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Progressive Activists Launch CallOutGorsuch.com Call Tool

“This Is No Time for Compromise” Say Activists, Who Expect Tens of Thousands of Constituent Calls Against Gorsuch
WASHINGTON -

Today, Demand Progress announced a new online tool it expects will drive tens of thousands of constituent phone calls to the Senate opposing Donald Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

The launch by the 2 million member online activist group comes as Republicans hope to force a vote on Gorsuch’s nomination in coming days. However, news reports indicate that Gorsuch’s possible paths to a filibuster-proof 60 votes are “closing quickly.”

The tool, available at CallOutGorsuch.com, gives constituents a simple way to connect with their own senators, and also with fence-sitting Democrats who are deciding whether to join an expected filibuster.

The following statement is attributable to Demand Progress Executive Director David Segal:

“As the Senate prepares to consider Gorsuch's nomination, Democrats are deciding whether they will stand with everyday Americans or with big business and authoritarianism.

“This is no time for compromise – Gorsuch is an extremist who has demonstrated that he will side against ordinary Americans essentially whenever afforded an opportunity.

“Considering nominations to the Supreme Court is one of the most consequential actions a senator can take. Our new call tool at CallOutGorsuch.com is perhaps the easiest way for constituents to make their voices heard and tell Democrats not to cave on this critical decision.

“Any Democrat selling out their constituents and their party by rubber-stamping Trump’s takeover of the Supreme Court should expect to hear from their constituents loud and clear.”

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