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Rick Larsen for Congress

 

Don't lose hope. Vote!

This week, Justice Kennedy, a moderate voice on the Supreme Court, announced his retirement. While the majority of Americans are anxious about an uncertain future, Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress are rushing to fill Kennedy's seat with a right-leaning jurist.

Now more than ever, we need strong leaders in Congress who stand up to this administration's fear-based, regressive agenda.

Even with Justice Kennedy on the bench, the Court has already chipped away at voting rights, women's rights, workers' rights, and religious freedom. Now it's up to all of us to get out the vote and support candidates who will protect our constitutional rights.

In just the past week, the Supreme Court has:

  • Ruled in favor of Trump's discriminatory travel ban that has nothing to do with national security and everything to do with stoking fear against Muslims, including refugees and asylum-seekers.

  • Ruled against public-sector unions, which weakens workers' rights to collectively bargain for improved working conditions, better wages, and health care coverage.

  • Ruled against a woman's right to choose by allowing anti-abortion pregnancy centers to withhold information about all health care options.

With an unpredictable president in the White House and a right-leaning Supreme Court, our best path forward is electing a Democratic-majority in Congress.

Don't lose hope. Volunteer. Knock on doors. Make phone calls. Get involved.

Our future depends on it.

Rick

Posted on June 29, 2018.
 

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Meet Rick Larsen

Rick Larsen represents Washington state's 2nd Congressional District. Rick was born and raised in Arlington and his family has called Northwest Washington home for over a century. Learn more.