MEDIA

LCLAA Strongly Opposes Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh Workers Demand a Justice that Can Represent All Americans

MEDIA STATEMENT
July, 10 2018
Contact: Andrea Arenas: aarenas@lclaa.org

On Monday night President Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his formal nominee for the Supreme Court, a decision that working Americans cannot afford to see confirmed in Congress.  Kavanaough is a known conservative who can be expected to cast crucial votes aimed at re-shaping the future of our nation. Judge Kavanaugh has an alarming track record of safeguarding wealthy people at the expense of the middle class. He has repeatedly ruled against employees’ who are seeking justice in the workplace. In 2016 this was made evident when he determined that employers can demand workers to waive their right to protest. His nomination would also represent an attack on immigrants, civil and voting rights, healthcare, the right to choose and the environment.

The confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh could lead to the reversal of hard fought battles that have helped Americans enjoy their constitutional rights. This nomination occurs at a pivotal time, and his confirmation could negatively impact the lives and liberties of future generations. 

 “The Supreme Court is one of the most sacred institutions of our democracy and its autonomy is in danger. The confirmation of Kavenaugh could have far reaching effects on worker families and our communities. The labor movement will not support anyone who does not stand for the rights of working people.” Milton Rosado, National President LCLAA.

“Americans hold the Supreme Court to be independent and transparent in its rulings. But in order to preserve its reputation we must vehemently reject this nomination. American workers need a Justice that will defend our constitutional values and protect the rights and freedoms of all. This is a critical decision that will impact generations to come, we will mobilize to oppose the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh” Hector E. Sanchez Barba, Executive Director LCLAA.