Today’s actions: Call again & protest scheduled for today

URGENT! We’re down to the wire now.  Please call your senators again today and tell them to vote no on Kavanaugh. Vote scheduled for the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning. Full Senate vote TBD.

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/28/652461140/american-bar-association-reportedly-wants-fbi-investigation-ahead-of-kavanaugh-v?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20180928

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/senate-committee-prepares-to-vote-on-kavanaugh-nomination-as-key-senators-remain-silent/2018/09/28/0b143292-c305-11e8-b338-a3289f6cb742_story.html?utm_term=.41727787cadf

Also, a protest is scheduled for today from 12-3:

Sen. Heitkamp – Believe Survivors & Stop Kavanaugh.

306 Federal Building , 657 2nd Ave N, Fargo, ND

https://www.facebook.com/events/869555789918228/
NORTH DAKOTA

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Fargo: 701-232-8030
Washington: 202-224-2043

Sen. John Hoeven
Fargo: 701-239-5389
Washington: 202-224-2551

MINNESOTA

Sen. Tina Smith
Washington: 202-224-5641

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Minneapolis: 612-727-5220
Washington: 202-224-3244
Moorhead: 218-287-2219

Action for Week #11 of Campaign Against Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

It’s week #11 and last night’s breaking news about a second allegation of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh. These allegations must be investigated and taken seriously.

Make your voices heard! Tell you senators what needs to be done for our country and our future! Call, write, fax, email, and visit their offices! MAKE NOISE!

Go to their Facebook pages and Twitter feeds to make your voices heard. MAKE NOISE!!!

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/senate-democrats-investigate-a-new-allegation-of-sexual-misconduct-from-the-supreme-court-nominee-brett-kavanaughs-college-years-deborah-ramirez

NORTH DAKOTA

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Fargo: 701-232-8030
Washington: 202-224-2043

Sen. John Hoeven
Fargo: 701-239-5389
Washington: 202-224-2551

MINNESOTA

Sen. Tina Smith
Washington: 202-224-5641

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Minneapolis: 612-727-5220
Washington: 202-224-3244
Moorhead: 218-287-2219

Action for Week #10 of Campaign Against Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

It’s week #10 and what may be the last week of our campaign against this administration’s nomination for SCOTUS. Hearings have been held and senators will be voting this week, planned for Thursday.

In this week’s news we heard about a secret letter that was given to the FBI by Senator Feinstein. Now the victim has come forward and told her story. This sexual assault/attempted rape should automatically disqualify him from serving on the supreme court!

Make your voices heard! Tell you senators what needs to be done for our country and our future! Call, write, fax, email, and visit their offices! MAKE NOISE!

Go to their Facebook pages and Twitter feeds to make your voices heard. MAKE NOISE!!!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/california-professor-writer-of-confidential-brett-kavanaugh-letter-speaks-out-about-her-allegation-of-sexual-assault/2018/09/16/46982194-b846-11e8-94eb-3bd52dfe917b_story.html?utm_term=.a5733e8321ae

NORTH DAKOTA

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Fargo: 701-232-8030
Washington: 202-224-2043

Sen. John Hoeven
Fargo: 701-239-5389
Washington: 202-224-2551

MINNESOTA

Sen. Tina Smith
Washington: 202-224-5641

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Minneapolis: 612-727-5220
Washington: 202-224-3244
Moorhead: 218-287-2219

It’s National Voter Registration Day!

Seven Tuesdays until we vote. It’s National Voter Registration Day, so please check with at least one friend today to make sure they are registered to vote if they are in MN, or that they have their ID up to date if they are in ND. There is only one way to stop more Brett Kavanaughs from being nominated to the Supreme Court, and that’s by showing up at the polls and bringing our friends with us.

Also West Fargo residents: Please vote in today’s school referendum.

http://www.inforum.com/news/government-and-politics/4503827-where-vote-tuesdays-west-fargo-school-district-bond-referendum

Eight Tuesdays left! Please doorknock with the AFL-CIO

We are down to EIGHT TUESDAYS until Election Day! The best way to get people to vote is by going to their doors and asking them to. If you have never done it before, one way to get started is by signing up to volunteer to canvass with the AFL-CIO.

They’ll give you everything you need to get started, and you’ll be talking to union members about why they should support labor-endorsed candidates like Heidi Heitkamp and Josh Boschee. Sign up for a shift today!

Every Tuesday at 5:30 starting at the Fargo Labor Temple (3002 1st Ave N, Fargo)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1683222905134188/

New Voter Event in Moorhead Sat Sept 15th!

Hosted by the Clay County DFL

Sat. Sept 15th from 2-5 pm

Location: 11 S 9th St, Moorhead, MN

Is this going to be your first time voting in Moorhead or Clay County? We’re here to help you check your registration, find your polling place, learn your voting rights, and sign up for a ride if you need one.

Stop by for a few minutes on Saturday afternoon to get ready to vote. Kids are welcome. We’ll have treats and maybe even a very special guest!

https://www.facebook.com/events/454875961673962/

Action for Week #9 of Campaign Against Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

It’s week #9 of our campaign against this administration’s nomination for SCOTUS. Hearings have been held and senators will be voting.

This week our message comes from Jane Ahlin’s column in our own local Fargo Forum. She makes an extremely valid point regarding the “rules.” The “rules” keep changing under the Republican majority. It’s enough to make your head spin.

Ahliin’s article states: “The Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee must feel like that little boy, because the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings are nothing short of a sham with ever-changing rules. Supposedly the more deliberative body of Congress, the U.S. Senate—and particularly the Senate Judiciary Committee—is an undemocratic caricature of itself in the hands of the Republican majority bent on shoving through a Supreme Court nominee before the midterm elections. (Chop,chop.)”

“Certainly political tit-for-tat obstructionism of federally-appointed judgeships has gone on for years, but the practice took a dark and democracy-threatening turn when the Republicans stole a Supreme Court seat that rightfully should have been filled by President Obama. Since then for Republicans making up rules is the rule.”

“Most North Dakotans like most Americans have an inherent sense of fairness and know changing—really abandoning—long-agreed-upon rules is corrupt use of power. Republicans likely get an extreme right-wing Supreme Court. But they’ve abased themselves and their party.”

Moving the goal posts is banned in football and shouldn’t be allowed in government either. It’s insidious that a sport should have more integrity than our elected representatives. THIS GAME SHOULD BE FORFEITED!

Make your voices heard! Tell you senators what needs to be done for our country and our future! Call, write, fax, email, and visit their offices! MAKE NOISE!

Go to their Facebook pages and Twitter feeds to make your voices heard. MAKE NOISE!!!

http://www.inforum.com/opinion/columns/4495708-ahlin-who-makes-rules

NORTH DAKOTA

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Fargo: 701-232-8030
Washington: 202-224-2043

Sen. John Hoeven
Fargo: 701-239-5389
Washington: 202-224-2551

MINNESOTA

Sen. Tina Smith
Washington: 202-224-5641

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Minneapolis: 612-727-5220
Washington: 202-224-3244
Moorhead: 218-287-2219

Actions for Week #8 of Campaign Against Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

It’s week #8 of our campaign against this administration’s nomination for SCOTUS and we’re coming down to the wire. Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing starts on September 4.

The White House has stepped in and, citing Executive Privilege, is withholding more than 100,000 records from Kavanaugh’s stint as a lawyer in the George W. Bush administration. These are documents that have already been cleared by Bush’s lawyers for dissemination to the Senate for background on Kavanaugh.

The bulk of the records being withheld “reflect deliberations and candid advice concerning the selection and nomination of judicial candidates, the confidentiality of which is critical to any president’s ability to carry out this core constitutional executive function,” wrote Mr. Bush’s lawyer, William A. Burck.
They also reflect “advice submitted directly to President Bush,” Mr. Burck wrote, as well as communications between White House staff members about their discussions with Mr. Bush, and other internal deliberations.

This is the first time that a sitting president has exerted executive privilege under the Presidential Records Act in order to prevent documents from going to Congress during a Supreme Court confirmation process.

Our message this week is simple. NO CONFIRMATION WITHOUT DOCUMENTATION!

Make your voices heard! Tell you senators what needs to be done for our country and our future! Call, write, fax, email, and visit their offices! MAKE NOISE!

Go to their Facebook pages and Twitter feeds to make your voices heard. MAKE NOISE!!!

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/01/us/politics/kavanaugh-records.html

NORTH DAKOTA

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Fargo: 701-232-8030
Washington: 202-224-2043

Sen. John Hoeven
Fargo: 701-239-5389
Washington: 202-224-2551

MINNESOTA

Sen. Tina Smith
Washington: 202-224-5641

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Minneapolis: 612-727-5220
Washington: 202-224-3244
Moorhead: 218-287-2219

Nine Tuesdays Remaining! Research Your Ballot

We’re down to NINE TUESDAYS until Election Day. Each week we’re asking you to take one action to get ready.

This week is a good time to research your ballot. It’s easy! You can go to your Secretary of State’s website, put your address in, and they’ll tell you exactly who you’ll have the opportunity to vote for. Yay democracy!

ND: https://vip.sos.nd.gov/PortalListDetails.aspx?ptlhPKID=54&ptlPKID=7#content-start

MN: https://myballotmn.sos.state.mn.us/