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Action-A-Day for Tuesday 8/28/17 Censure Trump Now!!!

CALL TO ACTION: Support the members of congress who are bringing censure resolutions to our attention.  This act, if adopted, would be a formal and historic rebuke from Congress of Trump's remarks and behavior regarding White Supremacy, Nazism and Racism.  The draft resolution from three Democrats cites specific actions the representatives believe merit censure:

 

— Whereas on August 11, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia, a gathering of white supremacists, including neo-Nazis, Klu Klux Klan (KKK) members, and other alt-Right, white nationalist groups, marched through the streets with torches as part of a coordinated ‘Unite the Right’ rally spewing racism, anti-Semitism, bigotry and hatred;

— Whereas on August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia, a car driven by James Alex Fields, Jr. rammed into a crowd of counter-protestors, killing Heather Heyer and injuring 20 others;

— Whereas President Donald Trump’s immediate public comments rebuked “many sides” for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and failed to specifically condemn the ‘Unite the Right’ rally or cite the white supremacist, neo-Nazi gathering as responsible for actions of domestic terrorism;

— Whereas on August 15, 2017 President Donald Trump held a press conference at Trump Tower where he re-asserted that “both sides” were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and attempted to create a moral equivalency between white supremacist, KKK, neo-Nazi groups and those counter-protesting the ‘Unite the Right’ rally;

— Whereas President Donald Trump has surrounded himself with, and cultivated the influence of, senior advisors and spokespeople who have long histories of promoting white nationalist, alt-Right, racist and anti-Semitic principles and policies within the country;

— Whereas President Donald Trump has provided tacit encouragement and little to no denunciation of white supremacist groups and individuals who promote their bigoted, nationalist ideology and policies;

— Whereas President Donald Trump has failed to provide adequate condemnation and assure the American people of his resolve to opposing domestic terrorism: 

— Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1)   does hereby censure and condemn President Donald Trump for his inadequate response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017, his failure to immediately and specifically name and condemn the white supremacist groups responsible for actions of domestic terrorism, for re-asserting that “both sides” were to blame and excusing the violent behavior of participants in the ‘Unite the Right’ rally, and for employing people with ties to white supremacist movements in the White House, such as Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka; and

(2)   does hereby urge President Donald Trump to fire any and all White House advisors who have urged him to cater to the alt-Right movement in the United States.

 

TO DO NOW: Call your House and Senate members and request that they join in the efforts to censure Donald J. Trump for his support of nazi activities and homegrown terrorism.  Make it clear that the United States of America and the world fought against the nazis and nazi sympathizers in World War II; and We citizens will not stand for our Commander and Chief to minimize his own treasonous words and lack of action to curtail a resurgence of this violent hatred and hateful behavior.

 

1). Make phone calls to you Senators and Congressional Representatives:

 

Sample Script:   Sir or Madam, please support Representatives Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J in their quest for censure of Donald J. Trump.  Even Paul Ryan has spoken up against Trump’s pardon of Sheriff Arpaio as a slap in the face to the rule of law.  America and the world needs to see that the people of this great land do not condone Hate, Nazis, or Racism in any form, especially at our highest levels of government and at any level of law enforcement.

 

2) Email and Tweet your support for the Censure Procedure of Donald J.Trump.  #ISupportCensureTrumpNow!

 

3). Write postcards to your representatives, senators and Trump45 :  

Sample:  End these racist ways!  I Support Censuring Trump!

 

Contacts for Carroll County Representation:

Senator Ben Cardin            202-224-4524

https://www.cardin.senate.gov/contact/regional-offices

 

Senator Chris VanHollen        202-224-4654

https://www.vanhollen.senate.gov/

 

Representative Jamie Raskin        202-225-5341

https://raskin.house.gov/

 

Representative Andy Harris        202-225-5311        

https://harris.house.gov/

 

BACKGROUND:   Donald J Trump has shown himself to be, at a minimum, sympathetic to racist ideology and action.  At most, he has shown his true colors as an actual racist and White Supremacist.  A partial list of his racist behavior includes:

—— 45’s Pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona. 

—— 45’s incessant quest of Birther Nonsense centered around President Obama

—— 45’s lack of condemnation of the White Supremacy Violence in Charlottesville, VA.

—— 45’s policies for renting homes to people of color

—— 45’s $85,000full page ad in 4 NY newspapers claiming guilt of innocent teenagers, because of color

—— 45’smisleading and racially motivated comments to keep Colin Kaepernick and his peaceful protest against systemic racial injustice within police departments, out of the NFL and the mainstream

—— 45’s continued remarks about immigrants and others of color

—— 45’s indefensible positions on immigration and building a border wall

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: 

Censure of Trump

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/representatives-officially-censure-trump-charlottesville/story?id=49281724

 

The Innocent Central Park Five and Trump’s Racist Ways

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/18/opinion/why-trump-doubled-down-on-the-central-park-five.html?_r=0

 

Censure?

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/south-brunswick-cranbury/articles/reps-nadler-watson-coleman-and-jayapal-announc-5

 

Authoritarianism and Rule of Law Conflicts

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/08/26/what-authoritarianism-experts-think-of-trumps-decision-to-pardon-joe-arpaio/?tid=pm_world_pop&utm_term=.2e98d2ff746d

 

Arpaio

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/victims-wonder-why-arpaio-let-sex-abuse-cases-languish-6463426

 

Kaepernick and Trump’s Wrath

https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/03/22/colin-kaepernick-donald-trump

 

Complete Resolution of Censure

https://nadler.house.gov/press-release/reps-nadler-watson-coleman-and-jayapal-announce-censure-resolution-against-president