Oppose Damien Schiff’s Nomination

Take 5 minutes out of your day and make a difference.

There’s lots going on right now, and we’ll tackle it all. Today, we’re asking you to call your representatives and ask them to oppose the nomination of Damien Schiff to the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals. Just who is Damien Schiff? He opposes the EPA and OSHA on almost everything and has many on-the-record homophobic views. Let’s make sure he doesn’t get more power.

STEP ONE:

Use the links below to find contact information for your representative and two senators.

STEP TWO:

Use the phone script or form email below to contact your officials. Feel free to modify the message as you see fit. As a tip a PHONE CALL IS MORE LIKELY TO GET YOUR VOICE HEARD AND COUNTED THAN AN EMAIL, but an email is better than nothing!

Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I’m calling the office of [NAME OF SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE] because I am a constituent. I live at [ADDRESS, CITY, and STATE] and my phone number is [PHONE NUMBER].

I’m calling to ask [NAME OF SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE] not to support the judicial nomination of Damien Schiff to the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Schiff has an extensive history of working against key civil rights protections for our LGBTQ community, especially those in school. He has spoken out repeatedly against what he terms as the “homosexual lifestyle” and has criticized schools for teaching that the bullying of homosexual students is wrong. To install an individual with such a demonstrated bias against an entire community into any court is a dangerous precedent to set. Our justices should be as impartial as possible, and Mr. Schiff has proven that he is anything but. Please do not support his nomination, and encourage your colleagues to do the same.

I am part of a growing body of concerned, voting citizens, and we are paying attention. You will be hearing from me on more issues in the future, and I will consider your actions when casting my vote.  

Thank you for your time.

 

EMAIL SCRIPT:

Dear [NAME OF SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE],

Please do not support the judicial nomination of Damien Schiff to the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Schiff has an extensive history of working against key civil rights protections for our LGBTQ community, especially those in school. He has spoken out repeatedly against what he terms as the “homosexual lifestyle” and has criticized schools for teaching that the bullying of homosexual students is wrong. To install an individual with such a demonstrated bias against an entire community into any court is a dangerous precedent to set. Our justices should be as impartial as possible, and Mr. Schiff has proven that he is anything but. Please do not support his nomination, and encourage your colleagues to do the same.

I am part of a growing body of concerned, voting citizens, and we are paying attention. You will be hearing from me on more issues in the future, and I will consider your actions when casting my vote.  

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME]

[YOUR ADDRESS]

[YOUR CITY, YOUR STATE, ZIP CODE]

[YOUR EMAIL]

STEP THREE:

Share this message with your friends. The more who call, the better our chances of moving America forward.

To get weekly scripts and emails, join the Contact Congress group on Facebook.

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