Action Alert: Call Your Senators NOW to Stop Walker’s Confirmation
We cannot let Donald Trump stack our courts with right-wing, anti-feminist judges. His latest attempt is the nomination of Justin Walker to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, one of the most important courts in our country. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has jurisdiction over cases involving Congress and many federal agencies, giving it enormous power in adjudicating issues that impact our entire nation.
The American Bar Association deemed Justin Walker “Not Qualified” for his current judgeship in the Western District of Kentucky because of his lack of experience. Now, four months after the conservative majority in the Senate confirmed him, Trump is attempting to place this inexperienced and unqualified judge in one of the most influential courts in the country.
Not only is Judge Walker unqualified for this position, he holds many anti-feminist and right-wing views. He has worked against providing healthcare for millions of Americans and has voiced dissent against the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate. He is openly against women’s right to access contraceptive healthcare and has made statements opposing the ACA’s mandate that employer-sponsored insurance plans must provide contraceptive coverage. Additionally, Judge Walker stood with Brett Kavanaugh and stated that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was “mistaken” regarding her experience of sexual assault.
This is not the kind of person we need in one of the most powerful courts in the United States. We need judges who will uphold the right to freedom, well-being, and health for all people in our nation, not someone who places right-wing ideology over human rights.
The Senate has Justin Walker’s floor vote scheduled for June 8th. Help us prevent Justin Walker from being appointed to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals by calling your Senators and urging them to vote against cloture. By doing this, we can block a vote on Walker’s appointment and delay Senate action for as long as necessary.
You can find your Senators and their contact information here and their social media handles here. Use these sample messages to tell them that their constituents do not want to see Justin Walker appointed to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Phone Call: “Hello Senator […], my name is […] and I am calling to urge you to vote against cloture on Justin Walker’s appointment to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. As one of your constituents in the state of […], I do not support the appointment of such an anti-feminist person to one of our most influential courts. You must vote against cloture and prevent a Senate vote on his appointment to protect the rights of your constituents and people across this nation. Thank you.”
Tweet: As a resident of the state of […], I am urging @[…] to vote against cloture on the appointment of Justin Walker to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. He is not qualified for this position and his appointment would threaten the rights of women and minorities across the country.
Letter: Dear Senator […], my name is […] and I am writing to urge you to vote against cloture on Justin Walker’s appointment to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. As one of your constituents in the state of […], I do not support the appointment of such an anti-feminist person to one of our most influential courts. You must vote against cloture and block a Senate vote on his appointment in order to protect the rights of your constituents and people across this nation. Justin Walker is not qualified for this position, and his appointment would threaten the health and rights of women and minorities in the U.S. Sincerely, […]