Trump has nominated Mike Pompeo (current CIA Director) as Secretary of State, and Gina Haspel to replace Pompeo as CIA Director. Mike Pompeo has espoused anti-Muslim bigotry, denied climate change, tried to destroy diplomacy with Iran, and supported torture. Gina Haspel personally helped torture detainees in a secret CIA-run prison during the Bush administration and tried to cover up the evidence.
Mike Pompeo’s confirmation hearing for Secretary of State in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee could happen as early as this Thursday. Senators Menendez and Booker both serve on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, with Menendez as the ranking Democratic member, so let’s urge them to do everything in their power to block Pompeo’s nomination from advancing this week!
Let’s call our Senators (Booker D.C. 202-224-3224, Newark 973-639-8700; Menendez D.C. 202-224-4744, Newark 973-645-3030)…
Caller: I am a constituent of the Senator’s and I strongly oppose the appointments of Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State and Gina Haspel for head of the CIA. Both nominees have supported the US’s use of torture in the past, which endangers human rights and makes us less safe. I urge the Senator to vote against both nominees and do everything in his power to block their confirmations including making a public statement condemning both nominations and urging his colleagues to oppose them. Since the Senator is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I would also like him to take a strong stance against Pompeo in his confirmation hearing this week. Thank you.
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Caller best practices:
Rep. Chris Smith – http://chrissmith.house.gov/contact/
Senator Cory Booker – https://www.booker.senate.gov (scroll to bottom)
Senator Bob Menendez – https://www.menendez.senate.gov/contact
Comment directly to your NJ State Legislators: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/SelectMun.asp
Comment directly to Governor Murphy: http://nj.gov/governor/contact/
Comment directly to the NJ State Attorney General: http://www.state.nj.us/lps/contactus.htm
State of NJ reps – http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/districts/municipalities.asp
NJ Governor’s Office – 609-292-6000
Study up on the issues: https://www.grbwomensinitiative.org/resources/
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