Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This week: Join a Dream Act petition delivery near you!

Hundreds of thousands of members signed the petition for a clean Dream Act.

YOU'RE INVITED!
Rally at Peter King's District for a #CleanDREAMAct!
 
  
 
Where: Rep. Peter King's Office  (in Massapequa Park)
When: Thursday, October 19, 4:00 PM
What:

 Tell your member of Congress to support a clean #DreamActNow!


This week, MoveOn members and allies around the country are joining together for a clean Dream Act Week of Action from October 16 through October 22. Can you join the petition delivery near you?

We are urging members of Congress to support a clean #DreamActNow.

 The clock is ticking to pass this popular, bipartisan proposal that could protect 800,000 immigrant youth from the threat of deportation. 

That's why MoveOn members are delivering thousands of petition signatures to Republican members of Congress, to tell them that: 

We demand a clean #DreamActNow!

Will you join us?
 
  
A person holding a sign! YES, I'LL BE THERE! People holding signs!

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Call Senator Schumer: Thank him for supporting the Iran nuclear deal

Senator Schumer is under attack for his support of the Iran nuclear deal. Senator Schumer is under attack for his support of the Iran nuclear deal.

Dear New York MoveOn member,

On Friday, Donald Trump recklessly decertified the Iran nuclear deal, a provocative step that could lead to the collapse of the deal and put us on a path to war.

Fortunately, Senator Chuck Schumer—leader of the Senate Democratic caucus—quickly came out to defend the deal, asserting that he wouldn't let the deal come undone.

It is critical that senators—especially leaders like Sen. Schumer—speak out for diplomacy. This agreement has been working, as Trump's own advisers and Cabinet members admit, and Democrats will play an important role in rejecting new sanctions that would undermine this diplomatic achievement.

Sen. Schumer is getting attacked—by Trump over Twitter and in the pages of the New York Post.1 It's critical he also hear from the majority of New Yorkers who support the Iran deal.

Can you call Sen. Schumer right now to thank him for defending diplomacy and to make sure his office can withstand right-wing pressure?

Here's where to call, pick any of the offices that are closest to you: 

  • Senator Charles E. Schumer
    • Binghamton, NY: 607-772-6792
    • Buffalo, NY: 716-846-4111
    • Melville, NY: 631-753-0978
    • New York, NY: 212-486-4430
    • Peekskill, NY: 914-734-1532
    • Syracuse, NY: 315-423-5471
    • Rochester, NY: 585-263-5866
    • Albany, NY: 518-431-4070

Then click here and tell us how it went. 

You can say: "Thank you for standing up for diplomacy and committing to defending the agreement with Iran. Your constituents stand with you. Stand strong and reject any proposals to change the terms of the deal or pass new nuclear sanctions."

This agreement was President Obama's signature diplomatic accomplishment, and it is working. The other nations and the European Union that signed on to the agreement, and the UN inspectors, all affirm that Iran is in compliance.2 Trump's dangerous move is just political showmanship.

But the power is now in the Senate to stop any moves that would destabilize the entire agreement. Sen. Schumer will be key to holding that line. He criticized the deal in the past, but has now seen that it's working—and that it's essential to defend it from Trump.

Let Sen. Schumer know that we agree with him and that we'll support him in his defense of the Iran deal.

Call now and say thanks!

Here's where to call, pick any of the offices that are closest to you:

  • Senator Charles E. Schumer
    • Binghamton, NY: 607-772-6792
    • Buffalo, NY: 716-846-4111
    • Melville, NY: 631-753-0978
    • New York, NY: 212-486-4430
    • Peekskill, NY: 914-734-1532
    • Syracuse, NY: 315-423-5471
    • Rochester, NY: 585-263-5866
    • Albany, NY: 518-431-4070

Then click here and tell us how it went. 

Thanks for all you do.

–Emma, Ben, Gabby, David, and the rest of the team

Sources: 

1. "Schumer flip-flops on Iran nuclear deal, admits 'misgivings'," New York Post, October 15, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/19251?t=16&akid=191673%2E10220574%2EaqZORS

2. "Trump's monumental Iran deal decision, explained," Vox, October 12, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/19252?t=18&akid=191673%2E10220574%2EaqZORS

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Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Call Sen. Schumer and Sen. Gillibrand today: Protect the Trump-Russia criminal investigation

Call today along with tens of thousands of others to demand Congress protect Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation from White House interference

Dear MoveOn member,

There's finally bipartisan momentum in Congress to rein in Donald Trump's sabotage of the Russia investigation.

After months of Republican obstruction, Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Thom Tillis are both sponsoring legislation to limit Trump's authority to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, who's leading the Trump-Russia criminal investigation.1

There are already four Democratic Senator co-sponsors between these bills: Richard Blumenthal, Cory Booker, Chris Coons, and Sheldon Whitehouse.2 Let's get more to sign on and urge their Republican colleagues to join them!

Call Sen. Schumer and Sen. Gillibrand today to ask them to co-sponsor the bills to protect the Trump-Russia investigation.

Here's where to call:

  • Sen. Schumer - (202) 224-6542
  • Sen. Gillibrand - (202) 224-4451

You can say: "I want Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand to co-sponsor legislation to protect the Trump-Russia criminal investigation from political obstruction. Please support and help pass the Graham-Booker (S.1735) and Tillis-Coons (S.1741) bills to limit Donald Trump's authority to fire special counsel Robert Mueller."

Then click here to report your call for other MoveOn members to see!

As the investigation heats up, so do the chances that Trump will try to obstruct it by firing special counsel Mueller. Let's stop him before he has the chance.

Thanks for all you do.

–David, Jo, Victoria, Schulyer, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. "New Legislation to Protect Russia Investigation's Robert Mueller from Trump," Newsweek, September 15, 2017
http://act.moveon.org/go/18555?t=15&akid=191355%2E10220574%2Exj-J8s

2. "Senators seek to block Trump from removing special counsel Robert Mueller," USA Today, August 3, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/18887?t=17&akid=191355%2E10220574%2Exj-J8s

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Call now to say: No war with Iran

Donald Trump is expected to decertify the Iran nuclear deal this week, so we need to be ready to stop a war... again! President Trump is expected to decertify the Iran Nuclear Deal this week, so we need to be ready to stop a war....again

Dear MoveOn member,

The diplomatic agreement between the United States and Iran is in trouble—and if we don't act fast, our country is at risk of putting us on a path to war with Iran.

This agreement between Iran, the United States, Russia, China, and the European Union has been in place for almost two years; it ensures that Iran is not building nuclear weapons, and, in return compels these nations to remove some sanctions against Iran.

All signs are that Iran is fully complying with the terms of the agreement.1 Every other nation in the deal believes that Iran has upheld its side of the agreement and even our top military leaders including General Joseph Dunford, the current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, agree.2

But in the next few days, Donald Trump is expected to unilaterally decertify the deal, moving the U.S. away from diplomacy and, should Congress follow it up with new sanctions, risking a possible war with Iran.3 Once Trump does this, we only have 60 days to stop the Senate from fast-tracking sanctions that would cause this diplomatic deal to collapse.

Will you call your senators right now and tell them to support diplomacy and stand against any new sanctions on Iran? We need senators to speak out before Trump takes action—and need all of the Senate to know that we want diplomacy, not war. Here is where to call:

  • Sen. Schumer - (202) 224-6542
  • Sen. Gillibrand - (202) 224-4451

You can say: "The Iran nuclear deal is working. Iran is in compliance and all countries are benefiting from the peace that this diplomatic effort has achieved. Don't bring America closer to war by voting for new sanctions on Iran." 

Then click here and tell us how your call went.

We know that war with Iran is not the only foreign policy threat right now. Trump continues to amp up his threatening rhetoric with North Korea, his bombing of Syria and escalation of drone strikes has only added to conflict in the Middle East, the Muslim ban 3.0 goes into effect next week, the U.S. still has a sizeable presence in Afghanistan, and more. MoveOn members are preparing now to prevent any unnecessary and devastating wars by creating a massive, rapid-response field network ready to mobilize should a dramatic and clear escalation happen. But we can head off particular potential conflict with Iran right now by preventing Congress from passing sanctions and continuing to uphold our end of the Iran nuclear deal.  

Senators need to hear from their constituents right now, so they know that we want them to come out strong in favor of diplomacy and against any new sanctions on Iran that could take us to war. Will you call to tell your senators to support the Iran nuclear deal?

  • Sen. Schumer - (202) 224-6542
  • Sen. Gillibrand - (202) 224-4451

Then click here and tell us how your call went.

Diplomacy is the best way to achieve lasting solutions to security crises. We must refrain from aggressive actions that could endanger the lives of civilians and U.S. troops, undermine the nuclear deal, and put us on the path to war.

Thanks for all you do.

–Emma, Justin, Anna, Robert, and the rest of the team

Sources: 

1. "Iran adhering to nuclear deal with world powers, U.N. watchdog says," The Washington Post, August 31, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/18610?t=16&akid=191144%2E10220574%2EpO8AUM

2. "Trump's Top General Says Iran Honoring Nuke Deal," Foreign Policy, September 26, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/18531?t=18&akid=191144%2E10220574%2EpO8AUM

3. "Trump to Force Congress to Act on Iran Nuclear Deal," The New York Times, October 5, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/18532?t=20&akid=191144%2E10220574%2EpO8AUM

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Elizabeth Warren vs. Donald Trump (The Dream Act)

Watch this short video of Sen. Warren making the case for the Dream Act, in stark contrast to Trump's xenophobic agenda

Dear MoveOn member,

Last night, Trump released a list of demands to Congress that hold 800,000 young immigrants, known as Dreamers, as bargaining chips—making their fate contingent on a a border wall, 10,000 more ICE agents to round up Dreamers' parents and terrorize immigrant communities, and the closing of our nation's doors to asylum seekers.

Recently, Senator Elizabeth Warren gave a speech on the critical importance of fighting for a clean Dream Act—a bipartisan, popular law that would defend immigrant youth and their families without treating Dreamers as bargaining chips—and how this can lead us to the longer-term goal of comprehensive immigration reform.

Please watch this short video of Sen. Warren and share it with friends and over social media, as a rebuke to Trump's announcement and a declaration that we all stand ready to fight for a clean Dream Act.

Elizabeth Warren and the Dream Act

(Not on Facebook? You can watch it here on YouTube.)

It is more important than ever that all of us—whether immigrants or Americans born in the U.S.—stand together right now to declare that defending the rights and contributions of Dreamers is a national priority. Passing a clean Dream Act a priority for the Resistance as we fight against the toxic Trump agenda, and it is a measure supported by a majority of Americans, including a majority of Republican voters.

More than 250,000 MoveOn members have signed petitions calling for a clean Dream Act, tens of thousands have made calls to Congress, and MoveOn members across the country will be hosting petition deliveries next week during a Dream Week of Action.

In the face of Trump's abhorrent demands yesterday, we need to elevate voices like Sen. Warren—as well as voices of Dreamers and immigrant youth, who are courageously leading this fight to uphold our best values of dignity, fairness, and justice for all.

Watch and share this video, as we continue to build momentum needed to win a strong, clean Dream Act that upholds dignity and rejects Trump's xenophobic agenda.

Thanks for all you do.

—Corinne, Michael, Sara, Seth, and the rest of the team

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Watch now: My floor speech on Trump and nuclear war

A new military conflict on the Korean Peninsula or in the Middle East would be nothing short of catastrophic.

Dear MoveOn member, 

We've been witnessing a dangerous war of words between Donald Trump and North Korean officials.

This does not make our nation any safer and is only serving to bring us closer to an all-out war.

And let me tell you: A military conflict on the Korean Peninsula would be nothing short of catastrophic.

That’s why I spoke last week from the House floor, calling for an end to Trump’s name-calling and saber rattling and for Congress to pass Representative Ted Lieu’s No First Use legislation that would prevent Trump from unilaterally launching a preemptive nuclear strike without a declaration of war by Congress.

Please watch a one-minute video of my floor speech now. And please share this call to action with your family and friends.

BarbaraLee

(Not on Facebook? Click here to watch the video on YouTube.)

A war with North Korea would put tens of millions of lives at risk, and the looming threat of nuclear war only heightens tensions.

And now, there is also a very real threat that Trump could de-certify the hard-won Iran deal, which has successfully prevented an all-out war in the Middle East.

In North Korea—and in Iran—diplomacy is the only answer. The U.S. must pursue diplomacy and reach a peaceful solution that does not put U.S. troops and families in danger. Direct talks are our best opportunity for resolving this conflict without the use of force. And yet Trump’s warmongering is taking us further and further away from that path forward.

Please help make sure your family and friends are paying attention to what’s happening—because there is something we can do, together, to help reduce the threat of nuclear war.

As always, it's good to be with MoveOn members like you, Eddie, in our common work for justice and peace.

Thanks for all you do.

–Representative Barbara Lee

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Tell Donald Trump to declare the opioid crisis a "national health emergency"


Dear MoveOn member,

I'm Matt Hildreth, a MoveOn member in Columbus, OH, and I started a petition to President Donald Trump, which says:

The opioid crisis must be declared a "national health emergency" so that communities can mobilize resources to fight this epidemic.

President Trump must follow up on his promise to declare a national health emergency for the opioid crisis.

This summer, Trump stated that he considered the opioid crisis to be "a national emergency." As a result, many members of the media reported that a national emergency had been declared.

However, to this day, no official emergency has been declared which means the extra resources and authority that come with such a declaration are not in play.

For example, a declaration of emergency could remove the restrictions on which doctors can prescribe two common medications for treating opioid addiction.

Or, with a declaration of emergency, the Food and Drug Administration could allow for the widespread use of an overdose antidote without a prescription.

Please join with me and demand that Donald Trump follow up on his promise to declare a national health emergency for the opioid crisis by signing this petition.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks!

—Matt Hildreth

You're receiving this petition because we thought it might interest you. It was created on MoveOn.org, where anyone can start their own online petitions. You can start your own petition here.

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

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