ACTION: #NoHearingNoVote on SCOTUS Pick

Donald Trump lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes. He has violated the Emoluments Clause since the moment he assumed office, and since then, has repeatedly exercised his executive power in an unlawful manner. Now, he's nominated a judge to the Supreme Court whose positions on choice, civil rights and more are out of the mainstream. 

PLEASE CALL DEMOCRATIC SENATORS & USE THE FOLLOWING SCRIPTS & STEPS

1. Look up your Senator's information and position in our official tracker. Good action comes from informed action, so take a few minutes, look up your Senator and *read their statements* so you can discuss the issue with their office. NOTE: If your Senator(s) are Republican, DO NOT CALL THEM. They are already in support of Trump's pick. Please take a moment can call these key Senators instead: 

 
 

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2. Call their offices. Begin with the DC number and if those are full mailboxes or busy, click on the link to their website and begin calling district offices as well. 

3. Use the following scripts as a guide (please note that the tracker is updated on a rolling basis, so if a staffer says the position is different than from what's in the tracker, let us know at contact@actionforabettertomorrow.org):


IF THE SENATOR IS MARKED AS "FOR FILIBUSTER"

Hi, my name is X and I am a constituent. I want to thank Senator X for their statement in favor of using the filibuster to block this disastrous Supreme Court pick. This is not only a seat that should have been filled by Merrick Garland, but Donald Trump's actions since assuming office have been so outrageous and unconstitutional he should not enjoy any deference on his right-wing nominee. Thank Senator X for me for speaking out and I trust they will continue to be a strong check and balance on executive power as this issue develops.


IF THE SENATOR IS MARKED AS "OPPOSED/UNCLEAR ON FILIBUSTER"

Hi, my name is X and I am a constituent. I want to thank Senator X for their statement on the disastrous Supreme Court pick. I also want to urge Senator X to support a filibuster and any other procedural measure to block the consideration of this nominee. This is not only a seat that should have been filled by Merrick Garland, but Donald Trump's actions since assuming office have been so outrageous and unconstitutional he should not enjoy any deference on his right-wing pick. Thank Senator X for me for speaking out and I trust they will continue to be a strong check and balance on executive power as this issue develops.



IF THE SENATOR IS MARKED AS AGAINST FILIBUSTER/FOR HEARING or UNCLEAR ON FILIBUSTER/HEARING

Hi, my name is X and I am a constituent. I want to urge Senator X to support a filibuster and any other procedural measure to block Trump's Supreme Court pick.  This is not only a seat that should have been filled by Merrick Garland, but Donald Trump's actions since assuming office have been so outrageous and unconstitutional he should not enjoy any deference on his right-wing pick.  I urge Senator X to stand on the right side of history. I know their position on this will affect my vote and the votes of others in my family.


IF THE SENATOR IS MARKED AS "NO STATEMENT"

Hi, my name is X and I am a constituent. Has Senator/Representative X released a statement on the President's SCOTUS pick yet?

IF YES:  Please direct me to the statement (you can ask for a summary if it's a support/against and then adapt one of the scripts above)

IF NO: I don't understand why Senator X has yet to issue a statement.  I urge Senator X to support a filibuster and any other procedural measure to block the consideration of this nominee. This is not only a seat that should have been filled by Merrick Garland, but Donald Trump's actions since assuming office have been so outrageous and unconstitutional he should not enjoy any deference on his right-wing pick. I hope to see a statement released soon. Thank you.


IMPORTANT: Report any changes in position to contact@actionforabettertomorrow.org so we can ensure our official tracker remains as accurate and up-to-date as possible!

THIS IS ONLY DAY ONE OF OUR ACTION ON THIS ISSUE. MAKE SURE TO CLICK "EMAIL SIGNUP" AT www.actionforabettertomorrow.org IF YOU'RE NOT ON ABT'S EMAIL LIST TO KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING!