Official Daily Action for November 28, 2018
Thomas Farr is worse than the usual awful people that Trump nominates to Federal Judgeships. His record attests to unapologetic support for voting district gerrymandering. Farr's judicial actions have intentionally manipulated voting regulations in North Carolina to disenfranchise African American voters.
From the Daily Beast:
"Farr’s record is astonishing.
"In 2016, a federal appeals court struck down North Carolina’s array of voting restrictions, finding that they 'target[ed] African Americans with almost surgical precision... The only clear factor linking these various ‘reforms’ is their impact on African American voters.'
"The main author of the law was Thomas Farr. Farr also defended the law in court, disrespecting the circuit court by calling its landmark decision 'ludicrous.'”
Our Senators have already pledged to vote no. Voting no is not enough. We need them to do everything they can to block this nomination.
Action: Whip the Vote Against Farr
Our Senators have a good relationship with Lisa Murkowski, who voted against Kavanaugh. Ask them to do everything they can to convince her to, once again, vote for decency.
Americans strongly dislike gerrymandering. Colorado, Michigan, Missouri and Utah passed anti-gerrymandering initiatives this year. Republicans from these states include: Cory Gardner (R-CO), Mike Lee (R-UT), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Roy Blunt (R-MO). Ask our Senators to remind these colleagues to listen to the recent voice of their constituents, and vote against a pro-gerrymandering judge.
Sen. Patty Murray--DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell--DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400
Don’t forget to fill out our call log so that we can track our impact: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1
“Hello, I’m [name] from [city, zip]. I'm calling to ask the Senator to do everything she can to fight the Nomination of Tom Farr, who authored and defended a racial gerrymandering bill that was struck down by the Federal courts, to preside over similar cases as Federal judge. This is unacceptable. I would like to ask the Senator to reach out to Lisa Murkowski, whose recent vote against Kavanaugh shows her commitment to decency, and to the Republican Senators from the states that just passed anti-gerrymandering initiatives: Cory Gardner (R-CO), Mike Lee (R-UT), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Roy Blunt (R-MO)."
Our own WA-07 had the 4th highest turnout of all the congressional districts in the country.