Battle Born Progress | Fair Judiciary Advocates React to Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination to the Supreme Court
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Fair Judiciary Advocates React to Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination to the Supreme Court

Las Vegas, Nevada – Last night, the Nevadans for Judicial Progress coalition, along with representatives of Nevada’s congressional delegation and state legislature held a press conference minutes after President Donald Trump’s announcement of Brett Kavanaugh as his pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Community members had gathered to watch the President’s announcement live and share their reactions before the press conference.

Speakers expressed particular concern over Kavanaugh’s judicial record and how landmark decisions, such as Roe v. Wade, would fair under a more conservative leaning Court. Speakers also drew attention to the importance of having a thorough vetting process by the Senate to consider whether Mr. Kavanaugh stands with Nevadans on preserving LGBT civil rights, upholding the Clean Air Act, and protecting immigrant communities and working families.  

 

Speakers included:

Will Pregman, Community Organizer for Institute for a Progressive Nevada

Nilsia Cedena, Planned Parenthood patient & volunteer

Briana Escamilla, Executive Director for Human Rights Campaign

Reverend Leonard Jackson, Executive Director for Faith Organizing Alliance

Laura Packard, health care activist

Tod Story, Executive Director for ACLU of Nevada

Maria Segura, Dreamer activist & Mi Familia Vota volunteer

Andy Maggi, Executive Director for Nevada Conservation League

Christian Bato, representative of Senator Catherine Cortez Masto

Cassandra Munoz, representative of Congresswoman Dina Titus

Assemblyman Steve Yeager, Chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee

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