On Sunday, August 26th, local activists, leaders, and champions for women’s reproductive freedom will gather for a Unite for Justice Rally and March at Waterfront Park in San Diego, beginning at 10am.
Donald Trump has long promised to only nominate a justice who will end Roe v. Wade and criminalize abortion. Trump has found his man in Brett Kavanaugh.
We can’t and won’t go back to the days when abortion was illegal in this country. We know what’s at stake in this fight: our most precious and fundamental rights. Brett Kavanaugh will not only work to end Roe and criminalize abortion, he will rule to gut health care, voting rights, LGBTQ rights, environmental protections, workers’ rights, and immigrant rights. And his record of arguing for extreme executive privilege, such as suggesting that the Supreme Court was wrong to compel the Watergate tapes from President Richard Nixon, creates the real threat that confirming Kavanaugh will help Trump put himself above the law.
The rally and march are intended to urge the Senate to vote No on Kavanaugh and protect the freedom and agency of California women and families.
As Joan McCarter explained at Daily Kos this week:
Every Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee is demanding a delay in the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, writing to Chairman Chuck Grassley that “given the possibility of criminal wrongdoing by the President, doubts that Judge Kavanaugh believes a president can even be investigated, and the unprecedented lack of transparency regarding this nominee’s record, we should not move forward with hearings on September 4th.”
“Over a dozen of the President’s Cabinet members and senior aides have resigned, been fired, or withdrawn as a result of corruption, scandal, and allegations of criminal misconduct,” they write. “The lack of due diligence that candidate and President Trump has displayed in selecting advisors and judicial nominees should give every Senator pause.”
They point out that “he may also be called upon to decide whether this President should face investigation or possible indictment for criminal wrongdoing,” since Trump is now officially an unindicted co-conspirator and everything. They also point out that “97 percent of Judge Kavanaugh’s White House record is being withheld from the public and more than 94 percent is being withheld from the Senate.”