After allowing Trump’s Muslim ban, gutting public sector unions, and largely giving a pass to Republican gerrymandering, the United States Supreme Court is on the brink of lurching even further to right.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring.For years, Kennedy had been the swing justice protecting Roe vs. Wade, advancing LGBTQ equality, and many other critical issues.
It is likely that Donald Trump will nominate someone even more conservative than Kennedy to fill his seat.
With Republicans holding a narrow majority 51-49 majority in the U.S. Senate, Democrats must mount a ferocious opposition to any nominee Donald Trump makes.
First, use Senate procedural tactics to obstruct, delay, and filibuster. Even shut down Senate business if necessary.
Second, sway public opinion. Convince people that Trump should not get a vote on his Supreme Court nominee in an election year, just like Republicans refused to allow one for Barack Obama’s nominee.
Third, convince Senate Republicans like Susan Collins & Lisa Murkowski to not allow the confirmation of any judge that will overturn Roe vs. Wade and the important advances we have made in LGBTQ rights over the past few years.
Sign and send a petition to Senate Democrats: Do everything in your power to stop Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.