Expose the Hypocrisy of Bombing and Banning Syrians

  • Week of April 16, 2017
Nobody leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.
— Warshan Shire

Mr. Trump, if you want to show compassion for what happened to Syria, open our doors to the refugees from there.

— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 7, 2017

Trump’s position in Russia has been an isolationist/interventionist “flip-flop” that will flop in the end. That’s because (as evidenced by Sean Spicer’s press conference in which he feasted on his foot again) this administration has no coherent policy in Syria.

No matter what your views are on Trump’s military attack on Syria, it is disingenuous to launch missiles because you care about “beautiful children” and then sign one of the ugliest Executive Orders preventing those very children from gaining refuge. 

While Trump's lies have become the only consistent thing about his presidency, many lawmakers are following him down this road to nowhere. Think Progress recently reported that at least 139 lawmakers are praising Trump for attacking Syria, while standing with him on the Muslim Ban: 

“There’s also Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), who tweeted Friday morning, “The United States sent a clear message that we will not tolerate the slaughter of innocent citizens by the Assad regime.” While defending the Muslim ban on CNN in January, he specifically called it the “Syria ban.”

All-of-us must expose the hypocrisy of bombing and banning Syrians.

Here’s how:

1. Read this article by Think Progress. (7 minutes)
2. We partnered with our friends at Rag Tag to create this tool that shows you which members of Congress support the ban and the bombing. Share any intel you learn by filling out the form and it will update the information for all-of-us to use. (5 minutes)
3. Based on this information, call or visit (it is Spring recess) your Member of Congress. You can try some of these tools. (call-5 minutes, visit-several hours). 
4.    If your MoC is in favor of the bomb and the ban, expose them on social media. Use these hashtags. #cantbombandban #WallofUs (5 minutes)