Did your Congress person condemn Bannon?

169 Congressional representatives signed on to a letter pressuring Donald Trump to rescind his job offer to Steve Bannon.

First, find your congressperson (and their contact info) here: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Then, check to see if they signed on to this effort to reverse Bannon’s appointment. There is a full list of participants here: https://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/cicilline-leads-169-reps-asking-president-elect-trump-reverse-bannon-appointment

If your congressperson is NOT on this list…

Write them a letter or email letting them know they failed to represent your interests. (You can try to call, but congressional offices are closed this week for Thanksgiving.) Here’s a sample letter for you to personalize:

Representative ___________,

My name is ______ ______. I am a voter and constituent. I was disapointed to learn that you did not sign on to Congressman Cicilline’s (D-RI) letter asking President-elect Donald Trump to rescind alt-right leader Steve Bannon’s appointment as White House Chief Strategist. Mr. Bannon represents the most extreme forms of bigotry, anti-Semitism, sexism and xenophobia, and should not be allowed anywhere near the white house. I urge you to reconsider your inaction on this matter – let Trump know that Mr. Bannon is an unacceptable appointee.

Follow this link to find your congressional representative’s contact information.

If your congressperson IS on this list…

Write them a letter or email and let them know that you appreciate them standing up to Trump’s bigoted appointees, and that you want them to continue opposing hatred at every turn. (You can try to call, but congressional offices are closed this week for Thanksgiving.) Here’s a sample letter for you to personalize:

Representative ___________,

My name is ______ ______. I am a voter and constituent. Thank you for having the courage and conviction to sign on to Congressman Cicilline’s (D-RI) letter asking President-elect Donald Trump to rescind alt-right leader Steve Bannon’s appointment as White House Chief Strategist. I hope that you will continue to oppose Trump’s egregious choice of appointees that represent the most extreme forms of bigotry, sexism, xenophobia and opportunistic science denialism.

Follow this link to find your congressional representative’s contact information.

Why this matters

This time, I’ll let the letter speak for itself. Here’s some key excerpts:

Since the election there have been a number of incidents across the country in which minorities, including Muslim Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Jewish Americans, have been the targets of violence, harassment and intimidation. Mr. Bannon’s appointment sends the wrong message to people who have engaged in those types of activities, indicating that they will not only be tolerated, but endorsed by your Administration.  Millions of Americans have expressed fear and concern about how they will be treated by the Trump Administration and your appointment of Mr. Bannon only exacerbates and validates their concerns.

Disturbingly, leading white nationalists like former KKK Grand Dragon David Duke, American Nazi Party Chairman Rocky J. Suhadya, Richard Spencer, Peter Brimelow, and Brad Griffin have praised the news of Mr. Bannon’s appointment.  We believe it should concern you that civil rights groups, including the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, are widely opposed to Mr. Bannon’s appointment.

You can read the full text of the letter here: https://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/cicilline-leads-169-reps-asking-president-elect-trump-reverse-bannon-appointment

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