Thursday, April 20, 2017

Daily Action Alert

ExxonMobil is asking the State Dept. for permission to drill for oil in Russia. Today's Daily Action is to call the House Foreign Affairs Committee and tell them to take a stand: No weakening of our sanctions against Russia and no special treatment for Exxon.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (Putin BFF and former ExxonMobil CEO) says he has recused himself, leaving us to wonder who exactly is driving this decision. After all, his Deputy Secretary hasn't even been confirmed yet? Tell the House Foreign Affairs Committee to hold a hearing so that we can get these answers from Rex under oath.
When you dial (844) 241-1141, you'll be connected to a random member of the Committee - remind them that they do their committee work on behalf of the nation, not just their district.
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 Daily Action JENN'S SCRIPT:

(if you are a registered voter, it’s important that the Congressperson KNOWS you vote and are watching their actions)

Hello. My name is (NAME), I am a US citizen living in (STATE), my zip code is (ZIP). I’m calling to ask that the House Foreign Affairs Committee DENY Exxon Mobil’s request for a sanction waiver. It is the height of hypocrisy for the US Government to allow Exxon Mobil to line its pockets in a partnership with a government that has actively violated the sovereignty of foreign nations and sought to undermine the sovereignty of the United States.

More Information on Russian Sanctions and the Exxon Mobil Request
US State Department: Ukraine & Russia Sanctions
The New York Times (4/19/2017): Exxon Mobil Seeks U.S. Sanctions Waiver for Oil Project in Russia
The New York Times (1/11/2017): Rex Tillerson’s Maverick Oil Diplomacy
Politico (12/18/16): Exxon Mobil Helped Defeat Russia Sanctions Bill
, signed on March 6, 2014, authorizes sanctions on individuals and entities responsible for violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, or for stealing the assets of the Ukrainian people. These sanctions put in place restrictions on the travel of certain individuals and officials...

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