The students are saying
enough is enough when it comes to gun violence. They have awakened a new sense of urgency and motivation in all of us to finally take the necessary legislative means to stop the killing.
Ending gun violence should not be a complicated problem. But many in Congress are
funded by the NRA. Candidates with political courage who are trying to change the NRA's grip on Congress are often defeated by the NRA.
It is not just Congress that is standing in the way of our families safety. It is our courts.
President Trump has nominated 29 judges to the circuit courts, who all serve lifetime appointments. These judges are mostly young, white males who favor the
NRA, the anti-choice movement, and extreme legal views. Their rulings on a vast majority of issues will impact our lives long after Trump vacates the Oval Office.
Trump told the NRA, "You came through for me, I am going to come through for you." He will do this by appointing more judges like Howard Nielson, who is considered
the NRA's favorite lawyer. He has made a career out of regularly representing the NRA and fighting against common-sense gun safety measures. Nielson stands ready to be confirmed by the Senate.
As Congress becomes more and more dysfunctional, and more and more power accrues to the executive branch, it's
the judges who increasingly decide policy. It wasn't Congress that blocked Trump's travel bans. It was judges in states like Hawaii and Maryland.
According to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), "circuit courts serve as the de facto Supreme Court to the vast majority of individuals who bring cases. They are
the last word."
Judicial nominees matter. We can stop them by calling our Senators and urging them to vote NO on these extreme appointees.
Let's not just march for our lives.
Let's vote for our lives in November. Then we can restore balance to our nation's courts and country.