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Tell Congress to Stop Steve Bannon!

 

Steve Bannon is a dangerous right-wing extremist, and Donald Trump just gave him a seat at the most powerful table in the world. That’s why we’ve partnered with our friends at MoveOn to stop Steve Bannon’s national security takeover!

Will you sign this petition calling on our representatives in Congress to stop this?

The National Security Council is a collection of the President’s most senior military, diplomatic, and intelligence advisors, or at least it’s supposed to be. Under a directive issued on Saturday by Donald Trump, Steve Bannon – the alt-right, white nationalist, ‘Chief Strategist’ to the President – has been appointed to the inner circle of the NSC, while the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of National Intelligence have been relegated to attend NSC meetings on an “as needed” basis.

This unprecedented move politicizes our national security far beyond what George W. Bush and Karl Rove did, and opens the door to even more disastrous efforts like the Iraq War and the Patriot Act — or much worse. [1]

Thankfully, Congress has the power to stop this. Congress created the National Security Council and as recently as last year passed legislation regulating it. Right now, Members of Congress are drafting legislation to keep Steve Bannon off the National Security Council and protect the independence of our national security from Donald Trump’s political meddling.

Join us in demanding that Congress do all they can to block Steve Bannon from serving on the National Security Council.

This isn’t just about sending a message. Bannon is reportedly the driving force behind the string of extreme, un-American executive orders Trump has issued in his first week in office. [2] In fact, according to CNN, Bannon personally spearheaded Trump’s order banning all immigrants [3] and visa holders from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US, and slamming America’s door to all refugees from Syria indefinitely.

Congress must immediately undo this politicization of America’s national security.

Bannon represents the hardest line of the Trump Administration’s hardliners. [4] He has made a career out of facilitating the rise [5] of white nationalism, argued that being perceived as evil is a source of political power, [6] has been praised [7] by the KKK and neo-Nazis, and more. [8] All signs suggest Bannon believes, deeply, in the so-called clash of civilizations and that the United States needs to be made into a hub for a new kind of right-wing populism centering on white identity politics. [9] We cannot let this vision be the beating heart of our nation’s national security policy.

We know that this is terrifying. But the amazing mobilization of our movement over the past 10 days shows that we have the power to stop this. Millions of us have taken to the streets from the unprecedented Women’s March to the actions across the country at airports that helped reunite families torn apart by Trump’s Muslim ban. Now it’s time to keep the architect of Donald Trump’s hate agenda away from America’s national security.

Take two minutes to make sure your Member of Congress hears loud and clear that they must act.

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