Equality Florida Stands Opposed to the Nomination of Judge Kavanaugh for U.S. Supreme Court

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Posted on July 10, 2018 - 5:19pm by Brittany.

Equality Florida Stands Opposed to the Nomination of Judge Kavanaugh for U.S. Supreme Court
Equality Florida will join Reproductive rights advocates for a press conference on Thursday, July 12
 
 
Tallahassee, FL -- Today Equality Florida joins leading national human rights organizations including Lambda Legal, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the Equality Federation, and the Human Rights Campaign in standing in opposition to the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.  

From Jon Harris Maurer, Equality Florida Public Policy Director:

By nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court, President Trump continues his self-serving assault on civil rights, women’s rights, and LGBTQ rights. Judge Kavanaugh has argued for limiting restraint on presidential power and has opposed access to safe and legal abortion, opposed workers’ rights, and opposed consumer protection.  He has been and continues to be enthusiastically supported by the ferociously anti-LGBTQ Family Research Council. We demand a nominee who will ensure that the Supreme Court is a court for all Americans.

When it comes to the U.S. Supreme Court, the stakes are high for the LGBTQ community. The Court and this appointee will likely rule on whether businesses have a license to discriminate against the LGBTQ community, President Trump’s ban on transgender service members in the military, and a host of other issues critical to our community and our allies.  We deserve a fair nomination process that results in a Justice who will uphold the Constitution, our values, and our dignity.

Equality Florida is participating in a press conference with Reproductive rights advocates calling for the rejection of Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court on Thursday, July 12.

Please see the Media Advisory below for more information.

 

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MEDIA ADVISORY
July 10, 2018 
 
CONTACT:
 Kim Scott, [email protected]407-433-6360
 
Reproductive rights advocates to call for rejection of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court

TALLAHASSEE – Advocates will gather Thursday in front of the Florida Supreme Court to call on Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio to protect Floridians’ reproductive rights and access to health care by rejecting President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
 
WHO:     
Policy experts and advocates including the following speakers:

  • Missy Wesolowski, Statewide Director of Organizing with the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates
  • Jon Harris Maurer, Public Policy Director with Equality Florida
  • Ray Seaman, Progress Florida Online Director on behalf of the Florida Why Courts Matter Coalition
  • Millie Zehnder of Planned Parenthood Generation Action at FSU
  • Representatives from Florida NOW and For our Future will also be in attendance.
WHAT:     
Press conference calling on Florida Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio to protect Floridians’ reproductive rights and access to health care by rejecting the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court
 
WHEN:     
Thursday, July 12th 11:30 AM
 
WHERE:    
Supreme Court of Florida – front sidewalk
500 S Duval St
Tallahassee, FL 32399
 
President Trump has promised to appoint only biased justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade and strike down the Affordable Care Act. Unless he affirmatively says he will uphold Roe, it can only be assumed that Kavanaugh will undo access to safe and legal abortion.
 

“Make no mistake, the right to access abortion safely and legally in this country is absolutely on the line,” said Missy Wesolowski, Statewide Director of Organizing with Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates. “Planned Parenthood and our allies are vigorously opposed to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court,” she added.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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