Update April 3, 2019: The vote on this is still due to happen this week. 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.
On the off-chance you didn’t hear about it, MoveOn will be holding a second No One Is Above the Law protest if Attorney General William Barr fails to deliver the Mueller Report by Congress’s April 2 deadline.
These protests will be held Thursday, April 4, at 5 pm.
Find the protest nearest you here:
Important: Don’t just go back to the same place you went for the November 2018 protests that MoveOn called for when Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions and installed Matt Whitaker as acting AG.
Check the link above and make sure your nearest protest is happening at the same place. Not every group that participated in the November 2018 event is able to join this one. And there might be other groups hosting events nearer to you this time around.
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:
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