Press Release

Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Is Historic Mistake, says NWLC

Posted on October 6, 2018

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC):

Today our country witnessed an institutional miscarriage of justice. Fifty senators made it monumentally clear that political calculus far outweighs truth, temperament, the voices of survivors, and even our democracy. The decision to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is a career-defining vote for these senators, and it will not be soon forgotten. The vote is a historic mistake, and a dark cloud over the highest court in our country. But an even bigger mistake would be for our senators to overlook the energy, passion, fury, and fierce activism this process has unleashed across the country. We remain grateful to the thousands of survivors who have shared their experiences, and please know that the trauma you shared so generously has changed this country forever. We will not go back. We will urgently continue to defend all of our rights. And when the law is insufficient, we will change the law. We’ve done this for more than 45 years at the National Women’s Law Center. And we will keep showing up in our ongoing battle for justice, equality, and civil rights.”

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For immediate release: October 6, 2018
Contact: Olympia Feil (ofeil@nwlc.org) or Maria Patrick (mpatrick@nwlc.org)

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