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To: U.S. Congress
Let's limit Trump’s power to wage war in our communities
To Members of the U.S. Congress:
I urge you to cosponsor the CIVIL Act, S. 3902/H.R 7135, and do all you can to publicly oppose any effort by President Trump to send active-duty troops into U.S. cities and towns by invoking the Insurrection Act, particularly when opposed by state and city government leaders. The U.S. military is not a political tool to be used against civilians.
Why is this important?
This is alarming: senior Pentagon officials are reportedly unsure of what they’ll do if Trump invokes the Insurrection Act and sends active-duty troops to our cities and towns in the face of political unrest following the election.
The military takes a vow to the Constitution, not to the president — but the president IS the Commander in Chief. And the violence that could be unleashed in our communities after the election has our staff BEYOND worried.
The good news is Congress gave a President this authority, and that means they can revoke it. And legislation that does just that — the CIVIL Act — was introduced in Congress earlier this summer. Now it’s up to us to raise the alarm and the political pressure to get this legislation the attention it needs right now — and make using the Insurrection Act so toxic that even Trump thinks twice before touching it.
Urge your members of Congress to limit Trump’s ability to wage war in our communities by cosponsoring the CIVIL Act.