New petition: hold terrible Democrats accountable.

resistfistOn our Freethought Resistance page, I posted a new petition (via CREDO Action*) to Democratic Senate Campaign Committee Chair Chris Van Hollen demanding he refuse to allocate campaign funds to any Democratic senator who votes or strikes a deal to advance the confirmation of right-wing extremist Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

Directing your activism time, energy and resources toward Democrats, particularly with regard to primary campaigns, is vitally necessary. A primary challenger does not need to win in order to pressure the prevailing candidate to move left on issues that matter. There are far too many corporatist, corrupt conservatives in the party, particularly in leadership positions. If we want to put the pressure on where it counts, we need to take every opportunity to go after wayward conservative Democrats in every way possible. (Yeah I’m looking at you, Chuck Schumer.)

Read the background on the petition and then please sign if you are so inclined.

Because fuck these d00ds, that’s why.

*CREDO is a lefty activist mobile company: every month it allocates a portion of its revenue to various activist non-profits, as voted and allocated by its customers. (CREDO is, for example, Planned Parenthood’s largest corporate donor.) Consider switching to CREDO as your mobile carrier, and stop funding anti-democratic corporations that fund conservatives like AT&T. They offer pretty much all the same deals on phones, contract buyouts, incentives, fees, etc.


  1. says

    What gets me are the people saying to let the Republicans have this because he’s replacing Scalia, so save the fight for when a liberal or moderate leaves.

    Two things on this.

    1) No, he’s replacing Merrick Garland.
    2) Seriously, “liberals”? Are you fine with the slant of the American Supreme Court as it is?

  2. says

    Tabby Lavalamp: Right?! “Liberals” who are fine with the status quo of SCOTUS are, by definition, conservatives. FFS.

    Ichthyic: DO NOT BE FOOLED. This squirrel is a double agent.

  3. Azkyroth, B*Cos[F(u)]==Y says

    While I’m otherwise in agreement, regading Credo:

    They offer pretty much all the same deals on phones

    That’s quite encouraging to hear, because I’ve looked into them several times, hoping to be able to switch and still have my needs met, and each time found that they didn’t have more than a minimal selection and in particular didn’t offer any kind of ruggedized smartphone, for instance in this vein. It’s good to hear that they’ve finally gotten it toge…

    …oh, wait. It appears they still don’t.

    The Brigadier doesn’t seem to be on their “compatible devices” list either.

    *sigh* guess I’ll try again in another year or so.