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AFJ Action Campaign Calls on Candidates to Talk About the Courts

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For Immediate Release

Washington, D.C., September 12, 2019 – With the third presidential primary debates of the 2020 election set to take place among Democratic candidates September 12, Alliance for Justice Action Campaign is calling on candidates to tell voters how they plan to address one of the Trump administration’s most damaging legacies: Trump’s judges.  AFJ Action Campaign President Nan Aron released the following statement:

“This debate is a critical opportunity for the Democratic candidates to explain to voters how they’ll repair the damage Trump has inflicted on our courts and prioritize judicial nominees that will protect our rights against Republicans’ relentless attacks. From mobilizing opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to protesting Trump’s district and appellate court nominees, voters have made it clear that the courts are a motivating issue at the ballot box. For too long, Democrats have ceded the courts to the right, buying into the false narrative that the issue only energizes the conservative base. But Democrats can no longer afford to stay silent about Trump’s dangerous, ultraconservative judges who threaten our health care, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, civil rights, the rights of workers and consumers, and environmental protections. Voters deserve to hear the candidate’s plans to prioritize federal judicial nominations, the qualities they’ll be looking for in judicial nominees, and how they’ll ensure the federal judiciary reflects the demographic and professional diversity of our country.”