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Bernie Sanders

63 petitions

Started 1 week ago

Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, President of the United States

Join Bernie, Mike, Chris, Rand, Tim, 88 Reps: Trump Has No Legal Authority to Hit Syria

On March 20, 44 Senators took a stand against unconstitutional war when they voted in favor of the Sanders-Lee-Murphy resolution to end unconstitutional U.S. participation in the catastrophic Saudi war in Yemen. Now, President Trump is threatening to attack the Syrian government without Congressional authorization, in flagrant violation of the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution. Some of those 44 Senators who took a stand against unconstitutional war on March 20 have taken a stand now. 88 Democratic and Republican members of the House have also taken a stand. Senator Sanders said: “President Trump has no legal authority for broadening the war in Syria. It is Congress, not the president, who determines whether our country goes to war, and Congress must not abdicate that responsibility.” He also said: "If President Trump believes that expanding the war in Syria will bring stability to the region and protect American interests, he should come to Congress with his ideas."  Senator Lee said: “As news reports continue to indicate impending U.S. military action against the Assad regime in Syria, I again implore President Trump to consult with Congress before engaging our armed forces. The Russian government has stated that it will not only seek to strike down our missiles, but also fire upon the source that sends them. Using the 48-hour notification window in the War Powers Act is not enough when the U.S. or our service members are not in immediate danger of imminent attack.” He also said: “The use of chemical weapons absolutely requires a response from the United States. But if that response is going to include military force, the president of the United States should come to Congress and ask for authorization before military force is used." Senator Murphy said: "We're a nation of laws, and we have a Constitution that says very clearly that it's Congress who gets to decide who the United States can fight wars against. The president can take military action without congressional permission if the U.S. is attacked or is at risk of imminent attack — but that's not what happened here. If the president thinks he found a loophole that lets him attack other countries without authorization, he needs to show that justification and make that case to the people." Senator Paul said: “Promising war by tweet, insults not only the Constitution but every soldier who puts their life on the line.” Senator Kaine said: "Without congressional authorization, any military action President Trump takes in Syria that isn't in self-defense is illegal." He also said: “He’s a president, not a king, and Congress needs to quit giving him a blank check to wage war against anyone, anywhere. If he strikes Syria without our approval, what will stop him from bombing North Korea or Iran?” In the House, 88 Democrats and Republicans wrote to President Trump, pressing him to seek Congressional authorization before using military force, as required by the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution. Stand with these patriotic Members of Congress who meant what they said when they swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution. Urge your elected officials in Washington to protect and defend the Constitution by signing our petition.

Robert Naiman
4,542 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Robert Reich, Bernie Sanders, Alan Grayson, Jeff Merkley

RESCUE OUR DEMOCRACY - BERNIE 2020...

**DEAR MR. BERNIE SANDERS AND FELLOW CITIZENS** HELP SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY AND SOCIETY FROM TRUMP-AND-COMPANY.   MR. SANDERS TAPPED INTO A RISING TIDE OF YOUNGER,YOUNG-AT-HEART (AND FORWARD-THINKING) CITIZENS.  I KNOW THIS TIDE IS STILL OUT THERE - WILL YOU RISE AGAINST THE FORCES WHO HAVE PERVERTED, DESTROYED, AND HIJACKED OUR POLITICS AND SOCIETY AT LARGE??  FACTS AND REASON: MR. SANDERS EMBODIES THE ANTITHESIS OF OUR CURRENT STATE-OF-AFFAIRS. MR.SANDERS IS NOT: A BIGOT, RACIST, SELFISH, UNETHICAL, REGRESSIVE, OR A CON-ARTIST.  WE NEED TO DO ALL OF THE THINGS BERNIE SAID IN THE 2016 CAMPAIGN - AND MORE. WE ARE FAR BEHIND IN BUILDING BUFFERS TO CLIMATE CHANGE / CORRUPTION, AND FOSTER A HEALTHY, EDUCATED SOCIETY.   NOTES: BE EDUCATED ABOUT REDISTRICTING, THE CENSUS, AND THE BALANCE-OF-CONTROL IN THE CONGRESS. REPUBLICANS HAVE RIGGED AND HIJACKED OUR SYSTEMS BY: GERRYMANDERING DISTRICTS SO THAT THEY CAN CONSOLIDATE POWER FOR SEATS IN CONGRESS - AS WELL AS ELECTORS IN LARGE STATES. THEY DID THIS UNDER BUSH -USING THE CENSUS DATA - THIS IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2020 - THEY WILL TRY TO USE THE NEXT CENSUS TO ACCOMPLISH THE SAME THING -- IF WE DON'T STOP THEM BY NOT VOTING FOR THEM IN THE MIDTERMS (THIS WILL TILT THE CONTROL INTO MORE-FAIR HANDS FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS).  REMEMBER THAT BUSH STOLE THE ELECTION FROM GORE IN 2000; AND TRUMP STOLE THE ELECTION IN 2016. THESE ELECTIONS WERE DECIDED BY THE 'ELECTORS' - PARTY INSIDERS WHO PLEDGE TO VOTE FOR A CANDIDATE - NOT BASED ON THE MAJORITY OF ACTUAL CITIZEN-VOTERS. MR. SANDERS WILL PUSH REFORMS IN THESE SYSTEMS TO BE FAIRER AND LESS CORRUPT.   THESE 2018 MIDTERMS ARE ALSO CRITICAL TO RESCUING OUR DEMOCRACY AND TACKLING CORRUPTION.  VOTE WITH YOUR EYE TOWARDS SOCIETAL PROGRESS AND ETHICS - REGARDLESS OF YOUR PARTY 'AFFILIATION'.   WILL YOU HELP BRING THE BERN-ING TIDE BACK??!!

Brian Marziliano
95 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

Stand with Bernie for Palestinians’ Right to Protest Without Being Shot

CNN reported that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders criticized the Israeli military’s violent response to recent protests in Gaza, which resulted in at least 17 Palestinians being killed and more than 1,400 injured. Senator Sanders said: “It is the right of all people to protest for a better future without a violent response.” He added: "Meanwhile, the situation in Gaza remains a humanitarian disaster. The US must play a more positive role in ending the Gaza blockade and helping Palestinians and Israelis build a future that works for all." Minnesota Rep. Betty McCollum said: “I am horrified by the tragic wounding & killing of Palestinian protesters in Gaza last Friday. Attacks on peaceful Palestinian protesters must end.” As the Washington Post reported, videos circulating online appeared to document the Israeli military shooting unarmed demonstrators who posed no threat to Israeli forces. The Israeli human rights group B’Tselem said: “These are the predictable outcomes of a manifestly illegal command: Israeli soldiers shooting live ammunition at unarmed Palestinian protesters.” Hundreds of Israelis protested in Tel Aviv against the Israeli army’s shootings of protesters in Gaza in a rally co-sponsored by Peace Now [Shalom Achshav], Israel's preeminent peace movement, under the banner “Create hope, stop the next war." Peace Now issued a statement condemning what it called the Israeli army's "trigger happy" policies under orders from the Netanyahu government. Human Rights Watch said: “The shocking number of Palestinians killed and hurt today by soldiers firing across the Gaza fence raises serious questions about Israel’s longstanding use of live ammunition to police demonstrations. Israel’s allegations of violence by some protesters do not change the fact that using lethal force is banned by international law except to meet an imminent threat to life.” Urge your Representative and Senators to join with Bernie Sanders, human rights groups, and pro-peace Israelis in speaking out for Palestinians’ right to protest without being shot with live ammunition by signing our petition.

Robert Naiman
9,606 supporters