Thursday, July 5 - Call on Senators to Oppose Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee / Tell Greyhound to Stop Warrantless Searches

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Call on Senators to oppose Trump’s SCOTUS nominee.

    • Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506

    • Senator Durbin | DC: 202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952

  • Action 2: Tell Greyhound to stop warrantless searches

 

Action 1: Call on Senators to Oppose Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement sets up a monumental shift in the balance of the Supreme Court. Kennedy was often (but not always) a moderating force on the Court, and was key to many instrumental decisions on issues that affect us all.

Trump wants to put a hard-right conservative in this seat: he’s already put out a “short list” of 25 possible picks, and every single one is an extremist. This puts settled rights like abortion, marriage equality, and health care back under threat.

The only way we can defeat Trump’s nominee is to: Get to 51 votes. To start, we need 49 “no” votes from EVERY SINGLE SENATE DEMOCRAT to have a fighting chance. 

Call your senators. Tell them to commit immediately to opposing anyone that Trump nominates from his short list.

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 in the {ZIP CODE} and member of Indivisible. I'm calling to ask {Senator} to speak out against Trump’s SCOTUS shortlist picks. None of his potential nominees will protect women’s healthcare, gay rights, workers’ rights or minority rights. Any nominee to the Court must represent the interests of ALL Americans -- not just wealthy corporate interests. Thank you.

Action via Indivisible

 

Action 2: Tell Greyhound to Stop Warrantless Searches

In a move that evokes memories of Arizona’s “show-me-your-papers” law, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents are boarding buses and questioning passengers about their immigration and citizenship status. If a person is unable to provide documentation on the spot, they are removed from the bus and detained. By allowing CBP to conduct warrantless searches on their buses, Greyhound is aiding in Trump’s deportation machine that’s tearing apart families and wrecking communities.

Border patrol agents are indiscriminately boarding buses and racially profiling passengers about their citizenship status without a warrant, a violation of their 4th amendment rights, according to the ACLU. Greyhound has the ability to stop this, but has refused to do so. Greyhound needs to implement policies to prohibit Border Patrol agents from boarding their buses without a warrant or unless they're at a border crossing.

 

Action via Color Of Change

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