Progressive Organizations To Hold Over 160 Events in Every State on August 26th “Unite for Justice” Day of Action
|For Immediate Release: August 21, 2018
NARAL Pro-Choice America, MoveOn, and Indivisible hosted a press call today to detail over 160 events happening in every state this weekend as part of the August 26 “Unite for Justice” national day of action. On Sunday, people will rally in all 50 states to demand that their senators vote no on Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Over 65 organizations, representing tens of millions of people, are joining the day of action.
“Senators have tried to hide from their constituents all summer because they know Brett Kavanaugh is a deeply unpopular nominee. They don’t want to have to look their constituents in the eye and tell them they are risking our lives and our freedoms by putting a man on the Court who will be a sure vote to end the protections in Roe and criminalize abortion. So, on Sunday—for the first time in history—people in all 50 states will speak out on one day and make it clear that we are the majority, and it’s time they do their jobs, listen to their constituents, and uphold the will of the people by rejecting this nomination,” said NARAL President Ilyse Hogue. “Despite tens of millions of dollars in spending by conservatives, Kavanaugh is now the most unpopular nominee in history, and the Senate should not grant him a lifetime job on the Supreme Court. Senators hold the keys to women’s fundamental freedoms in their hands. Voters are watching. History is watching. It is time Senators listen to their constituents and loudly and proudly declared their opposition to this nominee.”
“This day of action is one of many ways people across the country are demanding their senators protect Americans’ fundamental rights and freedoms by keeping Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court,” said Anna Galland, Executive Director of MoveOn Civic Action. “Kavanaugh’s confirmation could lead to the criminalization of abortion and the end of many Americans’ access to health care. And then there’s the threat that Kavanaugh could allow Trump to place himself above the law at a time when there is an active investigation into potentially criminal wrongdoing by Trump and his associates. Senators must oppose his confirmation.”
“Republicans in Congress have been working decades to reshape the nation’s courts to fit their extremist, conservative agenda. This is the moment they’ve been waiting for,” said Elizabeth Beavers, Associate Policy Director at Indivisible. “So much is at stake. From reproductive rights, to LGBTQ rights, to immigrants’ rights—everything we care about runs through the Supreme Court. The decisions our senators make will impact generations to come. Senators must stand together and announce their opposition to this extreme nominee immediately.”
Kavanaugh’s record demonstrates he will be a sure-fire vote to end Roe v Wade, criminalize abortion, and punish women. We know what’s at stake in this fight: our most precious and fundamental rights. Thousands of people across the country have sprung into action: calling their senators, organizing their friends and neighbors, and planning for the largest progressive Supreme Court mobilization in history. Before the day of action, our coalition has put together around 400 events around the country to fight back against Kavanaugh’s confirmation. And on August 26th, we’ll have over 160 events in every single state.
Visit uniteforjustice2018.com for a full list of events.
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.”