The petition to the Senate reads:
"Block and resist Howard Nielson's confirmation to the federal bench."
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If we don't act now, the NRA's favorite attorney could hold a lifetime judicial appointment on a federal court.
Recently, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced one of Donald Trump's most extreme right-wing judicial nominees, Howard Nielson.1 Nielson spent his career defending the NRA's dangerous agenda, fighting against LGBTQ rights and women's rights, and supporting the legalization of torture.
Speak out now to demand that the Senate block the confirmation of pro-gun, pro-torture bigot Howard Nielson.
Tell the Senate: No lifetime judicial appointment for the NRA's favorite attorney. Block Howard Nielson. Click here to sign the petition.
Thirty-four mass shootings have occurred since the Parkland, Florida massacre and federal lawmakers have yet to respond with any real gun reform.2 Instead, NRA lapdogs in the White House and Congress are doing everything they can to block policies that keep weapons of war off the streets. If the Senate confirms pro-gun extremist Howard Nielson to the federal bench, it would make the country's mass shooting crisis even worse by giving the NRA more power to undermine gun restrictions and expand access to firearms.
Howard Nielson has called state laws that prevent people younger than 21 from purchasing handguns and publicly carrying firearms unconstitutional. He also tried to overturn a ban on assault weapons in Illinois by arguing that high-powered rifles were not as dangerous as pistols and revolvers.3
In addition to advancing the NRA's dangerous agenda, Nielson has positioned himself on the far right of many other issues.
Trump and his extremist Republican party are trying to fill the federal courts with right-wing judges who will legitimize their hateful policies, undo decades of civil rights progress and empower the NRA. We cannot allow that to happen.
Some Republican senators have taken small steps to distance themselves from the worst of Trump's extremism. If they want credit for standing up to Trump, they have to keep his right-wing nominees out of the federal courts where they can institutionalize Trump's dangerous agenda for generations. Add your name now to demand that Senate Democrats and Republicans of good conscience block Howard Nielson's confirmation.
Tell the Senate: No lifetime judicial appointment for the NRA's favorite attorney. Block Howard Nielson. Click the link below to sign the petition.
-Nicole Regalado, CREDO Action
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