[Judge Amy Coney Barrett]
A coalition of law students, in partnership with community-based organizations, will be hosting a masked, socially distanced rally near the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse on October 14, 2020 at 12:00 PM as part of the People’s Parity Project Day of Action…
A coalition of law students, in partnership with community-based organizations, will be hosting a masked, socially distanced rally near the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse on October 14, 2020 at 12:00 PM as part of the People’s Parity Project Day of action to demand the open seat created three weeks ago by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing remains vacant until after the inauguration in January.
Participants in the rally demand that the Senate halt this rushed nomination and confirmation process. Rushing to confirm a new justice to the Supreme Court risks destroying its legitimacy in exchange for a partisan political win.
The integrity of the election is likewise at stake should the Senate rush to confirm a new justice. During a global pandemic which has taken the lives of over 210,000 Americans and left thousands out of work and struggling to pay rent and bills, the Senate has yet to pass another stimulus bill. Even now with an election less than a month away, they continue to plan their hearings on Judge Amy Coney Barrett, choosing to jeopardize the health and safety of everybody around them and the public at large.
With so many rights at stake – LGBTQ rights, reproductive rights, healthcare, voting rights, and more – as well as the Court’s legitimacy in question, this confirmation must be deliberate and thoughtful. The people are owed a democratic say in the next appointment.
This action is also to voice our disapproval of Amy Coney Barrett as the nominee. Her judicial philosophy, history, and beliefs stand in direct opposition to the many socially just human rights which we unfortunately must continue to fight for.
Featured speakers: Heidi Siegfried, Brain Romero, Elzora Cleveland, Martin Quinn, Marti Cummings, Whitney Hu, Sami Nemir, and more.
Current Partners: People’s Parity Project, ACT UP, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Housing Works, Campaign for NY Health, Common Cause NY, Sunrise NYC, Make the Road NY, Center for Popular Democracy, Center for Independence of the Disabled, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, and more
For more information and day of contact: Eliana Aklepi – [email protected] – 305.720.0262