Take Action: Twitterstorm to Protest Judge Barrett’s Appointment to the Supreme Court

#WeDissent  #OurCourt  #BlockBarrett

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RUNM has joined the Our Court coalition of nonprofit organizations opposing the appointment of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court because 1) it would constitute a gross abuse of power and unfair process in light of the refusal to consider President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland in 2016 and 2) Judge Barrett’s record and statements reflect that she is improperly disposed to corporations and other big moneyed interests and aspects of civil rights.

Our Court, together with We Dissent and BlockBarrett, have created proposed tweets to be sent to Senators likely to vote for Judge Barrett’s appointment and propose that members of coalition organizations use them to create a twitterstorm of tweets in opposition. The suggested tweets are below. You can, of course, create your own tweets instead.

Suggested Tweets

President Donald Trump has nominated Amy Coney Barret to the Supreme Court. If confirmed, Barrett is very likely to vote in cases before the Court to gut our health care and protections for people with preexisting conditions. We can’t let that happen. #WeDissent #OurCourt

#WeDissent to this nomination. The election is already underway with people voting all across the nation. Voters are energized and know what’s at stake. Under no circumstances should the Senate consider this replacement for Justice Ginsburg until AFTER inauguration. #OurCourt

Let’s be clear: We want a Supreme Court that works for ALL of us, not just for corporate interests like health insurers, drug companies, and the gun industry. We will fight for that Court every single day. #WeDissent #OurCourt

Trump’s rush to get Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court demonstrates the misplaced priorities of Trump and Mitch McConnell – and underscores their dangerous agenda to rob people of their health care and their rights amid a pandemic. #WeDissent #OurCourt

To have courts that protect equal justice for everyone, we need someone who is willing to stand up to the powerful and big corporations and protect the rights of everyday working people. Amy Coney Barret is NOT that nominee. #WeDissent #OurCourt

With this nomination, Trump has shown us once again that he’s incapable of picking judges who will safeguard our rights. Amy Coney Barrett was chosen because powerful interests know she’s on their side. #WeDissent, and we’re fighting back. #OurCourt

We need a Supreme Court justice who won’t pick and choose whose rights to defend, but one who will work to protect equal justice for all. That’s why #WeDissent to the nomination of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court We need a justice on #OurCourt who will safeguard our civil rights. #WeDissent

Our rights and the future of our democracy is at stake. Because Amy Coney Barrett puts the wealthy and powerful first, the Court would continue making decisions that deny Americans’ voting rights, put corporations ahead of people, and that limit access to health care. #WeDissent

We can’t let President Trump place a third #SCOTUS justice. We can’t let him continue to undermine, upend, and unravel our democracy – inflicting decades of damage and affecting generations. The Senate failed us by rubber-stamping Gorsuch and Kavanaugh. They cannot fail again. #WeDissent

Allowing President Trump to put another justice on SCOTUS will jeopardize our access to health care, reproductive rights, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, voting rights, and more. We can’t let it happen. The fight for #OurCourt is a fight for our rights, and we’ll fight EVERY day. #WeDissent