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It’s Not Too Late to Say NO to Kavanaugh

AFSCME Retirees member Jack Levine speaks at a recent rally opposing Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
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It’s not too late to stop Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Across the country, AFSCME members have voiced their opposition to Kavanaugh. As the Senate is poised to vote on an appointment that could swing the Supreme Court in the wrong direction, nearly 3,500 AFSCME members have called their senators, asking them to say no to the nomination.

Our members have already said NO to Kavanaugh.

No to someone who’ll be a rubber stamp for interests that want to rig the rules of our economy. No to someone who has sided with corporations. No to someone who would accelerate a trend that’s seen the rights of women, immigrant communities, people of color, LGBT Americans and working people ignored. No to someone who has had serious allegations of misconduct leveled against him.

AFSCME members like West Virginia retiree Ernest “Spud” Terry are demanding that their senators do what’s right. West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin III will be a key deciding vote on whether Kavanaugh is appointed. On Friday, Manchin said he plans to vote for Kavanaugh.

“I’ve been calling on Joe Manchin to do the right thing because this is personal for me,” said Terry, who explained what’s at stake in a Kavanaugh appointment for retirees like him.

Kavanaugh has declined to uphold the Affordable Care Act as a federal judge, refusing to state how he would rule on future ACA cases. With a case making its way to the Supreme Court that will challenge the law’s patient protections, the stakes are high.

“My wife and I can’t possibly afford to go back to the times when an insurance company could deny us coverage, or charge us an arm and a leg just because we have pre-existing conditions,” Terry said.

Nevada retiree Jack Levine echoed Terry’s thoughts, adding, “It’s life or death for me.”

So, take action now. Say you did something to protect the rights of working families.

Say No to Kavanaugh

Call your senator at 1-888-981-9704. Tell them to vote “no” on Kavanaugh.