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.”

Thurs – 10/4: The GOP has become completely lawless in their race for a SCOTUS seat. Is this where one would use the word “irony”?

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.

Background

  • 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.

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Wed Oct. 3: The GOP wants Kavanaugh on SCOTUS NOW to allow Trump to pardon anyone, any time.

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

Background
 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.”

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.”

9/19 – Wed: Drive this home.

quotes from Michelle at Small Deeds Done

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.”

Wed. 9/12: We don’t need another anti-environmental corporate-fanboy on the Supreme Court.

Action #1 – Call your senators to support them or chide them on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court would do exactly what the Trump administration hopes he would do. Based on his record, he would wreak havoc on the environment to aid the administration’s largest donors, extractive industries like oil, gas, logging and mining, as well big agriculture. He will do it with “decisions” based on the strange, extreme, and absurd arguments that have puzzled and enraged his colleagues during his time on the federal bench. Now that the effects of global climate change are destroying parts of our country on a continual basis, we cannot afford another enabler of the polluters that foul our environment and destroy our health.

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Senator [___] to [keep on resisting/fight against] Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court because he has been proven to be ally of those who would weaken our protections for our environment.

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

Action #2 – Write another comment on the Clear Air Act rules page.

Click here for details.

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