Donald Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch (10th Cir.) to Scalia's Supreme Court seat.
What are his views?
Gorsuch wants to defund Planned Parenthood and allow private companies to deny female employers contraceptive coverage under their insurance.
Judge Gorsuch supports the death penalty and broad immunity for police officers, even in cases of police-caused civilian deaths. More information on his criminal justice system stance here.
What needs to happen?
Two moderate Senate Democrats that are facing a difficult re-election may side with the Republicans on Gorsuch's confirmation. CALL Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D - ND) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D - WV) to ask them to stand with their party. EMAIL potential addresses for their Chiefs of Staff to ask the same. You can also CALL Independent Sen. Angus King and ask him to vote with the Democrats.
- Heitkamp office: (202)224-2043
- Heitkamp Chief of Staff Tessa Gould: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Manchin office: (202) 224-3954
- Manchin Chief of Staff Clayton Hayes email@example.com
- King office: (202)224-5344
- King Chief of Staff Kay Rand: firstname.lastname@example.org
Potential script- "Hello. I am calling to express my utmost concerns about Judge Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court. He has stood against women's access to and coverage of contraceptives. His views on police immunity and support of the death penalty counter the direction America has been moving in the past decade. I ask that you stand on the right side of history and vote against his confirmation to the bench."
Encourage all democratic Senators to oppose the nomination. Fight against extremism.