Save the Supreme Court. NOW! THIS WEEK!

OFFICIAL ACTION for Wednesday, September 5

The Senate hearings to confirm Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavenaugh have started. This is an emergency. We can stop this nominee, but we have to give it everything we've got. We stopped TrumpCare and we can stop this.

Our own senators will probably vote the right way. We need to call them anyway. Large numbers of calls help them make the case to other senators who are on the fence. We also need to ask the Senate Judiciary Committee to postpone the hearings untill all the records are available, and get our friends in other states to call their senators too.


ACTION 1: Call the Senate Judiciary Committee

Call the Senate Judiciary Committee right now. The lines are clear, and not enough are calling. The number is: 202-224-5225

Script

The Senate and the public deserve to review Kavanaugh's full record, like we did for Kagen and Sotomeyor. We need time to do that. What's the rush? What are they hiding? Release the 100,000 documents from Kavanaugh's time in the Bush Whitehouse, and delay the hearings for several months, to allow full discussion of his record.


ACTION 2: Call our Senators

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

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. 

For Patty Murray: Thank you for fighting for our rights. Please keep it up, and do everything you can to block Judge Kavanaugh.

For Maria Cantwell: These are not normal times. It is not acceptable to avoid taking a stand. Please speak out against Judge Kavanaugh and do everything you can to block his nomination.

[pick the items that resonate with you]

  1. The Senate and the public deserve to review Kavanaugh's full record, like we did for Kagen and Sotomeyor. We need time to do that. What's the rush? What are they hiding? Release the 100,000 documents from Kavanaugh's time in the Bush Whitehouse, and delay the hearings for several months, to allow full discussion of his record.
  2. Kavenaugh showed today that he has poor judgement and a lack of empathy. He refused to shake hands with the father of one of the teens killed in Parkland. That should, by itself, disqualify him from any government job.
  3. A president who is under investigation for rigging the election and conspiring with a hostile foriegn power is in no position to appoint his own judge. The seat should be held open until after the Meuller investigation and any resulting court procedings have concluded.
  4. Judge Kavanaugh would vote to repeal Roe vs. Wade, and allow states to restrict the rights of women to control their own bodies. He hasn't been clear about whether he supports access contraception.
  5. Judge Kavanaugh has expressed the opinion that the President should be immune to prosecution. We need a Supreme Court that will hold the President accountable and preserve the rule of law.
  6. Brett Kavanaugh is one of 25 candidates hand-picked by the far-right Heritage Foundation to cement right-wing control of the SCOTUS.
  7. As a Judge, Kavanaugh has ruled that the NSA can spy on call records, 
  8. As a Judge, Kavanaugh has ruled that the president can refuse to enforce Obamacare.
  9. As a Judge, Kavanaugh has ruled that a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant in Federal custody can be denied an abortion.
  10. Confirming Kavanaugh would cement an anti-voting-rights majority on the Supreme Court for a generation. He has made decisions against the interests of marginalized groups."

ACTION 3: Get your Friends in Swing States to Call Their Senators

Do you know a resident of Alaska, Maine, West Virginia, North Dakota, Indiana, Florida, or Arizona? Their Senators need to hear from them! Ask them to call their senators and ask them to VOTE NO on Kavanaugh's confirmation. Here's a script you can paste into a Facebook post, email or text message to your friends. 

Script for your friends in swing states

“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. Please push for the hearing to be postponed untill all of his records can be examined. Please VOTE NO when his confirmation comes up, and do everything you can to convince your colleagues to do the same.  

[pick the items that will convince your friend]

  1. The Senate and the public deserve to review Kavanaugh's full record, like we did for Kagen and Sotomeyor. We need time to do that. What's the rush? What are they hiding? Release the 100,000 documents from Kavanaugh's time in the Bush Whitehouse, and delay the hearings for several months, to allow full discussion of his record.
  2. Kavenaugh showed today that he has poor judgement and a lack of empathy. He refused to shake hands with the father of one of the teens killed in Parkland. That should, by itself, disqualify him from any government job.
  3. A president who is under investigation for rigging the election and conspiring with a hostile foriegn power is in no position to appoint his own judge. The seat should be held open until after the Meuller investigation and any resulting court procedings have concluded.
  4. Judge Kavanaugh would vote to repeal Roe vs. Wade, and allow states to restrict the rights of women to control their own bodies. He hasn't been clear about whether he supports access contraception.
  5. Judge Kavanaugh has expressed the opinion that the President should be immune to prosecution. We need a Supreme Court that will hold the President accountable and preserve the rule of law.
  6. Brett Kavanaugh is one of 25 candidates hand-picked by the far-right Heritage Foundation to cement right-wing control of the SCOTUS.
  7. As a Judge, Kavanaugh has ruled that the NSA can spy on call records, 
  8. As a Judge, Kavanaugh has ruled that the president can refuse to enforce Obamacare.
  9. As a Judge, Kavanaugh has ruled that a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant in Federal custody can be denied an abortion.
  10. Confirming Kavanaugh would cement an anti-voting-rights majority on the Supreme Court for a generation. He has made decisions against the interests of marginalized groups."

Background

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Take Back the House by Flipping Washington's 8th District

All of these weekend canvasses are within 25 miles of Seattle

FLIP THE 8TH CANVASS | ISSAQUAH
September 8th, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5th LD Office
1320 NW Mall St Ste E
Issaquah, WA 98027
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/13634

FLIP THE 8TH & FLIP THE 30TH - Federal Way
Saturday, September 8th 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
32123 1st Ave S Ste A1
Federal Way, WA 98003
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/14049

FLIP THE 8TH CANVASS | AUBURN (47TH LD)
September 8th, 2018 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
1919 Auburn Way N
Auburn, WA 98002
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/13944

FLIP THE 8TH CANVASS | SAMMAMISH
September 8th, 2018 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5th LD Office
1320 NW Mall St Ste E
Issaquah, WA 98027
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/13644

CANVASS | FLIP THE 8TH & FLIP THE 30TH
September 9th, 2018 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
32123 1st Ave S Ste A1
Federal Way, WA 98003
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/14029

Kim Schrier South King Canvass
September 9, 2018 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Springwood Park, SE 274TH St, Kent, WA
https://secure.ngpvan.com/qAJLZASp-0iKsXnYw-T9MA2


ROAD TRIP!

Want to join a convoy already going for long weekends in September/October to take back the 5th? Please email Holly at holly@hollybrewer.com for further details.

5th District: Lisa Brown
(Knock out Cathy McMorris-Rogers)

Walla Walla Doorknocking
September 8, 2018 12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Walla Walla Field Office, 132 W Rose St, Walla Walla, WA 99362
https://secure.ngpvan.com/qRs5BJZ0pEWkPy-fLT-ekg2

Spokane Hillyard Door Knock
September 8, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Rochester Heights Park, Spokane, WA 99207
https://secure.ngpvan.com/DBhmAdpdgU-jCkPRjjo6Vg2

Liberty Lake Door Knocking 9.8
September 8, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Half Moon Park, Holl Blvd And E Indiana Ave, Liberty Lake, WA 99019
https://secure.ngpvan.com/hvdCPe-4PEinvSImY1gjLA2

Pullman Canvass
September 8, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Whitman County Dems Office, 745 N Grand Ave, Apt 108, Pullman, WA 99163
https://secure.ngpvan.com/lrIemVJshUqlg8mQo1wI0A2

Eagle Ridge Door Knocking
September 8, 2018 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Chaps Coffee Co, 4237 S Cheney Spokane Rd, Spokane, WA 99224
https://secure.ngpvan.com/YvCYPAEm0kCMEZu8TIIApg2

Medical Lake Door Knocking
September 8, 2018 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Medical Lake Public Library, 321 E HERB St, Medical Lake, WA 99022
https://secure.ngpvan.com/L47fZHX8gUya2Yc9qj5WqQ2

Asotin Canvass
September 9, 2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cafe La Tay's, 1485 15th St, Clarkston, WA 99403
https://secure.ngpvan.com/0NhqhgMx9UieXoziidYGiw2

3rd District: Carolyn Long
(Knock out Jaime Herrera-Beutler)

LONGVIEW/KELSO | CANVASS
September 8th, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1118 14th Ave
Longview, WA 98632
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/15769

VANCOUVER | CANVASS
September 8th, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Clark County Democratic Office
10621 NE Coxley Dr Ste 101
Vancouver, WA 98662
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/15559

VANCOUVER | CANVASS
September 9th, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Clark County Democratic Office
10621 NE Coxley Dr Ste 101
Vancouver, WA 98662
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/15574

LONGVIEW/KELSO | CANVASS
September 9th, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1118 14th Ave
Longview, WA 98632
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/15779

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