When the Senate gets back to work today, one of its top priorities will be the confirmation of Gina Haspel as CIA Director and Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State.
Oppose Pompeo and Haspel!
ACT for America is listed as an anti-Muslim hate group according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. In 2016, Pompeo won ACT’s ‘highest honor,’ the National Security Eagle Award. Pompeo said all Muslims are 'potentially complicit' in terrorism.
There is a lot we don’t know about Gina Haspel, the nominee to head the CIA. We know a few things for sure. Haspel was involved in some capacity in the Bush era torture program. She was, from 2003–2005, the chief of staff for Jose Rodriguez, the man tasked with implementing the Bush-Cheney program for “enhanced interrogation” of prisoners.
Trump isn’t merely tolerating torture. He’s celebrating it with her pick to head the CIA.
Gina Haspel is unfit to lead the CIA.
Mike Pompeo is unfit to be secretary of state.
Action: Oppose Pompeo and Haspel!
Don’t forget to fill out our call log so that we can track our impact: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1
Sen. Patty Murray: (202) 224-2621, (206) 553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: (202) 224-3441, (206) 220-6400
“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-Mulim record threatens our national security. Both appointments threaten human rights globally.”
TUESDAY, 4/10 at 11:45 am: RESIST TRUMP TUESDAY
Resist Trump Tuesday continues on Tuesday, April 10 at 11:45 a.m. outside the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building at 915 2nd Ave in Seattle, with speakers Eric Gonzalez, Chair of the Healthy Washington Coalition, Jackie Vaughn, Racial Equity Coordinator for Fuse Washington, and Sophia Hoffacker, Field Organizer for Yes on 1631.
Followed by a meeting with our Senators’ Staffers!
SEATTLE INDIVISIBLE WEEKLY MEETINGS
MOVED TO MORE CENTRAL LOCATION!
For anyone who’s been wanting to attend our weekly meetings, but hasn’t been able to make the drive all the way up to Greenwood: our meetings are now at the Washington State Labor Council in First Hill (321 16th Ave. Seattle 98144), every Tuesday from 7 to 9pm.
This week we will feature a guest speaker who is organizing against an anti-labor and anti-LGBT grocery chain opening in Seattle! And as always, our meetings are focused on concrete, specific ACTIONS we can all take NOW to make a difference. This week we will be:
1. Launching our signature-gathering campaign for the I-1631 ballot initiative, which will combat carbon emissions and invest in communities most impacted by climate and by energy prices. Sign the initiative hot off the presses!
2. Calling Gov. Inslee and asking for the resignation of the Director of the Department of Licensing for turning over information to ICE.
3. Asking local advertisers to stop supporting the Sinclair conservative propaganda machine.
Whether you are a seasoned activist or a complete newbie, ALL are welcome to join us as we work together for the democracy we, our children, and grandchildren deserve.