A trucker should have frozen to death, rather than abandon his rig. An autistic child didn't deserve more than a "minimum-standard" education. Hobby Lobby's owners had the right to deny their employees contraceptive coverage because they were Christian. The more we learn about Gorsuch, the more we learn how extreme his rulings and viewpoints really are.
GOP Senators have been weighing the "nuclear option" in order to confirm Trump's extreme SCOTUS pick. This would permanently change the rules so that SCOTUS justices could be confirmed with a simple majority (51) instead of 60 votes. This would set the Senate up for even more partisanship in the future.
WHO TO CALL:
• Sen. Bill Cassidy - DC OFFICE: (202) 224-5824 and METAIRIE OFFICE: (504) 838-0130
• Sen. John Kennedy - DC OFFICE: (202) 224-4623 and BATON ROUGE OFFICE: (225) 930-9033
Reminders: Identify where you're calling from (town and zip code is fine) so they know you're an actual constituent. Be concise - the office will get through more calls that way. Be polite and don't argue with the staffer - they don't set policy. If you get a voicemail, then leave a message. And if you get a busy signal -- call back later!
Hi, my name is [Name] from New Orleans, zip code [your zip]. I don't need a response.
I'm calling to ask Senator [NAME] oppose use of the nuclear option to confirm Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. Regardless of politics, it would set a dangerous precedent for judicial confirmations, and set the Senate up for even more partisanship and divisiveness in the future.
Thank you for your time, and for your hard work answering the phones.