NO UNAUTHORIZED SYRIAN STRIKES!

NOTES
1) Wed, April 18, 4-5pm: Constituent Vigil at Chris Smith’s Office!
CALL TOPIC: President Trump ordered joint military strikes in coordination with France and Britain to target sites associated with chemical weapons with “precision strikes” in Syria without seeking the consent of Congress or even providing information on the legal basis for this unilateral action despite repeated requests.

CALL SCRIPT
1) Let’s call Congressman Smith’s office in D.C. at 202-225-3765…

Caller: Hello, I am a constituent of Rep. Smith’s; may I speak with the staffer who handles military actions?

I’m calling to express my dismay that Trump has again launched an unauthorized and strategy-free strike in Syria. I urge Rep. Smith take action to rein in Trump’s escalation. Congress should demand that Trump come to Congress before any further strikes in Syria— and I want Rep. Smith to vote NO on any such request for further strikes, and instead urge the Administration to lead with diplomacy to help the people of Syria, and support the investigation into the attack.

In addition, Rep. Smith should denounce Trump’s bigoted Muslim and refugee bans that are harming victims of violence in Syria, and call on the Administration to immediately resettle more Syrian refugees. It is unacceptable that the U.S. has only resettled 11 Syrian refugees this year. Rep. Smith has sponsored legislation to protect victims of civil war and genocide in Iraq and Syria by providing them with resettlement priority (H.R. 390), and in the spirit of his own legislation, he should insist that we immediately give more Syrian refugees a place to flee this violence. Thank you.


2) 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: Hello, I am a constituent of the Senator’s; may I speak with the staffer who handles military actions?

I’m calling to express my dismay that Trump has again launched an unauthorized and strategy-free strike in Syria. I urge the Senator to take action to rein in Trump’s escalation. Congress should demand that Trump come to Congress before any further strikes in Syria— and I want the Senator to vote NO on any such request for further strikes, and instead urge the Administration to lead with diplomacy to help the people of Syria, and support the investigation into the attack. I also want the Senator to insist that we immediately resettle more Syrian refugees and give them a place to flee this violence. Thank you.

If you have a personal story to relate to this issue, and are comfortable sharing it, please do – our elected officials want to hear how their policies affect our lives!


SOURCES
https://www.indivisible.org/resource/escalated-situation-syria/
https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2018/04/12/602022877/the-u-s-has-welcomed-only-11-syrian-refugees-this-year

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