Calls To Action
- Next up for a final vote on the Senate floor this week! Call your Senators to vote against Thomas Farr for a federal district court judgeship. Farr has made his career working to disenfranchise voters of color through unconstitutional gerrymandering and illegal voter suppression efforts. The district where he’s nominated to be a judge–It’s at least 25% African-American. Farr’s repeated attacks on voting rights make him unfit to serve as a federal judge. A new Democratic group against Trump’s judicial nominees has aired this digital ad. Pls post it on your Facebook, Twitter, or webpages and ask people to call against this nomination!
- Call your Senators to vote against Britt Grant for a lifetime judgeship to the federal appeals court, one step below the U.S. Supreme Court. She has a troubling record of far right wing views. As a lawyer Grant has worked against a woman’s right to choose, common sense gun safety, voters’ rights, the Affordable Care Act, same sex marriage, and environmental protection. Also Grant has only 11 years of courtroom experience when ABA guidelines recommend a minimum of 12 years for a federal judge. She is unqualified for this judgeship.
- Call your Senators to vote against Ryan Bounds for a judgeship on the important 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Bounds is a conservative and a leader in his local Federalist Society, with an undistinguished career as a prosecutor. But Trump and McConnell want him to be a judge on an influential and liberal-leaning federal appeals court. His two Democratic Senators disapprove his nomination. His state’s bipartisan selection commission disapproves. We say No too.
- Call your Senators to vote against the nomination of Andrew Oldham for an important federal appeals court judgeship. Oldham has helped the Governor of Texas implement a repressive voter ID law that discriminates against racial minorities. He shouldn’t be a judge.
To find out the names of your U.S. Senators and their phone numbers, you can call the Capitol switchboard: (202) 224-3121.
Lobbying Your Senators Made Easy
Herd on the Hill has developed a super-easy online tool to tell your Senators to vote against Trump’s unfit court nominees. It’s all there: Call To Action scripts, background info, and a messaging tool that looks up your Senators for you. You only have to write the message. Herd on the Hill uses our scripts and keeps them up-to-date. Tell your Senators to vote against Trump’s unacceptable nominees here.
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And There’s More…
Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI): A nominee’s record on the issues matters.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI): The danger of ending blue slip custom so that the president unilaterally chooses judges.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI): Special interests are heavily involved in selecting Trump’s judges.
- Nominations hearing in Senate Judiciary Committee. Check the schedule and watch the video of the most recent hearing here. Nominees are questioned by the Senators on their records and qualifications. Please read The Bum’s Rush For Our Courts to learn what a travesty these hearings have become under Republican leadership.
- Vote by Senate Judiciary Committee (Executive Business Meeting). Check the schedule and watch the video of the most recent meeting here. Nominees are voted out of Committee and go to the Senate floor for a final vote by full Senate.
- Executive Calendar of the Senate. First, the Senate invokes cloture on a nomination. Then within days, there will be a final vote to confirm the nominee.
- Daily Digest of Congressional Record. The latest actions on some nominations will be recorded, although they will be mixed in with other Congressional business.
- We follow the Senate Floor Monitor on Twitter for a blow-by-blow account of what’s happening on the Senate floor.
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