Last updated on October 2, 2020
Received this e-mail yesterday from health care activist, Ady Barkan, and his Super PAC, Be A Hero:
Just moments ago, the NYTimes reported that Trump will be nominating Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court.
Amy is a notorious, ultra-conservative judge who has been openly critical of Roe v. Wade, disagrees with the legality of the Affordable Care Act, and has aided Trump in the courts to uphold his racist, anti-immigrant agenda. We have a plan to block her confirmation but we’re going to need your help.
Republican Senators respond to only one thing: money. That’s why we’re calling on four swing state Republican Senators up for election in 2022 — Chuck Grassley, Marco Rubio, Pat Toomey, and Ron Johnson — to either vote NO on Amy’s confirmation, or else we'll donate all of the funds we raise to their Democratic opponents in 2022.
Will you pledge $20.22 right now to help send a loud warning to these Republican Senators that if they don’t vote no — we’re unseating them in 2022? You will ONLY be charged IF one of these Republican Senators votes for Trump’s SCOTUS pick.
I can’t emphasize enough how much of a devastating impact Amy Coney Barrett would have on the lives of millions of Americans if the Senate confirms her nomination to the Supreme Court. Everything from access to health care, gun control, LGBTQ rights, and reproductive rights is at stake in this fight.
But to make matters even worse, Trump has already admitted that one of the biggest reasons why he wants to confirm Amy before November 3rd is so he can get the Supreme Court votes he needs to fight any legal challenges related to the election. He’s not even trying to hide it. Trump is stacking the Supreme Court with loyal supporters just so he can cling to power as long as he can — no matter the real results of the election.
We know that a lot of folks are furious, upset, and everything in between over the news about this upcoming confirmation battle.
But please remember: we are not powerless. If we work together these next weeks, we can make sure these four Republican Senators feel the pressure of our grassroots power. They know that this is the team that raised over $4 million to defeat Susan Collins after she voted for Brett Kavanaugh. And they know that she’s now down in the polls because of our grassroots movement.
The stakes couldn’t be higher. We need all hands on deck to fight harder than we ever have before to block Amy’s confirmation and save our democracy. Can you pledge $20.22 or even just $2 to the #YOUARENEXT2022 campaign?
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