It looks like Planned Parenthood is looking for a new judicial nominations director. What does that entail, you ask? For those interested in applying:
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) seeks a dynamic and effective Director, Judicial Nominations who will report to the National Director of Legislative Affairs in the Office of the Vice President of Policy and Government Relations. The Director will be responsible for the development and execution of all related campaigns’ priorities and goals, the facilitation of internal cross-departmental alignment, the execution of all program components by both Government Relations staff and other PPFA teams, and the reporting process to internal and external PPFA audiences. The Director will also oversee the formulation and execution of critical programmatic work and be responsible for executing a strategic, intense campaign that educates members of the Senate on the harmful records of nominees, elevates for Planned Parenthood supporters and affiliates what is at stake for reproductive health and rights.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develop and execute year-long national and state advocacy plans focused on high impact, high priority judicial nominations in the lower courts.
- Work closely with the National Director of Legislative Affairs, consultants, and team members to create a clear path for defeat and delay of targeted nominations.
- Direct day-to-day work of key cross-team campaigns, including leading regular meetings with key staff and consultants, facilitating ally engagement, working with targeted states and affiliates, ensuring resource production, and capturing successes and lessons learned.
- Ensure productive collaboration and broad integration between Government Relations, Organizing & Electoral Campaigns, Communications, Litigation & Law and other key PPFA departments and divisions.
- Identify new areas of partnership on initiatives that will help further Federation-wide priorities.
- Work with cross-functional teams to design and execute in-state 360 campaigns that hold Senators accountable for appointing judges that value and protect access to abortion.
- Drive high-visibility efforts like phone calls, media, letter-writing campaigns, grassroots actions, storytelling, engaging grasstop influencers, etc.
- Lead in-depth research in consultation with Litigation & Law including review and analysis of nominee’s case law and writings; interrogation of nominee’s personal and professional beliefs, associations, and memberships; as well as general opposition research in order to identify each nominee’s vulnerabilities and be able to drive a cohesive national narrative that informs in-state target Senator campaigns.
- Create grassroots strategies that build movement and leverage the Planned Parenthood base to link the importance of judicial nomination fights to the security of the issues we value.
- Develop tactics that tie harmful nominees to cross-movement issues, to the overall Trump agenda, and to the consequences of lifetime appointments of extremist judges to the future of progressive rights.
- Maintain circuit court nominations tracker including the development of fact sheet and reference materials.
- Develop a scoring mechanism to rate harmful nominations and draft public-facing oppositions.
So the Supreme Court nomination decision didn’t go their way and now they want to hire somebody new to lobby for judges that will decide in their favor. As a friendly reminder, we as taxpayers give Planned Parenthood on average $500 million dollars a year, which is spent on who knows what. Remind me again how it’s legal that a company that receives tax payer money can lobby like this? Aren’t these supposed to be apolitical organizations? We get zero choice in whether we give money to a company caught selling aborted baby parts for profit. And now we get no choice in giving them money even though they very clearly have a political agenda.
Thank God Brett Kavanaugh was nominated. He was the crucial Kennedy swing vote replacement in the conservative/liberal Supreme Court breakdown. Hopefully President Trump can get in at least one more with Ginsberg shuffling off this mortal coil soon. Make no mistake about this, the Supreme Court nominations were probably the single most important issue during the presidential election. It shapes the country for decades. President Trump, at least temporarily, has stemmed that tide. It’s why they pushed so hard during this nomination process. The Constitution is being attacked more now than ever. Imagine what of it would be left if Hillary Clinton had been given the opportunity to nominate two Supreme Court judges. The second amendment could’ve been abolished entirely in her first term, and that is hardly an exaggeration.