(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center:
“The anti-democratic priorities of this Senate majority have never been more clear. While millions suffer and thousands die a day, they have explicitly and proudly put the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett over the well-being of the American people.
“In the 30 days since Barrett was nominated, our country has lost thousands of jobs, lives, and homes—and we are nowhere near the end of this crisis. Mitch McConnell has ignored every closed business, every evicted tenant, and every empty seat at dinner tables nationwide. We have heard from women all over this country who are scared and enraged by this confirmation. They are scared for their futures, they are scared for our democracy. And they will not forget this vote. Nor will the National Women’s Law Center. From the streets to the courts, we will not cede our democracy, we will not cede our futures.”