Wednesday, April 5, 2017

With Democrats like these, who needs Republicans?

The Senate is set to vote on the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch any day now. While Democrats are planning to filibuster, Mitch McConnell already has three Dem votes in his pocket. 

Joe Manchin (D-WV), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Joe Connelly (D-IN) have all stated their intention to vote for confirmation. 

The GOP needs eight Democrats to get the 60-vote majority. Thanks to these three, they only need five more to put a hardline right winger into a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court.

It’s not only Manchin, Heitkamp or Connelly. Just days ago, California’s Diane Feinstein and Colorado’s Michael Bennet said they were on the fence about the guy who decided Hobby Lobby can deny their employees access to birth control on religious grounds.

How can you be undecided about a man with $10M in dark money backing his confirmation campaign (yes, SCOTUS nominees now have “campaigns”) while he dismissively refuses to explain his position on Citizens United? Maybe their indecision stems from Gorsuch having much in common with another corporatist, pro-Citizens-United judge, Merrick Garland.

We’ve already got dozens of nominees in West Virginia, North Dakota, and all these states. Next year, we’ll make sure the voters across the country have a real choice.

You know the only way we can defeat the corporate campaign cash machine is by leveraging millions of supporters just like you. You’ve helped us raise $1M and made our campaign a serious contender. But we will need to scale up in a massive way to run hundreds of candidates at once and truly transform Congress.

An idea this bold can only succeed if people like you believe in it. Together, we can change more than Congress. Together, we can change the game.

A message from The Justice Democrats

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