It is time to rise. Rise to the occasion. Rise to the fight. Rise for our democracy.
Here’s what you can do to help in the fight over who replaces Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
We all need to in the fight because it affects all of us. We all need to be all in on the fight.
Contacting YOUR senator works. We know it works because it did in the fight over the ACA repeal in 2017. But, only contact YOUR senator. If you are not a constituent, they don’t care what you think. All you’ll do is clog up their voicemail and email in boxes and prevent constituents from contacting them. If you must, social media at them. Use the USA.gov page to find their social media platforms (and all other contact information, too).
Here are two things you can do through Indivisible:
Visit YOUR Senator’s Local Office
Bring a memento or souvenir of #RBG to your senator’s local office this FRIDAY 25 September. Tell YOUR senator that you want them to wait until after the inauguration to vote on #RBG’s replacement.
Indivisible says you have two choices:
- Organize your own event and register it with them. That sounds intimidating to me, but if you’re up to it, more power to you. Tell us in the comments, if you do!
- Find an event near you! There are lots of Indivisible groups around the country, so there’s bound to be one near you. Check it out! Again, let us know in the comments if you join an event.
Phonebanking for the Senate
Re-taking the senate in November is key in taking back the judiciary from the Repube corruption machine. You can join the Indivisible phonebanking team to call voters to promote the Dem candidates in that state. What a great way to spend some time on Saturday and wouldn’t #RBG be proud?
Sign up for a phonebanking shift now! In their very own words from their website:
You can volunteer from anywhere, and we’ll follow up and make sure you have everything you need to contact voters once you sign up. In order to volunteer, folks will need access to a computer or tablet to log in to our remote phonebanking system as well as a phone to actually make the calls.
It has long been the opinion of Ye Olde Blogger that we do three things: (1) Keep a running list of bills and issues to contact your MoC about; (2) Contact your MoC’s about the items on your list on a weekly basis; and (3) Make it into a PARTY! Get friends and family together for a few drinks and snacks and a phone. Everybody calls, supports each other, and has fun doing it. Don’t be shy, either. Let us in on the party fun and leave a comment if you have a call-your-senator party.
Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [STATE and LOCALITY].
I’m calling today to urge you to delay any vote on a SCOTUS nomination to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg until after the inauguration of the president in 2021. Trying to approve a nominee before the election will only further the deep divisions in our country. Any gain that can be had from approving a nominee cannot possibly be worth the damage it does to our democracy. Please do not vote on the nominee or if it comes to a floor vote, vote against.
Thank you for your time and attention.
IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied.
Contact Information, Tips, and Other Things To Do
Now, head on over to the general information page to find the numbers of your members of Congress, tips on what to do when calling, and other ways to influence the behavior of our government.
Whatcha gonna do?
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““When I’m sometimes asked when will there be enough [women on the Supreme Court] and I say, ‘When there are nine,’ people are shocked. But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that.” ―Ruth Bader Ginsburg 🎨” by anokarina is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0