Block Trump's Pet Hawks

Official Daily Action for Tuesday, April 3

We have our regular Resist Trump Tuesday rally and weekly meeting today. You can find more details at the end of this message. We hope to see you there!

Don’t forget to fill out our call log so that we can track our impact: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

When the Senate returns from its recess next week, one of its top priorities will be the confirmation of Gina Haspel as CIA Director and Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State. Gina Haspel ran a secret prison in Thailand where a terrorist suspect was waterboarded 83 times. Mike Pompeo is a torture-apologist, he has spoken in favor of invading North Korea, and his association with anti-LGBTQ hate groups will send a message to the world that human rights are not an American priority. Make sure our Senators know to oppose these appointments.

Sen. Patty Murray: (202) 224-2621, (206) 553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: (202) 224-3441, (206) 220-6400

Sample Script:
“Hello, I’m [name] from [city, zip.] I’d like to call on Senator [name] to oppose the appointments of Gina Haspel to CIA Director and Mike Pompeo to Secretary of State. Both candidates are too supportive of torture, and Mike Pompeo’s anti-LGBTQ record threatens human rights globally.”

Background:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38029336
https://slate.com/…/mike-pompeo-could-reverse-a-key-transge…
https://www.nbcnews.com/…/lgbtq-advocates-see-pompeo-reckle…


Events Today

Resist Trump Tuesday Rally, featuring Veterans for Peace
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: The Federal Building, 915 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
https://www.facebook.com/events/1511083949019538/

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Weekly Meeting--New(ish) Location
7-9 p.m.: Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
https://www.facebook.com/events/1657913504287897/

With all the changes in Trump’s staff and administration, things are looking grim, but there is a groundswell of grassroots activism across gender, age, ethnicity, and class, and we are building a blue wave for the crucial midterm elections this November.

This week we will be
1. Calling our senators to urge them to vote no on confirming Pompeo and Haspel (Bolton does not require Senate confirmation).
2. Getting updates on petition signature gathering for I-1631 for Clean Air and Clean Energy.
Join us on Tuesday evening!

This meeting venue is wheelchair-accessible, and can be reached by King County Metro buses 7, 14, 27, and 106, and the First Hill Streetcar.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1657913504287897/

Do you have an idea for a future daily action? If so, please e-mail us at daily-action@seattleindivisible.com.