Protect the Supreme Court!

Yesterday, Supreme Court Justice Kennedy announced he will be retiring in July. Kennedy has been the “swing” vote in the Supreme Court – and if he is replaced with another conservative judge, they will have enough of a majority to do a lot of damage.

Unless we hold all Democrats together and peel off some Republicans, Trump and GOP leaders have the numbers to push someone through. Everyone on Trump's "short list" is unacceptable and we're looking to Dems to publicly announce immediately that they'll vote against anyone from that list. 

It’s time to fight tooth and nail to save the Supreme Court – and that starts by making sure that all Democratic Senators have publicly committed to the fight.

Action: Don’t Give Away the Stolen Seat

Please call your Senators today and tell them to make a public statement that they will not confirm anyone on Trump’s shortlist for Supreme Court.  

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

Script:
“My name is [NAME], and I am a constituent in [CITY,ZIP].  Now that Justice Kennedy has announced that he is retiring, I am frightened by the prospect of a Supreme Court with majority conservative Justices. The stakes could not be higher, and everyone on Trump’s short list for the nomination is unacceptable. I would like [Senator] to make a public statement committing to vote against everyone currently on Trump’s short list for the Supreme Court.”

Background: 
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/27/us/politics/anthony-kennedy-retire-supreme-court.html

Good News

Ryan’s terrible immigration bill failed! No Democrats voted for it, and that’s thanks to the many calls and protests from you: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-using-all-caps-in-a-tweet-urges-passage-of-the-house-gop-immigration-bill/2018/06/27/989b2ad8-7960-11e8-80be-6d32e182a3bc_story.html


Events

June 29, 4-8 pm
Art Build and Teach-In: Ending Family Detention

Join the Pramila Jayapal Campaign at the School of Visual Concepts to make posters in the letterpress studio for the protest on Saturday. They will also be hosting a teach-in to offer context and history regarding family separation and strategies for exerting long-term pressure to keep families safe and free.  Please RSVP here: https://secure.ngpvan.com/SxloRfFhZ0aLnH7JBNuH0A2
Or find more details on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/204070656889811/

June 30, 11 am
Families Belong Together Rally at Seatac Federal Detention Center

Rally against family separation at the border and other immigrant rights abuses.
More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1805746032846977/

Reminder: Turn in I-1631 Petitions ASAP if you want them to be counted!