Warning Kavanaugh Would Be 'Rubber Stamp' on Trump's Anti-Healthcare, Anti-Choice Agenda, Groups Announce Wave of Direct Actions

As senators spend the next week in their home states for the August congressional recess, several will encounter advocacy groups demanding that they stop Brett Kavanaugh—the anti-choice and anti-healthcare judge whose nomination was backed by the Koch Brothers—from becoming the next U.S. Supreme Court justice, threatening the rights of Americans for generations.

Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Protect Our Care, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights are among the groups planning more than 100 anti-Kavanaugh events this week, including ad buys targeting key senators and on-the-ground public actions to secure enough votes to block the judge’s confirmation.

Republicans can afford to lose only two votes to secure Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) are all considered potential “no” votes.

The planned actions “range from letter-writing parties to phone banks to voter education events,” Kelley Robinson, national organizing director of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said in a statement. “We are under no illusion that this is an easy fight, but…if the Americans who care about these issues make their voices heard, we can win this.”

In Maine, the local action group Mainers for Accountable Leadership has planned daily actions at Collins’ offices throughout the state.

Wednesday, August 8 and Thursday, August 9 have been marked as national days of action by the advocacy groups, with constituents across the country urged to visit and call their senators and make their concerns about Kavanaugh heard.