Protect the Supreme Court: Tell Your Senators NO CLOTURE on Gorsuch

Last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Neil Gorsuch were more of the same for the Trump administration: an extreme nominee attempting to defend his record of standing with corporate power instead of the American people. To ensure Gorsuch doesn’t roll back civil rights, women’s rights, labor rights, and many other rights for years to come, we need the Senate to show some serious spine.
The important vote for Gorsuch is the “cloture” vote. Voting for “cloture” means voting to cut off debate and end a filibuster. This vote requires 60 votes to succeed, which means Senate Republicans CAN’T win this on their own—they don’t have enough votes. Ask Senators Klobuchar and Franken to vote “NO on cloture” for Gorsuch—check out our newly updated script on this here: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resources-2/2017/2/7/combat-donald-trumps-arch-conservative-scotus-pick

Senator Amy Klobuchar: (202) 224-3244 or (612) 727-5220

Senator Al Franken: (202) 224-5641 or (651) 221-1016

Weekly Action: Call Collin Peterson

Keep your Members of Congress (MoCs) accountable on health care. We don’t usually start our weekly updates by quoting Paul Ryan, but this time he said it best: “Obamacare is the law of the land.”

Got some time today? Just because there was no vote doesn’t mean Representative Peterson doesn’t need constituent feedback. Call Collin Peterson and let him know you support his opposition to TrumpCare. Not everyone did. (From Peterson’s newsletter: This week, over a thousand people from across the 7th Congressional District called and sent letters to my office about the healthcare bill. The vast majority were opposed to the bill, some because it would make changes to the Affordable Care Act, and some because the changes didn’t go far enough.) He needs to hear from us that he did the right thing for the right reasons.

And let him know that you’re going to keep watching out for any new attacks on the ACA down the road. While Trump and Ryan have retreated “for the foreseeable future” (to quote Ryan again), this fight may not be over—stay tuned for more resources you can use to keep defending the ACA over the next congressional recess and beyond.

Representative Collin Peterson

Washington DC: (202) 225-2165

Willmar Office: (320) 235-1061

Call to Action

day of silence

Call To Action! Support the Morris Gay Straight Alliance!

Last year the students who participated in the Day of Silence at the Morris Area High School were met with opposition and bullying. This year it is important for the school administration to be proactive and supportive of the GSA.

Concerned people please call Superintendent Lahn and speak in favor of the Day of Silence (April 21) and protecting the rights and safety of LGBTQ students.

Find more information about the National Day of Silence here.

Rick Lahn

Call to Action

Action Alert: Judge Watson (he issued the stay in 45’s Muslim travel ban) has been receiving death threats so we are asking everyone to send him supportive postcards:
Judge Derrick K. Watson
United States District Court
District of Hawaii
300 Ala Moana Blvd C-338                             
Honolulu, HI 96850
#AllForAll #WomensMarchHawaii

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