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Call Your Senators and Tell Them To Vote NO On Mitch McConnell’s Attempt to Reduce Debate Time For District Court Nominees to Two Hours, April 1 Edition

Update April 1, 2019: I wish this was a sick April Fool’s joke. It’s not. Please continue to call your Senators to oppose McConnell’s motion, and please spread the word about this bullshit move by him and urge others to call their Senators, too.

This is going to be the OTYCD task until McConnell backs down or until this is a moot point. Also please stay on calling all three of your Congressional representatives to demand the release of the Mueller Report in full, unredacted form to them, and a version with the fewest possible cuts to us.

Original text of this post follows.

 

Call your Senators and tell them to vote NO on Mitch McConnell’s attempt to reduce debate time for district court nominees to two hours.

 

OTYCD note: Please keep calling all three of your Congressional representatives and demand the release of the full, unfiltered-by-William-Barr-or-the-White-House Mueller Report. But this flared up on March 28, 2019 and requires urgent attention.

 

Since Trump entered the White House, Senator Mitch McConnell has been shoving through judicial nominees with the fervor of a contestant grabbing cash in one of those booths with paper money flying around in it.

 

He keeps throwing aside norms and tradition to greedily serve his borked goals. Each of these terrible far-right nominees will sit on the bench for life.

 

It is truly absurd how many he’s managed to cram through already. Something like one in 10 serving federal judges is a Trump appointee already.

 

We have warned you about this problem in the past and encouraged you to call to oppose the ongoing train wreck.

 

We’re already in a position of having to add many more judges to rebalance the judicial branch once the Dems gain power again.

 

Now McConnell wants to reduce the debate time on judicial nominees from 30 hours to two.

 

Yeah. You read that right. And it’s just as bullshit as you think it is.

 

McConnell wants to hold a vote on the rules change next week.

 

We at OTYCD are asking you to call NOW to urge your Senators to vote NO HELL NO.

 

We need to scream loud and long over this, until the GOP backs down or until the point is moot.

 

You should call whether or not your Senators are on the Judiciary Committee, but it’s extra-important for you to step up if they are. See the list of Senate Judiciary Committee members here:

https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/about/members

 

Celeste Pewter, who is always on top of everything, has your script:

 

Script for S.Res 50.  You: Hi, my name is [name]. I’m calling from [zip code/street address].  You: I’m calling on Senator to vote NO to S.Res. 50. There is no reason to change current rules when it comes to presidential nominees, particularly when it comes to district court nominees.  You: This is clearly a partisan resolution, further evidenced by the majority leader’s refusal to allow amendments.

 

After you call, please show your appreciation for Celeste Pewter in some fashion.

 

You can follow her on Twitter: @Celeste_Pewter

 

You can tweet about calling your MoCs, using the #ICalledMyReps hashtag.

 

You can follow @ICalledMyReps on Twitter.

 

And you can subscribe to her peerless newsletter, It’s Time to Fight:

http://itstimetofight.weebly.com

 

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