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Legal Progress Toolkit: Sample Action on Nominee

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Dear Jennifer,

Any day now, your senators, John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison, could determine whether the policies and laws you care most about are protected for decades to come.

The U.S. Senate will soon vote on whether to confirm U.S. District Court Judge David Hamilton to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, where more than 24 million Americans are being denied justice as this judicial seat is left vacant.

Why should Judge Hamilton’s appointment matter to you? If you care about any of the issues below, who sits on the federal bench should matter to you: 

  • Protecting our democracy and the fundamental right to vote 
  • Ensuring justice for the poor 
  • Women’s reproductive rights 
  • Preventing against all forms of discrimination – from the workplace to the housing market 

The composition of the federal bench will undoubtedly determine the direction of future policies and we want current vacancies to be filled with judges who follow the law instead of ideology. Right now, Sens. Cornyn and Hutchison need to hear that you support Judge Hamilton.

Take Action. Contact Sens. Cornyn and Senator Hutchison right now. Tell them to put courts ahead of politics and vote today to end the filibuster of Judge Hamilton. 

Call: Sen. John Cornyn’s DC office: 202-224-2934 and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s DC office: 202-224-5922

Tweet: @JohnCornyn and @KayBaileyHutch; Remember to use #WhyCourtsMatter

AND

Email by clicking here.

Without fair courts, and impartial judges sitting on those courts, we won’t have justice for the issues we care about. Courts matter. Let’s not leave their future hanging in the balance.

Sincerely,

Texans for a Fair Judiciary

Texans for a Fair Judiciary is a coalition focused on empowering Texans to improve their courts. For more information, visit www.TXFairJudiciary.org.

To speak with our experts on this topic, please contact:

Print: Katie Peters (economy, education, poverty, Half in Ten Education Fund, women's issues)
202.741.6285 or kpeters@americanprogress.org

Print: Tom Caiazza (foreign policy, health care, LGBT issues, gun-violence prevention, the National Security Agency)
202.481.7141 or tcaiazza@americanprogress.org

Print: Chelsea Kiene (energy and environment, Legal Progress, higher education)
202.478.5328 or ckiene@americanprogress.org

Spanish-language and ethnic media: Tanya Arditi
202.741.6258 or tarditi@americanprogress.org

TV: Rachel Rosen
202.483.2675 or rrosen@americanprogress.org

Radio: Chelsea Kiene
202.478.5328 or ckiene@americanprogress.org

 

This is part of a special series: Legal Progress Toolkit

For more from this series, click here