Dear MoveOn member,
I've been doing everything I can to stop Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. MoveOn and its members have been fighting back too.
This past weekend, tens of thousands of you participated in the largest mobilization against a Supreme Court nominee in history. And I know that in the halls of Congress, your efforts are making a real difference.
But now, it's crunch time. In just seven days, Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing will start in the Senate, and Republicans are determined to rush his confirmation through before the midterms. Why? Because they're so terrified of losing their chance to confirm a far-right-wing Supreme Court nominee that they'll let Donald Trump—an alleged unindicted co-conspirator in a federal crime—make a lifetime appointment of a justice who could give him a get-out-of-jail-free card.
Eddie, if you can help with MoveOn's effort to speak out against Brett Kavanaugh, there's no time to waste. That's why we're asking you today: Will you chip in $3 and help MoveOn sustain the biggest campaign against a Supreme Court nominee in U.S. history?
Isn't the playing field already tilted enough to benefit the rich and the powerful?
Are we really going to let our government send poor women to the back alleys for abortions, while only those who can afford to travel to blue states get to access abortion care and other critical medical care that health clinics like Planned Parenthood's currently provide?
Are we going to let our government repeal protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions, so that only millionaires and billionaires can pay for health care?
Are we going to let our government gut the rules so that big banks can rip off middle-class Americans and giant corporations can dump toxic chemicals into our rivers and lakes?
I'll just be blunt with you, Eddie. If Kavanaugh is confirmed, he will rule for giant corporations and powerful interests on critical cases affecting the lives of Americans for a generation. Democrats are doing all they can to stop his confirmation, but we just don't have the votes to stop his dangerous lifetime appointment—even if we are 100% united. But that doesn't mean we can't win.
Last year, we convinced three of my Republican colleagues in the Senate to vote to stop Trumpcare. I believe that if enough of us speak out, we can convince Republican senators to do what's right once again and vote against Kavanaugh.
I'm asking for you to pitch in to support MoveOn, as all of us work our hearts out to block Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Can we count on you to chip in $3—or whatever you can afford?
On virtually every issue, Kavanaugh sides with the rich and powerful—and against everyone else.
- He would almost certainly vote to overturn or gut Roe v. Wade. Kavanaugh's name was picked off the lists of two anti-choice groups. Rich women will still be able to access abortion out of state, but poor and even middle-class women—anyone without the means to take off days or weeks of work, plan a long journey, and pay to travel thousands of miles—would be forced into back alleys.
- He ruled against parts of the Affordable Care Act. And he could serve as the deciding vote on crucial health matters such as pre-existing conditions, lifetime caps, and more.
- And he's consistently sided with big corporations. We fought like hell to create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), because we believe that our government should work for the people. But Kavanaugh believes that government should work for the rich and powerful. He ruled that the CFPB is unconstitutional. And he has also repeatedly sided with polluter corporations against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
We may lose this David vs. Goliath fight. But if we don't fight, we can't win. We've won tough fights before, and that's why MoveOn and I are doing everything we can—and we hope you will, too.
Think for a moment about why you're in this fight. Maybe you care about the economy and about giving the children in your life a real chance to build a future. Or maybe you're fed up with our broken criminal justice system. Or maybe you believe strongly in the right of every person to make decisions over their own body.
I'm in this fight because I grew up on the ragged edge of the middle class, in an America that believed in second chances and in an America that still invested in kids like me. And I believe every kid should have the same opportunities that I had to succeed.
And I'm in this fight because I believe that poor women shouldn't get injured or die because rich and powerful men want to control their bodies.
If Brett Kavanaugh casts the deciding vote to repeal or cripple Roe v. Wade, a few rich women may still have options, but those without resources will be crushed. Without Roe v. Wade, without access to appropriate care, women will die.
If Kavanaugh repeals pre-existing protections and lifetime caps, millionaires will be just fine. Poor people will be bankrupt when they get sick, and unable to access medical care, people will even die.
If Kavanaugh casts the deciding vote to demolish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Wall Street will go back to the days of scamming their customers and gambling with our economy We cannot let them crash our economy as they did in 2008.
Every Supreme Court fight is a fight for the heart and soul of America. But this one is the most powerfully important fight of our generation.
That's why I'm in this fight. And I'm glad MoveOn members like you are in this fight with us.
With just a week left until Kavanaugh's Senate hearing starts, it's time to make our voices heard. Eddie, if you are committed to helping to win this life-or-death fight, now is the moment to step up. MoveOn and I are giving this fight our all. Will you fight alongside us?
If you can chip in $3, please do it. If you can chip in even more, please do it. But with just seven days left, the most important thing is that you commit to getting in this fight.
Thanks so much for all you do.–Elizabeth Warren
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