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President Obama has asked the Senate to confirm Michael Boggs, a judicial nominee who has a record of opposing reproductive freedom, marriage equality, and who’s taken troubling votes on matters of racial justice.

Boggs took votes that could jeopardize the safety of abortion providers and keep the Confederate battle symbol on the Georgia state flag.

Every new piece of information that comes out about Boggs is worse than the next. But a growing chorus of senators, representatives, and organizations are taking a second look at him.

See who’s spoken out against Michael Boggs, and take a moment to sign our thank-you note to show them we have their backs.

If we keep working together and speaking out, we have a real shot of stopping Boggs.

U.S. Senators

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

"I’m going to oppose him….He’s a person who’s not — in my opinion — in the mainstream, and I don’t think he deserves to be a federal judge."

Politico

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

"I’m going to oppose him….He’s a person who’s not — in my opinion — in the mainstream, and I don’t think he deserves to be a federal judge."

Politico

Sen. Tammy Baldwin

Sen. Tammy Baldwin

"After careful consideration of this nomination for a lifetime appointment to the bench, I cannot support the confirmation of Judge Michael Boggs to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia."

The Huffington Post

Sen. Tammy Baldwin

"After careful consideration of this nomination for a lifetime appointment to the bench, I cannot support the confirmation of Judge Michael Boggs to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia."

The Huffington Post

Sen. Mark Begich

Sen. Mark Begich

Sen. Mark Begich

Sen. Richard Blumenthal

Sen. Richard Blumenthal

"I must oppose Judge Boggs' nomination... My feeling is Judge Boggs took positions that don't respect key, established rights protecting women, LGBT and racial minorities."

The Huffington Post

Sen. Richard Blumenthal

"I must oppose Judge Boggs' nomination... My feeling is Judge Boggs took positions that don't respect key, established rights protecting women, LGBT and racial minorities."

The Huffington Post

Sen. Barbara Boxer

Sen. Barbara Boxer

"I share the deep concerns expressed by my colleagues about the nominee's record on civil rights and women's health."

The Huffington Post

Sen. Barbara Boxer

"I share the deep concerns expressed by my colleagues about the nominee's record on civil rights and women's health."

The Huffington Post

Sen. Dick Durbin

Sen. Dick Durbin

"I saw [Lewis's] statement. I have not spoken with him personally. His statement was very clear. I said to my colleagues from Georgia, and I said publicly afterward, that I have one phone call that was critical to my decision and that was to John Lewis of Georgia. And he was opposed to Mr. Boggs and I'm going to be voting no for the reasons that he articulated."

National Journal

Sen. Dick Durbin

"I saw [Lewis's] statement. I have not spoken with him personally. His statement was very clear. I said to my colleagues from Georgia, and I said publicly afterward, that I have one phone call that was critical to my decision and that was to John Lewis of Georgia. And he was opposed to Mr. Boggs and I'm going to be voting no for the reasons that he articulated."

National Journal

Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Al Franken

"After careful consideration of Judge Michael Boggs, I have decided to vote against his nomination to be a federal judge... His record on civil rights, women's health, and LGBT equality is regrettable, and I was not satisfied with the answers he gave during his confirmation hearing."

The Huffington Post

Sen. Al Franken

"After careful consideration of Judge Michael Boggs, I have decided to vote against his nomination to be a federal judge... His record on civil rights, women's health, and LGBT equality is regrettable, and I was not satisfied with the answers he gave during his confirmation hearing."

The Huffington Post

Sen. Patty Murray

Sen. Patty Murray

Sen. Patty Murray

Sen. Chuck Schumer

Sen. Chuck Schumer

"When asked why he is opposing Boggs, Schumer replied, 'First, his stand on choice. But second, even though it was in his past, to do what he did with the Confederate flag... I don't think someone should be on the federal bench who did that.'"

The Huffington Post

Sen. Chuck Schumer

"When asked why he is opposing Boggs, Schumer replied, 'First, his stand on choice. But second, even though it was in his past, to do what he did with the Confederate flag... I don't think someone should be on the federal bench who did that.'"

The Huffington Post

Sen. Debbie Stabenow

Sen. Debbie Stabenow

"The standards for a lifetime appointment to the federal bench are very high. Based on what I know right now, I do not believe this nominee meets those standards, and I cannot support his nomination."

The Huffington Post

Sen. Debbie Stabenow

"The standards for a lifetime appointment to the federal bench are very high. Based on what I know right now, I do not believe this nominee meets those standards, and I cannot support his nomination."

The Huffington Post

Sen. John Walsh

Sen. John Walsh

Sen. John Walsh


U.S. Representatives

Congressional Black Caucus

Congressional Black Caucus

Congressional Black Caucus

Rep. Hank Johnson

Rep. Hank Johnson

"It's not good for [Obama’s] legacy insofar as judicial appointments in Georgia are concerned."

The Hill

Rep. Hank Johnson

"It's not good for [Obama’s] legacy insofar as judicial appointments in Georgia are concerned."

The Hill

Rep. John Lewis

Rep. John Lewis

"Based on the evidence revealed during this hearing, I do not support the confirmation of Michael Boggs to the federal bench. His record is in direct opposition to everything I have stood for during my career, and his misrepresentation of that record to the committee is even more troubling. The testimony suggests Boggs may allow his personal political leanings to influence his impartiality on the bench. I do not have a vote in the Senate, but if I did I would vote against the confirmation of Michael Boggs."

The Huffington Post

Rep. John Lewis

"Based on the evidence revealed during this hearing, I do not support the confirmation of Michael Boggs to the federal bench. His record is in direct opposition to everything I have stood for during my career, and his misrepresentation of that record to the committee is even more troubling. The testimony suggests Boggs may allow his personal political leanings to influence his impartiality on the bench. I do not have a vote in the Senate, but if I did I would vote against the confirmation of Michael Boggs."

The Huffington Post

Rep. Gwen Moore

Rep. Gwen Moore

Rep. Gwen Moore

Rep. David Scott

Rep. David Scott

"I'm as surprised and outraged as you are to be fighting an anti-civil rights, anti-choice, anti-marriage equality nominee put forward by Obama's White House to serve on the federal bench in my home state in Georgia. If we don't stop Michael Boggs, he'll be on the court for his entire lifetime."

The Huffington Post

Rep. David Scott

"I'm as surprised and outraged as you are to be fighting an anti-civil rights, anti-choice, anti-marriage equality nominee put forward by Obama's White House to serve on the federal bench in my home state in Georgia. If we don't stop Michael Boggs, he'll be on the court for his entire lifetime."

The Huffington Post


Organizations


News & Updates

Sen. Blumenthal Will Say "No" to Boggs

Sen. Richard Blumenthal announced that he opposes anti-choice judicial nominee Michael Boggs.

Sen. Chuck Schumer States Opposition to Michael Boggs

Sen. Charles Schumer became the tenth senator and the third member of the Judiciary Committee to confirm he will vote no on the nomination of Michael Boggs to the federal bench.

President Obama Should Withdraw Boggs' Nomination

Now that six judicial nominees for federal judgeships in Georgia have been unanimously cleared by a Senate Judiciary Committee, President Obama should withdraw his nomination of anti-choice Michael Boggs.

NARAL Statement on Boggs' Vote Postponement

Sen. Leahy announced that the Judiciary Committee would move forward on the confirmation process for Georgia judicial nominees with the notable exclusion of Michael Boggs.

10 Reasons to #StopBoggs as told by Star Wars

Anti-choice, anti-civil rights, anti-LGBT judicial nominee, Michael Boggs, could get a lifetime appointment to the federal bench. Check out 10 reasons why we must stop Boggs as told by Star Wars.