Dear Feminist Activists
Roberts’ nomination to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is the latest outrage of the Bush Administration and we must vigorously oppose it. URGENT ACTION NEEDED
Step 1: Please give an emergency contribution to the Feminist Majority to Save the Court for Women’s Lives.
Step 2: Email your Senators to urge them to oppose Roberts for Chief Justice.
Step 3: Learn how you can volunteer to Stop Roberts.
Our opposition to Judge Roberts has only grown. As an associate justice it was serious enough that Roberts would be a solid vote against women’s right and civil rights. As Chief Justice, Roberts would be in the nation’s top judicial leadership position to roll backwards the legal gains made by women and people of color over the past 40 years. His record indicates he would greatly weaken anti-discrimination statutes in employment and education; ignore wage discrimination; gut Title IX; water down voting rights; cut back affirmative action; eliminate the right to privacy (which he has mocked); and reverse Roe v. Wade.
As the Gulf Coast and New Orleans tragedy reveals, our nation still has a deep race and class divide. We must have a federal judiciary that will not unravel the legal gains and guarantees decades of civil rights and women’s rights struggles have produced.
We again call on President Bush to choose a moderate woman jurist to fill Sandra Day O’Connor’s historic seat. He did not win a mandate to appoint right-wing judges who would reverse women’s progress. Americans deserve to know who the President is appointing for both vacancies before a vote occurs.
Finally, the Bush Administration must release documents and papers from Roberts’ years as deputy solicitor general. Women have a right to know where this nominee stands. The stakes for a generation of women are too high for the Senate to confirm a stealth nominee.
We need your help more than ever. The nation is rightly focused on the Hurricane Katrina tragedy, what everyone can do to help the hurricane survivors, and the shockingly botched federal rescue and relief efforts. We also must work hard to prevent a right-wing take over of the Supreme Court. With two vacancies and a Republican-dominated Senate, the fight is extremely hard.
Please, at this critical moment in history, consider making an emergency contribution to the Feminist Majority. We will immediately put your contribution toward organizing grassroots efforts against Roberts, and preparing for the potential fight over Bush’s nominee to fill Justice O’Connor’s seat.
Women, who have the most to lose, must be the strongest voice in the Supreme Court fight. The stakes are too high to sit on the sidelines.
Take action today – email your Senators to urge them to vote NO on Roberts for Chief Justice.
And, sign up to volunteer to Stop Roberts. We especially need people willing to participate in demonstrations against Roberts in Washington, DC during his hearings. But we will also provide ample opportunities to take action online and in your own communities.
For Women’s Lives,