Wednesday, July 19, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO VOTE NO ON BUSH

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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WE NEED FAIR JUDGES – VOTE NO ON BUSH
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#FairJustice

Trump has over 100 federal judgeships to fill – many open for years due to the GOP's refusal to vote on Obama appointees.  This week the Senate plans to vote on a lifetime appointment for John K. Bush who is biased and well out of the mainstream.

Bush has never served as a judge and is a conservative blogger who writes under a pseudonym.  In his over 400 blog posts and other statements he has:
--supported birtherism
--compared abortion to slavery
--advocated for MORE money in politics
--made anti-LGTBQ comments
--criticized media protections from the government
-- http://bit.ly/2u2Rfvm, http://n.pr/2s46PG5

While nominees are allowed to be politically active before becoming a judge, Bush’s statements go beyond politics and represent an ideology that calls into question his ability to be impartial and open minded when on the bench.

Given his blog posts and writings, Bush’s nomination is outrageous.  The Senate must refuse to grant a lifetime appointment to a right-wing ideologue who, if confirmed, will shape our country's policies for generations to come.

The Senate must vote NO on John K. Bush’s nomination.

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**ACTION 1: CALL YOUR SENATOR (if you can’t call during business hours, leave a voice mail! It all makes a difference!)**

SAMPLE SCRIPT
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am very concerned about John Bush’s nomination for a federal judgeship.  His prior statements and blog posts demonstrate that he is well out of the main stream and is likely to bring his biases to the bench.  Please vote NO on his nomination.

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**ACTION 2: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY**
Share this post with friends and family.  And help them to call and tell their Senators to vote NO on this nomination.
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**PHONE NUMBERS**

SENATOR MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129

SENATOR WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691

** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!**

https://www.thenation.com/article/trump-is-appointing-racist-fake-news-purveyors-to-the-federal-bench/

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