Trump denies climate change. The intensity and frequency of hurricanes, floods and wildfires are directly related to climate change. This increase in the destructive power of storms and fires has created ever more devastating man-made climate related disasters. Insufficient, often callous government responses to disasters have added to the hardship of people caught in their path, particularly if the people are brown.
Trump denied the terrible death toll of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and flippantly tossed a few paper towels to the survivors. He diverted $9.8 million in disaster relief funds from FEMA to ICE to fund more for-profit internment camps for Central American families and children.
Trump’s racist immigration policy is causing a man-made disaster and he is defunding FEMA to support it.
Trump enacts policy through executive orders and memos. Since the Republican majority Congress has no desire to provide oversight, vital issues will be decided through court challenges.
Brett Kavanaugh is a staunch Trump ally whose decisions have shown a consistent anti-environment and anti-immigrant bias. Allowing him on the Supreme Court will create another devastating man-made disaster.
We can fight this disaster. Tell your MOC to stop Kavanaugh. Work to flip Congress.
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“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to ask Senator [*] to demand hearings on the diversion of FEMA funds to create more internment camps while Puerto Rico suffered from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. I also want to thank the Senator for his continued opposition to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. If Kavanaugh is confirmed, business interests will triumph over environmental protections and immigrant children and families will continue to be interned and traumatized at our borders. Kavanaugh’s nomination MUST BE DEFEATED! Thank you.”
This November Measure 105 (formerly IP 22) is on the ballot. This is an attempt by anti-immigration groups to repeal Oregon’s 30-year-old sanctuary state law. Commit to vote NO on 105 and make sure all your friends and family do the same.
Learn how to defend vulnerable Democratic Senators, which red seats could be flipped, and donate here. And check out Indivisible Oregon’s website for opportunities to elect a new Congress this November who will check Trump. The 2018 elections will be the most important of our lives.