People For the American Way

PFAW: Trump Judges Are Nothing to Celebrate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 6, 2019

Contact: Laurie Kinney at People For the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 202-467-2307

WASHINGTON, D.C.— As President Trump staged a celebratory announcement at the White House today taking note of all the federal judges he has appointed, People For the American Way is noting the real harm these judges’ rulings are inflicting on people. Harm to women’s rights, to discrimination protections and to consumers’ rights are discussed in a new commentary piece here. PFAW Executive Vice President for Policy and Program Marge Baker released the following statement:

“President Trump’s crowing over his judicial appointments takes no heed, as usual, of the damage these judicial appointees are doing. These judges have made unconscionable rulings upholding age discrimination and racial discrimination, denied health benefits to sick workers and ruled to eliminate women’s access to vital health care. Voters — who last night showed us in Virginia and Kentucky that they are fed up with Trump and his agenda — will certainly remember Trump was responsible for getting so many terrible judges confirmed when they see his name on the ballot next November.”

About People For the American Way

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. Learn more: http://www.pfaw.org.

 

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