The Senate Democratic caucus is united against allowing a Supreme Court nominee to go forward before inauguration, meaning that this is a fight we can absolutely win. There are a handful of Republicans who have publicly stated their discomfort with a nomination this close to the election.
The next president must nominate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement after the people have spoken. The election is already underway with people voting all across the nation. Voters are energized and know what’s at stake. Under no circumstances should the Senate consider a replacement for Justice Ginsburg until after inauguration.
Justice Ginsburg’s legacy as a principled, dignified defender of justice for all will be remembered. She has magnified the Supreme Court’s importance for millions of Americans, and it would be an insult to her legacy for this president to select a justice he promises will assail our rights and undermine, upend, and unravel our democratic norms for generations.
The Senate failed us by rubber-stamping Trump’s justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh. They cannot fail again. We need a fair-minded justice like Ginsburg. A principled, dignified defender of justice who will utilize their position on the bench to safeguard civil rights. We accept nothing less.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Call Your Senators (via The Leadership Conference) – Dial 1-888-521-6658 to be routed directly to the appropriate Senate office. You can also use this web tool. There may be an unusually high volume of activity so apologies in advance if the tool is intermittently unavailable.
Message Your Senators (via PFAW) – Tell the Senate: NO Trump SCOTUS Nominee through this online form.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Watch the press call held this past Saturday with leaders from People For the American Way, Alliance for Justice, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and the National Women’s Law Center.
Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky Op-Ed: Democrats have a secret weapon to thwart a rapid Ginsburg replacement. They should use it. https://yhoo.it/2FYhdsc
People For the American Way: McConnell Must Think Americans Are Really Stupid https://bit.ly/33I6Dhm
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Alexis McGill Johnson on RBG Legacy in Rolling Stone https://bit.ly/3mEHugf
Los Angeles Times Editorial Board: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead. The Senate should wait to replace her. https://lat.ms/2FNDlpD
Washington Post Editorial Board: Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent her life fighting double standards. Republicans should not embrace one to replace her. https://wapo.st/2ZREnb1
The Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial Board: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s SCOTUS replacement: Don’t fill seat until after 2020 election https://bit.ly/33RdTHX
Stay tuned for more updates! Thank you for your support!