WASHINGTON, D.C., February 28, 2017 – In response to President Trump’s remarks tonight, in which he urged the Senate to confirm his nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released the following statement:
“President Trump said tonight that he has chosen a Supreme Court nominee who will defend the Constitution. In reality, what the president wants is a justice who will think like he does and rubber-stamp his priorities. And that means a pro-big-business, anti-worker, anti-LGBTQ, anti-woman, anti-immigrant agenda that will make life much harder for millions of everyday people. The President is urging the Senate to move quickly on this nomination; we are urging Senators not to give in to the pressure to rush, but to take the time needed to fully examine the record of a nominee who poses a grave threat to our rights and freedoms.”
Alliance for Justice believes that all Americans have the right to secure justice in the courts and to have their voices heard when government makes decisions that affect their lives. We are a national association of over 100 organizations, representing a broad array of groups committed to progressive values and the creation of an equitable, just, and free society. Through our justice programs, we lead the progressive community in the fight for a fair judiciary, and through Bolder Advocacy, we help nonprofits and foundations to realize their advocacy potential.