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Hey Teen Resisters!
We hope all of you enjoyed your well-deserved holiday breaks!! Now, we are more excited than ever to dive into the new decade--and into the year that will bring the next presidential election cycle. Before you start, here are a couple things to be aware of:
Earthquakes in Puerto Rico: In recent weeks, a series of devastating earthquakes have shaken Puerto Rico, causing widespread power outages, water shortages, and dislocations and exacerbating the still-lingering damage of Hurricane Maria. Our hearts go out to those affected. Click here for a list of organizations to donate to.
Impeachment: Nancy Pelosi today sent the articles of impeachment to the Senate, and the trial will commence in earnest on Tuesday; a host of new evidence has also just emerged regarding Trump's involvement in Ukraine, further pressuring Republicans to include witnesses in the Senate trial.
Peace & power,
what went down
My name is __________. I am a constituent, and my zip code is _______. I'm calling because I'm concerned that the administration is trying to start a war in Iran without Congressional authorization, and that it's doing so not for national security reasons but merely to bolster Trump's re-election campaign.
I urge [Representative/Senator name] to:
Given the dynamic range of democratic candidates, it’s hopeful to see that all of them are concerned about the criminal justice system and are looking for reform and action in the immediate future. However, if there’s any candidate that you specifically support, you can read more on their website regarding the law system specifically and help spread their plans through campaigns!
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