MONDAY 11/13/17

FEDERAL:

Block Unqualified Judicial Nominee Brett J. Talley

Trump has nominated Brett J. Talley to a lifetime seat on the Federal Court in Alabama. Talley is unqualified by almost every measure. He has never tried a case, has practiced law for only three years, and was unanimously rated as “unqualified” by the American Bar Association. He is best known as a conservative blogger who openly opposed Hillary Clinton and endorsed the NRA. He should not be given a permanent seat on the federal bench. Talley has already been passed through by the Senate Judiciary Committee on partisan lines. But let’s push our Senators to reject his nomination.

Script:

Hello, I am a constituent calling from _______________to urge Sen. ___________________ to oppose the nomination of Brett J. Talley to the federal bench. Talley is not qualified to be a federal judge. His record as a political blogger shows that he will be incapable of being impartial. More crucially, he does not have enough experience for being a federal judge. He has never tried a case and the American Bar Association has also rated him as unqualified. I want Senator ________________ to vote against Brett Talley to be seated as a federal judge.

Support the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2017:

Senator Amy Klobuchar has proposed a bill that would prevent convicted stalkers and people who have abused their dating partners from buying or owning firearms. There is significant evidence that many mass shooters have histories of committing domestic violence, so this bill could make our communities safer. We can push this bill to both the House and Senate.

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I'm calling to urge you to co-sponsor Senate Bill. 1539, the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2017, a bill that would protect victims of domestic abuse by barring convicted stalkers and people who have abused their dating partners from buying or owning firearms. Many mass shooters, including the one in Sutherland Springs, have been revealed to be domestic abusers, so reducing their access to dangerous firearms would potentially save lives. This bill is vital because it will prohibit gun purchase and possession by abusive dating partners and prevent gun purchase and possession by any person convicted of a stalking crime. I want Sen./Rep. ________________ to support this bill.

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House:

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Support Our Shot NC

The amazing North Carolina-based PAC, Our Shot, has begun endorsing progressive candidates for the 2018 NCGA elections. If you haven’t checked out Our Shot, please take the time to do that. You can also donate or get involved in supporting progressive candidates. Here is the page for Our Shot: http://ourshotnc.com/

So far, Our Shot has endorsed two candidates:

Terence Everitt (NC House 35) https://www.terenceeveritt.com/

Ray Russell (NC House 93) https://rayfornc.com/