The Senate Judiciary Committee won't vote on the Gorsuch nomination until Monday, but hell, why not use the tools in the upper right-hand corner of this page (or the bottom of this page, if you're using a cellphone) to call your Senators today and tell them to vote against him? You can probably skim recent news reports and think of reasons to vote against him -- the "frozen trucker" decision, the cancer patient decision -- but I had forgotten that Judge Gorsuch also authored a separate opinion in the 10th Circuit's Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores case ultimately upheld by the Supreme Court. Mr. Gorsuch all but said that any Hobby Lobby employees whose religious conscience did not forbid them from using birth control were "wrongdo(ers)." In other words, a corporation (or the rich folks who run it) not only seem to have more of a right to act on their "religious beliefs," it seems inconceivable to Mr. Gorsuch that employees have any such right. I'm tired of judges who think corporations have more rights than people.
Meanwhile, USPIRG helps you tell the FDA to ban the use of antibiotics in healthy animals to promote growth and/or prevent diseases. In doing so, you would not be asking the FDA to ban antibiotic use on sick animals; that sounds self-explanatory, and it is, but you just know some right-wing troll stands ready to say TEH LIBRULZ WANTZ TEH SICK ANIMULZ TO DIEZ!!!!! No, even telling the FDA to ban antibiotics for "disease prevention" isn't a death sentence for animals, since we don't use antibiotics to prevent diseases, but to kill bacteria. Nearly four out of every five antibiotics in America goes not to sick people or sick animals but to nominally healthy animals on factory farms, and this antibiotic abuse may well bring back a world where the next cut kills you. Don't be afraid of right-wingers telling you TEH FOOD PRICEZ WILL GOEZ UPZ!!!!, either. These factory farms are big corporations, with lots of money, and I would hate to deprive them of the character-building experience of raising affordable meat without destroying the planet.