By John Paulton, Mobilization Manager
In the last week, thousands of Americans have responded to Family Policy Alliance’s call to urge President Trump to submit a new nominee for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
As you may recall from our earlier alert, the president nominated Chai Feldblum to another term on the EEOC. Feldblum, a law professor and LGBT activist who was originally nominated by President Obama, is best known for her extreme hostility to religious freedom. Acknowledging the conflict between religious liberty and sexual liberty, Feldblum has said that “I’m having a hard time coming up with any case in which religious liberty should win.”
In response to that alert, nearly 10,000 emails have been sent to President Trump and Vice President Pence, urging that a new nominee be put forward. If you made your voice heard, thank you!
President Trump, who generally has a good record in support of religious freedom, is using the Feldblum nomination as part of a deal to get two other EEOC nominees through Democrat roadblocks in the Senate.
However, senators who might otherwise recognize political difficulties and accept such a deal are speaking up about the problems of re-installing a champion of leftist causes like Feldblum.
“If Feldblum were a typical Democrat,” U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, wrote in The Daily Signal, “it might make sense to let her nomination proceed through the Senate along with her two Republican colleagues. But Feldblum is no typical Democrat. Her radical views on marriage and the appropriate use of government power place her far outside even the liberal mainstream.”
Feldblum’s current term at the EEOC doesn’t end until July 1, so there is still time to urge the president to submit a new nomination. You can send a message to the White House in just seconds at our Action Center.
Thank you for making your voice heard for religious freedom!
The Family Policy Alliance Team
Out of the 23 positions in the Trump administration that need Senate confirmation, seven have been given a vote. The latest was Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, whose tie vote was broken by Vice President Mike Pence.
We’ve created a graphic showing who’s in and who’s still waiting in the wings.