Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. It’s an immense loss for our country.
Not only because RBG was a force for good but because her passing presents an opportunity for the Trump administration and the GOP to force through another Supreme Court nomination, one that will almost certainly set our country back decades, for decades to come. While it can be tempting to throw our collective hands up and scream “we’re fucked!”, it’s more important to fight. It’s what RBG did and it’s the best way to honor her memory.
If there’s a single moment in 2020 that’s deserving of your attention and your time, it’s this moment. Now is what writing to and calling your representatives was made for.
Regardless of how you do it (I’m a huge fan of Resistbot), contact your representatives and urge them to fight any attempt at a Supreme Court confirmation until after the inauguration in January. Not sure what to write? Here’s what I sent to my representatives tonight. Copying and pasting is welcome.
As a patriot and representative of your fellow citizens, I’m sure that you are mourning the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It’s a sad day for America, especially considering the current administration’s commitment to undermining our institutions and democracy itself.
I am terrified of the consequences of the Trump administration’s opportunity to appoint another close-minded conservative to the Supreme Court and urge you to follow the precedent set after the death of Justice Scalia four years ago, the one set by Mitch McConnell wherein he stated that the Senate couldn’t even consider appointing a new Justice in an election year. It is a virtual certainty that he and the GOP-controlled Senate will reverse their own precedent and try to force through a confirmation with only weeks left before the election.
I urge you to fight—with every tool at your disposal—any attempt by the GOP to confirm a new Supreme Court Justice. It’s a move that has the potential to set our country back an unprecedented amount for decades to come.
This is one fight that cannot be lost.
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