Wednesday, November 28 - Tell Senators to Vote No on Thomas Farr / Tell Reps to Sign On to Green New Deal

Actions You Can Take Today

Action 1: Tell Senators to Vote No on Thomas Farr

Mitch McConnell has taken steps to start pushing Thomas Farr through the Senate to be a federal judge--for life. Farr has a long record of advancing racist and discriminatory policies, and next week, the Senate will vote on his confirmation. We’re only one vote away from defeating Farr, and if enough people call their senators, we can tip the scales and stop Thomas Farr once and for all.

Here’s what we know about Farr already:

  • He helped draft North Carolina’s racist voter suppression law that a federal court said “targeted African Americans with almost surgical precision.”

  • Farr was a protégé of the late Sen. Jesse Helms of North Carolina, an “unabashed segregationist” with ties to the white supremacist movement, and served as a top advisor to Helms’ reelection campaign.

  • Farr defended Helms’ discriminatory campaign, which included sending postcards to thousands of black North Carolinians casting doubt on their eligibility to vote and threatening them with jail time if they did vote. When senators asked Farr about his role in Helms’ discriminatory scheme, Farr gave misleading testimony, claiming that he was not involved in the decision to send the intimidating mailer to black voters. A former Justice Department investigator later came forward to contradict Farr's claims.

Call on Senators to vote no on Thomas Farr!

Call Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506
Call Senator Durbin | DC: 202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952

Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I'm calling to ask [Senator] to vote no on Thomas Farr for federal judge.Thomas has backed racist voter suppression laws and discriminatory policies. He is unfit for a lifetime appointment. Thank you.

Action via DemandJustice.org

Action 2: Tell Your Rep to Sign on to the Green New Deal

Newly elected Congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released a proposal for a Select Committee for a Green New Deal, a plan that would transform our economy and society at the scale needed to stop the climate crisis. It’s our fighting chance to actually stop this crisis - for some of us, the first we’ve seen in our whole lives.

Here is how we win a Green New Deal:

  1. Get a critical mass of members of Congress to support a Select Committee for a Green New Deal NOW. We already have 15 in just two weeks.

  2. In January, make sure the next Congress puts the Committee in motion.

  3. Use the next two years to write the best Green Jobs for All bill possible, and organize candidates and people across the country to support it.

  4. In 2020, win a full scale mobilization to stop climate change and offer a job to every single American no matter the color of your skin, where you live or where your parents are from.

Taking action, raising your voice, and calling your Representatives is how we achieve Step 1.

Find your rep’s contact info

Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask [REP] to sign on to the Green New Deal proposed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. With the Climate Report released last week, it’s more urgent than ever that our government stand up to big oil and take steps to fight climate change to protect our citizens, our economy and future generations. Thank you.

Action via Sunrise Movement

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