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Call to Action: August 3, 2017


WE NEED FAIR JUDGES – VOTE NO ON SCHIFF


#FairJustice

Trump has over 100 federal judgeships to fill – many open due to the GOP’s refusal to vote on Obama appointees. This week the Senate plans to vote on an appointment for Damien Schiff who is biased and out of the mainstream.

Damien Schiff is not qualified to sit on the federal bench. He has never served as a judge and is a conservative blogger who writes under a pseudonym. On his blog and in statements Schiff has:
— called Supreme Court Justice Kennedy a “judicial prostitute”
— said the government should be guided by “natural law”
— advocates for MORE money in politics
— made anti-women and anti-LGBTQ statements
— worked to undermine protections for the environment
http://bit.ly/2vwrv8n, http://bit.ly/2rA4owg

Senator Whitehouse (D RI) was right about Schiff when he said at Schiff’s Senate hearing “It is astounding to be sitting here and having this being treated as if it’s normal. It just isn’t normal.No, Senator, it is not.

Damien Schiff’s nomination is OUTRAGEOUS! His statements make clear he is biased and cannot have an open mind on the bench. The Senate MUST provide a check against this appointment.

The Senate MUST vote NO on Damien Schiff’s nomination!


**ACTION 1: CALL SENATORS MERKLEY AND WYDEN (if you can’t call during business hours, leave a voice mail! It all makes a difference!)**

SAMPLE SCRIPT
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am OUTRAGED that Damien Schiff has been nominated for a federal judgeship. His prior statements and blog posts demonstrate that he will likely be biased and out of the mainstream—qualities he will bring to the bench that will influence his judicial decisions. Please vote NO on his nomination.”


**ACTION 2: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY**
Share this post with friends and family. And help them to call and tell their Senators to vote NO on this nomination.


SENATOR MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
https://www.merkley.senate.gov/contact/

SENATOR WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691
https://www.wyden.senate.gov/contact/

A liberal advocacy group says the comments should disqualify him for the courts.
politi.co

UPCOMING EVENTS

Today, Thursday, August 3, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m: Neighborhood Leader Program Training (A non-ORD2 Indivisible sponsored event), Medford Public Library.  https://ord2indivisible.org/event/neighborhood-leader-program-training/
Tuesday, August 8, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m:  Letters to the Editor Workshop, Phoenix Public Library.  https://ord2indivisible.org/event/letters-to-the-editor-workshop/
Wednesday, August 16, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m:  Social Hour, Common Block Brewing Company, Medford.  https://ord2indivisible.org/event/social-hour-common-block-brewing-company-medford/
Friday, September 8, 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.:  Rock the Resistance Fundraiser!  Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak Street, Ashland. Purchase your tickets in advance:  https://ord2indivisible.org/event/rock-the-resistance-fundraiser/