We’re repeating yesterday’s post because pushing back against the Barrett nomination is red alert-important, and will remain so until enough GOP Senators stand down or the nomination goes through. Expect to see this post many more times in the near future, with relevant updates.
Call your Senators and demand that they vote NO on SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett, and ask friends and family to call their Senators to ask them to vote NO as well.
Over the weekend, Trump announced his choice of Amy Coney Barrett to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).
Sure, we could go over Barrett’s record in depth and count off all the ways in which she’s a lousy choice for the top court of the land. Instead, we’ll let Louise Knott Ahern, who tweets as @weezwrites, sum her up:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is going to be replaced by a woman who walked through every door that Ginsburg opened for her so she can promptly use her position to shut them all for others behind her.
Let us be straight with you. It’s bad. The GOP controls the Senate, and McConnell has the votes to open hearings on her nomination; those are expected to start on October 12.
All is NOT lost, however. We need to pressure our Senators against going along with this crap.
Multiple polls show that Americans want the winner of the November 3 election to choose the next justice. FWIW, most national polls of likely and registered voters also show that Joe Biden has a firm, steady lead over Donald Trump.
McConnell doesn’t give a damn about what the public wants, but GOP Senators up for re-election in mere weeks certainly do.
Lindsey Graham, current head of the Senate Judiciary committee, is so vulnerable, he’s gone on Hannity recently more than once to beg for money for his campaign.
Susan Collins of Maine was already in a world of pain for casting the deciding vote to place Brett Kavanaugh on SCOTUS. Barrett’s nomination should amplify her agony.
Several other GOP Senators can, and should, feel the heat for going along with this nominee nonsense.
We need to bring the heat by calling them daily until they relent. We need to recruit friends and family to join us in bringing the heat.
Reminder: Judicial nominations go through the Senate, not the House of Representatives. That’s why you should target your two Senators exclusively.
Do I need to tell you Celeste Pewter (@Celeste_Pewter) is on it? Well, she is.
She generated three scripts you can use to make your voice heard.
First, a general script for calling any Senator:
She wrote a second script for Senators who sit on the chamber’s Judiciary Committee. We’ve listed them below and added an asterisk to GOP members who are up for re-election in November:
*Lindsey Graham of South Carolina (chair) (His Democratic opponent is Jaime Harrison)
Chuck Grassley of Iowa
*John Cornyn of Texas (His Democratic opponent is M.J. Hegar)
Mike Lee of Utah
Ted Cruz of Texas
Ben Sasse of Nebraska
Josh Hawley of Missouri
*Thom Tillis of North Carolina (His Democratic opponent is Cal Cunningham)
*Joni Ernst of Iowa (Her Democratic opponent is Theresa Greenfield)
Mike Crapo of Idaho
John Kennedy of Louisiana
Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee
Dianne Feinstein of California (Ranking Member, aka Minority Leader)
Patrick Leahy of Vermont
Dick Durbin of Illinois
Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island
Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota
Chris Coons of Delaware
Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut (he has already sent a tweet saying he will refuse to meet with Barrett)
Mazie Hirono of Hawaii
Cory Booker of New Jersey
Kamala Harris of California
Lastly, Pewter wrote a script for use with your state legislators–your state Senators and House Reps.
If Roe vs. Wade is overturned, the states become arbiters of abortion law.
Your state might have “trigger laws” on the books that go into effect if Roe vs Wade is overturned.
This tool from NARAL can tell you whether your state has trigger laws (scroll down a smidge):
Point being–try to learn what the laws are in your state before you call your state legislators and ask them to defend the right to abortion. Depending on where you are, you might be pleasantly surprised.
Here’s Pewter’s script for state legislators:
As always, please show your appreciation for Celeste Pewter in some fashion for the calling scripts reproduced further up the post.
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