Save the SCOTUS from an ultra-conservative vote

Official Action for Tuesday, July 10

We have our regular Resist Trump Tuesday rally and weekly meeting today. You can find more details at the end of this message. We hope to see you there!

Last night, Trump announced his nominee to veer the Supreme Court hard to the right: 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.

Action 1: Sign up to help swing Sen. Murkowski

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/ngpva…/52064

Action 2: Tell our own senators to stand firm

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

Action 3: Rally against Kavanaugh at Resist Trump Tuesday

Today’s Resist Trump Tuesday will also focus on opposing Kavanaugh, with an emphasis on his record on reproductive rights. Join us so that we can show up big and show our senators that we oppose this nominee.

Resist Trump Tuesday--Protect Reproductive Freedom and #SaveSCOTUS
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: The Federal Building, 915 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
https://www.facebook.com/events/368771870317106/

Background:
https://www.nytimes.com/…/brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court.html
https://www.vox.com/…/brett-kavanaugh-trump-supreme-court-a…
https://www.politico.com/…/trump-supreme-court-pick-kavanau…


More Events Today

Weekly Meeting
7-9 p.m.: Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
https://www.facebook.com/events/1657913504287897/?event_time_id=1657913650954549

This meeting venue is wheelchair accessible, and can be reached by King County Metro buses 7, 14, 27, and 106, and the First Hill Streetcar.


Do you have an idea for a future daily action? If so, please e-mail us at daily-action@seattleindivisible.com.