Save the Courts, and Vote!

ACTION 1: Slow Down Appointment of Conservative Judges

One of the most dangerous legacies of the Trump administration could be the extreme conservative judges that they manage to appoint. In this coming week alone, votes are scheduled in the Senate to confirm 3 judges to lifetime circuit court appointments. The judicial nominees in question –  Joan Larsen, Allison Eid, and Stephanos Bibas – share anti-LGBT, anti-birth control, and anti-labor opinions. One nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, was appointed yesterday.

Call your Senators and ask them to slow down these appointments and make them as difficult as possible. Our Senators even have the power to block judicial nominees from WA by refusing blue slips!

Sen. Patty Murray: 202-224-2621/ 206-553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: 202-224-3441/ 206-220-6400

Script:

“My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP] to ask you to stop the confirmation of three ultra-conservative judicial appointments this week - Larsen, Eid, and Bibas.  These are lifetime appointments, and the nominees have all demonstrated extreme anti-LGBT, anti-women’s health, conservative behavior.  I am deeply opposed to the confirmation on these appointees.  I would like for [MOC] to do everything she can to delay these and future judicial nominations – including refusing blue slips when the nominee is from Washington State.”

Background:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mitch-mcconnell-judicial-nominations-trump_us_59f7b0c5e4b09b5c25689327

 

ACTION 2: Vote by Nov. 7!

Please fill out and return your ballot! One of our members has put together a 'cheat sheet' of local endorsements: https://docs.google.com/…/2PACX-1vRO94reYtVQnAMj1eg…/pubhtml
Then help remind others by joining our local #chalkthevote campaign: grab a piece of chalk and write “Vote,” “Vote today,” or “Vote by November 7” on the nearest sidewalk. Then post a picture to social media with the hashtag #chalkthevote!