NO on Stephen Clark for Federal Judge

Trump's judicial nominee Stephen R. Clark has been a lawyer and activist against women's reproductive rights and same-sex marriage equality for years. Clark described medical schools that partner with Planned Parenthood as "training the abortionists of the future." He has counseled right-to-life groups on obstructionist tactics against abortion providers for so-called "coerced abortions." In a … Continue reading NO on Stephen Clark for Federal Judge

July meeting with Sen. Feinstein’s State Director

By Janna Layton and Catya de Neergaard On July 25, 2018, a group of Indivisible East Bay members held our regular meeting with Senator Feinstein's state director, Sean Elsbernd. As usual, the talk ranged over a wide variety of subjects, and Sean gave detailed answers to a large number of questions. IMMIGRATION Family Separation, Reunification, … Continue reading July meeting with Sen. Feinstein’s State Director

No on Kavanaugh–Talking Points Memo

For Office Visit with Senator's Staff or Email We're asking the Senator to vote against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. As a federal appeals court judge, Kavanaugh has shown opposition to women's reproductive rights, environmental protection, consumer protection, workers' rights and common sense gun safety. Most troubling of all, Kavanaugh … Continue reading No on Kavanaugh–Talking Points Memo

NO on David Porter for Federal Judge

Trump has nominated David Porter for a lifetime federal appeals court judgeship, one step below the U.S. Supreme Court. Porter's record fits a far-right conservative on all the major social issues. He is way outside the legal mainstream. Porter has a record Against the Affordable Care Act Against women's reproductive rights Against the Violence Against Women … Continue reading NO on David Porter for Federal Judge

No on Britt Grant

Talking Points For Office Visit with Senator’s Staff –Or For E-mails We're asking the Senator to vote against the nomination of Britt Grant for a lifetime judgeship on the federal appeals court (11th Circuit Court of Appeals, covering AL, GA, FL). Britt Grant is 40 years old with only 11 years of courtroom experience. Twelve years … Continue reading No on Britt Grant

The atrocity at the border; what we can demand our Members of Congress do

A lot of us are rightly horrified and appalled by what's happening at the border and are asking what can be done about it in addition to voting out Republicans in November. It turns out this is a good time for a few possible actions in both chambers -- although because of membership, seniority, and … Continue reading The atrocity at the border; what we can demand our Members of Congress do

NO on Ryan Bounds for Federal Judge

Ryan Bounds has been nominated by Trump for the important 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Both of Bounds' senators from Oregon have refused to return "blue slip" approvals for his nomination. Against Senate tradition, Trump and Senators McConnell and Grassley are forging ahead as if Oregon's senators don't matter. Bounds is a conservative and a … Continue reading NO on Ryan Bounds for Federal Judge