Though they don’t always act like it, Congress is a co-equal branch of government that holds tremendous power to check Trump’s recklessness. There are a number of concrete steps that Congress can and should pursue. Any single one of these actions is better than allowing Trump’s one-off missile strikes to continue:


  • Publicly voice support for the ongoing investigation by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons into the chemical weapons attack

  • Forcefully insist on its sole authority to authorize military force by demanding that Trump come to Congress before any further strikes in Syria

  • Vote NO on any authorization for further force in Syria, based on Trump’s demonstrated recklessness and lack of a full strategy

  • Publicly denounce Trump’s bigoted Muslim and refugee bans that are harming victims of violence in Syria and elsewhere, and call on the Administration to immediately resettle more Syrian refugees

  • Call on the Administration to lead not by military force, but by engaging international partners to seek a diplomatic and political solution to end Syria’s suffering

  • Hold hearings to assess the US government’s own global war operations and the resulting ramped-up civilian body count across the world


Call Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand and Rep. Faso, and tell them to do everything in their power to rein in Trump’s Syrian escalation.

Caller: Hello, my name is [name] and I am calling from [part of state] to express my dismay that Trump has again launched an unauthorized and strategy-free strike in Syria. Will [MoC] do everything in [his/her] power to rein in Trump’s escalation and urge the Administration to instead lead with diplomacy to help the people of Syria?  Will [MoC] pledge to vote against any further force in Syria, and call on the Administration to seek a political solution?

Staffer: [MoC] is still evaluating the options, and I will relay your concerns to the boss.

Caller: Yes, please do. If we are concerned about the people of Syria, we should immediately resettle more refugees and give them a place to flee this violence. Can [MoC] at least call on the Administration to do that?

Staffer: I will share that with the boss.

Caller: Thank you, I will check back in soon to see what [MoC] is doing about this crisis.

Indivisible resource, and call script, here.



Start typing and press Enter to search