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A nightmare… unless you TAKE ACTION TODAY to STOP POMPEO

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Author: Lily Folkerts

On Thursday, Mike Pompeo, current director of the Central Intelligence Agency, has his confirmation hearing for Secretary of State. This is truly a nightmare.

Luckily, there’s a mechanism to stop him—he needs the Senate’s approval. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is voting on Thursday to confirm or oppose his appointment. And that’s where you come in. Give these senators the wake up call they need. Better yet, call them and your senators. We need to sound the alarm on all fronts and demand they #StopPompeo.

If Pompeo is confirmed, here’s just some of what we fear:

•Pompeo has repeatedly sponsored anti-refugee bills. But we know that refugees deserve international protection, morally and under law. And with ongoing refugee crises in Central America and Venezuela, there’s much cause for concern. WAKE UP our senators >>

•The peace process in Colombia is underway, but this could all unravel if Pompeo doesn’t commit to carrying it out and ensuring diplomacy and aid. WAKE UP our senators >>

•Pompeo voted against women’s rights and holds anti-LGBTI views. If he doesn’t believe in these rights at home, he surely won’t uphold them abroad. WAKE UP our senators >>

Trump’s appointed and nominated a terrifying trifecta. And now it’s up to you to stop it. A  Pompeo-Bolton-Haspel combo, paired with Trump’s own impulsive outbursts, is a recipe for aggression.

There’s no time to snooze. It’s your last chance to stop Pompeo and put this to rest. Can you call your senators and some members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee?

TAKE ACTION:

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Script:

“Mike Pompeo’s confirmation as Secretary of State would pose a real threat to human rights and peace around the world.

His record of cosponsoring anti-refugee bills and his positions against LGBT and women’s rights could have a negative impact on discrimination internationally. I fear his general approach towards Latin America will revert to a focus on the drug war, threats, and military might rather than on humanitarian needs and human rights. We want diplomacy, not war.

I strongly urge you, as my senator, to stand up for human rights and peace by asking your colleagues on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to oppose Pompeo’s nomination in the upcoming vote.”

We must ensure our allies on the committee stand unwavering against Pompeo. Call some members:

Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ)
(202) 224-4744
Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD)
(202) 224-4524
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
(202) 224-2841
 Senator Christopher Coons (D-DE)
(202) 224-5042
 Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)
(202) 224-6621
 Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT)
(202) 224-4041
 Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA)
(202) 224-4024
 Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA)
(202) 224-2742
 Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
(202) 224-3753
 Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)
(202) 224-3224

Script:
“Mike Pompeo’s confirmation as Secretary of State would pose a real threat to human rights and peace around the world.

His record of cosponsoring anti-refugee bills and his positions against LGBT and women’s rights could have a negative impact on discrimination internationally. I fear his general approach towards Latin America will revert to a focus on the drug war, threats, and military might rather than on humanitarian needs and human rights. We want diplomacy, not war.

I strongly urge you, as a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to stand up for human rights and peace by opposing Pompeo’s nomination in the upcoming vote.”

Now that you’ve called, reach them and your network on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!