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Supreme Court Alert: Tell Sen. Tillis by April 2 to Stop the Confirmation of Neil Gorsuch

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary will vote on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court on Monday, April 3rd at 10:00 am.  Senator Thom Tillis is a member of this committee. If he is confirmed by the Committee, his nomination will go to the full Senate for a final vote (date TBD).

Call Senator Tillis’s office by April 2 to express your opinion about Gorsuch’s nomination.

Key Points Against Gorsuch’s Confirmation

  • He ruled against contraceptive coverage in the ACA.
  • He sided against Planned Parenthood funding.
  • He suggested hospitals can opt out of abortions.
  • In consumer protection cases he ruled in favor of rights for corporations over consumers.
  • He believes issues such as gay marriage, physician-assisted suicide, and school vouchers should not be decided by the courts.
  • He was nominated by a president about whom the FBI has “credible evidence” that the president colluded with Russian operatives to get elected.
  • He was nominated for a vacancy that exists because Republicans stonewalled Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for 10 full months, until Obama was out of office.

Background

Senator Thom Tillis has publicly stated his support for Gorsuch and claims to be bipartisan. Tell Tillis to vote no on Gorsuch and to not vote for “cloture.” Voting for cloture would allow Republicans to force through a nomination that was already stolen. Ask Tillis to defer any additional hearings on Trump Supreme Court nominations until the issue of Trump’s coordination with Russia during the election is resolved.

Tips

Tillis claims to be bipartisan and claims to be unhappy with the partisan nature of politics in Washington. He responds better to personal details better than to broad generalities. He does not like confrontation and tries to avoid it. In your call, try to frame your request as a nonpartisan issue, based on fair play. Add a personal story about one or more of Gorsuch’s decisions if you have one.

Contact Information

Sen. Thom Tillis
DC Office: (202) 224-6342
Hendersonville Office – Closed
Charlotte Office: (704) 509-9087
Ask for Elizabeth Edwards, Regional Director of Constituent Advocacy, ext. 13

If you can’t get through, use the email form on his website – and then keep calling!