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#DearSenators:

We need you to protect our health and rights and vote to reject Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

We deserve the freedom and opportunity to control our bodies and our lives.

Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, is unfit to serve a lifetime on our highest court. His record says it all: If given the chance, he’d gut Roe v. Wade. He would take away our access to abortion, birth control, and health care, and he’d threaten our ability to live free of discrimination. Our senators shouldn’t vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation without hearing from us first.

We know that Roe v. Wade and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have changed millions of people’s lives for the better. Join us in telling senators why they must reject Kavanaugh’s nomination and protect our health and rights.

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I want to have the choice as to whether or not I’m going to be a mother…

It is not a government’s right to institute any demand or any law on our own bodies…

 

4 Ways You Can Share Your Story with Your Senators

1. Tweet @ your senator.

There are many reasons why people get abortions, and our health care shouldn’t be a political bargaining chip. Mention your story, and tag your senators.

#DearSenators @SENATORNAME & @SENATORNAME: #StopKavanaugh. Our health, freedoms, and rights — including access to safe, legal abortion — are #WhatsAtStake: dearsenators.org

 

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2. Leave a voicemail.

Call 646-870-4484

Tell your senator why access to abortion and health care is important to YOU.

3. Write a letter.

It might seem old school, but we know from senators that the power of a handwritten letter can't be understated. Be sure to post a photo on social media with the hashtag #DearSenators. 

Quick Tips:

  1. Make your letter simple: Stick to a main point around your story. The more personal your story, the stronger the message.

  2. It’s best to keep your letter to one page.

  3. Don’t forget to put your letter in the mail! We recommend mailing to your senators’ local offices — they don’t get nearly as much mail there as their Washington, D.C. addresses, so your letter is more likely to be read.

  4. Don’t be afraid to send multiple letters to multiple offices for the same senator! For example, if you send Sen. Joe Manchin a letter to both his D.C. office and his Charleston office, that means his staff is twice as likely to read it.

Find your senators’ names and addresses.
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4. Submit a story.

Use this option if you have more time than it takes to tweet but less time than it takes to make a recording. (Although you can certainly take every action — and we hope you do!) Fill out our short form and make your voice heard.

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Fast Facts

Overturning 
Roe v. Wade

President Trump promised to only nominate justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade.

72%
of Americans,

including a majority of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans, don’t want to see Roe v. Wade overturned.

One in
four women

in this country will have an abortion in her lifetime.

More than
62 million women

have benefitted from access to birth control because of the Affordable Care Act.

65 million
women

were considered to have a pre-existing condition, before the Affordable Care Act.

Brett Kavanaugh’s Record

Kavanaugh has a long history of arguing against access to abortion, birth control, and health care.

  • Just last year, he tried to prevent a young undocumented woman in U.S. custody from accessing a safe, legal abortion for over a month — pushing her into the second trimester. 

  • His confirmation would tip the Supreme Court’s balance away from our constitutional right to access safe, legal abortion.

  • He argued against birth control coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act, claiming that your boss should be able to deny your coverage.

  • He’s been praised by a number of anti-abortion groups.

  • If confirmed, he’d be the second most conservative judge on the bench next to Justice Clarence Thomas.

Stories People Are Sharing

Follow the @DearSenators account on Instagram and hashtag #DearSenators on Twitter.

Mara

#DearSenators: “I am writing to ask that you vote in opposition to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I want you to know that I view Kavanaugh as an imminent threat to my civil rights and equal protection under the law.

Therefore, as your constituent, I strongly urge you to vote against his confirmation.“

Andrea

#DearSenators: @SenatorLankford @JimInhofe STOP Kavanaugh. #saveSCOTUS Sincerely, Andrea from Tulsa, OK

Sara

#DearSenators: "I am writing to share my story about my abortion. I had been married for many years with a beautiful daughter. After many years of fertility treatments I was finally pregnant and had a wonderful baby boy. My husband and I felt satisfied with our little family and he had a vasectomy. Apparently my husband’s vasectomy failed and I was pregnant. Fortunately at the time a local doctor performed abortions. It was in his office, I felt very safe and well taken care of. There was excellent follow-up care. At no time have I ever regretted this decision. 

As a side note: In the 1930s my grandmother, who had three children and a heart condition, had an abortion on her kitchen table. Fortunately she survived to live a long productive life. Please reject Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination. We should not have to go back to the abortions of the 1930s.” 

Anonymous

#DearSenators: "Abortion will not stop. Only safe, legal abortion will. I know this because I was raised by a mother who had an illegal abortion in the 1960s. ...We cannot go back. We cannot allow women to die. Abortion will never stop. The only question is: will we fight to protect our right to safe, legal abortion? Or will we turn our backs on women? Please oppose Kavanaugh and any nominee that would put women in danger again. We're depending on you."

Grace

#DearSenators: "...I'm asking you to stand with young women around Maine and the United States. We need you to stand with us and oppose Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. I need you to support my right to choose. I am only 17 and have a long way to go. I'd like to choose what happens to my body. Please support American women. It's simple. Stand with us."