What You Can Do Now - Call Your Senators and Tell Them #NoKavanaugh
We are asking you to call your Senators’ offices every day next week. Also, look for local #NoKavanaugh rallies that will come up on short notice by following our Progressive Action for the Common Good Facebook page.
Call your Senators and ask them to vote No on Kavanaugh, or to explain their Yes vote to you.
Senator Grassley: 563-322-4331
Senator Ernst: 563-322-0677
Senator Durbin: 309-786-5173
Senator Duckworth: 309-606-7060
Background information and talking points:
Senator Grassley has taken most of the heat on Kavanaugh. Let’s turn our attention to Senator Ernst. According to this article in the Des Moines Register, Senator Ernst expressed support for Kavanaugh on Friday, telling him:
“I would say to him, stay strong, I would say, continue on with the push forward and I would also say, 'God keep you and bless you,' because I do know how painful this process can be," she said.
This is the same Senator Ernst who has a section on Combating Sexual Assault on her website. There she writes:
Sexual assault is a horrendous crime, and we must work to ensure there is zero tolerance for it in our society. We won’t tolerate it in gyms, we won’t tolerate it on college campuses, and we won’t tolerate it in the military. Period. Additionally, we must develop and enforce policies to prevent sexual assault from happening in the first place.
Senator Ernst should update her website to clarify that she doesn’t actually have zero tolerance for sexual assault. It is okay for a Republican partisan hack that wants to be on the Supreme Court to sexually assault women. And from her past support of candidate Trump we know that a Republican nominee for President will also have Senator Ernst’s support, even if he sexually assaults women.
Call your Senators and ask them to justify their votes. Do they think Dr. Ford is lying? Do they think she is telling the truth, but they are okay with putting a sexual predator (and mean drunk) on the Supreme Court?
If you live in Illinois, call Senator Durbin and thank him for everything he has done to lift up the voices of Kavanaugh’s victims and keep this partisan hack off the Supreme Court. Call Senator Duckworth and ask her to vote against Kavanaugh.