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/

Introducing Ten Tuesdays!

 

HEY! Did you know there are only TEN TUESDAYS until Election Day? Each Tuesday between now and then we’re going to ask you to take an action to help get progressive candidates elected in November.

We’re going to start you off easy this week: know your voting location. Some polling places have changed. Please take a minute today to make sure you know where you’re going to vote in November.

ND: https://vip.sos.nd.gov/WhereToVote.aspx

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

Please share with your friends to make sure they know where to vote, too.

Actions for Week #7 of Campaign Against Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court:

It’s week #7 of our campaign against this administration’s nomination for SCOTUS and the narrative keeps changing to the detriment of our country. In the light of last week’s dramatic events and felony convictions, we must be more diligent than ever in our opposition to Kavanaugh’s confirmation and at the very least postpone the hearing until after all documentation is provided and the Mueller investigation is completed. We must speak out against this classic case of “the fox guarding the henhouse.”

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are demanding that Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing be postponed “given the possibility of criminal wrongdoing” by President Trump.

Excerpt from article: The 10 Democrats on the committee on Friday sent a letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the panel’s chairman, asking him to delay the hearing, which is scheduled to start on Sept. 4, and convene a meeting to discuss how to reach a “bipartisan, fair, and transparent process.”
“Given the possibility of criminal wrongdoing by the President, doubts that Judge Kavanaugh believes a president can even be investigated, and the unprecedented lack of transparency regarding this nominee’s record, we should not move forward with hearings on September 4th,” the Democratic senators wrote.
The formal demand to Grassley comes days after Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, was found guilty on eight charges of bank and tax fraud and the president’s former lawyer Michael Cohen implicated Trump as an unnamed co-conspirator in his guilty plea on fraud and campaign finance law charges.
“The President’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to eight criminal counts and stated, under oath, that the President directed him to commit a federal crime by violating campaign finance law. This was done in the run-up to the election, with the intent of influencing the outcome,” Democrats wrote.
They added that Kavanaugh, if confirmed, may “be called upon to decide whether this President should face investigation or possible indictment for criminal wrongdoing.”

Let’s join these Senators in their demand. Call your senators and tell them you stand with Democrat members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the letter they have sent to Chuck Grassley! Postpone the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing NOW!

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://thehill.com/homenews/senate/403487-senate-democrats-postpone-kavanaugh-hearing

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 #6 of Campaign Against Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court:

It’s week #6 of our campaign against this administration’s nomination for SCOTUS and this week we have two actions. The confirmation hearing will start on September 4 and it is imperative we make ourselves heard.

EVENT NOTICE FOR SUNDAY: Attend the Unite for Justice rally hosted by Indivisible Fargo-Moorhead on Sunday, August 26, at 12:00 PM at the Fargo Civic Center Plaza. This is a national day of action against Kavanaugh’s nomination. Let’s represent our area and show the nation that Fargo-Moorhead has a voice too!

ACTION: Keep calling, emailing, and writing your senators to vote NO on Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Brett Kavanaugh has received a cooler public reception than nearly every nominee for the last four administrations, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. Women are a driving force behind the tepid response, with fewer than three in 10 saying Kavanaugh ought to be confirmed. Over 70% of those polled say Kavanaugh should not go on to the Supreme Court. Furthermore, a recent poll by The Wall Street Journal found that 71% of American voters believe that Roe v. Wade should remain in place. The only nominee who has received a lower approval score was Robert Bork, and he wasn’t confirmed.

Tell your senators that Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination is “too unpopular” and “too political” to go forward. We are tired of Supreme Court nominees coming with agendas.

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! Attend the rally on Sunday! MAKE NOISE!

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

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/08/poll-kavanaugh-is-the-most-unpopular-court-pick-in-decades.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

Rep. Kevin Cramer
Fargo: 701-356-2216
Washington: 202-225-2611

Minnesota
Sen. Tina Smith
Washington: 202-224-5641

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

Rep. Collin Peterson
Detroit Lakes: 218-847-5056
Washington: 202-225-2165

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