EVENT ADVISORY: Rally at Supreme Court Following Announcement of Trump’s Nominee

Washington, D.C. — After President Donald Trump announces his pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, members of Congress and advocacy groups will gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court and urge Americans to reject a nominee who would overturn Roe v. Wade, roll back health care laws, and take our country backward when it comes to civil rights, workers’ rights, and more—as all of the nominees on Trump’s preapproved list would do. The nation won’t forget Trump’s campaign pledge to stack the court with justices who would take away the rights women have had for 45 years to control their own bodies.

WHO:

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and other lawmakers
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress
Ilyse Hogue, President, NARAL Pro-Choice America
Brian Fallon, Executive Director, Demand Justice
Nan Aron, President, Alliance for Justice
Ashley Allison, Executive Vice President for Campaigns and Programs, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Ben Wikler, Washington Director, MoveOn
Kelley Robinson, National Organizing Director, Planned Parenthood
Sharon McGowan, Chief Strategy Officer and Legal Director, Lambda Legal
Tiernan Sittenfeld, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, League of Conservation Voters
Marge Baker, Executive Vice President for Policy and Programs, People for the American Way
Mara Keisling, Executive Director, National Center for Transgender Equality
Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center
Elizabeth Wydra, President, Constitutional Accountability Center
Debra Ness, President, National Partnership for Women and Families
Hilary Shelton, Director of the NAACP’s Washington Bureau
Brad Woodhouse, Campaign Director, Protect Our Care
Jody Rabhan, Director of Washington Operations, National Council of Jewish Women
Chad Griffin, President, Human Rights Campaign
Mary Kay Henry, President, Service Employees International Union

WHEN:

July 9, 2018
Starting immediately after the announcement of the nominee
~9:30 p.m. ET

WHERE:

U.S. Supreme Court
1 First St. NE
Washington, D.C. 20543

For more information, please contact Sam Hananel at shananel@americanprogress.org or 202-478-6327.