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Demonstration to Stop Gorsuch (Portland)
March 31, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
MFAL will hold a demonstration to oppose the nomination of the extreme conservative, Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
Gorsuch was nominated by a president under federal investigation for illegal, impeachable offenses. Evidence mounts showing tha Trump’s campaign possibly aided and abetted illegal Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. With the dark cloud of an investigation hanging over this administration, filling the Supreme Court vacancy should be put on hold. This decision is irreversible and will have long lasting impacts. The vacancy has been on hold for over a year, we can wait now. We must complete a thorough, independent investigation before a Supreme Court appointee is confirmed.
Senators Collins and King can table this decision! Democrats have vowed to filibuster Gorsuch. That means Republicans will need 60 votes instead of the usual 51 to end the filibuster. All they have to do is stand firm on Senate rules allowing for filibuster of Supreme Court nominees. Senator Collins in particular is one to cite her longstanding support for Senate rules and procedures including the filibuster. Senate Republicans want to get rid of the filibuster for good so they can slide Gorsuch into the Supreme Court with just 51 party line votes. Now is the time for them both to stand firm on Senate rules.
Join MFAL for a demonstration outside Senator Collins’ Portland office building. Join us to demand NO vote on Gorsuch until there’s an independent investigation of Trump and his campaign’s involvement with Russia’s illegal activity.
After the demonstration, we will deliver a petition signed by hundreds of constituents to the Senators’ offices.