Monday, September 17, 2018

Sen. Flake still hasn't decided how to vote on Kavanaugh? Calls needed.

If we have any shot of blocking Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, it goes right through Arizona.

Yesterday, Christine Blasey Ford went public with her story of being physically and sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh while they were in high school.1

The reasons to oppose Kavanaugh are clear and more appalling every day, but Sen. Jeff Flake is still on the fence.

We need all hands on deck to make sure that Sen. Flake hears from as many constituents as possible demanding that he stop Kavanaugh from being confirmed.

Contact Senator Flake:

Washington, D.C. Office: 202-224-4521
Tucson Office: 520-575-8633

Contact Senator Jon Kyl:

Tucson Office: 520-670-6334
D.C. Office: 202-224-2235:

Sample script:

Hi, my name is _____ and I live in Tucson. I’m calling Sen. Flake to ask that he vote no on Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation and prevent another accused sexual predator from being confirmed to the Supreme Court.

Even before the recent allegations, Kavanaugh had proven himself too extreme for Arizona. He threatens women's health, civil rights, workers and the environment and perjured himself during his hearings.

Kavanaugh is deeply unpopular in Arizona and as a constituent I am asking Sen. Flake to publicly commit to oppose him.

Thank you.

It is clear that Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee knew about, and prepared for the fallout from, Blasey Ford's allegations. But instead of acting on such obviously disqualifying information, they rushed through Kavanaugh's nomination and buried key documents that could shed further light on his character.

We already have an accused sexual predator in the White House. We don't need another one on the Supreme Court. Nor should the Senate hand over the Court to a criminal co-conspirator who may have helped a foreign government steal the 2016 election and whose dangerous agenda includes ripping children from their families, taking away women's rights, banning Muslims from the country, undermining LGBTQ equality and destroying the planet.

Despite the allegations against Kavanaugh, the White House has indicated it is "full steam ahead" on his nomination.2 This refusal to slow things down in the face of Blasey Ford's courage proves yet again that the Republican Party is willing to ignore, demonize and undermine women in service of partisan gain. Those of us who believe Blasey Ford must have her back now in any way we can, including by putting massive pressure on our senators to block Kavanaugh's nomination. Can you make a call to Sen. Flake today? Click the link below for a sample script and the number to call:

- Heidi Hess, CREDO Action
Click below for a sample script and the number to call:
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  1. Emma Brown, "California professor, writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter, speaks out about her allegation of sexual assault," The Washington Post, Sept. 16, 2018.
  2. Asawin Suebsaeng, Gideon Resnick, and Sam Stein, "Trump Believes There Is a ‘Conspiracy’ to Torpedo the Kavanaugh Nomination," The Daily Beast, Sept. 16, 2018.

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