Call Of The Day: Block Anti-Choice Extremist Wendy Vitter From A Lifetime Judgeship

Donald Trump has nominated yet another unacceptable and woefully unqualified attorney for a lifetime appointment as a judge. Wendy Vitter, Trump’s nominee for a judgeship in the Eastern District Court of Louisiana, is an anti-choice extremist with a troubling professional and personal history. During her time working in the New Orleans District Attorney’s Office, Vitter’s office was repeatedly criticized for refusing to share evidence of innocence with defendants, ultimately earning a rebuke from the Supreme Court. She has consistently propagated false and dangerous information about reproductive health, claiming birth control leads to a higher risk of violent death, that abortion causes breast cancer, and that Planned Parenthood kills 150,000 women a year. During her Senate hearing, she refused to agree that the landmark case to desegregate public schools, Brown v. Board of Education, was decided correctly. She also failed to disclose information about her past anti-choice activities.

Wendy Vitter’s stances on reproductive rights and racial integration make her an unconscionable choice for a lifetime federal judgeship. Congress must reject her appointment to the Eastern District Court of Louisiana.

Who To Call:  Senators Kennedy and Cassidy

Senator Bill Cassidy: DC Office: 202-224-5824; Metairie office: 504-838-0130; Monroe: 318-324-2111; Lake Charles 337-493-5398; Alexandria: 318-448-7176
 
Senator John Kennedy: DC office: 202-224-4623; New Orleans: 504-581-6190; Lafayette: (337) 269-5980; Monroe: (318) 361-1489; Alexandria: (318) 445-2892; Baton Rouge: (225) 926-8033; Shreveport: (318) 670-5192.

SAMPLE SCRIPT:

Hello, my name is [Your Name] and I’m an active voter from New Orleans, ZIP code 70118 [or wherever you're from].

I'm calling to urge the senator to reject Wendy Vitter's nomination to a lifetime judgeship.  Vitter is an anti-choice extremist who has endorsed outright lies about reproductive health and implied that the Brown v. Board decision that desegregated schools was decided improperly.  Additionally, she deliberately concealed information about her past during her Senate hearing.

Thank you for your time and attention.

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This call is adapted from 5calls.org.