Senators, Advocates Rally Against Nomination of Justin Walker
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES
Zack Ford, Alliance for Justice, 202-464-7370, [email protected]
Laurie Kinney, People for the American Way, 202-467-2307, [email protected]
Rafael Medina, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, 202-869-0390, [email protected]
Amanda Lang, National Council of Jewish Women, 917-886-0336, [email protected]
On Wednesday, May 6 at 11 AM, advocates for health care, civil rights, and justice will hold a digital rally against the nomination of Justin Walker to the D.C. Circuit. The rally will immediately follow his hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Walker praised Brett Kavanaugh for having written the “roadmap” to overturn the Affordable Care Act and scorned the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the law as “indefensible” and “catastrophic.” Walker also supports broad executive power, and would be poised to shield Donald Trump from the scrutiny of congressional oversight. Senate Republicans are nevertheless risking the safety of their colleagues, Senate staff, and the public to push through his nomination in the middle of a pandemic.
Because of social distancing, participants will join the rally through Facebook Live.
WHAT: Rally to Stop Walker for the D.C. Circuit
WHEN: 11 AM Eastern, Wednesday, May 6, 2020
WHO: Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.); Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.); Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.); Vanita Gupta, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; Nan Aron, President, Alliance for Justice; Marge Baker, Executive Vice President for Policy and Program, People For the American Way; Jody Rabhan, Chief Policy Officer, National Council of Jewish Women; Stacy Staggs, Director of Community Engagement, Little Lobbyists; Jennifer Epps-Addison, Co-Executive Director, Center for Popular Democracy Action; Rebecca Wood, Health Care Activist and Member, Center for Popular Democracy Action; Sasha Buchert, Senior Attorney, Lambda Legal; Robin Maril, Associate Legal Director, Human Rights Campaign; and representatives from numerous other groups.
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