Action #1 – Do you have Maine or West Virginia connections! Light up their lines!
If you have any connections with Susan Collin’s district in Maine or Joe Manchin’s in West Virginia, now is the time to use them. Using the incomplete FBI report as a shield, indications are that they’ll vote for Kavanaugh. Tell the supporters you know that there’s a different shield to hide under…other lawyers won’t touch him with a 10-foot pole after his maudlin performance at his nomination hearing.
Action #2 – Other lawyers are worried about him…Tell your senator.
Minimal script for senators who support Kavanaugh: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Senator [___] to carefully consider that a retired Supreme Court Justice along with thousands of law professors, including his former dean, co-workers and former supporters, no longer consider him to a good candidate for the Supreme Court.
More script if you need it: His partisan ranting will force him to recuse himself on numerous cases and revealed a temperament unsuitable to the court.
Minimal script for senators who oppose Kavanaugh: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Senator [Feinstein/Harris, Senate Ethics Committee] to open a hearing on his perjury under oath at this and earlier confirmation hearings. Continue reading “Fri – 10/5: Last day to roar! They’re voting on Saturday.”
Action – why you need to call about Kavanaugh today.
What has gotten the GOP so determined to ignore all common sense suggestions on dealing with sexual assault, perjury, and temperamental fitness concerns with their current SCOTUS nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, in exchange for speed? Could it be a pending case on “separate sovereigns doctrine” – a ruling that could allow Trump to freely pardon criminals from both state and federal charges? A ruling that could stop the Mueller investigation?
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 and require that he publicly state that he would recuse himself from Gamble v. United States.
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
Gamble v United States is about a convicted robber from Alabama named Terance Continue reading “Wed Oct. 3: The GOP wants Kavanaugh on SCOTUS NOW to allow Trump to pardon anyone, any time.”
Action #1 – Wear black today. Then, at 1 p.m. EST Monday, do this…
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez have bravely come forward and shared their stories about sexual misconduct and assault at the hands of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Even though Dr. Blasey Ford has repeatedly stated her desire to testify and bravely share her story, Senate Republicans are doing everything they can to shame, bully, and force her to testify under their unacceptable, inappropriate conditions.
At 1 p.m. EST Monday, join us for a national walk-out to show our support for Dr. Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez. All you need to do is wear black and walk out – of your home, your office, your classroom, wherever you are – and post a picture to your social media with the hashtag #BelieveSurvivors.
If you can’t walk out, you can show your support by posting a video or a picture to this event. Help spread the word: we believe Dr. Blasey Ford. We believe Deborah Ramirez. We believe survivors. And we won’t stand for Senate Republicans’ despicable attempts to strong-arm a sexual assault survivor.
If you’re in Washington, D.C., join dozens of organizations in the Senate Hart Atrium at 12:30 pm EST. At 1pm EST, we’ll walk out of the atrium to the Supreme Court for a National Speakout.
Additional information here. Two printable signs at the bottom.
Action #2 – Tell your senators their support for survivors is not optional.
Continue reading “Mon – 9/24: Hey, legislators! Your misogyny is showing and this is a brand new century…”
Action #1 – Listen to Anita Hill
In 1991, Professor Anita Hill testified at Clarence Thomas’s nomination hearings regarding his pervasive sexual harassment. The questioning she was subjected to by that committee was designed to ridicule and humiliate her. We need to do better this time. Professor Hill has suggested some changes to the process that would make it better and less partisan. You can read her entire op-ed here.
Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want the Judicial committee and Senator [___] to take Dr. Ford’s allegations seriously by selecting a neutral investigative body with with experience in sexual misconduct cases that will investigate and present its findings to the committee. Continue reading “9/19 – Wed: Drive this home.”