SIGN HERE: It’s Time for Senate Democrats to Take a Stand

Dear Minority Leader Schumer and Members of the Democratic Caucus of the U.S. Senate:

You clearly lack the legislative power to stop the morally-bankrupt Republican hypocrites in the U.S. Senate from confirming a far-right ideologue to a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court just days before the most divisive and consequential election in American history.

This unfortunate reality demands that you embrace the inescapable moral and constitutional obligation you have to use every power at your disposal to brand this corrupt process as the illegitimate farce it is and to discredit permanently the judicial fitness of any nominee who agrees to be a part of it. Any nominee willing to be considered or confirmed by this sham process is definitionally unfit to serve in the United States Supreme Court. 

We, the undersigned, demand that each of you use every possible procedural tool at your disposal to disrupt and delay this public fraud. Among other things, you should:

  • Boycott the confirmation hearings entirely;
  • Block the typically-proforma ‘Unanimous Consent’ agreements that set the daily schedule and the terms of conduct for Senate business, including any resolutions to adjourn the Senate;
  • Repeatedly force your Republican colleagues to produce the quorum of 51 Senators necessary to conduct Senate business on their own.

We are well aware that none of these suggested actions will prevent power-hungry Republicans and their billionaire political benefactors from seating the nominee of their choice regardless of how distasteful their ideology may be to the majority of Americans. But battles that may be lost, must nevertheless be fought, so that the war for our future may be won.

Each of you must decide if you will be the steadfast champions of democracy this nation deserves or if you will roll over and take it from an opponent who will trample the tatters of our democracy to ensure our citizens are subject to their nihilistic minority rule in perpetuity.

President Trump has publicly stated his intention to remain in office regardless of the outcome of this election. The very last thing the 47 of you should do is aid and abet him in that process. Conferring any legitimacy on this process will do just that. 

To be clear, you no longer have the option to stand idly by and wait for things to ‘play out.’ You are risking the integrity of our country’s most sacred values, institutions, and system of democracy itself if you confer legitimacy on a nakedly corrupt, profoundly illegitimate process.

Sincerely,

Every Decent American

 

Notable Signers

 

Naomi Aberly

MA

Kathleen Barry

CA

Buz Battle

CA

Jacqueline Boberg

CA

Richard Boberg

CA

Robert Burnett

CA

Ron and Sandy Carter

MO

Merle Chambers

CO

Marilyn Clements

CT

Alexandra Coe

MN

William Collins

CT

Chuck Collins

VT

Geoff Coventry

KS

Tony Crabb

CA

Harriett Crosby

MD

Alan Davis

CA

Pierce Delahunt

NY

Andrew Faulk

CA

Rick Feldman

NY

Jerry Fiddler

CA

Robert Fiddler

DC

Mary Ford

CA

Patricia Foschi

NM

Blaine Garst

CA

Ellyn Gelson

CA

Becky Gochman

FL

Joanne Goldblum

CT

Eva Grove

CA

Ron Guillot

CO

Megan Hull

DC

Leah Hunt-Hendrix

DC

Leah Hunt-Hendrix

DC

James Iacino

CO

Philip Jenson

CA

Frank Jernigan

CA

Jean Kaplan

CA

Rochelle Kaplan

UT

Kathleen Townsend Kennedy

MD

Eric Klose

MA

Susan Kubiak

ID

David Ledy

NY

David Lee

TX

Persis Levy

MA

Arthur Lipson

UT

Kristin Luck

OR

Marie McKellar

NY

Terence Meehan

NY

Dennis Mehiel

NY

Diane Meyer Simon

CA

Sally Minard

NY

Tim Molina

CA

David Muller

CT

Michael Nash

NY

John O’Farrell

CA

Gary Passon

HI

Frank Patitucci

CA

Donna Patrick

AK

Barbara Pearl

NY

Morris Pearl

NY

Susan Perez

CA

Michael Pine

IL

Ronnie Planalp

NY

Stephen Prince

GA

Susan Pritzker

CA

Bonnie Rothman

IL

Michael Rothman

IL

Jonathan Ruga

UT

Deborah Sagner

NY

Anat Shenker

CA

James Simon

NY

Karen Stewart

AZ

Arthur Strauss

CA

Dale Walker

CA

Diana Wege

NY

Scott Young

UT

Amy Ziering

CA