Save the Supreme Court & Protect our Privacy

Action 1: Save the Supreme Court

We’re near the end of our Gorsuch marathon where we are asking you to call our Senators every day for one week with a different reason why they should filibuster his Supreme Court appointment. Today’s reason: Voting rights! 

Please log your call here: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1 once you're finished to let us know what our MoCs had to say.

Call 1: Senator Maria Cantwell:
    DC - 202-224-3441
    Seattle - 206-220-6400

Sample Script:


"Hi, my name is {NAME}, and I'm calling from {CITY, ZIP}. I would like Senator Cantwell to join Senator Murray by committing to filibuster Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the Supreme Court.  A person with such a generally untested background on voting rights, punctuated by decisions in opposition to the Voting Rights Act, does not belong on the Supreme Court."

Let’s thank Senator Murray!

Call 2: Senator Patty Murray:
    DC - 202-224-2621
    Seattle - 206-553-5545

Sample Script


"Hi, my name is {NAME}, and I'm calling from {CITY, ZIP}. I’d like to thank Senator Murray for taking a firm stance in opposition of Neil Gorsuch’s appointment to the Supreme Court. The Senator’s leadership on this issue is appreciated and necessary as we work to safeguard American liberties.

Background

Neil Gorsuch's hearings are happening as we speak, and the votes to confirm him are just around the corner. Senator Murray has stated her support of a Gorsuch filibuster, however Cantwell may vote to confirm him. They need as much input as possible from their constituents. Gorsuch’s record on voting rights is meager and what little there is reflects his conservative bona fides. 

This extensive report by the NAACP Legal and Defense Educational Fund, Inc details Gorsuch’s Civil Rights background and discusses his actions regarding Voting Rights on page 65. NAACP LDF Report on the Civil Rights Record of Neil Gorsuch 


Action 2: Protect our Privacy

Obama passed regulations limiting data collection and dissemination by Internet Service Providers, critically requiring consumer consent before sharing (or selling) personal information. However, an “internet privacy” resolution, passed by Republicans in the Senate on Thursday, puts our information at risk. The bill undoes Obama Federal Communications Commission regulations and is up for a vote in the House on Tuesday.

Large telecommunications companies stand to benefit, while we consumers have our information sold to the highest bidder. Let’s make sure our Representatives know we expect them to stand up for our privacy rights. 

Rep. Pramila Jayapal:
   DC - 202-225-3106
   Seattle - 206-674-0040    

or
 
Rep. Adam Smith:
   DC - 202-225-8901
   Renton - 425-793-5180

Sample Script


"Hi, my name is {NAME}, and I'm calling from {CITY, ZIP}. H.J. Res 86 would put the privacy of personal consumer data at risk while padding the pockets of the telecommunications industry. Will the Representatives commit to voting “no” on H.J. Res 86?

Background
 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/23/521253258/u-s-senate-votes-to-repeal-obama-era-internet-privacy-rules

 

Daily Action 3: Attend Indivisible Resist Trump Rally

Every Tuesday for the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency Resist Trump Rallies are held from 11:45am to 12:45pm at the Federal Building (915 2nd Avenue). Please join us this Tuesday the 28th to help amplify our shared message and let our MOC’s know, we’re not going anywhere.