Brett Kavanaugh

Save Heidi

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Your DGB for today is to help North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp keep her senate seat.

During the BeerBeerBeer confirmation process, Sen. Heitkamp showed fellow red state democrats and moderate republicans what courage is by voting against Brett despite being at least 12 points behind challenger Kevin Cramer. Did she vote in her own interest? Nope. She voted her conscience. Heidi tried to save our country and now it’s our turn to try to save her North Dakota seat. Donate and even phone bank from out of state below.

https://heidifornorthdakota.com/volunteer/

Countdown to Midterm Elections: 21 Days

FFFFFuck Off, Brett

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Your DGB for today is to call undecided Senators and tell them to vote #NoOnKavanaugh.

Kavanaugh has lied approximately 312 times and all signs point to him being The Worst Guy In The Place at every bar he’s ever visited. “Lack of candor” doesn’t even BEGIN to describe this bro. He disqualified himself five times over by age 18 and we need to end the nonsense already. Whether the FBI finishes their investigation this week or not, Mitch McConnell could throw a big boy tantrum and schedule a vote any day now. We are focusing on five undecided Senators. If you can’t get through to their D.C. offices, try their state contact numbers.

Lisa Murkowski, AK

D.C. (202) 224-6665

Anchorage (907) 271-3735

Fairbanks (907) 456-0233

Juneau (907) 586-7277

Ketchikan (907) 225-6880

Mat-Su Valley (907) 376-7665

Soldotna (907) 262-4220


Jeff Flake, AR

D.C. (202) 224-4521

Phoenix (602) 840-1891

Tucson (520) 575-8633


Susan Collins, ME

D.C. (202) 224-2523

Augusta (207) 622-8414

Bangor (207) 945-0417

Biddeford (207) 283-1101

Caribou (207) 493-7873

Lewiston (207) 784-6969

Portland (207) 780-3575


Heidi Heitkamp, ND

D.C. (202) 224-2043

Bismark (701) 258-4648

Dickinson (701) 225-0974

Fargo (701) 232-8030

Grand Forks (701) 775-9601

Minot (701) 852-0703


Joe Manchin, WV

D.C. (202) 224-3954

Charleston (304) 342-5855

Eastern Panhandle (304) 264-4626

Fairmont (304) 368-0567

Send a Thank You to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

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The patriarchy constantly pits women against each other and your DGB for today is to do the opposite (a good idea for every day) and build up another woman. As terrible as this week has been for the American woman in general, the aftermath of Dr. Ford coming forward and testifying must be exponentially worse for her. Send a message of thanks and support for her bravery and contribution to the march of progress.

For security reasons, please be sure to use a postcard. Send to this address:

Dr. Christine Ford

℅ Palo Alto University

1791 Arastradero Rd

Palo Alto, CA 94304

A campaign of gratitude is also going around Twitter and if you are on that platform and want to participate, use #ThankYouDrFord.

Grab a pen and send some love to a hero.

 

No Hearings, No Vote

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Your DGB for today is to tell your senators we need a full FBI investigation of Brett Kavanaugh before any hearings take place.

As of the writing of this Grab, a third accuser has gone public with various appalling claims against the SCOTUS nominee. The time for negotiations, political posturing, and victim-blaming is over. We need a full investigation into Kavanaugh’s history or he needs to withdraw his name immediately, as all ten Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee insisted in a letter to Trump today.

Use Resistbot to contact your senators, ESPECIALLY if you live in Alaska, Arizona, Maine, or Tennessee, and tell them this process needs to come to a screeching halt.

Security for Christine Blasey Ford

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Your DGB for today is to donate a few bucks to help Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, pay for private security. That’s right - Kavanaugh’s wife is passing out cupcakes to the press camped outside their home, while Dr. Ford and her family have had to go into hiding and hire bodyguards due to doxxing and death threats. Gee, we can’t imagine why more women don’t come forward. We make it so gosh-darned appealing to do so!

Anyway, private security is expensive and we don’t think Ford should have to pay a penny of it herself. So funnel your white-hot rage about how far we haven’t come since the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings into action and donate. If the patriarchy won’t protect her, we’ll just have to do it ourselves. As usual.

KavanAUGHHHHH Make It Stop

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Your DGB for today is to aggressively lobby Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME).

Despite being the least popular nominee in a generation, perjuring himself, and being handpicked to prepare for a president with criminal liability, Brett Kavanaugh looks on track for confirmation to the highest court in the land. Big talkers like Ben Sasse, Jeff Flake, and Bob Corker appear to be lost causes in the fight for our democracy, leaving us to again rely on women to stand between us and aspiring dictator Trump. There are tons of reasons to vote against Kavanaugh, but we will be pushing Murkowski and Collins on reproductive rights. Neither want to see Roe overturned and we expect them to vote accordingly.

https://www.murkowski.senate.gov/contact

D.C. Office number: 202 224 6665

@lisamurkowski


https://www.collins.senate.gov/contact

D.C. Office number: 202 224 2523

@SenatorCollins

Stop Kavanaugh Tweet Storm

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Your DGB for today is to participate in this evening’s #StopKavanaugh Twitter movement.

Short update on the Brett Kavanaugh nomination: the Trump administration is citing executive privilege to prevent Senators from reviewing hundreds of pages of his records and Trump is still an unindicted co-conspirator in at least one federal case.* To sum up, this remains a nomination by an illegitimate president with a coverup to push it through. Democracy, y’all.

Follow this link to the Google Sheet you’ll use to automatically compose your tweets (you will have to log in once):

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q4kCZXlYc9_IpV3eWzGyJ6dNixio3o4W9E1lW2X07eM/htmlview
 

The event begins at 8:00pm eastern, 5:00pm Pacific and you can feel free to also add your own #NoKavanaugh tweets.

*As of the writing of this Grab, more likely to be added

 

Merrick Garland

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Just kidding. This Grab is actually about Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh.

In 2016, Mitch McConnell famously said “The American People should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”

We at DGB agree that the Senate shouldn’t confirm a SCOTUS nominee from an outgoing president, especially one obviously facing impending impeachment. Your DGB for today is to tell your senators Brett Kavanaugh is going the way of poor Merrick Garland-there will be no negotiation and no hearings.

https://resist.bot/

Grab a barf bag and read more about Kavanaugh’s appalling record here:

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/09/brett-kavanaugh-track-record-675294

 

Collins & Murkowski and the Future of Choice

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Your DGB for today is to urge Senators Lisa Murkowski (AK-R) and Susan Collins (ME-R) in the strongest terms possible to vote no on SCOTUS nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh for retired Justice Kennedy’s seat. Given the current makeup of the Supreme Court, this administration’s ties to white evangelicals, and its tendency towards authoritarianism, we think it’s not hyperbole to suggest that Collins and Murkowski may be all that stands between us and some Handmaids-esque dystopia.

Reproductive choice is on the line. The Christian right has been waiting for this moment: a republican president, a republican-held congress, and a bunch of vacancies on the highest court in the land. This is the perfect storm, bringing with it a chance to tip the balance on the Supreme Court with conservative justices and finally overturn Roe v. Wade.

We already knew that Trump would be choosing his next Supreme Court nominee from a list provided by the Federalist Society, a conservative legal organization. Though Kavanaugh has been cagey of late about his views on abortion, his presence on the Federalist Society list means that they, at least, believe he would be anti-choice (among other unpleasant things). For more about the Federalist Society and the creepy mastermind behind it, read this terrifying piece in the Daily Beast.

We also know that Murkowski and Collins have gone on record in the past as pro-choice. But they can be wishy-washy. Collins famously broke her word not to vote for the tax cut bill, citing vague and spurious-sounding promises on the part of Mitch McConnell to “fix” the tax bill after it passed…? So we need to hold these ladies accountable to the principles they say they hold. We need their votes for the women of America to retain their rights to bodily autonomy.

Yes, we know the arguments against non-constituents calling members of congress. But this is so important, we just have to try flooding these women’s phone lines, in-boxes, and twitter feeds with pleas from all the people - non-Alaskans and non-Mainers included - whose lives will be impacted by how they vote during the confirmation process.