Progressive Groups of the People’s Defense Statement on Strategy to Defeat Gorsuch Nomination
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 14, 2017
Today, members of the People’s Defense and other progressive groups issued the following statement in response to Politico’s report this morning:
“Judge Gorsuch is as extreme a nominee as we’ve seen in generations. If confirmed, Gorsuch could represent the deciding vote on President Trump’s most discriminatory, corporate-friendly policies, including voter suppression, the Muslim Ban, and Trump’s looming threat to the rights of women and LGBTQ Americans. Donald Trump promised to nominate justices to overturn Roe v. Wade and Judge Gorsuch appears to fit that bill. Gorsuch’s nomination represents an imminent threat to America’s most cherished rights and most vulnerable citizens, and millions of Americans across the country are demanding that Democratic leadership use everything in their power to block it. We must be clear: this fight is not about defensive electoral politics, it’s about our rights as Americans and our democracy as a whole.”
The signers include NARAL Pro-Choice America, Alliance for Justice Action Fund, American Federation of Teachers,CREDO, DailyKos, EveryVoice, Indivisible, MoveOn Civic Action, People For the American Way, Planned Parenthood, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Stand Up America, UltraViolet, and Working Families Party.
NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”