Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

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Dear Prolife friends and leaders,

Please read the below context of this e-mail in entirety. Please do all you can do to get the word out on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.  Share with prolife family and friends. Thank you for all you do, you are each much appreciated!

Blessings,

Chris MacDonald
Office Manager
Wayne County/Downriver
Educational Resource Center
2010 Eureka
Wyandotte, MI 48192

cmacdonald@rtl.org | 734-282-6100

From: Chris Gast
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 2:00 PM

Subject: Getting the word out on Gorsuch

Dear Prolife Leaders,

President Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to replace Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. Here’s a flyer with key background information about him: http://media.rtl.org/pdf/Gorsuch.pdf. Here’s a replay of today’s teleseminar with information about the nomination process: http://events.iteleseminar.com/?eventID=94271781.

This is our opportunity to impact the direction of the U.S. Supreme Court! There are three points we need to get across to people as Judge Neil Gorsuch faces a nomination fight:

  • Judge Gorsuch is well qualified to serve on the Supreme Court.
  • Judge Gorsuch deserves a fair hearing and should not be filibustered.
  • Judge Gorsuch believes in the rule of law. Voters and their representatives write the laws, not judges using their personal bias.

Here are three things we are asking you to do now, and to also ask your members and others to do. You can simply forward this e-mail, or copy it as you see fit.

  1. Contact Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow and ask for an up or down vote.
  2. Post on social media or e-mail others supporting the nomination.
  3. Submit a letter to the editor to your local paper.

Below are samples you can use or borrow from for the above action items.

Message to Senators (contact info: https://rtl.org/action_center/MICongressionalContactInformation.htm ), or if you live in a different state, please send a message to your Senators.

Dear Senator ___,

Please allow an up-or-down vote on Judge Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch is a well-qualified candidate with a similar judicial philosophy to the justice he is replacing, Antonin Scalia. He was previously approved by the U.S. Senate unanimously. A filibuster of Judge Gorsuch’s nomination would violate the will of voters who expressed their wishes on Election Day.

Twitter #1:

Judge Neil Gorsuch is well qualified and deserves a fair hearing in the Senate, not a filibuster #SCOTUS

Twitter #2:

America deserves Supreme Court justices like Neil Gorsuch who respect the rule of law & the democratic process #SCOTUS

Facebook #1:

I think Neil Gorsuch is a good pick. He’s well qualified, and he will respect the rule of law. In our country the voters and their elected representatives are supposed to be writing laws, not biased judges using their own personal opinions.

Facebook #2:

Senate Democrats have a history of badly mistreating judicial nominees or filibustering them, simply because they disagree about the role of judges. Judge Neil Gorsuch respects the rule of law and is well qualified for the Supreme Court, he deserves a fair hearing.

 Letter to the editor #1:

Our government relies on three co-equal branches of government. Congress writes the laws. The President assents and executes the laws. The Judiciary applies the law to cases and controversies. For too many times in our nation’s history, this has not been how our government operates. Our Supreme Court and lower court judges have often legislated from the bench. They have substituted their personal bias for the will of voters and their elected representatives. This harms our democratic system. Imagine a football game where the outcome depends on which referee is calling the game. Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee to replace Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court, is a judge who will rule based on the law, not his personal feelings. He’s well qualified to serve, and deserves a fair hearing in the U.S. Senate. Let’s leave lawmaking to the voters and their elected lawmakers.

Letter to the editor #2:

Judge Neil Gorsuch is a well-qualified judge with a lot of experience. He has degrees from Columbia, Harvard and Oxford. He has served as a U.S. circuit court judge for 10 years. Judge Gorsuch will respect the rule of law and the role of judges in our democratic system. Justice Antonin Scalia, who Gorsuch is nominated to replace on the U.S. Supreme Court, was also a firm believer that voters and their representatives write laws, and judges should apply laws as they are written. Judge Gorsuch deserves a fair hearing in the U.S. Senate, and should not be filibustered simply because Senate Democrats don’t like him or voters’ decision during the election. Elections have consequences and changes should be in the hands of our voters, not unelected judges. Let judges judge and let voters decide our future.
Chris Gast
Director of Communication/Education
cgast@rtl.org | 616-532-2300
www.RTL.org

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