with families and communities to denounce the Trump administration, and we call on our Congressional leaders to stand with us to protect all vulnerable families."

Contact your Representatives Today!!

SCRIPT :

My name is ____ from (city, state). I am calling Representative/Senator (name) to denounce the Trump administration's move to pressure Cambodia into accepting deportees through issuing visa sanctions. This policy will tear families apart and destabilize communities like ours by ignoring the humanitarian implications of deporting refugees. It is important for Congress to weigh in on this. Would you be willing to issue a statement in opposition to this effort by the Trump Administration and to stand in solidarity with the Cambodian community?" 

(You can also use SEARAC's Talking Points on Cambodian visa sanctions)