Background: Matthew Kacsmaryk has been nominated for a judgeship in federal district court. He is now a lawyer for the First Liberty Institute, known for its extreme opposition to women’s reproductive rights and LGBTQ rights. He has opposed the rule under ObamaCare for coverage to include contraceptives. In Washington State he opposed a law that pharmacies are required to provide emergency birth control. On equality for LGBTQ persons, Kacsmaryk has opposed same-sex marriage, and he has supported allowing hospitals, businesses, and landlords to discriminate against LGBTQ persons because of religious beliefs. Kacsmaryk appears to have worked against any effort to ensure equality for the LGBTQ community. His extremism is noteworthy even among Trump’s nominees, who are often ultraconservative. Please call your Senators to vote against Kacsmaryk’s nomination for a lifelong appointment as a federal judge.

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Hi, my name is [name] and I’m a constituent calling from [zip code]. I’m calling to urge you to vote NO on the nomination of Matthew Kacsmaryk to the federal district court. Kacsmaryk’s career has been to oppose LGBTQ rights and women’s reproductive rights to an extreme degree. I am worried that Kacsmaryk will be a partisan and extreme judge, and I am against his nomination for a lifelong position on the federal court. Please vote NO on Kacsmaryk’s nomination.

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More information:
Alliance for Justice report on Matthew Kacsmaryk

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