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PEACE

PRESIDENT TRUMP--NO MILITARY ACTION IN SYRIA

The chemical gas attack on innocent people in Syria was horrible. We would all agree to that and also that the people responsible must be held accountable. The United Nations Security Council is meeting today, April 6, in an emergency session. The production, retention, and transfer of chemical weapons is prohibited under international law. Enforcing this law is the Security Council's responsibility. Exposing people to nerve agents such as sarin gas can not be tolerated.

Some news outlets are saying that President Trump is considering military action against the Assad regime. We simply can't let Trump take matters into his own hands in this matter. We must make our voices heard and tell the President to let the United Nations Security Council do their job.

If you are against military action in Syria on the part of the United States, please contact President Trump and make your thoughts known to him. His contact information is below:

President Donald J. Trump
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500

White House Comment Line: 202-456-1111

White House Switchboard: 202-456-1414

White House FAX: 202-456-2461

Leave a comment for President Trump at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

 

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE--RESTRICT FIRST USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Like it or not, President Trump now has our nuclear codes.

U.S. policy confers upon the president the sole authority to use nuclear weapons--even for a "first strike." California Representative Ted Lieu believes it is now time to change this policy for Trump and all future presidents. On January 24, Rep. Lieu introduced the "Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act," (HR 669) which would prohibit a president from launching a nuclear first strike without a declaration of war by Congress. Right now, President Trump can order a nuclear strike and have it happen in under 10 minutes. This scares a lot of people to death.

We MUST support Rep. Lieu and his bill!

Will you contact your federal representative and urge him/her to cosponsor this important bill and encourage others to do so as well?

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--AMERICA'S BIGGEST TARGETS--The U.S. dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016, 3,027 more than in 2015, according to an analysis of Defense Department data from the Council on Foreign Relations. Here are the most targeted countries:

**Syria (12,192 bombs)
**Iraq (12,095)
**Afghanistan (1,337)
**Libya (496)
**Yemen (34)
**Pakistan (3)

--Most Americans (56%) support the nuclear deal with Iran, including 69% of Democrats and 41% of Republicans. 37% oppose the deal. But most people remain skeptical: 64% say they aren't confident that it will prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. (ABC News/Washington Post)

--The Afghanistan War, the longest foreign conflict in U.S. history, has cost American taxpayers nearly $1 trillion and will probably cost several hundred billion dollars more after it officially ends. The U.S. borrowed the money to pay for the conflict and has already racked up $125 billion in owed interest on the debt. (Financial Times)

--83% of Americans favor providing humanitarian aid to people fleeing ISIS. (CNN report)

--World's worst peacemakers--An annual WIN/Gallup International survey asked more than 66,000 people worldwide which country they considered the "greatest threat to peace." The top four: 24% (United States), 8% (Pakistan), 6% (China), 5% (Afghanistan).