Amy Coney Barrett is Donald Trump’s nominee for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, which is headquartered in Chicago and covers Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Giving Barrett a lifetime seat on the court would endanger the rights of people in those states for decades to come.
Donald Trump nominated Barrett because he believes that she, like other Trump nominees, would be a rubber stamp for his radical agenda, which threatens women, workers, LGBTQ people, immigrants, and people of color. But Barrett’s views are even more dangerous than most. As a law professor, she’s written that judges have a duty to put their religious faith ahead of the law and the Constitution when deciding how to act on cases.
That’s not what we believe in the United States of America, and a person with these views does not belong on the federal bench.
There is a way to resist. We can tell our Senators: don’t vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Vote no on Barrett, and on all judges who don’t share our belief that the Constitution protects all of us, not just the rich, powerful and privileged.
Our courts are the last line of protection against a Trump administration that is putting real people’s lives at risk through its abusive and radical actions. It’s up to us to make sure our Senators know we want them to act. Tell your Senators today: vote no on Amy Coney Barrett.
The resources on this site will help you learn how.
Senators are scheduled to take their customary recess in August. This is a good time for you, their constituents, to reach them at events, at their local offices, and by phone. It takes all of us coming together, activating our networks and organizations, to make the difference. Take action with the resources below.