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Daily Call To Action: April 6th, 2017

April 5, 2017 The Call – #FillibusterGorsuch #NoNuclearOption (Day 2) Tell your senators that the Senate should preserve the 60 vote (super majority) standard for Supreme Court Justices – and preserve the filibuster. The long tradition of the 60 vote standard is important for preserving some semblance of bi-partisanship. If Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) does not have the 60 votes to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, the nominee should be changed rather than the rule. After refusing to consider Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination for more than a year after Justice Scalia died, McConnell is trying to ram through the nomination this week. The unseemly rush has not allowed a full vetting and on Tuesday night reports emerged of significant plagiarism by Gorsuch. Leader McConnell has already filed a cloture motion and has said he will invoke the “nuclear option” and end the 60 vote standard if he does not, as expected, have the 60 votes to confirm Gorsuch. From the Democrats standpoint, Gorsuch is an unacceptable candidate with out of the mainstream views. They see no reason to accept the Gorsuch nomination, forestalling the nuclear option, since McConnell would just use the “nuclear option” for the next nominee. Your Action Call your senators and tell them the Senate should not rush through the Gorsuch nomination but should allow full vetting and should maintain the supermajority requirement for confirmation of Supreme Court Justices rather than use the “nuclear option.” Script Hi. This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP]. I’m calling to ask [Sen____] to vote against changing the rules of the Senate to confirm Judge Gorsuch without a supermajority. At the very least, the Senate needs more time to debate Judge Gorsuch’s ethical issues after last night’s Politico piece detailing his plagiarism. Thanks and I greatly appreciate your time.

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