Action Alert

Keep theocrat out of judiciary!

Please urge the Senate Judiciary Committee today to reject the lifetime appointment of a theocratic Trump nominee to be a federal judge.

This Thursday, Feb. 8, the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on whether to confirm Barry W. Ashe to the Eastern District of Louisiana. If confirmed, Ashe — who has a disturbing history of fighting to dismantle the constitutional separation between church and state — will be a federal judge for life. Please contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee today and urge them to protect the First Amendment by rejecting this deeply concerning judicial appointment.

Click here for more information about Ashe’s nomination.


Contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee today to urge them to reject Barry Ashe’s appointment to the Eastern District of Louisiana. Below we have listed ways to contact the committee members by either phone, email or social media.

Be aware that some of the emails provided may only work for constituents of the committee senators. If you are a constituent of a member on the committee, be sure to contact him or her. Please also use social media posts or write letters to your local papers to spread the word about this danger to religious freedom.

Senate Judiciary Committee

Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R – IA)
Phone: (202) 224-3744
Twitter: @ChuckGrassley

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D – CA)
Phone: (202) 224-3841
Twitter: @SenFeinstein

Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R - UT)
Phone: (202) 224-5251
Twitter: @OrrinHatch

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D - VT)
Phone: (202) 224-4242
Twitter: @SenatorLeahy

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R - SC)
Phone: (202) 224-5972
Twitter: @LindseyGrahamSC

Sen. Dick Durbin (D - IL)
Phone: (202) 224-2152
Twitter: @DickDurbin

Sen. John Cornyn (R - TX)
Phone: (202) 224-2934
Twitter: @JohnCornyn

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D - RI)
Phone: (202) 224-2921
Twitter: @SenWhitehouse

Sen. Michael S. Lee (R - UT)
Phone: (202) 224-5444
Twitter: @SenMikeLee

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D - MN)
Phone: 202-224-3244
Twitter: @amyklobuchar

Sen. Ted Cruz (R - TX)
Phone: (202) 224-5922
Twitter: @SenTedCruz

Sen. Christopher A. Coons (D - DE)
Phone: (202) 224-5042
Twitter: @ChrisCoons

Sen. Ben Sasse (R - NE)
Phone: (202) 224-4224
Twitter: @SenSasse

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D - CT)
Phone: (202) 224-2823
Twitter: @SenBlumenthal

Sen. Jeff Flake (R - AZ)
Phone: 202-224-4521
Twitter: @JeffFlake

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D - HI)
Phone: (202) 224-6361
Twitter: @maziehirono

Sen. Mike Crapo (R - ID)
Phone: (202) 224-6142
Twitter: @MikeCrapo

Sen. Cory Booker (D - NJ)
Phone: (202) 224-3224
Twitter: @CoryBooker

Sen. Thom Tillis (R - NC)
Phone: (202) 224-6342
Twitter: @SenThomTillis

Sen. Kamala Harris (D - CA)
Phone: (202) 224 - 3553
Twitter: @SenKamalaHarris

Sen. John Kennedy (R - LA)
Phone: (202) 224-4623
Twitter: @SenJohnKennedy


Personalize your statement if possible, or feel free to cut and paste the wording below.

I urge you and the rest of the Senate Judiciary Committee to reject Barry Ashe’s nomination to the Eastern District of Louisiana. Ashe has a troubling record of fighting to dismantle the constitutional separation between church and state.

Ashe has previously suggested that he would use his position as a federal judge to advance a radical theocratic agenda meant to undermine the Supreme Court’s First Amendment rulings. For example, in 2000 Ashe expressed frustration that Christianity is losing its privileged position within the government, writing that “the 5th Circuit is waging a war against religion in the public square.” Ashe has also indicated that he would defend the teaching of the religious myth-based creationist theory in public schools.

Ashe has shown a deplorable lack of support for the constitutional principle of separation between government and religion. Please ensure that he does not get a lifetime seat in the federal judiciary.

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