Grassroots Groups across New York call on Senator Schumer to Unite Democrats in Blocking Trump’s Nominee to Replace Justice Kennedy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE , June 27, 2018

NEW YORK — Today , a coalition of Indivisible and grassroots groups issued the following statement:

“This week we witnessed irreparable damage done to our communities by an extremist Supreme Court that upheld the discriminatory Muslim Ban, ruled in favor of discrimination against LGBTQ individuals, supported states’ voter suppression tactics and dealt a massive blow to public sector unions and their members’ livelihoods.

“We cannot afford another lifetime appointment of a conservative zealot to the Supreme Court.

“The Supreme Court should be focused on upholding the law, not tearing it down to benefit corporations and bigots. With the unprecedented corruption, dishonesty, and intolerance displayed by the Trump administration, Democrats must stand united in opposing ANY judge put forth by President Trump until after the 2018 midterm elections.

“Senator Schumer, our fundamental civil rights are at stake. You have our support to do everything in your power to unite Democrats to keep this seat empty —for as long as necessary.”

Signed:

Indivisible Nation BK, Empire State Indivisible, Northwest Bronx Indivisible, Up2Us, Indivisible Harlem, Fight Back Bay Ridge, Indivisible Brooklyn, Caring for Us Indivisible, Indivisible BK Do or Die, WHARR, NYCD16 Indivisible, Indivisible Upper East Side, Action Together Northern Westchester, Indivisible Heights of Resistance, Morningside Heights Resistance, Upper West Side Moveon/Indivisible, Indivisible Queens, Action Potluck, Indivisible Westchester, Indivisible New Rochelle, Move Forward NY, Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats, Inwood Indivisible, NY24 Indivisible, IndivisibleNY19