Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask Sen. [___] to vote NO on the judicial nominations of Amy Coney Barrett, Allison Eid, Stephanos Bibas, and Joan Larson.
More script if you want it: The judicial branch is our last defense against extremism from both the executive and legislative branches. Instead of protecting us, however, these nominees will rule against the civil rights of women, LGBTQ communities, immigrants, minorities, as well as other issues such as the environment and public access.
Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884
Other Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com
Amy Coney Barrett – “Professor Barrett’s statements and writings reveal a strong bias against reproductive freedom and LGBT rights.” Her record demonstrates a dangerous lack of deference to long-standing precedent and judicial restraint.” We are expecting a cloture vote TODAY to limited debate on Barrett.
Allison Eid – “As a member of the Colorado Supreme Court since 2006, Justice Eid has a demonstrated record of conservative extremism. She has consistently rejected civil rights and public interest claims, often in dissent.” We need to call our Senators TODAY to tell them that we oppose extremists Barrett and Eid for the US Courts.
Stephanos Bibas, Nominee to the the 3rd Circuit Court. “In more recent year, in his academic writings, Bibas also has taken troubling positions on mass incarceration, people addicted to drugs, and certain core constitutional protections. For example, Bibas has minimized racial disparities in the criminal justice system and stated that drug addiction was not a disease but rather something that people could choose to overcome. Moreover, Bibas has questioned the propriety of the Miranda doctrine and argued against robust habeas corpus protections.”
Joan Larsen, Nominee to the Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. “Significantly, Larsen has written about presidential power in ways that suggest she would not act as an independent check on the Executive Branch, an issue of particular import at a time when the President publicly lambasts judges and demonstrates repeated disdain for the rule of law.”