Many topics were covered at the 9/18/18 #StopKavanaugh protest, including the threat Kavanaugh poses to disabled people, his views and comments about Native Hawaiians’ rights, and the current status of Kavanaugh’s situation thanks to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation of sexual assault. This post includes links to the speeches on threats to disabled people and how the confirmation situation is in serious trouble. Speakers were at the Tuesdays With Tillis rally in front of Senator Thom Tillis’ office. Tillis is on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Kavanaugh is a right-wing ideologue (it takes a special talent to see birth control as a form of abortion) whose confirmation would endanger health care, workers rights, women’s control of their own bodies, voting rights, consumer protection and more, for generations. He also sounds more like a Republican politician than a conservative judge, as Senator Dianne Feinstein said in her LA Times op-ed,”Why I’m voting ‘no’ on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination.”
Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, said something powerful on Pod Save America and on twitter.
Dr. Joy Weeber spoke about how terrible his past rulings had been for people with disabilities and therefore, how much more damage he would do as a Supreme Court Justice. Read her speech, Kavanaugh threatens Disabled People.18Sep18.
NC NOW President Gailya Paliga talked about how things had changed a lot since the previous week’s rally, but improving from our perspective. Because Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation is in serious trouble! On 9/11/18, Paliga spoke about problems with the process of ramming Kavanaugh’s confirmation through even though so little material was available to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and over the protests of Democrats in the committee, and the many protesters. However, since the sexual assault charge, the outlook for both votes have changed. And the vote won’t get to whole senate if it does not pass this committee, or if Kavanaugh withdraws. Kavanaugh_in_big_trouble.18Sep18.
Gerald Givens spoke about his time keeping order in a military court and the importance of words with Kavanaugh’s views on Native Hawaiians, and about others by extension. When Givens spoke, he had Lady Liberty join him on one side and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the other!
There was also chanting and singing at the rally.