Judge Kavanaugh has a terrible record on issues ranging from health care, to reproductive rights, to gun violence prevention, to immigrant rights, and he believes that presidents are above the law.
If he’s confirmed by the Senate, it will be a disaster for everything progressives believe in. We only have one chance to stop Trump and the GOP from creating a Supreme Court that will give them and their plutocratic friends legal cover to trample on women’s rights, racial justice, economic equality and our most basic democratic processes.
It’s critical that we fight back now. Can you call Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis right now and urge them to vote NO on confirming Judge Kavanaugh? Yes, even in red states, your Senators need to hear your voice today.
Here’s what’s going to happen next: Republicans are going to try to rush this confirmation process, and they’ll pressure imperiled Senate Democrats to go along with it or face being raked over the coals by right-wing media for being “obstructionist.”
We cannot let Democrats or moderate Republicans — regardless of what state they come from — get away with caving to Trump’s attempt to undermine the core progressive values embedded in our constitution. The consequences of letting this nomination move forward are simply too great for too many people. The time to take a stand is NOW.
We already know how a Trump nominee will act on the Supreme Court — just look at Justice Gorsuch.
He has been a deciding vote on every horrible decision the court has made since he was seated, including voting to uphold Trump’s xenophobic and racist Muslim ban, rolling back 40 years of legal precedent to attack labor, and deeming it legal for a cake shop owner to blatantly discriminate against a gay couple looking for a wedding cake.
Now, can you imagine the outcome of having another right-wing Trump nominee on the court — giving the far-right a permanent, unshakable 5-4 majority?
We can’t count on precedent saving us. The GOP has already shown that they don’t care about that. Civility and bipartisanship won’t save us. It’s up to us to build massive grassroots pressure and force the Senate to stop Trump.
We need your voice if we’re going to win this fight. Will you call Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis right now and tell them to vote NO on Judge Kavanaugh?
This is a critical moment in our country’s history. The fight is hard, but together, we can win. Thank you.
Jim Dean, Chair
Democracy for America