Kavanaugh Marathon: Thank our Senators for being on the right side of history and justice

OFFICIAL ACTION for Friday, September 7

This week we are doing a marathon of calls and actions to stop the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. This is an emergency, not just because it will tip the Supreme Court conservative, but also because a man who faces legal troubles (Trump) is about to be allowed to appoint his own judge. 

Today, call our Senators, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, to thank them for their decisions to vote NO on the Kavanaugh nomination. Patty Murray has been a leader on this issue pretty much from the start, and Maria Cantwell only just announced her opposition on Thursday, but we should take the time to thank them both.

Source: https://twitter.com/SenatorCantwell/status/1037826286822072328

ACTION 1: Call our Senators to say "Thank You"

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

SCRIPT:

"Hi, my name is {NAME} and I'm calling from {CITY, ZIP}. I want to thank the Senator for her decision to vote 'NO' on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Not only are his views too extreme, but unindicted co-conspirators, like Donald Trump, should never be allowed to make lifetime appointments. I hope the Senator stands equally strong against Trump's future nominees to the courts."

Action 2: Get Friends 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 demand they VOTE NO on Kavanaugh's confirmation. Here's a script you can paste into a Facebook post, email or text message to your friends.

Ask them to call the U.S. Senate switchboard to be connected to their Senators: (202) 224-3121

[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 collegues to do the same."


Events

Sept Clinic Defense: All Out Against Patriot Prayer

Saturday, September 8 from 8 AM – 11 AM
2001 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98122-2959, United States

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1661327570657042/

Last month Seattle Clinic Defense was met with a nasty surprise: Patriot Prayer and Proud Boys, two alt-right "western chauvinist" (i.e.: sexist, racist thugs) groups showed up to intimidate pro-choice activists out of our continued presence to ensure that anti-choice demonstrators can't harass patients and staff. 

Joey Gibson, failed senate candidate and Patriot Prayer leader threatened to turn the scene outside of Planned Parenthood into a "circus" when he confronted clinic defenders last month. We need everyone out to say no to anti-choice intimidation, and we won't go back to the days of clinic blockades and violence like those conducted by Operation Rescue. 

We aim to provide a peaceful, calm, pro-choice presence and the clinic will be open during the time of the defense. Please wear bright pink and bring bold, colorful signs that show that we stand with Planned Parenthood! 

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