Urgent action alert sponsored by DailyKos Action Network. For a list of participating Iowa progressive organizations, see below.
Petitioning Senate Judiciary Chairman, Chuck Grassley
Independent courts matter more now than ever. President Trump’s Muslim ban. Access to reproductive health care. The rights of people of color and LGBTQ Americans. Securing workers’ rights. Fighting climate change. Every issue we face as a country comes before the courts, and Trump is trying to stack the judiciary with his extreme nominees.
Add your name to tell Senators Chuck Grassley, Mitch McConnell and all Senate Republicans: Don’t rubber stamp Trump’s judges!
Americans want their senators to provide a check on President Trump, not to give him a rubber stamp.
Unfortunately, Senate Republicans, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Judiciary Chair Chuck Grassley, have pushed through twice as many judicial nominees than were confirmed at this point during President Obama’s term.
Just how bad is it? Republicans have now done away with the “blue slip” process that gives each Senator input and approval on judicial nominees from their home state.
Blue slips have been in place for decades. Back when President Obama was in office, Republicans pushed hard for them to remain in place. However, now that Trump wants to put his dangerous mark on the judicial branch, Republicans are hypocritically flipping the script.
Enough is enough.
Sign the petition to tell Senate Republicans that we need an independent judiciary. Stop rubber stamping Trump’s judicial nominees!
American Bridge 21st Century
Americans for Democractic Action – Iowa
Battle Born Progress
Iowa Citizen Action Network
NARAL Pro-Choice America – Iowa
One Iowa Action
People for the American Way
Progressive Change Campaign Committee
Our Message to Senate Judiciary Chairman, Chuck Grassley :
It’s not too late to make a better decision, one in line with your original promise to the American public. Take action now and stop any scheduled hearings for judicial nominees until they receive approval from their home state Senators.
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