Happy Thursday Activists! We hope your week has been a good one so far. We know that our calls are a powerful way to get the action we need. And today we have two for you -- one to our senators, and a sign-up to make calls to get out the vote in Wisconsin's highly consequential election on April 4. Let's use our awesome power to make a difference!
CALL FOR MORE FEDERAL JUDGE CONFIRMATIONS We know that federal judges have an outsized impact on the execution of national policy. One conservative judge in the right position can completely block progress, or delay it enough to make it essentially useless. Biden has been nominating judges at a historic pace (with over 100 nominations already), but Senate Democrats are still handing significant power to Republicans to block confirmations through an archaic Senate rule called the “blue slip.” Unsurprisingly, Republicans did not follow this rule when they controlled the Senate under Trump. Some Democrats have recently signaled they’re open to eliminating this rule, something they have the power to do immediately. Tell our senators to support ditching the “blue slip” today! Sen. Casey – Phila office 215-405-9660; D.C. 202-224-6324 email link. Sen. Fetterman – Phila office 215-241-1090; D.C. 202-224-4254; email link For outside PA: Find your Senators’ phone numbers and emails at this link.
HELP GET THE VOTE OUT IN WISCONSIN! The Wisconsin primary is over and Judge Janet Protasiewicz came out on top, winning over 46% of the vote in a four-way race. This race has been called the most expensive judicial race in the country and it is the most important his year. Wisconsin will be in the line of fire in next year’s elections and this court will rule on abortion access rights, voter suppression laws, and more. MAGA Republicans in Wisconsin have relied on the state Supreme Court to uphold their extreme agenda, and they won't let go of their majority without a fight. Dan Kelly’s running against Judge Janet and already has the backing of billionaire megadonors who are pouring millions of dollars into this race, putting it on track to become the most expensive judicial election in US history. The election is on April 4th and we can help get Judge Janet elected by making calls to Wisconsin voters. Sign up for a phone bank shift here.
Messaging Matters! The PA Statewide Indivisible group has started a new Messaging team. "Why" you ask? Because the MAGA Republicans have a huge messaging machine at their disposal and Democrats have no progressive version of that. So we, yes all of us, can be part of telling our progressive story through the lense that resonates with voters and tells the truth. Vicki Miller is heading up this team. Our first two meetings WERE A HUGE SUCCESS and our next one is next Monday March 6 at 6:00 pm. We'll have a training on the best messaging techniques from an expert. If you want to learn more about it just sign up here and find out what you need to know. The only skill you need is a willingness to help out!
It's That Time Again! Sign Up To Vote By Mail For 2023 Remember that we need to sign up every year if we want to vote by mail. So now's the time. You can sign up online here.