Vote and Call about Supreme Court (yes, again)

OFFICIAL ACTION for Wednesday, July 25

We need to continue to protect the Supreme Court while we work to take the House this fall. With those two pieces in place, we have a much better chance of protecting our country from the wholesale dismantling being done by the Trump administration.

Action 1: VOTE!

You should have received your ballot by now. Fill it out and send it in. It's very short, and requires no postage. Get this done, so you can focus on the next thing. 

If you haven't received your ballot, you can get a replacement here: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/elections/how-to-vote/ballots/replacing-a-ballot-or-envelope.aspx

Action 2: Get Out the Vote

Now that you've voted, help other people do the same. 

  • Remind your friends and relatives to send in their ballots. 
  • Join a Canvas: Join Congresswoman Jayapal TODAY at 5pm for a Capitol Hill Canvas, or Canvas to Flip the 8th this weekend. Find details under events, or or find other canvas opportunities at https://www.indivisible.org/events/
  • Join a Phone Bank: Indivisible is providing tools and training for a massive, national phone bank this weekend. Sign up now at https://www.indivisible.org/100daysout-phonebank-signup/

ACTION 3: Keep the Pressure on to reject Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court

  • 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. Based on Kavanaugh's expressed opinions in the past, his appointment to the Supreme Court would threaten the security and existence of the independent councel. That would be completely unacceptable.

[Depending on what resonates most with you, you can also reference Kavanaugh’s stances on Obamacare, the NSA, or reproductive freedom.]”

Background:

Even Republicans were shocked by Trump's embrace of Putin and subsequent waffling. Kavanaugh has previously expressed the opinion that the President should be immune to prosecution during their term in office, and that he would want to overturn the decision in the Nixon case that protects the role of independent council. This is a troubling opinion as Mueller continues to investigate criminal activity in Trump's campaign and administration. We can't afford to let that happen.

https://www.facebook.com/197760674021143/posts/455498291580712/
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-supreme-court-nominee-nixon-20180723-story.html

Kavanaugh's nomination would be disastrous in other ways too, and would veer the Supreme Court hard to the right. Let's not let that happen. Brett M. Kavanaugh is 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.

https://www.thenation.com/article/donald-trumps-supreme-court-pick-can-blocked/
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

Tonight

Wednesday, August 01, 2018 5:00 PM -  8:00 PM PDT
Join #TeamPramila on Capitol Hill for a neighborhood canvass! We'll make sure you have everything you need before we hit the doors. All you need is your heart, your feet, and a fully charged phone.
https://secure.ngpvan.com/gtOSNgmwkUCjOY4TGRchUg2

Tomorrow

Thursday 8AM
Domestic Workers Demand STOP to Zero Tolerance & Family Detention
Outside ICE Office
1000 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
https://www.facebook.com/events/222125715297642/

Weekend

*Take Back the House: Flip the 8th Canvasses*

These weekend canvasses are within 30 miles of Seattle

Saturday 10am
Renton Highlands
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/8024

Saturday 12pm
Maple Valley
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/8034

Saturday 2pm
Maple Valley
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/10214

Sunday 11am
Issaquah
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/8644

Sunday 1pm
Issaquah Highlands
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/8044

Sunday 3pm
Issaquah area
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/10224

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