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200k+ Demand Congress Vehemently Oppose, Work To Stop White Supremacist Steve Bannon's Appointment in Trump WH

** MoveOn members are making thousands of calls today to members of Congress, urging them to vehemently oppose Bannon's appointment, using all the tools at their disposal.
More than 200,000 people have signed a MoveOn.org petition, and thousands are making phone calls to Congressional offices today, putting all members of Congress "on notice that we expect them to vehemently oppose Bannon's appointment, using all the tools at their disposal, including holds on all further Trump appointments."
 
The petition comes in response to Trump's appointment of anti-semitic, white supremacist leader Steve Bannon as chief strategist and senior counsel.
 
 
“We encourage Leader-to-be Schumer and all Senate Democrats to pull out all the stops to prevent Bannon from ever entering the Oval Office including potentially blocking President-elect Trump picks that need Senate confirmation," said Anna Galland, executive director of MoveOn.org Civic Action.
 
The petition reads:
Once again, Donald Trump has made it clear that his administration will embrace policies that pose serious threats to millions of Americans. We need to help make sure Congress holds the line. 
 
Trump's appointment of Bannon has been heralded by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, as well as the chairman of the American Nazi Party and other ultra right-wing pundits who believe Bannon will be able to fulfill Trump's most bigoted campaign promises. 
 
Trump has said recently that he would attempt to be a president for all Americans. Yet by choosing Bannon as a top advisor in one of his first big post-election moves, Trump continues to demonstrate that he's far more interested in peddling a dangerous and divisive agenda than in working toward real solutions to our country's challenges. 
 
We need to build the collective force necessary to put members of Congress on notice that we expect them to vehemently oppose Bannon's appointment, using all the tools at their disposal, including holds on all further Trump appointments.
Earlier this week, MoveOn.org National Spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre urged Trump to rescind the appointment if he wants to unite Americans, saying such an appointment "makes it clear that a Trump administration will embrace policies that pose serious threats to millions of Americans."

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