For Immediate Release: March 14, 2017
**Photo opportunity available of over 100 Americans walking from Supreme Court to the U.S. Senate to deliver nearly one million petitions to stop Neil Gorsuch**
TOMORROW: Sens. Warren, Merkley, Markey To Join Nation’s Largest Grassroots Groups To Oppose Gorsuch Nomination
The People’s Defense, a Coalition Including NARAL, MoveOn, End Citizens United, and Others To Deliver Nearly One Million Petitions To All Senators Demanding They #StopGorsuch
Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 15, on the front steps of the Supreme Court, over 100 members of The People’s Defense will stand with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to kick off the delivery of nearly one million petitions from Americans in all 50 states calling on senators to oppose Judge Gorsuch. The message from the groups’ tens of millions of members is clear: Judge Gorsuch favors powerful institutions over people, would act as a rubber stamp for President Trump’s most discriminatory, hateful policies, and must not be confirmed to the Supreme Court.
Senators will hear from members of The People’s Defense who traveled from across the country to express their concerns and call on them to oppose Trump’s nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Following the event, members of The People’s Defense will deliver the petitions to all 100 senate offices, thanking those senators who have come out in opposition to Gorsuch and the vision he shares with Donald Trump.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren
NEW: Sen. Jeff Merkley
NEW: Sen. Ed Markey
Ilyse Hogue, President, NARAL Pro-Choice America
NEW: Mary Kay Henry, International President, SEIU
Tiffany Muller, President, End Citizens United
Karine Jean-Pierre, Senior Advisor, MoveOn.org
Press conference to kick off petition delivery against the nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court
Front steps of the U.S. Supreme Court
1 First St NE, Washington, DC 20543
Wednesday, March 15, at 9:30 AM ET
“The People’s Defense” is a massive grassroots campaign with actions planned in all 50 states to defeat Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Joining the campaign, which has been organized by NARAL Pro-Choice America, are Indivisible, American Federation of Teachers, Center for American Progress Action Fund, CREDO Action, End Citizens United, EveryVoice, MoveOn.org Civic Action, People for the American Way, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Service Employees International Union, and Stand Up America.
NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”