Washington, D.C.— Following today’s Senate vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:
“For every American whose home-state senator voted to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, we have one message: vote them out. Vote them out, whether your opportunity comes in the next few days or in two years, because they don’t care about you. Any senator who voted to confirm Barrett voted to undo the Affordable Care Act and protections for preexisting conditions. They voted to disenfranchise millions of people, in the event Donald Trump refuses to accept electoral defeat and seeks help from his appointees on the Supreme Court. They voted to turn back the clock on LGBTQ rights, racial equity, reproductive rights and workers’ rights. But we don’t have to stand for it, because we get the final say at the ballot box. And we will make our voices heard.”
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.