Thanks to the Younger Women’s Task Force of Greater Lafayette (YWTF) and the Alliance for Justice, Indiana NOW is becoming a part of the effort to block Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination. As YWTF explained in their post about the call:
Trump has nominated Amy Coney Barrett – a Notre Dame Law professor with no judicial experience, limited courtroom experience, and plenty of dangerous ideas about the role of religion and the law, reproductive rights, criminal justice, and more – to fill a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit…According to Barrett, judges should put their religion above the law and can ignore vital precedents like Roe v. Wade and those establishing critical workers’ rights. She has criticized the Miranda doctrine, which requires police to inform those arrested of their rights, including their right to an attorney; is known for her conviction that life begins at conception, and has blasted the Supreme Court for creating a system of “abortion on demand;” and believes in an extreme form of “originalism” when interpreting the Constitution which would take us back to the 18th century. This nomination threatens so many of the critical issues we’ve fought so hard for: reproductive justice, criminal justice, and workers’ rights, the advances in basic civil rights for people of color, women, and LGBTQ people.
Join us tomorrow for a call with more details on why we need to stop Barrett, and for specifics on HOW we can stop her!
Date: Wednesday, August 30
Time: 12:00 p.m. EST
RSVP here: http://bit.ly/BarrettCall