August 18, 2017 The Call – #CensureTrump #Charlottesville Trump’s shocking comments in the wake of Charlottesville, which he has since doubled down on, have left him increasingly isolated. His remarks have been condemned by Democrats, civil rights groups and liberal organizations and a much wider group. These include many Republican Senators and Representatives, world leaders, Jewish Republicans, business leaders (who forced Trump to disband his business advisory councils), popular mainstream press, and even James Murdoch. Each of the House and Senate can censure a president, expressing their moral outrage and publicly shaming him. House Democrats have unveiled a resolution to censure Trump for failing to immediately name and condemn white supremacist groups and condemn terrorist actions in Charlottesville. In addition, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund has recommended that Congress go further, including an ask highlighted in today’s call to hold oversight hearings with DOJ, DHS and other agencies about enforcement of hate crimes, civil rights laws and anti-discrimination efforts. Your Action Call your MoCs and urge them to: 1) support a resolution to censure President Trump for failing to appropriately condemn the white supremacist groups that precipitated the events in Charlottesville. 2) hold oversight hearing of the DOJ, DHS and other federal agencies to ensure they are enforcing civil rights laws and laws against hate crimes. Talking Points
This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP].
I am horrified by the rise of white supremacy in America.
White supremacists believe Trump is supportive of their views
White supremacy is evil and totally unacceptable. A president who cannot say this when needed must be censured.
Because of Trump’s comments, I am concerned that federal agencies such as the DOJ and DHS will not actively enforce civil rights laws and laws against hate and domestic terrorism.
I urge [Sen/Rep____] to support a censure of the president for his failure to take a firm moral stance against white supremacists.
I urge [Sen/Rep____] to support holding oversight hearings to ensure federal agencies are fully enforcing civil rights laws and laws against hate and domestic terrorism.