Stop the Trump Takeover of Our Federal Courts


Senator Dianne Feinstein

SF Office: (415) 393-0707
DC Office: (202) 224-3841
LA Office: (310) 914-7300
Fresno Office: (559) 485-7430
San Diego Office: (619) 231-9712

If you can't get through to one office, try another.  There is no benefit to calling one office over another.  Leaving a voicemail is as good as reaching a live person. 

Senator Kamala Harris

SF Office: (415) 981-9369
DC Office: (202) 224-3553
Sacramento Office: (916) 448-2787
LA Office: (213) 894-5000
San Diego Office: (619) 239-3884

Call the SF office first, but try the other offices if you can’t get through. If you can’t get a live person, leave a voicemail and also send a follow-up email written in your own words.


Call Script

My name is __________. I am a constituent, and my zip code is _______. I am a member of Indivisible SF.

I’m very concerned about the judiciary hearing scheduled for Thursday, Feb 7. I appreciate the Senator’s strong objections to this latest slate of Trump nominees, but I fear it won’t be enough.

I want the Senator to use every procedural tactic she can to delay and derail these proceedings, AND to continue to speak out in opposition to the GOP’s assault on the judiciary nomination process, including their ignoring the blue slip process and refusing to allow enough time to question, debate, and vote on each nominee.


The GOP's latest assault on our courts is scheduled for Thursday, February 7th, when Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham has scheduled a hearing for FORTY extreme judicial nominees for lifetime appointments to federal circuit and district courts, including three to the 9th Circuit, over the strong objections of home state Senators Feinstein and Harris.

For the most part, all of these judges have horrific records, that don't reflect the values Americans hold dear, and are unfit to serve.

GOP Assault on Our Courts

Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell and Chuck Grassley (former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee) spent most of 2017 filling the 5th Circuit Court with far right wing extremist judges, all hand-chosen by the alt-right Federalist Society. This year-long assault received virtually NO attention from the media or other progressive organizations, none of whom acknowledged how the lower courts impact our lives - often more so than the Supreme Court, which only hears a small fraction of cases decided by lower courts.

As a result, all the states in the 5th circuit are essentially a lost cause for the next 20-30 years in terms of enviro rights, LGBTQ rights, repro rights, voting rights, workers' rights, etc. Serious damage was also done to the 8th Circuit Court as well. Trump and McConnell are now gunning for the 6th Circuit Court, with the 9th - currently the most progressive Court that includes California - also under attack.

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