Protect the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division

Please log your call here: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

Action:

Call your Senators to oppose confirming Eric Dreiband to the Justice Department's civil rights division. He spent his career defending companies that were sued for discrimination.

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

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

Script:

"My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [CITY]. Please do everything you can to oppose Eric Dreiband's nomination to the Justice Department's civil rights division. He has spent his career defending companies being sued for discrimination, and has no experience in urgent areas like voting rights and police reform."

Please share this action with friends and family represented by the Judiciary committee members: https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/about/members

Background:

Eric Dreiband's nomination could mean a rollback of federal civil rights and workplace protections for marginalized groups. His nomination is opposed by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund as well as Seema Verma, former head of the division under Obama:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/01/politics/eric-dreiband-justice-department-civil-rights-lgbt/index.html
https://thinkprogress.org/chief-at-justice-department-spent-his-career-undermining-civil-rights-a898259bbade/

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Note:

In Sunday's Daily Action we asked you to defend anti-White-Supremacist programs by calling the comment line for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Some Resisters reported getting a "voice mailbox is full" message when they made the call. If this happened to you, please consider sending an email to lawmakers today to urge them to demand DHS continue to fund these programs.  (Sunday's DA - https://www.seattleindivisible.com/daily-actions/)

Senator Patty Murray:  https://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactme

Senator Maria Cantwell:  https://www.cantwell.senate.gov/contact/email/form

Representative Pramila Jayapal:  https://jayapal.house.gov/contact/email

Representative Adam Smith:  https://adamsmith.house.gov/contact