Action # – Vote “NO” on “Not Qualified” judicial nominee Jonathan A. Kobes to the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
“Not Qualified”… How in a properly function democracy did this man make it to a floor vote of the full Senate? The American Bar association stated that he wasn’t qualified to be a judge. “Mr. Kobes has neither the requisite experience nor evidence of his ability to fulfill the scholarly writing required of a United States Circuit Court Judge…and was unable to provide sufficient writing samples of the caliber required to satisfy Committee members that he was capable of doing the work of a United States Circuit Court Judge.” Continue reading “Thurs – 12/6: Another wolf in a lawyer’s clothing…Vote “NO” for unqualified and extreme judicial nominee Kobes.”
Update! Sen. Tim Scott says “NO”! Farr’s nomination is done (for now…)
Scott based his decision on a recently obtained 1991 Department of Justice memo , which delineated Farr’s involvement in “ballot security” postcard mailings that targeted minority voters in both the 1984 and 1990 campaigns of then-Sen. Jesse Helms, (R-NC). The memo contradicted Farr’s denial to Sen. Feinstein at his nomination hearing that he hadn’t consulted with the campaign in 1990 on this issue and detailed his primary coordination role in the 1984 “ballot security” postcard program designed to challenge black voters at the polls.
Trump would have to renominate Farr in 2019 for him to be considered again. However, Republicans will hold a 53-47 edge in the Senate beginning in January, so we may see this guy again…Go ahead and tell your GOP senators that we expect them to do better than this.
The vote was scheduled for noon today, but shortly after 11 a.m., it was moved to next week due to the absence of Sen. James Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican. This indicates that Mitch McConnell has calculated that there is little or no margin for error.
Let’s give ol’ Mitch a holiday surprise! Stand indivisible with the NAACP, Repairers of the Breach, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Alliance for Justice, People for the American Way and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Action – LIGHT UP GOP SENATORS’ PHONE LINES! Network with friends and family in GOP states to stop Thomas Farr’s nomination!
Continue reading “Thurs – 11/29: Vote postponed! Let’s use this unexpected gift wisely.”
#1 – Evening Action – Make this call to YOUR FRIENDS & RELATIVES – “NO” on Thomas Farr for US District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
Continue reading “Wed – 11/28: Stand up for our basic civil rights! Contact your relatives in GOP states and make them call about this guy.”
Here’s the synopsis of today’s actions. Do as much as you can. (More details below.)
- First thing – Call your legislators on horrible judge pick Thomas Farr
- Go to the Fairgrounds to protest gun shows
- Sign a petition against gun shows
- Email the Country Fair Board
- Go to the Oxnard City Council meeting tonight. Police Chief Whitney is presenting a temporary moratorium on new firearms and ammunition retailers.
#1 – Morning Coffee Action – Make this call – “NO” on Thomas Farr for US District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
Continue reading “Tues – 11/27: It’s a busy day! Here’s your action prescription.”
Action #1 – Vote “Oh, God, NO” on David Porter for the Third Circuit
David Porter is so far outside the legal mainstream, much less the 21st century, that his own state blocked him from becoming a district judge. They were worried that he wouldn’t be able to fairly judge matters of civil rights, women’s reproductive rights, LGBTQ equality, environmental protection and workers’ rights. The basics. And so are we.
Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Sen. [___] to vote “NO” on the nomination of David Porter for a lifetime judgeship on the Third Circuit federal appeals court.
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
Well, Rachel, he’s baaaack. So, now it’s up to us to stop this guy again. Continue reading “Wed. – 8/15: Don’t give a gavel to David Porter.”
Not our word. John Brennan, former CIA director, lays it out.
Indivisible was created to fight against the Trump agenda, but who could have imagined our president standing next to the former head of the Soviet KGB, and stating that our own country had been idiotic to fight against him?
So who else is Trump’s best friend? Continue reading “Mon – 7/16: Treason.”
Make sure your senators know that justice for all, not just for corporations and the wealthy, matters to you.
Minimum Script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Senator [___] to oppose the latest round of extremist judges, including David Porter, Ryan Bounds, Britt Grant, Thomas Farr, and Patrick Wyrick.
Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
and 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 Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com
Blow the whistle on Sen. Grassley for sending on candidates that even their own state senators can’t stand.
This may be the only way us Californians can reach this guy. Original post here.
More Information on these nominees…
Continue reading “Tues 6/12: Grassley and McConnell are pushing these horrors through. Fight back.”