Unite for Justice: Equal Rights Advocates and Partner Organizations Rally for National Day of Action to Stop Brett Kavanaugh
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Equal Rights Advocates
NARAL Pro-Choice California
Equal Rights Advocates and 18 Partner Organizations Will Rally in San Francisco as Part of a National Day of Action to “Unite for Justice” and Stop Brett Kavanaugh
Congresswoman Barbara Lee, California State Leaders, and Emcee Andrea Shorter Will Join in this Day of Action to to Protect the United States Supreme Court
San Francisco, CA – – Sunday, August 26th, Women’s Equality Day, NARAL Pro-Choice California, together with eighteen partner organizations, California leaders and activists – including Congresswoman Barbara Lee, State Senator Scott Wiener, Assemblymember David Chiu, and emcee Andrea Shorter – will join Americans across the country to demand that the U.S. Senate stop Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.
With more than 150 events, and counting, taking place in all 50 states, and more than 65 organizations signed on nationally and representing tens of millions of people, August 26th will be the single largest day of action in history to oppose a Supreme Court nominee. Donald Trump has long promised to only nominate a justice who will end Roe v. Wade criminalize abortion, and punish women. Trump has found his man in Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh would rule against reproductive freedom, health care, the environment, voting rights, workers’ rights, LGBTQ rights, and immigrant rights for generations. We know what’s at stake in this fight: our most precious and fundamental rights.
The program in San Francisco will be emceed by Andrea Shorter, Commissioner on San Francisco’s Commission on the Status of Women, and include powerful music by Lapel, Aish, and Emma’s Revolution. Confirmed speakers include: Congresswoman Barbara Lee; NARAL Pro-Choice California State Director Amy Everitt; State Senator Scott Wiener; Assemblymember David Chiu; Reverend Yolanda Norton; LGBT Rights Activist Rebecca Prozan; Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis, Candidate for Lt. Governor; Dr. Pratima Gupta; Orson Aguilar, President of the Greenlining Institute; and Kristin Chaset, Little Lobbyists.
WHO: NARAL Pro-Choice California and Eighteen Partner Organizations
WHAT: Unite for Justice Bay Area Rally
WHEN:1 p.m. PST, Sunday, August 26, 2018
WHERE:Civic Center Plaza
335 McAllister Street, San Francisco,/p>
Eighteen organizations have signed on as co-hosts of Unite for Justice Bay Area: Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus; California National Organization for Women; California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation; Courage Campaign; Equal Rights Advocates; Equality California; Indivisible SF; MoveOn San Francisco; Planned Parenthood Northern California Action Fund; Raging Grannies, East Bay; Refuse Fascism Bay Area; San Francisco Democratic Party; Sierra Club; South Beach District 6; Democratic Club of San Francisco; The Greenlining Institute; The Women’s Building; United Democratic Club; Women’s March San Francisco
For additional information about Unite for Justice, visit: https://uniteforjustice2018.com/.
Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) is a national civil rights organization dedicated to protecting and expanding economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls.