We need to #StopKavanaugh before it’s too late
Help #SaveSCOTUS by fighting Trump’s extreme Supreme Court nominee
If Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed, Trump wins and millions of Americans lose. We can’t let that happen.
Our rights are under attack.
We need to attack back.
Watch CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi Hess explain a path to victory.
Why is Brett Kavanaugh a threat to our country?
Kavanaugh can help protect Trump from Mueller
Kavanaugh holds extreme and practically unheard-of views that put the president above the law, including that a sitting president should not be able to be criminally indicted and should be able to monitor and even terminate a special counsel’s investigation.
Kavanaugh wants to overturn Roe v. Wade
Kavanaugh has a long history opposing abortion and women’s rights. If confirmed, he could undo decades of progress for women’s rights, ramp up attacks on Planned Parenthood, and provide the fifth vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Kavanaugh is a threat to civil rights
Kavanaugh would give Trump and his administration even more authority to discriminate against Muslims, immigrants, people of color, and LGBTQ people. This could mean invalidating marriage equality, furthering racist attacks, rolling back equal opportunities for people of color to access housing, employment and education, and rejecting challenges to the death penalty and racial bias in the criminal justice system.
Kavanaugh believes in voter suppression
As a circuit court judge, Kavanaugh ruled to uphold South Carolina’s unconstitutional voter ID law that would have disenfranchised tens of thousands of people of color. With conservatives across the country working to restrict ballot access for people of color, illegally gerrymandering congressional districts along racial lines, and enact other hurdles to voting, Kavanaugh would be a reliable vote to overturn protections for voting rights.
Kavanaugh supports corporations over people
Kavanaugh has a long history protecting corporate profits, big polluters and pro‑gun activists at the expense of working people and the environment. He holds wildly extremist, pro‑corporate views and believes government agencies, like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which protect consumers from corporations looking to exploit them, "pose a significant threat to individual liberty."
Kavanaugh is anti‑environment and pro‑guns
As a circuit court judge, he voted repeatedly against the EPA in cases involving climate change and air pollution. He believes common-sense restrictions on guns are unconstitutional, and the NRA fully backs his nomination.
All we need is 49+2 to block Trump’s nominee
To block Kavanaugh we need 51 no votes: that means every
Senate Democrat plus two Republicans.
WHAT WE NEED TO DO
Right now, there’s a lot of attention on Democratic senators in red states, especially those who voted to confirm Trump’s first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, to vote no on Kavanaugh. They need to feel massive pressure from their constituents to do the right thing. But we also need to keep the pressure on Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer. Holding his caucus together in fierce opposition to Kavanaugh is Sen. Schumer’s job. Failure would be disastrous. We need to make sure he leads.
If Democrats stand together, we have a chance of getting at least two Republican votes. They could come from pro-choice Republicans like Sens. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski who reject Trump’s threat to Roe v. Wade, or from Republicans who claim to respect our democracy and decide to reject Trump’s attempt to put someone on the Supreme Court who could help him evade consequences from the Mueller investigation.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to rush Kavanaugh’s confirmation without thorough review. Kavanaugh has the longest paper trail of any nominee in history. He spent five and a half years as staff secretary in the Bush White House and there are hundreds of thousands of pages of documents from that time. In that key role, he gave final approval to Bush’s controversial "signing statements" that Bush used to circumvent laws passed by Congress, including laws about torture and national security. There is even a question about whether Kavanaugh lied under oath during his confirmation hearing for the U.S. Court of Appeals about his involvement in deciding Bush’s torture policy.
Democrats are demanding that all of the documents from Kavanaugh’s time in the White House be released but Republicans have made a partisan request for only a small fraction of them. We have to pile on pressure to make sure that every member of the Senate—starting with the Senate Judiciary Committee— reviews all of Kavanaugh’s documents, emails and paperwork before the confirmation process continues.
Here’s how you can take action right now:
Tell the Senate: No Supreme Court pick for a co-conspirator.
Tell the Senate: Stop Trump’s bigotry and corruption by blocking Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
Tell Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer: Hold the Democratic caucus united against Brett Kavanaugh.
Tell the Senate: Stand with women. Block anti‑abortion operative Brett Kavanaugh.
Tell key Republicans: Don’t let Trump build a court that will undermine the Mueller investigation.
Tell the Senate: Don’t fast-track hearings on Brett Kavanaugh. Release and review his records before holding confirmation hearings.