Posted on July 23, 2018
What 34 Women Think of Brett Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS nomination including CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi Hess
Donald Trump’s pick of extreme, right-wing Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the retirement of Anthony Kennedy is another clear attack on women’s rights by the Trump administration. Kavanaugh was handpicked by extremists bent on rolling back abortion rights and access to health care for women.
In what has become a standard Trump practice of excluding women from the table and pursuing an aggressive anti-woman agenda, the White House sent reporters 34 testimonials of Kavanaugh’s credentials – all written by white men – urging a swift confirmation process.
In response, women’s media organization Refinery29 featured 34 prominent women‘s reactions to Kavanaugh, including Nancy Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren, the leaders of NARAL, Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights, feminist scholars and activists, and CREDO’s own Heidi Hess.
As Refinery29’s Natalie Gontcharova put it, “By choosing all white men to speak on behalf of the entire country, the Trump administration is once again reaffirming its commitment to white, male supremacy.”
We agree, and that’s why we will be fighting this nomination with everything we’ve got. We’re already mobilizing our 5 million members to take action, and through our donations program, we’ve given nearly $10 million to groups fighting for women’s rights, and we’re one of Planned Parenthood’s largest corporate donors.
If you’d like to learn more about how you can take action, visit CREDO Action’s website here.