Wed. – 10/10: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

(Quote by Martin Luther King)

Take a moment this morning and watch this amazing video.

Action #1 – Share your feelings after the Kavanaugh confirmation debacle.

The New York Times wants women’s responses to the following questions:

  • Whose accounts did you end up believing, Christine Blasey Ford’s or Judge Kavanaugh’s? Why?
  • What is your reaction to the vote? How do you feel the fight over his confirmation will affect women?
  • Most of the senators who voted were men. Would it have made any difference if more women were senators and able to vote? How important is it to have more women in public office?
  • Does this decision spur you to any kind of political action, such as voting in the midterm elections or attending political protests? If so, what do you plan to do? Or does it feel like meaningful change is out of reach?
  • If you were to pass down one lesson to your son or daughter from Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination and hearings, what would it be?

Share your thoughts here. This NY Times page does not count against free view access.

Action #2 – Don’t let him get comfortable.

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Fri – 10/5: Last day to roar! They’re voting on Saturday.

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.”

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

Tues 9/18 – Judges shouldn’t lie under oath. Period.

Longer version and written transcript here.

Action – “Speak no evil” – Don’t reward liars with SCOTUS seats. 

Brett Kavanaugh has stated that he never assaulted Christine Blasey Ford. That he’ll repeat that claim under oath on Monday is expected, but of no importance, as he no longer has a reputation as an honest man to defend. With more information coming to light, testimony from his current hearing, as well as from his 2004 and 2006 hearings, have been re-cast as bald lies, alongside many statements that have been perjury-adjacent or “evasive”. He has been outed on the national stage as what he really is – a highly partisan political operative, and not the even-handed dispenser of impartial justice Americans deserve. His perjury under oath should immediately disqualify him from SCOTUS contention, as well as the federal bench he currently serves on.

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Senator [___] to do four things to prevent Brett Kavanaugh from ascending to the Supreme Court.

  • A) Require an FBI investigation as requested by Christine Blasey Ford prior to a full hearing of Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged actions against her. There is no longer a viable deadline.
  • B) Bring forward the two federal employees who had information regarding Kavanaugh’s witnessing of Judge Kozinski’s sexual harassment, contrary to his sworn testimony.
  • C) Subpoena all emails and messages between Kavanaugh and Kozinski, including links to his website, to determine Kavanaugh’s actual knowledge of sexual harassment issues as opposed to his statement under oath.
  • D) Start impeachment proceeding against Judge Kavanaugh for his continued perjury regarding stolen documents from his 2004, 2006 and current confirmation hearings.

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Wed 9/5: Write a letter to Kavanaugh! And other forms of dissent.

Enlarged version here.

Action #1 – Write a letter to Kavanaugh

Tell him to stiffen up, ditch his over-eager handlers, order the White House to release ALL of his writings. AND direct the committee to allow enough time for the papers to be properly examined.

Like the ones where he says it’s a “traditional exercise” of presidential power to ignore laws the White House views as unconstitutional, as he defended the controversial practice of signing statements prevalent in George W. Bush’s White House.

Until we can find a more direct email to the man (please share if you already have one to indivisibleventura@gmail.com), submit your letter through the email link at your senators’ office with instructions for them to print them out and hand to Kavanaugh at the hearings.

Source Material for letters:  Swipe the letter above or read these great letters and reports and write something better.

  • Oppose the Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the US (civilrights.org)(Indivisible)
  • A Report on Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh (suitupmaine)
  • Where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh stands on key issues (CNN)
  • Kavanaugh Confirmation would do grave harm (AFJ)
  • The Kavanaugh Files (aclu)

Contact your Senator:
Senator Feinstein: email
and Senator Harris: email
Other Contacts: https://hq-salsa.wiredforchange.com

Email the United States Court of Appeal for the D.C. Circuit: WebInformation@cadc.uscourts.gov

Snail-mail the United States Court of Appeal for the D.C. Circuit:
Hon. Brett M. Kavanaugh
United States Court of Appeal for the D.C. Circuit
E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse
333 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Tues 9/4: MORE actions for today’s SCOTUS hearing! – updated 12:17 pm. Women getting arrested at the hearing. Donate for bail!

#1 – Make the calls – they are starting to scare the GOP and strengthen dissent against Kavanaugh

Polls are coming in and the GOP is getting nervous. Just tested this and it takes less than 6 minutes to leave short messages of support with staff at ALL of Feinstein and Harris’s offices. Especially if you set your phone up like this. Line for Fresno is busy? Call back at your next coffee break. 

They’re not your senators? Go here. If your senators are perfectly OK with killing Roe v. Wade, as well as protections for pre-existing conditions, affordable healthcare, the environment, worker’s rights, seniors, students, LGBTQ people, the poor and the middle class, while protecting a possible crook and corporations, then spend that 6 minutes telling them, at every one of their offices, that you’ll send them packing boxes for after the election.

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

#2 – Phonebank for Planned Parenthood

Help Planned Parenthood phone bank to stop Kavanaugh FROM YOUR COUCH!! Phonebankers will be calling pro-choice North Dakotans and urging them to tell Senators Heitkamp and Hoeven to stand with North Dakotans and protect privacy in healthcare and the fairness of the Supreme Court.

HOW TO REMOTE PHONEBANK TO SAVE SCOTUS:
All you need is a phone AND headphones with a mic, a tablet, or a laptop, then:
1. Sign up with ActionID here.
2. After sign up, in a new tab, go to this link to get started:
Phone numbers, scripts, and instructions on how to log your conversation are super easy and intuitive.

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Tues 9/4: This is our Labor Week. 4 days to the end of Roe v. Wade. Light up your senator’s phone lines and tell them “Hell, no!”

Transcript: Interview with Trump by Chris Matthews of MSNBC

“I don’t have to call. My senator is already a Democrat.” Wrong.

(Slate) “If the Senate were currently on the brink of passing a bill that would ban abortion in much of the country, progressives would surely be swarming every congressional office—even those of conservative Republicans. Confirming Kavanaugh will have roughly the same effect, yet only a tiny fraction of the country seems especially upset about it. Roe is popular among Democrats and Republicans, and when it goes, Americans will take to the streets en masse. Their anger will snowball once they see the grim reality of abortion bans—the women arrested and imprisoned for exerting control over their bodies. (Nearly one in four women in the US will have abortion in their lifetime.) For now, though, they are watching the disaster unfold in slow motion, and few seem moved to even call their senators.”

We have four days. Despite potentially being the deciding vote in an upcoming legal battle about the President’s ability to be indicted while in office, Republicans are still largely on-board with confirming him without reading into his record all that deeply. Democrats are not sure we have their backs.

CHANGE THAT!

Action – Call your senators, Red or Blue.

Senators will be watching their call volume this week as hearings begin and Kavanaugh is back in the news. Make him too toxic to touch. It’s starting to work. Get your phone programmed so you can do this easily.

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Sen. [____] to know that we support [his/her] fight against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh for a lifetime seat on our Supreme Court. I want the vote postponed until the 100,000 pages of his records are released by the White House.

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

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