ACTION ALERT: Call NOW to Urge the Senate to Vote to Confirm Professor Goodwin Liu!
THIS IS IT: LET’S GET IT DONE!Last week, the Senate voted 56-42 in favor of confirming Judge Edward M. Chen to serve as a federal district court judge for the Northern District of California. Now the vote for judicial nominee Professor Liu to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will occur in the next two days.
The Senate needs to know the Asian Pacific American community is counting on them to make the right decision again and will be deeply disappointed if they vote against a well-qualified Asian Pacific American judicial nominee in the month of May, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
You can support Professor Liu’s confirmation by calling your home state Senators at 202-224-3121 and asking for their support of Professor Liu’s nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Professor Liu is exceptionally well-qualified to be a federal appellate judge, and he deserves an up-or-down vote in the Senate. Asian Pacific Americans are significantly underrepresented on the federal bench. There are currently NO Asian Pacific American judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, despite the large Asian Pacific American population that it covers, and only one active Asian Pacific American federal appellate court judge nationwide. You can find more information about Professor Liu and his nomination here.
To call your home State Senators, follow these steps:
Call Senators NOW to urge her to vote in favor of the nomination of Professor Liu.
- Call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121.
- When the operator at the switchboard picks up, let them know that you would like to be connected to the office of your home state Senators. You can find your home state Senator as well as their contact information here: http://tinyurl.com/senatorsbystate.
- When the Senator’s staffer picks up, politely introduce yourself and say that you would like the Senator to support Professor Liu’s nomination, and that his confirmation is important to the Asian Pacific American community. The staffer will make a note of your call and your support of Professor Liu.
Thank you for supporting Professor Liu this Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!