Fri -9/28: We aren’t going to take this anymore.

And, in fact, look what a couple of absolutely fearless and committed women can do!

Action #1 – Be ready.

Depending on the outcome of today’s legislative shenanigans, we may be rallying together soon. When we do, wear black, bring your best signs and American flags.

Action #2 – Call your legislators

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Senator [___] to demand that the Judiciary’s Committee rescind their ill-advised and premature vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination until ALL accusers and witnesses have had a chance to testify and their claims are fully vetted by outside NON-BIASED investigators and experts in dealing with  victims of sexual misconduct.

More script if you want it: Also, for the next hearing, don’t let the angry menfolk start yelling and interrupting everybody. Pull them out like they do the protesters in the back. This is verbal abuse and it needs to be called out as such.

Contact your Senator:
Senator Feinstein: email DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
and Senator Harris: email 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 Contacts: https://hq-salsa.wiredforchange.com

Action #3 – There’s more than just the alleged abuse of women with Kavanaugh…

Don’t let our senators forget that we’re not giving Kavanaugh a pass on his other issues. Find scripts and background material here and use them EVERY DAY!

  • A Supreme Court Justice shouldn’t lie under oath. (here)
  • “Why do I need to keep calling? My senator is already [a Democrat] [a hard-core GOP]” (Because here)
  • Environmental and Endangered Species Act issues (here) and (here)
  • Use 5calls “blockbrett” call script generator (here)
  • Gun issues (here)
  • Roe v. Wade (here)
  • Immigration issues (here)
  • Incarcerating children indefinitely (here)
  • A criminal president shouldn’t be allowed to nominate SCOTUS members (here) and (here)
  • Grab bag of horror, including workers, environment and guns (here)
  • Can’t discern any differences between individuals and corporations (here)
  • What in the world are they hiding for this guy (here)
  • Health care, including protection for pre-existing conditions (here)

Action #4 – Join Indivisible National in phonebanking this weekend.

Sign up to phonebank for this weekend’s calls to #SaveSCOTUS here.

And if you’d like to contribute to fund these calls (Indivisible National’s phonebanking software costs a few cents per minute, per call), you can do so here. Your support now will ensure they have the necessary resources to get out the vote and try to flip the Senate.

Action #5 – Make sure all your friends and family are going to vote.

Click here for how to sign people up and click here for our events page. Come join registration events all over Ventura County with us or here with the League of Women Voters as they register students. (sign in with your name and # or email in the last two columns)

Background
(excerpt from National Indivisible)
Indivisibles,
I want to make something clear:
We believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. We believe Deborah Ramirez. We believe Julie Swetnick.  And to every survivor who’s reading this email: We believe you. We stand with you. You deserve so much better than this.

Today is a deeply painful day.

All 11 Republican men on the Judiciary Committee just voted to move Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination forward with a positive recommendation.

Senate Republicans voted to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination in spite of multiple, credible allegations of sexual assault and misconduct against him. In spite of the brave — and devastating — testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. In spite of his own testimony, which was brimming with rage and entitlement and full of obvious lies.

Sexual assault is one of the most underreported crimes in our country, and this week is a painful demonstration of why. When survivors like Ford, Ramirez, and Swetnick come forward, they endure intense public scrutiny, shaming, and threats — as we have seen happen this week. Senate Republicans have shown over and over again that they’re not interested in the truth. They just want, in the words of Mitch McConnell, to “plow right through” and confirm Kavanaugh, no matter what he’s done.

Trump and Senate Republicans don’t care about what’s right. They only care about power. So let’s show them what the power of a nation of outraged women looks like.

First, if you haven’t called your Senators yet, DO IT. This is not a done deal. Multiple Republicans – and Democrats are still on the fence. And in spite of voting to move the nomination forward, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) has called for the full floor vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination to be delayed to allow an FBI investigation into the accusations.

It’s now being reported that Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) are joining Flake’s call for a postponement until an investigation is complete. These Senators will only have an impact if they say they’re voting no if their demands aren’t met.

But let’s be clear: Mitch McConnell is the one person who controls the floor vote. And the only way, as always, that this vote gets delayed is if McConnell doesn’t have the votes. The full Senate could vote very soon. Your Senators need to hear from you.

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