It’s been just over a week since Trump declared a fake “national emergency” to try and divert funding in order to build his racist border wall.
Trump’s outrageous declaration of a national emergency is already being opposed in the streets and in the courts. But today we have a real opportunity to fight back against this unconstitutional power grab in Congress.
In just a few hours, the House will vote on legislation introduced by Rep. Joaquin Castro that would officially reverse Trump’s illegal emergency declaration. The resolution already has 230 co-sponsors, but we need to make sure as many members of Congress — from both parties — vote for it if we are going send as loud a message as possible.
Can you make sure your representative hears from you before the floor vote today? Click here to make calls — or just dial 202-629-0434 — to urge your representative to take a stand against this authoritarian power-grab and support the Castro Resolution to revoke Trump’s #FakeEmergency.
While multiple cases challenging Trump’s fake national emergency are currently making their way through the courts, Congress can put a stop to Trump’s abuses right now by passing the Castro Resolution.
1. Trump on brink of defeat on border emergency, Politico, February 25, 2019