Save SCOTUS! Keep it up!

Official Action for Wednesday, July 11

If confirmed, Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, would veer the Supreme Court hard to the right. Let's not let that happen. 

This is a hard fight, but it's not unwinnable. The Democratic Leadership is fighting. With Sen. McCain in poor health, and all Democrats voting no, it's 49-50. We need 1 vote to tie, and 2 to win. Let's keep the pressure on for potential swing votes going to NO!

(More on Kavanaugh's dreadful record below in the background section)

Brett Kavanaugh spent 5 years in the Bush White House. His emails from that period are public record. Let's find out what kind of a public servant he is.  Let's call for the public publication of Kavanaugh's emails, just as Justice Elena Kagan's emails were published during her confirmation.

Action 1: Sign up to help swing Sen. Murkowski

(Phone bank tomorrow evening)

Sen. Murkowski could serve as a valuable swing vote against President Trump’s anti-abortion nominee.  Planned Parenthood is hosting a phone bank this Thursday to energize Alaskans against this nominee. The goal is to call progressive Alaska voters, patch them through to Senator Murkowski’s office, and have them leave a message asking her to block any SCOTUS nominee who doesn’t support Roe v. Wade. Training and snacks will be provided!

Phone Bank into Alaska to Pressure Sen. Murkowski's SCOTUS Vote
Thursday, 6 p.m.: 2001 E. Madison St., Seattle, WA
Register at http://plannedparenthoodeventsc3.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/52064

Action 2: Ask our Senators to demand publishing of Kavanaugh's emails

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

Sample Script:

“Hello, I’m [name] from [city, zip]. I’d like to call on Senator [name] to oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court. As part of that, I would like her to call for publication of his emails from his time in the Bush White House. This will allow a fuller vetting of his record by the public and the Senate."

Background:

Brett M. Kavanaugh, one of 25 candidates hand-picked by the Heritage Foundation to cement right-wing control of the SCOTUS. Among Kavanaugh’s decisions are that the NSA can spy on call records, that the president can refuse to enforce Obamacare, and that a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant can be denied an abortion. Furthermore, Kavanaugh has previously expressed the opinion that the President should be immune to prosecution during their term in office, a troubling opinion as Mueller continues to investigate criminal activity in Trump's campaign and administration. 

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/schumer-kavanaugh-i-m-going-fight-nomination-everything-i-ve-n890246
https://twitter.com/TVietor08/status/1016486635532255232
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/09/us/politics/brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court.html
https://www.vox.com/explainers/2018/7/9/17540334/brett-kavanaugh-trump-supreme-court-anthony-kennedy
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/06/trump-supreme-court-pick-kavanaugh-immigrant-abortion-teen-700856

Upcoming Events

Take Back the House: Flip the 8th Canvasses

These weekend canvasses are within 30 miles of Seattle

Flip the 8th, Fall City
Saturday, July 14, 10-2
Fall City Library
33415 SE 42ND Pl
Fall City, WA 98024
Sign up: https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/7964

Flip the 8th, Sammamish
Sunday July 15, 11-2
Sammamish Public Library
825 228th Ave SE
Sammamish, WA 98075
Sign up: https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/8629

Flip the 8th, Black Diamond
Sunday July 15, 1-5
Black Diamond Bakery
32805 Railroad Ave
Black Diamond, WA 98010
Sign up: https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/7984

Other Canvasses

Madison Valley Canvas 37th District Democrats
Saturday, July 14, 1:30-5pm
Seattle Dems HQ
915 E Pine St Ste 404
Seattle, WA 98122
Sign up: https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/8924

Victoria Mena
Running for state house in LD 31 Auburn/Bonney Lake (which overlaps the 8th)
Saturday July 14th 6-9 and 10-2
Sunday July 15, 10-2 and 4-8
Sign up at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfiluL9jG_YfqjZPr_PbG_aQzDlwMYYo-TpuQ5ndWYqTD3goQ/viewform

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