On Tuesday, February 14th (Valentine’s Day), the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus and Indivisible Cleveland are delivering 1,000 handwritten “We love America and oppose Judge Gorsuch” notes to Senator Portman’s office.
Please, handwrite or type a note to Senator Portman. Some of the reasons people give for opposing Judge Gorsuch for the Supreme Court are these positions:
Arguing against working people and for large corporations; Opposing equal protection for LGBTQ Americans;* Ruling against women’s access to basic health care; Holding theories that oppose clean water and air, safe food and medicines.
[*I think that, given that his son, Will Portman, came out six years ago and that as a result of conversations with his son, Rob Portman publicly changed his position on same-sex marriage four years ago, this argument is particularly significant to Senator Portman. On Valentine’s Day would this father support a Supreme Court nominee who might make his son’s marriage to the man he loves illegal? JH]
Write a short letter, one to three paragraphs. Put your name and address on the envelope, and if you can, put your contact information in the letter. Also ask questions in the letter that will force Portman’s staff to think before they answer. Get family and friends to also write.
How to get your letter to us:
Hand it to us at the CCPC Congressional District meeting at which you receive this request. West siders can drop it in the mail chute of the CCPC office, 11910 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, until noon on Monday, 2/13. East siders can drop it off at:
—The Coffee House Cafe, 4–7 p.m., Tuesday, February 7th, 11300 Juniper Rd. Cleveland.
—Harvard Community Center, 18240 Harvard, Cleveland, 44128at our CCPC meeting there, Thursday, February 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
—Cleveland Heights Starbucks at 12405 Cedar Road, CH 44106, Sunday, February 12 from 1 to 4 p.m.PM.
Tomorrow—Last stand against Devos nomination. If possible please visit Portman’s Cleveland office (1240 East ninth street Room 3061) or call at 216 522 7095 and if possible attend the protest in front of his office between 5 and 6 pm. By the way, Portman has received $51,000 in campaign contributions from the Devos foundation. If you get through might be good to let them know that you know.
Fundraising: Help make this work possible. It takes some resources to keep this organizing work going. We are NOT a national organization, our support comes locally, from YOU! Please, consider giving $27 to keep this work moving forward! #RESIST
CCPC February Regional Membership Meetings
1) CCPC strategy discussion
2) Using the Indivisible Guide in your congressional district and
3) Role of the Trump Response Team in your congressional district.
District 14 Regional Meeting—Sunday, February 5 from 2 to 3:30 pm @ Cuyahoga County Library Solon Branch, 34125 Portz Parkway, Solon
District 16 Regional Meeting—Monday, February 6 from 7 to 8:30 pm @ Cuyahoga County Middleburg Heights Branch, 15600 Bagley Rd. Middleburg Heights
District 11 Regional Meeting—Thursday, February 9 from 7 to 8:30 pm @ Harvard Community Services Center, 18204 Harvard Ave. Cleveland
District 9 Regional Meeting—Sunday, February 12 from 2 to 3:30 pm @ Cuyahoga County Brooklyn Library, 4480 Ridge Rd. Brooklyn 44144.
For more details and a link to RSVP for these meetings please got to CCPC Events.
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Yvonka, Rachael (From Indivisible Cleveland), Steve & Tristan
Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus, 11910 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107, United States