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Thread by @Celeste_pewter: "If you haven't been calling your Senators about Kavanaugh/ , now is the time to start. We are 16 business days out from the start of c […]" #SCOTUS #Kavanaugh

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If you haven't been calling your Senators about Kavanaugh/#SCOTUS, now is the time to start.

We are 16 business days out from the start of confirmation hearings on 09/04.

Boosting guide again in next tweet.

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Guide for #Kavanaugh.

Please make sure you call your Senators, and then get five other people to call their Senators. Make it easy for them, by either giving them switchboard number OR sending them DO contact information.

medium.com/@Celeste_pewte…
(And I'll make updates to the guide as needed, this weekend)

Remember: the objective is to Bork Kavanaugh. It's possible, given his record-low popularity. But that involves all of us working, and contacting our Senators however we can.

fivethirtyeight.com/features/brett…
If you're unfamiliar with Robert Bork, here's a refresher.

Cliffnotes version: Bork had public opinion on his side, until his confirmation hearings went haywire. We should be encouraging Dem Senators to speak out like Kennedy did at Bork's hearing.

npr.org/sections/itsal…
I also can't stress this enough: for those living in states with trigger laws/uncertain legislation when it comes to abortion, we need to be asking for state-level changes ASAP as well.

Variations of MA's Nasty Women Act needs to be pushed for in every state w/ uncertain laws. Check with your state legislature on what they're doing.

If they don't have anything in the pipeline, ask for it.

This case makes me very, very nervous. It should make you nervous too.

“An anti-abortion law Vice President Mike Pence signed as governor of Indiana could become the case that lets the Supreme Court reshape abortion rights as soon as next year.”

As you do all of this? Make sure you pay attention to incumbent Senate Dems.

IF Kavanaugh makes it onto the court, they're going to be our last remaining firewall. Right now, it look like we're going to lose seats.

Scripts:

1. For Senate Judiciary members. Call if you have a member on Judiciary. judiciary.senate.gov/about/members

Grassley's put a train into motion w/ this 09/04 start date that will be hard to stop, but make sure you demand they do everything in their power to slow it down.
2. Script for all senators re: #Kavanaugh floor vote + some misc. talking points.

We're calling for a no vote, based on Kavanaugh's poor track record AND the fact judiciary is pushing forward, even w/out a thorough vetting.

(Concrete reasons are important, when calling)
3. 2 scripts for state electeds. One to ask for broad, state-level protections.

The other specifically addresses the need to protect abortion and is most applicable for those trigger-law states.

If you're unsure of how to find state electeds, go here: openstates.org/find_your_legi…
If you have questions about contacting your Senators, I've probably answered them here.

I can't reiterate this enough: please make sure you call. One thing I've noticed, is because there is SO much going on, there is a tendency to triage + wait until right before a vote to make urgent calls.

Don't do that this time. Kavanaugh calls have to be a top priority.
A lot of wheeling and dealing will occur in the next 16 business days.

It's easier to change minds NOW w/ a swell of overwhelming responses from constituents, verses right before a vote. By vote time or the eleventh hour, it's typically too late to sway an elected's opinion.
Kavanaugh is a young man, especially by SCOTUS standards. If he makes it onto the court, he's going to be there for decades, shaping the future of this country. We'll feel some effects quickly.

Please take this seriously. If you have questions, please ask.
P.S. A script for those living in states w/ Dem Senators, that Trump also won in 2016. (E.g. Indiana; West Virginia)

Those senators have a tight-rope to walk. Make sure you call and push them to vote against #Kavanaugh.
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