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Daily Action: How We Can Stop the Kavanaugh Nomination, Step 2

Susan Collins (R), Maine
Joe Donnelly (D), Indiana
Heidi Heitkamp (D), North Dakota
Joe Manchin (D), West Virginia
Lisa Murkowski (R), Alaska

#SaveSCOTUS Rally at Sen. Dianne Feinstein's office
Thursday, July 12, noon
11111 Santa Monica Blvd., at Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angele

#SaveSCOTUS Rally at Sen. Kamala Harris's office
Friday, July 13, noon
11845 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles

Sen. Dianne Feinstein
DC: (202) 224-3841
LA: (310) 914-7300
Sen. Kamala Harris
DC: (202) 224-3553
LA:  (213) 894-5000

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Hello, my name is __________, and I am a constituent of Senator ___________'s in _______________, California. I am calling to urge her not only to oppose, but to RESIST Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court. We know who Kavanaugh is: a far-right partisan hack who likely will end the right to choose, same-sex marriage rights, the Affordable Care Act and more. He also is likely to help impede Robert Mueller's investigation of Trump, because he has stated he doesn't believe presidents should face inquiries into their misbehavior. The senator's vote is crucial, but so is her advocacy with her fellow Democrats -- including Heidi Heitkamp, Joe Manchin and Joe Donnelly. We must stop Trump from moving the court further to the right! Thank you.

On Monday Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement. Kavanaugh is the epitome of Republican hypocrisy and cronyism: an attorney in Ken Starr's office who pressed for the most salacious approach to the Clinton investigation, yet now believes Trump shouldn't be held accountable for his debauchery and corruption. He is on the record opposing reproductive rights, same-sex marriage rights, the Affordable Care Act and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, among other (should-be) settled law.

Shoring up our own senators' opposition to Kavanaugh is important, but it's not enough! (Both Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Sen. Kamala Harris are members of the Judiciary Committee, and both already have said they'll vote against him.) Because Republicans eliminated the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees in order to install Neil Gorsuch last year, Democrats must hold every one of their 49 "No" votes and poach at least two GOP senators. For now, that means that activists whose senators firmly oppose Kavanaugh must reach out to family, friends and colleagues in those states whose senators are considered "swing" votes: Alaska, Indiana, Maine, North Dakota and West Virginia. Residents of those states must be encouraged to engage as we do, and make sure their own senators know that Kavanaugh is an unacceptable choice.