Tell Your members of Congress (MOCs) NOT to Confirm a Supreme Court Nominee in an Election Year!
Trump will seek to fill the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court with a person hand-picked by the ultra right Federalist Society. Confirmation of his nominee will result in a majority of justices on the Court who are ready to rubber stamp Trump’s agenda. This will threaten basic civil rights that are now enshrined in settled law. The height of hypocrisy is shown by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is rushing the approval process, when he refused to allow President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee to be heard in an election year.
The make-up of the Supreme Court will have a direct impact on the lives of all Americans for generations to come. We must tell our Members of Congress (MOCs) that we expect confirmation hearings to wait until after the November elections so the voice of the people is reflected in the decision-making process or to vote no on Trump’s nominee if confirmation hearings are held earlier.
If the hearings are held before November and all the Senate Democrats vote no, then two Republican Senators must also vote against confirmation to stop Trump from changing the Supreme Court. Two potential “no” votes are Senators Susan Collins of Maine (202)224-2523 and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska (202) 224-5301. They have said they will not support a nominee who would overturn precedent, like Roe v Wade. Call, text and fax your own MOCs and urge these two Republican Senators to stand firm on their position. Above all, for this strategy to work, Democrats must take control of the Senate in November, so it is crucial that we get out the vote!
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SCRIPT: My name is XXX and my address and zip code is XXX. I am a proud member of Palm Beach Indivisibles. I demand that you wait to consider any Supreme Court nominee until after the November elections. If confirmation hearings are held earlier I expect you to vote against any nominee. No judicial confirmation should be made in an election year before the election. I also demand that you vote no on any nominee who is hand picked by the Federalist society and is willing to overturn settled law.