Take a Victory Lap, Then Ask Your Senators to Oppose Gorsuch

  • Week of March 26, 2017

All-of-us did it! On Friday afternoon, after weeks of hearing from thousands of unhappy constituents, the Republicans pulled the American Health Care Act (TrumpDon’tCare). Our calls and visits to Congress halted a bill that would have left 24 million uninsured and  handed Trump and Ryan a devastating defeat.

It’s working.

Let's build on this win and get our Senators to oppose Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. There are many reasons to do this but the most important is that Donald Trump is under investigation by the FBI for potential collusion with Russia for interference in our election with the intent to skew it in Trump's favor. A Supreme Court appointment is a lifetime appointment and Gorsuch is 49 years old, the youngest nominee in several decades. Any lifetime appointments should not proceed the Administration cleared of these serious charges. To move forward would be unprecedented and a blight on our democracy, potentially for decades.

While most votes in the Senate only require a simple majority, the Democratic leadership has promised to oppose Gorsuch's nomination to a filibuster. If this happens, 60 votes will be required to enable consideration of Gorsuch and the Republicans don’t have the votes (the Republicans hold a 52-48 majority). Our Senators need us to have their back and to urge those who are wavering to commit to opposing.

Here’s how:

1. First, take a moment to marvel at the big, beautiful Wall-of-Us by visiting Brick-by-Brick where we track the successes we have accomplished together. (1 minute)

2. Now that you're pumped up, contact your Senators and ask them to oppose Gorsuch by calling or leaving a message for them. These tools make it easy. Use this script. (5 minutes)