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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


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.


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

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

Print: Liz Bartolomeo (poverty, health care)
202.481.8151 or

Print: Tom Caiazza (foreign policy, energy and environment, LGBT issues, gun-violence prevention)
202.481.7141 or

Print: Allison Preiss (economy, education)
202.478.6331 or

Print: Tanya Arditi (immigration, Progress 2050, race issues, demographics, criminal justice, Legal Progress)
202.741.6258 or

Print: Chelsea Kiene (women's issues,, faith)
202.478.5328 or

Print: Beatriz Lopez (Center for American Progress Action Fund)
202.741.6255 or

Spanish-language and ethnic media: Rafael Medina
202.478.5313 or

TV: Rachel Rosen
202.483.2675 or

Radio: Sally Tucker
202.481.8103 or


This is part of a special series: Legal Progress Toolkit

For more from this series, click here