Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Action Alert: Please Call Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

from Father Frank Pavone, National Director
Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries

It’s not often I ask you to contact your lawmakers in Congress.  But this is one of those crucial moments when I must.

Please. For the sake of your pro-life mission. For the sake of our fight to end legalized abortion-on-demand in America. For the sake of our nation’s future:
CALL Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and your two U.S. Senators TODAY. Here’s the number for the Capitol Hill switchboard: (202) 224-3121
Here’s why it’s so important that you do this today.

As you know our nation, and in particular our pro-life movement, lost a great champion when God called Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia home. Without eulogizing Justice Scalia, I feel certain that upon his arrival at the Gates of St. Peter, Our Lord said to him:“Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of your Master.”

Now it falls to us to carry on Justice Scalia’s work. Otherwise he will have labored in vain.

Our first and foremost task is to make sure his place on the Supreme Court is filled by a person who cherishes the Constitution and rule of law as passionately as he did. This is critically important because on many crucial issues, the Court is now split 4 – 4. But that’s a tenuous “split” at best because, as we’ve seen over the past couple of years, it all depends on the specific case. And Supreme Court Justices are quite capable of giving us nasty surprises!

All of this is to say that we must do everything in our power to:
1. Convince Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to HOLD FAST and not hold any hearings on anyone President Obama might nominate to the Court. 
2. At the same time we must begin NOW to make sure our fellow Americans elect a President and Congress that will nominate and confirm a Supreme Court Justice in the mold of the late Antonin Scalia.
Both objectives are absolutely vital to the survival of our pro-life mission and our nation.

Which is why I’m counting on you to take those three actions I just mentioned; namely to:
MAKE your three phone calls today. 

In light of all that’s at stake with the Supreme Court, Priests for Life is working frantically to rally MILLIONS of pro-life and freedom-loving Americans to flood the Senate with postcards, letters, emails, faxes and phone calls demanding that Senate Majority Leader McConnell HOLD FAST to the principled stand he laid down shortly after Justice Scalia’s death when he said:
“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”
Given the impact Supreme Court decisions have on our pro-life mission, I totally agree.

That is especially true when you consider the individuals President Obama has placed on the Supreme Court and other federal courts. Without exception he has filled these important positions with Far Left ideological extremists who share his mission to “fundamentally transform” our nation. Obama’s judicial appointments DO NOT share our pro-life convictions.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, who heads up the important Senate Judiciary Committee, made that very point when he addressed how the Senate should act regarding the vacancy on the Court:
“This president, above all others, has made no bones about his goal to use the courts to circumvent Congress and push through his own agenda. It only makes sense that we defer to the American people who will elect a new president to select the next Supreme Court Justice.”
Even President Obama’s strongest allies are on record stating that when we’re about to elect a new President and Congress, the Senate should postpone any action on a Supreme Court replacement until AFTER the election. For example, in 1992 then Senator Joseph Biden said:
“Once the political season is underway and it is, action on a Supreme Court nomination must be put off until after the election campaign is over.”
Then there’s this from ultra-liberal Sen. Chuck Schumer. Back on July 27, 2007 when he was concerned that then President George W. Bush might have an opportunity to nominate his third Justice to the Court, Sen. Schumer railed:
“I will do everything in my power to prevent one more ideological ally from joining (Justices John) Roberts and (Samuel) Alito. [The Senate] should not confirm any Bush nominee to the Supreme Court except in extraordinary circumstances. The Supreme Court is dangerously out of balance.”
Now that the tables have been turned and it’s President Obama in a position to put the Supreme Court“dangerously out of balance” Schumer and Company are singing a different tune.

In addition to them, liberal members of the mainstream news media are putting enormous pressure on Sen. McConnell to cave in to President Obama, Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer and others on the Far Left. Typical of the way they want the government to control our lives, they don’t want the American people to use their votes to decide what type of person should replace Justice Scalia.

And because they don’t, our job from now until Election Day is twofold:
1. To provide Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with the support he needs to HOLD FAST and refuse hold any hearings on Far Left judicial activist Obama nominees to the Court. 
2. To begin NOW to make sure our fellow Americans elect a President and Congress that will nominate and confirm a Justice who will, like Justice Scalia, make decisions based on the Constitution and not personal political agendas.
MAKE your three phone calls TODAY! Each day that passes is one more day the mainstream media has to bludgeon Sen. McConnell and try to bully him into caving in to their radical agenda.

We cannot let that pressure have its desired effect, and cause our friends in the Senate to waver. Your phone calls are critically needed in order to give the Senate majority the support it urgently needs to HOLD FAST and not surrender.

 Priests for Life needs every dollar you can send our way so that we can rally hundreds of thousands and hopefully millions of freedom-loving, pro-life Americans to join us in this fight.

Here’s what your dollars will allow us to do:
  • Send emails like this one that I sent you to people and rally them to contact Sen. McConnell and their two U.S. Senators
  • Produce 60-second ads for Catholic and Christian radio stations urging listeners to call their Senators
  • Place ads in newspapers and other publications giving readers actions they can take to Protect the Supreme Court
  • Produce videos for social media sites like Facebook and YouTube urging people to contact their Senators and tell them to HOLD FAST on confirming a new Justice
  • Blast out “Action Alerts” via email to pro-life activists and get them involved in the fight to Protect the Supreme Court
It’s going to cost Priests for Life upwards of $750,000 to do all that work.

Keep in mind, this is money over and above the dollars needed to fund all of our other projects … including our lawsuit against the HHS mandate that’s being argued before the Supreme Court.

That’s why your gift is so desperately and so urgently needed.

If the abortionists gain control of the Supreme Court it will make our job of ending legalized abortion-on-demand in America all but impossible. As it is now the deck is stacked against us.

Don’t let this happen on your watch. Stand with Priests for Life as we rally God-fearing Americans to join us as we fight to Protect the Supreme Court. Without question this is a fight for religious freedom! For the Constitution! And most especially for every American’s fundamental God-given right to life! So please act now! Tomorrow may literally be too late.


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