📍Pudzer, Labor Secretary:
We have a long shot at stopping Puzder for Labor Secretary, or at least getting him to drop out. Puzder is loaded with conflicts of interests. He has a long anti-worker history, he opposed efforts to expand overtime protections and increase the minimum wage. He also has ethical problems, including employing an undocumented housekeeper, and owes up to $11 million to UBS, a bank seeking multibillion-dollar Labor Dept waiver.
📍Tell Sen. Tester NO on Gorsuch for SCOTUS
The most important thing we can do right now is make sure Senator Tester knows we DO NOT support Gorsuch for SCOTUS. You’ve seen the TV ads. Trump invited Sen. Tester to lunch. There is going to be a TON of pressure on him to go along with this nomination. Right now, the Dems still have the filibuster, and Gorsuch will need 60 votes. Will McConnell go nuclear and change that? Time will tell. But right now, we need to make sure that Sen. Tester knows we don’t want Gorsuch, and we have his back.
📍NEW: MONTANA STATE ACTION
Added a state level action today — HB 417: Revising non-discrimination laws regarding gender and sexual identity. House Judiciary Committee Hearing will be on Feb 15 at 8 AM, first reading was on Feb 8. Missoula Rises FB post explaining: Click here for explanation of bill.