Action #1 – It’s the lying. Call for a hearing on his perjury under oath.
Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Senator [___] to stop worrying about Kavanaugh’s temperament issues, as the GOP doesn’t care, and open a hearing on his perjury under oath at this and earlier confirmation hearings.
- He said he had no connections at Yale… (newsweek)
- Five times Brett Kavanaugh appears to have lied to Congress under oath (motherjones)
Action #2 – Censure Senator Grassley for violating the Violence against Women Act.
Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) released the explicit statement from Dennis Ketterer, who said he was involved in a brief relationship with Swetnick in 1993.
“We are appalled and outraged that the Senate Judiciary Committee leadership has released a statement about comments of a sexual nature allegedly made by Julie Swetnick. Such a statement is unacceptable in all events, but particularly because it attempts to smear someone who has not had the opportunity to be interviewed by the FBI. The release of this statement violates the intent of the Rape Shield Rule drafted by the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1991 and voted into law by Congress in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994. This federal rule is meant to safeguard the victim against the invasion of privacy, potential embarrassment and sexual stereotyping that is associated with public disclosure of intimate sexual details and the infusion of sexual innuendo into the factfinding process. The Senate Judiciary Committee has posted this statement on its website, in violation of the spirit of its own Rule.” (ncadv.org (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence)
Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Senator [___] to wake up the Senate Ethics Committee and ask them to open an investigation on Senator Grassley for violating the Violence against Women Act.
- Dianne Feinstein, Victims Groups Say Senate Judiciary Actions Violate Rape Shield Rules (roll call)
- Adopting Trumpian strategy, Republicans level personal attacks against Kavanaugh accusers (Wapo)
- What happens when congressmen break the rules (talkingpointsmemo)
- Censure in the Senate (Senate.gov)
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
Contact the Senate Ethics Committee: