Friday, September 25, 2020

Breaking news: Trump's pick, and our plan to save the Supreme Court

Donald Trump has reportedly selected Amy Coney Barrett to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat. Barrett is a far-right conservative who would cement a 6-3 conservative supermajority on the court and seek to undo Justice Ginsburg's life's work.

Dear MoveOn member,

Donald Trump has reportedly selected Amy Coney Barrett to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat.1 Barrett is a far-right conservative who would cement a 6-3 conservative supermajority on the court and seek to undo Justice Ginsburg's life's work.

In 15 states, voting is already underway to choose the 46th president and a new Senate.

This nomination comes from an impeached president who said he wants his nominee confirmed before the election because he's "going to need nine justices" to determine the outcome of the election and who refuses to commit to a peaceful transition of power.2,3

Mitch McConnell is plunging forward and aiming for the Senate to vote to confirm Barrett on October 29, five days before voting concludes in the election.4

This could be the biggest, most consequential fight of the entire Trump presidency. McConnell wants us to think that it's inevitable that the Senate votes to confirm Barrett. But it's far from inevitable. Democrats can slow the work of the Senate to a crawl, and massive grassroots pressure from MoveOn members and our allies can help us win this fight, just as it did when we saved the Affordable Care Act.

This is not a time to despair but to come together and fight like our lives depend on it, because everything is on the line—and for generations.

But we'll be frank: MoveOn's resources are already tied up in the essential work of defeating Trump and flipping the Senate, and our budget did not account for a nationwide, emergency campaign of this scale after voting in the election had already started.

We're all in—and for as long as it takes. Are you, Mar? Will you start a $3 weekly donation now to MoveOn's emergency campaign to stop Donald Trump's nominee for Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court? (MoveOn will bill your weekly donation to your credit card once a month starting today and will contact you shortly after the election to see if you want to modify or cancel your weekly donation.)

Count me in.

No, I'm sorry, I can't chip in weekly.

Trump's nomination—along with McConnell plowing the confirmation process forward and many GOP senators falling in line despite their earlier statements, press releases, and pledges not to consider a Supreme Court nominee in an election year—is all the more appalling given that it's in defiance of Justice Ginsburg's dying wish.

Barrett is just 48 years old and could shape our nation's laws for three or more decades.

Barrett has said that the court decision upholding Roe v. Wade was "erroneous."5 She has spoken out against the Affordable Care Act and has backed up Trump's most anti-immigrant executive actions.6

If Barrett is confirmed, we won't have to wait long to see the devastating impact. Just days after the election, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether to strike down the Affordable Care Act.

In the past, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on a 5-4 vote. With Barrett joining Brett Kavanaugh, there would be a clear majority to strike down the law—meaning people with preexisting conditions like COVID-19 would no longer be protected, and millions would lose health care in the middle of a raging global pandemic.

We don't have much time to stop Trump's nomination, and with voting already underway in the 2020 election, we need to defend RBG's seat without pulling needed resources away from beating Trump or flipping the Senate.

Unlike the GOP, MoveOn doesn't have shady billionaires on speed dial to bankroll our efforts. We rely on the grassroots contributions from MoveOn members like you.

And in this critical moment, your contribution will help us do everything we can to stop Trump, McConnell, and the GOP from installing Barrett on the Supreme Court—whether it's running TV ads to blanket the airwaves in the home states of swing senators, organizing major protests and demonstrations, continuing to overload the phone lines in the Senate, or something else.

If you've been waiting to get involved, this is the moment. If you've already been working hard, this is the moment to dig deeper. Everything is on the line. Will you start a $3 weekly donation now to save the Supreme Court and our democracy? (MoveOn will bill your weekly donation to your credit card once a month starting today and will contact you shortly after the election to see if you want to modify or cancel your weekly donation.)

Count me in.

No, I'm sorry, I can't chip in weekly.

Already, more than ONE MILLION MoveOn members have signed our petition demanding that RBG's replacement not be confirmed until after the inauguration. Tens of thousands of MoveOn members have flooded their senators' offices with more than 35,000 phone calls demanding the same. As you read this, mobile billboards are crisscrossing swing states to pressure vulnerable GOP senators to do the right thing. And on Sunday, MoveOn members and our allies are taking to the streets across the country in a show of force to stop Trump, McConnell, and the GOP from stealing RBG's seat.

Listen, Mar, this is a fight we can win. It won't be easy, but it's doable—if we can hold all the Democrats and get four Republicans to vote no. Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski have already said they don't think Trump should be appointing a replacement for Justice Ginsburg at all.7

If Democrats can slow Senate business down enough to get past the election, we could gain another vote if Mark Kelly defeats Martha McSally in the special election for U.S. Senate in Arizona. Because it's a special election, Kelly, who's ahead in the polls, could be sworn in right away.8

That means we would need only one more Republican to refuse to go along with Trump's illegitimate nomination, and with so many Republicans in tight re-election fights, we have to put enormous pressure on them, starting now.

These are the keys to victory:

  1. Overwhelming grassroots pressure on Republican senators up for re-election.
  2. Focusing the debate on issues like health care and abortion, where the voters are overwhelmingly on our side.
  3. Raising enough money to fund our campaign without pulling a dime out of our plan to defeat Trump and take back the Senate.

The stakes in this fight couldn't be higher. Will you start a $3 per week donation now to save the Supreme Court (MoveOn will bill your weekly donation to your credit card once a month starting today and will contact you shortly after the election to see if you want to modify or cancel your weekly donation.)

Count me in.

No, I'm sorry, I can't chip in weekly.

Thanks for all you do.

–Justin, Mary, Robert, Michael, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. "Trump Selects Amy Coney Barrett to Fill Ginsburg's Seat on the Supreme Court," The New York Times, September 25, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/144823?t=8&akid=275708%2E10220574%2EoUzz3U

2. "Trump says he wants to fill Supreme Court seat quickly in case justices need to settle election dispute," USA Today, September 24, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/144820?t=10&akid=275708%2E10220574%2EoUzz3U

3. "As Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transition, Pentagon stresses it will play no role in the election," CNN, September 25, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/144821?t=12&akid=275708%2E10220574%2EoUzz3U

4. "Senate GOP aims to confirm Trump court pick by Oct. 29: report," The Hill, September 22, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/144815?t=14&akid=275708%2E10220574%2EoUzz3U

5. "Profile of a potential nominee: Amy Coney Barrett," SCOTUSblog, September 21, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/144797?t=16&akid=275708%2E10220574%2EoUzz3U

6. "The Top Contender for RBG's Seat Has a Fundamentally Cruel Vision of the Law," Slate, September 19, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/144798?t=18&akid=275708%2E10220574%2EoUzz3U

7. "Murkowski Joins Collins In Opposing Supreme Court Vote Before Election – Here's Who Matters Now," Forbes, September 20, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/144802?t=20&akid=275708%2E10220574%2EoUzz3U

8. "Democrats See a Glimmer of Hope Over Supreme Court Fight in Arizona's Senate Race," The New York Times, September 19, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/144803?t=22&akid=275708%2E10220574%2EoUzz3U 

Want to support our work? As Robert Reich says, "No organization in America has a better track record of success in developing cutting-edge strategies to get out the vote and win elections than MoveOn." But it will take each of us doing our part to defeat Trump and flip the Senate!

Will you chip in $3 a week to help MoveOn combat right-wing lies, make sure every vote is counted, and win this election?

Count me in.

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These limited-edition posters are almost gone!

In her dissent to the 2013 Supreme Court decision that gutted the Voting Rights Act, Ruth Bader Ginsburg famously wrote that getting rid of voting protections was "like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet."

Dear MoveOn member, 

In her dissent to the 2013 Supreme Court decision that gutted the Voting Rights Act, Ruth Bader Ginsburg famously wrote that getting rid of voting protections was "like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet."1

Justice Ginsburg fought tirelessly to protect voting rights because she knew the essential truth: Our votes are powerful, and when we come together to exercise that right, we can change the world.

Justice Ginsburg's passing last week and the immediate, despicable plotting by Republicans to steal her seat with voting in this election already underway are stark reminders of how important our votes are.

Motivating a new generation of voters to cast their ballots could be the difference between winning and losing in this election, which is why MoveOn created "Your Vote Is Power," a campaign to connect with young people and people of color in ways that inspire and motivate them to vote.

This innovative cultural campaign carries empowering messages about voting, combatting the cynicism and disinformation pushed by the right that persuade far too many people to sit out. We've tested this messaging, and the results are compelling: When our "Your Vote Is Power" content reaches our target audiences, it makes them more likely to vote.

To help spread the message, we've worked with some of the best up-and-coming artists in the country to create powerful designs meant to remind us of the power of our vote—and we've printed a small, limited-edition run of these designs as collectable posters that you can proudly display as part of the campaign.

We have a limited number of these posters, and once they're gone, they're gone. Click here or on the image below to order yours now, while supplies last!

By ordering a poster, you will help fuel the final stretch of our campaign to mobilize young voters and voters of color in battleground states across the country to cast their ballots, get their friends and family to cast their ballots, and help ensure that come November 3, Donald Trump's disastrous administration is defeated once and for all.

Be a part of the Your Vote Is Power campaign by ordering a limited-edition poster now, before they're all gone.

And remember: When we vote, we win.

Thanks for all you do.

–Michael, Amy, Elsie, Nick, and the rest of the team

Source: 

1. "Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lost Her Battle to Save Voting Rights. Here's How We Can Take Up the Fight and Honor Her Legacy," Time, September 21, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/144795?t=5&akid=275658%2E10220574%2EWbTyuC

Want to support our work? As Robert Reich says, "No organization in America has a better track record of success in developing cutting-edge strategies to get out the vote and win elections than MoveOn." But it will take each of us doing our part to defeat Trump and flip the Senate!

Will you chip in to help combat right-wing lies, make sure every vote is counted, and win this election?

Click here to chip in $3, or whatever you can afford.


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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Last chance: Free RBG sticker

For decades, Justice Ginsburg carried the torch of justice. Now, it's our turn to carry forward that legacy.

Dear MoveOn member, 

Though voting is already underway, Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the GOP have vowed to steal Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat and to install yet another right-wing extremist judge on the Supreme Court.

Not without a fight, they won't!

MoveOn and our allies have launched a colossal, nationwide grassroots campaign to protect Justice Ginsburg's legacy and to save the Supreme Court—and over a million people have already taken action.

Mar, Republican senators MUST listen to us now. But if they don't, rest assured that we'll get their attention at the ballot box.

Show the world you are committed to carrying on Justice Ginsburg's legacy—and that you'll be voting in this election—by getting your free RBG sticker today.

From the beginning, Ruth Bader Ginsburg shattered glass ceilings. As one of only a handful of women in her law school, Ginsburg faced rampant sexism. But she persisted—and graduated at the top of her class. 

As a young lawyer with impeccable credentials and sterling recommendations, she was rejected from a Supreme Court clerkship because of her gender. And when she was hired as a law professor—one of the first 20 women in our nation's history to achieve that feat—she was informed she would be paid less than her male colleagues. 

But Ginsburg didn't agonize. She organized.

Ginsburg founded the Women's Rights Project at the ACLU, argued several cases before the Supreme Court, and pioneered the groundbreaking legal argument that convinced the Supreme Court to strike down a law based on gender discrimination for the first time in U.S. history.

She went on to earn herself a coveted spot on a federal appeals court, and later, she became only the second woman ever to serve on the United States Supreme Court. There, she earned a reputation for her fierce support for gender equality, access to abortion, rights for immigrants, and so much more.

For decades, Justice Ginsburg carried the torch of justice. Now, it's our turn to carry forward that legacy. 

Already, more than ONE MILLION MoveOn members have signed a petition urging the Senate not to fill Justice Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat until after the next president is inaugurated. And thousands of MoveOn members have flooded their senators with more than 35,000 phone calls to demand the same.

Just as it did when we successfully saved the Affordable Care Act, the massive grassroots pressure from MoveOn members and allies can help us win this fight too.

Click here to order your free RBG sticker today to proudly show the world that you're voting for the values that Justice Ginsburg spent her life fighting for.

Thanks for all you do.

–Justin, Sandra, Oscar, Kelly, and the rest of the team

Want to support our work? As Robert Reich says, "No organization in America has a better track record of success in developing cutting-edge strategies to get out the vote and win elections than MoveOn." But it will take each of us doing our part to defeat Trump and flip the Senate!

Will you chip in $3 a week to help MoveOn combat right-wing lies, make sure every vote is counted, and win this election?

Count me in.

No, I'm sorry, I can't chip in weekly.


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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Can we send you a free RBG sticker?

Show the world you are committed to carrying on Justice Ginsburg's legacy—and that you'll be voting in this election—by getting your free RBG sticker today.

Dear MoveOn member, 

Though voting is already underway, Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the GOP have vowed to steal Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat and to install yet another right-wing extremist judge on the Supreme Court.

Not without a fight, they won't!

Over the weekend, MoveOn and our allies launched a colossal, nationwide grassroots campaign to protect Justice Ginsburg's legacy and to save the Supreme Court—and over a million people have already taken action.

Mar, Republican senators MUST listen to us now. But if they don't, rest assured that we'll get their attention at the ballot box.

Show the world you are committed to carrying on Justice Ginsburg's legacy—and that you'll be voting in this election—by getting your free RBG sticker today.

From the beginning, Ruth Bader Ginsburg shattered glass ceilings. As one of only a handful of women in her law school, Ginsburg faced rampant sexism. But she persisted—and graduated at the top of her class. 

As a young lawyer with impeccable credentials and sterling recommendations, she was rejected from a Supreme Court clerkship because of her gender. And when she was hired as a law professor—one of the first 20 women in our nation's history to achieve that feat—she was informed she would be paid less than her male colleagues. 

But Ginsburg didn't agonize. She organized.

Ginsburg founded the Women's Rights Project at the ACLU, argued several cases before the Supreme Court, and pioneered the groundbreaking legal argument that convinced the Supreme Court to strike down a law based on gender discrimination for the first time in U.S. history.

She went on to earn herself a coveted spot on a federal appeals court, and later, she became only the second woman ever to serve on the United States Supreme Court. There, she earned a reputation for her fierce support for gender equality, access to abortion, rights for immigrants, and so much more.

For decades, Justice Ginsburg carried the torch of justice. Now, it's our turn to carry forward that legacy. 

Already, more than ONE MILLION MoveOn members have signed a petition urging the Senate not to fill Justice Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat until after the next president is inaugurated. And thousands of MoveOn members have flooded their senators with more than 25,000 phone calls to demand the same.

Just as it did when we successfully saved the Affordable Care Act, the massive grassroots pressure from MoveOn members and allies can help us win this fight too.

Click here to order your free RBG sticker today to proudly show the world that you're voting for the values that Justice Ginsburg spent her life fighting for.

Thanks for all you do.

–Justin, Sandra, Oscar, Kelly, and the rest of the team

Want to support our work? As Robert Reich says, "No organization in America has a better track record of success in developing cutting-edge strategies to get out the vote and win elections than MoveOn." But it will take each of us doing our part to defeat Trump and flip the Senate!

Will you chip in $3 a week to help MoveOn combat right-wing lies, make sure every vote is counted, and win this election?

Count me in.

No, I'm sorry, I can't chip in weekly.


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Chris Wallace (petition)

Sign the petition to demand a climate change segment in the first presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump!

Tell presidential debate moderator Chris Wallace not to ignore the climate crisis!

Dear MoveOn member,

My name is Anisa Nanavati, and I am the North American Continental Coordinator of Earth Uprising, a youth-led climate justice movement. As young people, we will bear the greatest impacts of climate change, and we refuse to stay silent while our future is destroyed.

Chris Wallace just announced the topics he will discuss as the moderator for the first presidential debate on September 29, and climate is missing! This is simply unacceptable.

Unprecedented hurricanes, wildfires, flooding, and droughts are devastating communities across the United States, and youth climate activists are uniting to take action and demand a better future for ourselves and future generations.

Add your name to our petition and demand that the climate crisis be addressed in the upcoming presidential debate on September 29.

We are asking Chris Wallace—the moderator of the first presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump—and major news media networks to include a segment on climate change in the presidential debates.

We at Earth Uprising believe that equity should be at the core of all climate change solutions. Climate change, racial justice, and economic justice are connected. Climate change impacts communities of color and low-income communities more than others. We are seeing this with frontline communities having to consume toxic water and contend with harmful air pollution.1 We are seeing this with the farmworkers in California who are breathing in toxic air as they do the heavy labor outdoors, while ash rains down on them, to supply food for American families.2

Tell Chris Wallace and the Commission on Presidential Debates that you want the climate crisis to be featured among other important topics discussed at the first presidential debate.

With millions of Americans facing down climate change at their doorsteps, those seeking to lead the country must feel the same sense of urgency. Presidential candidates must be asked during the very first presidential debate to describe how they will decrease and reverse the impact of climate change on communities ravaged by flooding on farmland, wildfires in forests, hurricanes along the coasts, and other disasters.

Furthermore, research shows a statistical connection between death rates from COVID-19 and long-term exposure to air pollution; each increased microgram of this kind of pollution per cubic meter of air is associated with an 8% increase in death from COVID-19.3

In 2016 there were no questions on the climate crisis during the presidential debates, but another youth-led petition did help get the issue on the radar for a debate primary this time around. Now we need to ensure that all Americans, regardless of their political affiliation, can hear from the candidates themselves.

Sign the petition to demand a climate segment as part of the first presidential debate.

Just like the toll on human life, the economic cost of climate change is incalculable. In August, there were four billion-dollar weather disasters: the derecho storm in the Midwest, Hurricanes Isaias and Laura, and California's wildfires.4 If that money didn't have to be spent on responding to the fallout from the climate crisis, it could have been spent to support and help local communities.

Questions for the first debate are "subject to possible changes because of news developments." Let's collect as many signatures on this petition as we can to make it clear that the climate crisis must not be ignored and has to be addressed in the presidential debates.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks!

–Anisa Nanavati, Earth Uprising

Sources:

1. "Pollution Is Killing Black Americans. This Community Fought Back." The New York Times, July 28, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/144304?t=13&akid=275297%2E10220574%2EeSQg4R

2. "Farm Workers Face Double Threat: Wildfire Smoke And COVID-19," NPR, September 7, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/144180?t=15&akid=275297%2E10220574%2EeSQg4R

3. "Pollution Is Killing Black Americans. This Community Fought Back." The New York Times, July 28, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/144304?t=17&akid=275297%2E10220574%2EeSQg4R

4. "Four disasters cost more than $1 billion each in August." The New York Times, accessed September 21, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/144306?t=19&akid=275297%2E10220574%2EeSQg4R

 

You're receiving this petition because we thought it might interest you. It was created on MoveOn.org, where anyone can start their own online petitions. You can start your own petition here.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

We will persist. Here's how.

Now it's up to us to honor Ruth's remarkable life. Honor what she fought for. Honor how she never gave up, no matter how hard the battle.

Dear MoveOn member,

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a trailblazer, a role model, and a friend.

As a young mom heading off to Rutgers Law School, I saw so few examples of female lawyers or law professors. But Ruth helped me learn to persist. She'd been teaching at Rutgers right before I got there. I'm forever grateful for her example—to me and to millions of young women—and for all she achieved for us in her dogged, lifelong pursuit of justice.

Now it's up to us to honor Ruth's remarkable life. Honor what she fought for. Honor how she never gave up, no matter how hard the battle.

Mar, control of the Senate is up for grabs—and it's never been more critical.

In South Carolina, Jaime Harrison—a champion for working people—has defied all odds, come from behind, and is tied in the polls with Lindsey Graham. By fighting alongside Jaime, we fight back against the Senate Republicans who are trying to steal another Supreme Court seat and undermine our values for generations to come.

Your contribution today would help put Jaime Harrison over the top in this powerfully important Senate race. Will you chip in $3 now directly to Jaime Harrison's campaign? 100% of your donation will go to his campaign.

Lindsey Graham chairs the Judiciary Committee, so he oversees Supreme Court nominations.

He told us in 2016, "I want you to use my words against me: If there's a Republican president … and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term, you can say Lindsey Graham said, 'Let's let the next president, whoever it might be, make that nomination.'"1

And he promised in 2018, "If an opening comes in the last year of President Trump's term, and the primary process has started, we'll wait till the next election."2

But mere hours after Ruth passed, he said that he'll support Donald Trump "in any effort to move forward regarding the recent vacancy created by the passing of Justice Ginsburg."3

We can't let him get away with it. Mar, use your anger. Use your pain. And use your power. Speak out. Make your voice heard.

If you're able to, please make a $3 donation directly to Jaime Harrison. Everything is on the line.

Born and raised in rural South Carolina, Jaime has lived the struggles so many in the Palmetto State face every single day. He has deep empathy, character, and integrity.

We need him to fight for our values in the Senate. We need him, not Lindsey Graham, voting to fill Ruth's Supreme Court seat.

We can do this, together. Side by side. The power is in our hands.

Please, if you can, donate $3 now to help elect Jaime Harrison and flip the Senate to Democrats.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a fighter. She never gave up. And neither do we. We persist.

Thanks for being a part of this.

–Elizabeth Warren

Sources:

1. "The Daily 202: Nine implications of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death – for 2020 and beyond," The Washington Post, September 19, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/144310?t=5&akid=275147%2E10220574%2EzlE7D8

2. "'Use My Words Against Me': Lindsey Graham's Shifting Position On Court Vacancies," NPR, September 19, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/144311?t=7&akid=275147%2E10220574%2EzlE7D8

3. "Graham commits to supporting Trump 'in any effort to move forward' in filling Ginsburg's seat," CNN, September 19, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/144312?t=9&akid=275147%2E10220574%2EzlE7D8

Want to support MoveOn's work? As Robert Reich says, "No organization in America has a better track record of success in developing cutting-edge strategies to get out the vote and win elections than MoveOn." But it will take each of us doing our part to defeat Trump and flip the Senate!

Will you chip in to help combat right-wing lies, make sure every vote is counted, and win this election?

Click here to chip in $3, or whatever you can afford.


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Monday, September 21, 2020

We have launched a massive grassroots campaign to save the Supreme Court. Join us.

Mere minutes after the tragic passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Senate Republicans couldn't resist issuing despicable responses.

Dear MoveOn member,

Mere minutes after the tragic passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Senate Republicans couldn't resist issuing despicable responses.

Mitch McConnell practically gloated, saying, "President Trump's nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate."1 And Ted Cruz—whom Trump is considering naming to fill Justice Ginsburg's seat—went on Sean Hannity's show to urge Trump to nominate a new justice "next week."2

But hope is NOT lost.

In her final days, Justice Ginsburg shared this message: "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed."3 MoveOn is launching a massive, nationwide emergency campaign with our allies to ensure that Justice Ginsburg's final wish is made reality, and you can read more about our plan below. But we can't execute this emergency campaign without your help.

With the election already underway, we are facing an absolutely urgent time crunch. Will you chip in $3 a week to power our emergency campaign to protect Justice Ginsburg's legacy and ensure that McConnell and the GOP don't steal a Supreme Court seat—and keep it going for as long as it takes? (MoveOn will bill your weekly donation to your credit card once a month starting today and will contact you shortly after the election to see if you want to modify or cancel your weekly donation.)

Count me in.

No, I'm sorry, I can't chip in weekly.

Friday night, after the news of Justice Ginsburg's passing broke, MoveOn staff dropped what we were doing to come together and mourn our nation's loss, to remember Justice Ginsburg's brilliant and inspiring leadership, and to design a strategy to save the Supreme Court.

Here's our plan—and our reason for hope.

Currently, Democrats hold 47 seats in the Senate, meaning we must pressure only four Republican senators to cross the aisle and oppose holding any confirmation hearings or vote on a nominee until after the next president is inaugurated.

The good news is that several Republican senators have already said they oppose confirming a new justice before the election.

Over the weekend, GOP senator Susan Collins said she opposes confirming a justice before the election.4 And on Friday, hours before Justice Ginsburg's passing, GOP senator Lisa Murkowski said she "would not vote to confirm a Supreme Court nominee" before the votes are counted.5

We have launched an all-hands-on-deck nationwide grassroots effort to hold Collins and Murkowski's feet to the fire and ensure they stick to their word. And we're also launching a no-holds-barred campaign to pressure vulnerable Republican senators—like Lindsey Graham, who chairs the Judiciary Committee—to join them and block the nomination of a partisan, far-right nominee to the nation's highest court until after the inauguration.

Whether it's running TV ads to blanket the airwaves in the home states of critical swing senators, calling for protests and demonstrations at Senate offices, overloading the phone lines in the Senate, covering our targeted senators' home states with billboards, or something else, we will do everything we can to protect the Supreme Court. With a wannabe fascist authoritarian in the White House, saving the nation's highest court could not be more important.

Mar, we've defeated Trump and McConnell in a fight like this before. Remember when we came together to do the unthinkable and pressured Republican senators to save the Affordable Care Act? We can do that again.

We can win the fight to save the Supreme Court. But we can do so ONLY with your help.

We'll be frank: Our resources are already tied up in the essential work of defeating Trump and flipping the Senate, and our budget did not account for a nationwide emergency campaign of this scale after voting in the election had already started.

If you've been waiting to get involved, this is the moment. If you've already been working hard, this is the moment to dig deeper. Will you chip in $3 a week to help us win this fight? (MoveOn will bill your weekly donation to your credit card once a month starting today and will contact you shortly after the election to see if you want to modify or cancel your weekly donation.)

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–Rahna, Ann, Seth, Kenia, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. "McConnell vows Trump's nominee to replace Ginsburg will get Senate vote, setting up historic fight," CNN, September 19, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/144283?t=6&akid=274971%2E10220574%2EjsN13t

2. "Cruz: Trump should nominate a Supreme Court justice next week," The Hill, September 18, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/144284?t=8&akid=274971%2E10220574%2EjsN13t

3. "Ginsburg's wish: 'I will not be replaced until a new president is installed,'" Politico, September 18, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/144285?t=10&akid=274971%2E10220574%2EjsN13t

4. "Susan Collins says Trump can nominate a justice, but Senate vote should wait until after election," CNN, September 19, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/144297?t=12&akid=274971%2E10220574%2EjsN13t

5. Ibid.

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