S.O.S. Save Our SCOTUS
By Mike Hersh for Mike F., Donna, Deb, Dr. Bill, Janis, Dan, Judy, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National team
We Just Celebrated Independence Day. Now, We Must Once
Again Declare Independence From Extremism And Elitism
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is asking you to join with to prevent another right wing extreme justice on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). With Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announced retirement, this matter is increasingly important. Even with Kennedy, the Court has run roughshod over established jurisprudence attacking the basic constitutional rights of religious minorities, women, working people, and more. The next Justice must respect the U.S. Constitution, our diversity, and the rule of law. We cannot afford another extremist Justice.
Very soon, we will offer a special action alert to help you contact your Senators to demand that they resist a rush to judgment and use a deliberative process before confirming the next Supreme Court Justice. For now, please call the Senate Switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request. Ask to speak with the staffer working on judiciary matters / judicial appointments. Tell him or her that as a constituent, you insist that the Senator refuse to rapidly and recklessly confirm a lifetime appointee to serve on the Supreme Court. That before any confirmation vote, the appointee must be fully vetted, evaluated, and deemed worthy of such a critically important position.
Then, please pitch in to support our work to build a true Blue Wave in the midterms. If you can, please sign up to make a generous monthly sustaining contribution. We appreciate and need every dollar of support, now more than ever.
PDA has been working for a more progressive Congress since 2004, and we’ve learned there are many shades of blue. It is not enough just to elect any Democrats. Actions of past Democratic majorities teach us that conservative and corporate Democrats work more closely with Republicans for narrow elite special interests—not in the interests of most Americans. We need to elect strong progressive candidates who will not back down, and will not be silent in the face of relentless attacks on the most vulnerable members of society. Please make a generous one time gift, or sign up to make automatic monthly contributions of whatever amount you can afford to help us elect strong progressives.
We have a lot of work to do. Help us help progressive candidates. Let’s paint the Congress a vibrant shade of true progressive blue. Your one time or monthly gift of whatever you can spare helps PDA support progressive candidates who will prevent extremists and special interest elites from dominating our lives. Your steady sustaining support helps us build capacity, budget, and plan. Your ongoing support enables and empowers progressives so we can respond quickly to fast-moving developments. We’re depending on you!
Mike Hersh for Mike F., Donna, Deb, Dr. Bill, Janis, Dan, Judy, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National team
P.S. We’re here to help you make progress in your state and locality! If you need help organizing a new PDA chapter or energizing your existing chapter, please contact PDA Field Coordinator Dan O’Neal. Join the PDA Phone Team making easy, effective calls from your own home with Mike “Phone Guy” Fox.
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