Oppose the Appointment of Steve Bannon to the National Security Council

Friday, February 3

(adapted from Rogan's List)

Several options to oppose Bannon's dangerous influence in our government.

  1. Contact your senators about this highly unusual situation regarding Bannon's appointment to the National Security Council. Political appointees such as Bannon should not have a seat at the table in place of genuine, experienced military leaders. Ask them to formally request that the Senate force the White House to comply with 50 U.S. Code § 3021 - National Security Council - "Section (a) (6) - the Secretaries and Under Secretaries of other executive departments and of the military departments, when appointed by the President by and with the ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE, to serve at his pleasure." http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2017-01-31/steve-bannon-on-national-security-council-may-require-senate-confirmation 

    There are many grave concerns about this individual having any voice whatsoever, or even information in regards, to National Security Council information. We would like to see our concerns voiced in a hearing by our Senators.  Find your senators here: http://act.commoncause.org/site/PageServer?pagename=sunlight_advocacy_list_page


  2. Sign the White House petition to “Fire Steve Bannon”. Steve Bannon poses a threat to our democracy. He has said that he wants to send the status quo crashing down.  He appears to be the person calling the shots at the White House and no one elected him. He is not qualified to be on the National Security Council.

  3. Call your House representative and urge them to take a stand against the appointment of Steve Bannon to the National Security Council. 5calls.org has background information, as well as a sample script here.