From our friend, Karen.
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Subject: Group Leaders: The plan to 1️⃣ #StopKavanaugh and 2️⃣ #DoTheWork this
| Less than two months to go until the 🌊🌊comes to Congress. Let’s go ALL IN.
Your to-dos this week:
- #StopKavanaugh, and build the blue wave. Check out our resources to turn
up the pressure on the Senate to vote NO on Trump’s SCOTUS pick, and ramp up
your electoral work to win back Congress in the midterms.
- Take a look at this week’s Activist To-Dos. Share our list of actions with
your group members now to help plan for the week ahead.
- Sign up for the next Secure Elections Network biweekly call. Learn more
about how you can help ensure the integrity of our elections.
- Read this week’s policy rundown.
- Check out our social media highlights for the week.
After two days of intense questioning from Democrats on the Judiciary
Committee, Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh only further proved to
us that our rights and democracy are in danger. Now that his confirmation
hearings are over, Republicans have the finish line in sight -- and they want
to sprint through it before we can mobilize against Kavanaugh.
Here are three things we learned from Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing:
1️⃣He refused to commit to upholding Roe v. Wade.
2️⃣He refused to say whether he believes a president must comply with a
3️⃣He refused to reveal whether he has discussed the Mueller investigation with
people in Trump’s orbit.
On top of all of that, documents from Kavanaugh’s time in the Bush White House
published by the New York Times on Thursday revealed that Kavanaugh believes
that the Supreme Court can overturn Roe v. Wade. AND it appears he perjured
himself during his prior confirmation hearings for DC’s Circuit Court of
Appeals in 2004 and 2006.
This confirms, and puts into the public record, what we already knew: Brett
Kavanaugh is utterly unfit to sit on the Supreme Court, and every Senator
should vote no on his nomination.
We can still #StopKavanaugh, but it won’t be easy.
Here are the steps you can continue to take in this fight:
→ Read our updated resource so you have the latest information on how Kavanaugh
is unfit for SCOTUS.
→ Check out our SCOTUS tracker to find out whether your senator has publicly
opposed, supported, or is undecided on Kavanaugh’s nomination.
→ Then, call your Senators and demand that they vote no on Brett Kavanaugh’s
nomination to the Supreme Court.
There are some glimmers of hope -- polls show that Kavanaugh is one of the most
unpopular Supreme Court nominees ever, and constituents across the country have
mobilized to demand that they vote no on Kavanaugh. This fight will define the
direction of the court -- and our country -- for decades to come, and we have
to leave it all on the field.
Let’s finish strong
Ultimately, we know the only way we can guarantee a real chance to stop Trump’s
SCOTUS pick -- this one, and any in the future -- is to fight. like. hell. to
end Republican control of Congress this November. The proof is happening right
in front of us! Historic wins, like Ayanna Pressley’s primary victory in
Massachusetts and Andrew Gillum’s in Florida, are happening all over the
country and signaling to Republicans e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e that no seat is a safe
While you’re out and about this Weekend of Action -- canvassing your
neighborhoods, phone banking for your progressive candidates, and getting ready
for the midterms in just 59 days -- remember to #DoTheWork, take time to
celebrate, and then get ready to go even bigger in the weeks ahead. For more
ideas on how to make the most of these final weeks before E-Day, check out our
new Practical Guide for Winning Elections. Together, we WILL win.
Activist to-dos for the week
Here’s this week’s list of actions to share with your group members and
supporters. Copy, paste, or screenshot to share this list far and wide!
- Check where you senators stand on Kavanaugh -- if they’re not under
Oppose, they need to hear from you right now. Click here to make your call and
demand they say NO on moving his nomination a single step forward, or call
1-844-778-3056 to be directly connected with your senators.
- Sign up to phone bank from anywhere! We’re calling out the vote for
IndivisiCandidates across the country, and we need your help to reach as many
votes as we can. Sign up for an upcoming shift (or two, or four…) at
- Don't wait to register to vote. Make sure your friends and family get
registered, too! Go to indivisible.turbovote.org to get started.
RSVP: Secure Elections Network biweekly call
The Secure Elections Network, formerly the Safeguarding Our Elections Working
Group, is made up of Indivisible activists from Maryland, Florida, Hawaii,
Washington State, and California, all working to protect and enhance the
integrity of the US elections system by holding local, state, and federal
elections officials accountable. It’s never been more important to get involved
in this work, and you’re invited to join their upcoming call on Sunday,
When: Sunday, September 9 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT
RSVP: When the call begins, you can click here to join via PC, Mac, Linux, iOS
Or join by telephone: 929-436-2866 or 669-900-6833; Meeting ID: 935 602 379
This week’s #TrumpThreatLevel
- The facts show refugees don’t pose a security threat. The Trump
administration doesn’t care. New reports show that the Trump administration
ignored intelligence that reports concluded refugees don’t pose a national
security threat and instead chose to continue its racist and bigoted
- The US government is nearing completion of a $100 million drone base in
Niger. Instead of investing in health care, jobs, education or other human
needs, the Trump administration is expanding the global war even further, at
- Shocker: Trump and his war cabinet are bad at diplomacy. Trump abruptly
announced that Secretary of State Pompeo’s latest trip to North Korea wouldn’t
happen, criticizing lack of progress in denuclearization. It’s just the latest
example of the administration undercutting negotiations and botching talks.
Visit trumpthreatlevel.indivisible.org for a running list of all the ways Trump
makes us less safe and our latest foreign policy resources to take action.
This week’s social media highlights
We hope your Weekend of Action events are off to an incredible start! Make sure
you post some photos while you #DoTheWork -- and tag us on Twitter
@IndivisibleTeam so we can help amplify!
The Indivisible Team
Indivisible Project is a locally-led, people-powered movement of thousands of
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areas (at least two in every congressional district!). Our mission is to power
and lift up a grassroots movement of local groups to defeat the Trump agenda,
elect progressive leaders, and realize bold progressive policies.