Excerpt from: MoveOn
I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss this new video featuring Iowans speaking directly to their senator, Chuck Grassley. Senator Grassley is at the center of Republican obstruction on the Supreme Court, as he’s chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
In addition to being constituents of Sen. Grassley, the folks in this video are former supporters, volunteers, and donors to his campaign, and they’re taking courageous action by speaking up, calling him out, and making it clear to him that either he does his job now, or he risks losing it in November.
I’ll be honest: I don’t know if we’ll be able to end Sen. Grassley’s unprecedented Supreme Court blockade, but getting this message out widely to increase the pressure on Sen. Grassley may be our last best chance to do so—before we switch gears and work to defeat him and other Republicans in November.
There’s just so much at stake—every day that goes by without a confirmed Supreme Court nominee is another day of Citizens United on the books, of the president’s immigration orders being in danger, and so much more. We have to get this video seen by as many people as possible and do everything we can to win this fight.
Thanks for all you do.
—Jo, Emily, Brian, Mark, and the rest of the team
As chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Chuck Grassley is the central figure in the Republican blockade of Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee to fill the vacancy on our nation’s highest court.
That’s why, as Sen. Grassley returns home to Iowa this week, MoveOn members who have voted and volunteered for him in the past are coming together with a simple message for the senator: “Sen. Grassley, you’ve lost our respect and our votes by playing politics with the Supreme Court.”
Sen. Grassley is up for re-election in the fall. Today’s video release comes on the heels of a new poll showing that his favorability ratings in Iowa are dropping because of his obstruction of the Supreme Court nomination.1
We can break the Republican blockade—if enough of us shine a spotlight on Sen. Grassley’s obstruction and the wave of opposition he’s facing at home. After all, he is the senator who can call and hold a hearing and an initial committee vote. Will you watch and share this video right now?
Since mid-February, MoveOn members have led an all-out campaign to pressure Senate Republicans to do their jobs. Together with allies, we’ve collected nearly two million petition signatures, made tens of thousands of calls to Congress, held national days of action, flown planes over district offices, asked for tax refunds from the do-nothing GOP—and more than 20,000 MoveOn members have already chipped in to fund this campaign.
Now, we’re bringing the campaign home to Sen. Grassley, the ringleader of the opposition. By raising and amplifying the voices of his outraged constituents, we’ll help make it clearer than ever to the senator that his job is on the line if he doesn’t back down.
Please watch and share a powerful, two-minute video message to Sen. Grassley and help deliver a breakthrough message in Iowa: Either do your job now, Sen. Grassley, or risk losing it come Election Day.
Thanks for all you do.
—Jo, Emily, Brian, Hannah, and the rest of the team
P.S. If you’re not on Facebook, you can watch and share the video message to Sen. Grassley by going to MoveOn.
1. “Key Findings from Survey of Iowa Voters,” Hart Research Associates, April 27, 2016