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Today’s Action: The fight for SCOTUS, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s last wish

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s final request, made to her granddaughter shortly before her death, was extremely clear: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

After a lifetime of fighting fiercely for women’s rights, voting rights, environmental protection, disability access and so much more, we owe it to RBG to uphold the values she cherished and protect her seat from Trump and McConnell’s schemes…but we’ve got to act FAST.

Two Republican senators have come forward against pushing through a confirmation before January – but we need two more, plus the full fire of Democrats.

This is an all hands-on-deck emergency. Call or email your senators and demand they block Mitch McConnell’s efforts to squeeze in a Trump SCOTUS nomination before January.

In 2016, Mitch McConnell delayed the vote on President Obama’s nominee for over a year until Obama eventually left office. His pseudo-reason: because a SCOTUS nomination shouldn’t happen during an election year. Trump’s first nomination was the seat Obama was meant to fill.

In 2016, Scalia died 237 days before Election Day. Today is 43 days until Election Day, and the shortest Supreme Court confirmation in history was 47 days. But McConnell has predictably made an unabashed about-face and plans to squeeze in Trump’s third nomination in the next month and a half. And a 6-3 Republican majority on the Supreme Court will have devastating legal consequences for decades.

Trump and McConnell have destroyed the game, and it’s time for our leaders to fight back by doing the same. Republicans must hear from us and Democrats must obstruct from every angle. Not just the nomination – we mean every angle if McConnell tries to move forward..

We’ve got your back, RBG, because you had ours first.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Senators and demand they do EVERYTHING in the power to stop Mitch McConnell from stealing another Supreme Court seat for Trump.

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PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to fire Lindsey Graham, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.

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