friday 4/14/2017 CALL TO ACTIVISM FOR DEMOCRACY!
CONGRESS MUST KEEP AN EYE ON TRUMP AS HE BLOWS UP THE WORLD.
we are calling for Immediate Congressional Scrutiny
(LA TIMES) "There is a built-in tension in the Constitution between Congress’ power to “declare war” and the president’s responsibility as commander in chief to protect the nation and its armed forces. Sometimes the president will need to deploy the military to respond to emergencies without seeking prior congressional approval."
But it’s not clear that last week's attack satisfied that exception."
"Sustained military campaigns — whether the objective is defeating Islamic State or effecting regime change in Damascus — require timely and specific congressional approval. That’s true regardless of who occupies the White House."
HOW TO USE YOUR VOICE:
1) Call the Capitol switchboard: 202-224-3121
2) To Reach Your Representatives, Press 2.
3) To Reach Your Senators, Press 1.
trump bombs script
Hello, my name is (YOUR NAME) and I am calling today because I am calling on my representatives to increase Congressional scrutiny on Donald Trump's recent military activity.
While the War Powers Act provides the president with the opportunity to respond with the military in emergencies without seeking prior congressional approval, it is unclear if these activities qualify. Sustained military campaigns, whether the objective is defeating ISIS etc, require timely and specific congressional approval.
Yesterday, Nancy Pelosi called on Speaker Ryan to call Congress back in session for classified briefings and debate on Trump's recent military actions, I think that is a good idea.
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