Mon 10/8: Steel has to go through fire to transform into a sword.

View of activists Anne Koedt and Carol Hanisch as they hold a banner that reads ‘Don’t Cry, Resist’ during a ‘Legalize Abortion’ demonstration in Times Square , March 1968.

We’ve had Sunday to mourn a loss. We KNEW there would be setbacks along the way. But unlike an actual battlefield, OUR TROOPS ARE STILL HERE! And we stand ready to march into voting booths and take power away from the criminals who’ve scrambled into our leadership.

In the meantime, Mitch McConnell thinks we’re sobbing into our sheets and is trying to push these new atrocities-in-suits through. Let’s surprise him…

Action #1 – Vote NO on Jeffrey Bossert Clark for Top Environmental Prosecutor

Clark was prominently involved in industry challenges to the EPA’s “endangerment finding” that set the scientific basis for all subsequent attempts to regulate greenhouse gases. Of course, Trump to make him the DOJ’s top environmental lawyer!

Minimal Script:  I am calling from [zip code] to ask Senator [___] to vote NO on Jeffrey Bossert Clark for Assistant Attorney General for the DOJ Environmental and Natural Resources Division.

Additional Script if you want: Clark is a climate change denier whose opposition to environmental regulations and protections makes him unsuitable for the role of enforcing America’s environmental laws.

Reading:

  • The Sierra Club states that Clark is unfit to lead the DOJ Environmental and Natural Resources Division. (sierraclub)
  • Trump Names BP Oil Spill Lawyer, Climate Policy Foe as Top DOJ Environment Attorney (insideclimatenews)

Action #2 – Vote NO on Eric Dreiband for Assistant Attorney General

Eric Dreiband, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department, has spent the past dozen years defending large corporations against civil rights claims brought by employees.

Minimal Script:  I am calling from [zip code] to ask Senator [___]  to reject the nomination of Eric Dreiband to serve as the Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice.

Additional Script if you want: Mr. Dreiband has a long history of hostility to civil rights, and is strongly opposed by the NAACP. He is the wrong choice to safeguard our civil liberties.

Reading:

  • 60+ LGBTQ organization oppose Dric Dreiband to run DOJ’s Civil Rights Division (lambda)
  • Top Civil Rights Nominee Won’t Refute Trump Falsehood About Illegal Voting in 2016 (mother jones)

 

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