See below for Upcoming Events including the ORD2 Indivisible Rock the Resistance Fundraiser on September 8.
SAVE THE FEDERAL COURTS FROM RIGHT-WING TAKEOVER
Trump’s racist rhetoric brought horror to Charlottesville. His federal judge nominees will bring these views to courts.
We must stop their confirmation!
We rely on the federal courts to protect Americans from Trump’s bigoted, perilous agenda. Trump is nominating extremist judges who will shape our legal system for decades to come. (http://slate.me/2rC9Fi6)
• Trump is responsible for filling more vacancies than any modern first-term president, due to GOP obstruction under Obama. Trump can pack the federal bench with racist, sexist, homophobic judges sharing his antipathy to civil rights/liberties.
• Within the year, 1 out of 8 cases might be heard by Trump appointees. In four years, he can fill over half of all judgeships.
http://nyti.ms/2uAPrLU, http://read.bi/2vMts1y, http://wapo.st/2wVN4Qv
There ARE tactics that Democrats can use to slow/stop the process:
• Demand candidates be reviewed by the American Bar Association before being nominated
• Demand that nominees’ writings, legal representations and public statements are relevant to confirmation
• Stop Republicans from curtailing “blue slip” rights that allow senators to block unacceptable home-state nominees
Our senators must stop Senate business until Trump nominates
mainstream judicial nominees with bipartisan credentials!
**ACTION 1: CALL SENATORS MERKLEY AND WYDEN**
(If you can’t call during business hours, leave a voice mail! It all makes a difference!)
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very concerned about the extremist judicial nominees that Trump is sending to the Senate for confirmation. I am asking the Senator to slow or stop the confirmation process, by contesting procedural changes: for example, I’d like the Senator to demand that all nominees are reviewed by the American Bar Association; that nominees’ writings and public statements are evaluated during confirmation; and that Republicans allow “blue slip” rights so that senators can block unacceptable home-state appointments. Further, I’d like the senator to halt all business in the Senate until Trump agrees to send nominees with bipartisan credentials.”
**ACTION 2: IF POSSIBLE, GO TO A TOWN HALL AND ASK OUR SENATORS TO OPPOSE TRUMP’S RADICAL JUDICIAL NOMINEES
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. We look to the courts to protect our civil rights and maintain checks and balances within our government. This is why I am very concerned about the extremist judicial nominees that Trump is sending to the Senate for confirmation. They are outside the mainstream. If appointed, these judges will fail to protect citizens from government overreach. What steps are you prepared to take to prevent the confirmation of these right-wing racist, sexist, homophobic judges? Are you willing to halt all business in the Senate until Trump agrees to send nominees with bipartisan credentials?”
If you can’t get to a town hall, please call Senator Wyden and Merkley’s offices and ask them the above questions.
**ACTION 3: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY**
Share this post with friends and family. And help them to call and tell their Senators to push for these Congressional hearings.
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Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
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Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
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Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691
Flash Rally, Monday, August 14: Walden’s In Town
Today, August 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Rally In Support Of Our Veterans (Non-ORD2 Sponsored Event)
August 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Social Hour, Common Block Brewing Company, Medford
August 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Rock the Resistance Fundraiser!
September 8 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
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Volunteers Needed! We are looking for some 40 volunteers to assist at the Rock the Resistance Fundraiser. Everyone who commits to volunteer a minimum of 2 hours to assist on September 8 will be eligible for a 50% discount on admission.
Wine donation request: Could you donate a bottle of wine, valued at $20 or more, to be raffled at our Rock the Resistance fundraiser? If you are able to volunteer or to donate wine, please send a private message to Teresa Safay. Thank you!