1.10.17: Keep Rex Tillerson out of the State Department

Rex Tillerson has no business being Secretary of State.

Tomorrow morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee begins confirmation hearings for Rex Tillerson, Trump's candidate for Secretary of State. As CEO of Exxon, Tillerson prioritized profits over what was best for Americans: why would he stop now? Tillerson has deep ties to Russia both professionally and personally, which are especially dangerous as more information comes out about Russian interference in American democracy. Today's call to action: tell the Senate that Rex Tillerson has no business being Secretary of State.

Learn: why Tillerson is the wrong person for the job

Act: Tell the Senate to shut down Tillerson's confirmation

No matter where you live, you should call your Senator today; if Tillerson passes the Foreign Relations Committee, the whole Senate will vote on his nomination. It's especially important that you call if your Senator is a member of the Foreign Relations Committee: they can stop this nomination before it goes to the full Senate floor! Use our simple call script, and scroll down to see contact information for all members of the SFRC.

For Democratic Senators:

Hello, my name is [your name] and I’m a constituent of [Senator]. I’m calling today to ask the Senator to stop Rex Tillerson from being confirmed as Secretary of State. We can’t afford to put foreign policy in the hands of someone who has undermined the US government on climate change, whose business dealings put him at deep risk of conflicts of interest, and who is personally and professionally tied to Russia and Vladimir Putin. Please, on behalf of your constituents, do not allow Rex Tillerson to become Secretary of State.

For Republican Senators:

Hello, my name is [your name] and I’m a constituent of [Senator]. I’m calling today to ask the Senator to prevent Rex Tillerson from becoming the next Secretary of State. We can’t afford to have a friend of Vladimir Putin representing our country abroad, nor can we afford to have someone who put his own financial interests above those of the American people. Please, on behalf of your constituents, do not allow Rex Tillerson to become Secretary of State.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Members

AZ: Jeff Flake (R) - (202) 224-4521
CO: Cory Gardner (R) - (202) 224-5941
CT: Chris Murphy (D) - (202) 224-4041
DE: Christopher Coons (D) - (202) 224-5042
FL: Marco Rubio (R) - (202) 224-3041
GA: Johnny Isakson (R) - (202) 224-3643
ID: James Risch (R) - (202) 224-2752
IN: Todd Young (R) - (202) 224-5623)
KY: Rand Paul (R) - (202) 224-4343
MA: Edward Markey (D) - (202) 224-2742
MD: Ben Cardin (D) - (202) 224-4524
NH: Jeanne Shaheen (D) - (202) 224-2841
NJ: Bob Menendez (D) - (202) 224-4744)
NJ: Cory Booker (D) - (202) 224-3224
NM: Tom Udall (D) - (202) 224-6621
OH: Rob Portman (R) - (202) 224-3353
OR: Jeff Merkley (D) - (202) 224-3753
TN: Bob Corker (R) - (202) 224-3344
VA: Tim Kaine (D) - (202) 224-4024
WI: Ron Johnson (R) - (202) 224-5323
WY: John Barrasso (R) - (202) 224-6441

Share: tell everyone (everyone!) to call their Senators today

Tillerson's confirmation hearings start tomorrow, so there's no time to waste. Call your Senators today, and share this post by email and on social media with your friends and family. 

We can do this if we act together. Every day -- and every second -- counts.

Liza Potter