By Roger Straw, email to BeniciaResist! Feb. 17, 2019
Protest Trump’s Unconstitutional Power Grab on President’s Day!
Global Exchange links to a Crisis Response site where you can enter your zip code to find nearby protests against Trump’s declaration of a national emergency. Find details on nearby events in Walnut Creek, El Cerrito, Albany, San Rafael, Sonoma, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Rosa, Mountain View, and 2 in Oakland.
The El Cerrito event is Monday Feb. 18 at noon. Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build his vanity wall after signing the funding bill is a full-fledged attack on our democracy, an illegal, anti-democratic power grab rooted in racism. The only emergency at the border is the one created by Trump and the GOP enabling his temper tantrum. Congress and the people already rejected Trump’s wall, and going around constitutional separations of power and declaring a fake emergency as a desperate attempt to get his way is an abuse of his executive power. We won’t let Trump get away with this. Take your energy to the streets! On Monday, February 18, MoveOn – along with Indivisible, Win Without War, CREDO, and other activists, are joining for a mass mobilization to call on Congress to act on Trump’s fake national emergency. We’ve got to let every single member of Congress know that they must fight back. To attend you commit to engage in nonviolent, peaceful action, and to act lawfully.