People’s Filibuster Rally in Lower Manhattan to Demand Democrats Filibuster Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination
New York – On April 1, 2017; two days before the Senate Judiciary Committee votes on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, progressive leaders and activists will rally at Foley Square in New York City and in cities across the country to call on the senate to oppose President Trump’s dangerous agenda, and use every tool in their arsenal to demand opposition to his Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
This event, organized by the Working Families Party and dozens of groups who are part of the People’s Defense campaign, will take place in New York City and will feature progressive leaders and everyday Americans speaking about why #WeObject to President Trump’s radical agenda and his selection of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court, who reliably sides with corporations and the powerful over ordinary people. With issues from women’s rights, dark money in politics and Trump’s Muslim ban all on the line, we cannot allow Gorsuch to be confirmed for a lifetime appointment. Over the last month, the People’s Defense has delivered one million petition signatures to all 100 senators which called on them to oppose Gorsuch, rolled out a six-figure digital ad campaign, and mobilized on social media to gather support for the coalition.
NYC People’s Filibuster rally is sponsored by the event is cosponsored by the 32BJ SEIU, American Federation of Teachers, Citizen Action of New York, Community Voices Heard, CREDO Action, CWA District 1, Daily Kos, DC37 AFSCME, Democracy for America, Demos, EMILY’s List, End Citizens United, Every Voice, Get Organized Brooklyn, Indivisible, Lambda Legal, Make the Road New York, MoveOn.org, NARAL Pro-Choice America, National LGBTQ Task Force, New York Communities for Change, New York Progressive Action Network, People For the American Way, Planned Parenthood NYC, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Professional Staff Congress, Rise and Resist, RWDSU, Sierra Club, SEIU, Stand Up America, UltraViolet, VOCAL-NY, the Women’s March, and the Working Families Party.
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, Emily’s List, End Citizens United, EveryVoice, MoveOn.org Civic Action, People for the American Way, Planned Parenthood, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Service Employees International Union, Stand Up America and the Working Families Party.
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