For Immediate Release

October 15, 2020

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Just Democracy Coalition Calls for Ranking Member Feinstein to Step Down From Her Leadership Position on Senate Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C — Today, in response to Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein’s comments applauding Chairman Lindsay Graham’s handling of the committee hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court, Just Democracy coalition member, California resident and Executive Director of Black Women for Wellness Action Project, Nourbese Flint, issued the following statement:

“We need bold leadership on the Senate Judiciary Committee that will stand up for justice and fight for a democracy that works for all Americans. There are less than three weeks left in the election, with 18 million votes already cast, and Chairman Graham and his fellow Senate Republicans are ramming through a nominee who will strip away the rights of BIPOC communities in California and across the country for generations to come.

We are disappointed that Senator Feinstein failed her constituents on the floor today, choosing decorum over justice. What happened today proves unequivocally that we need a ranking member who is not afraid to fight for our communities — someone who knows exactly what BIPOC people stand to lose with a 6-3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court is already rigged against communities of color, and it has frustrated the fight for racial justice for generations. We need someone who will treat the rebalancing of our judiciary with the solemnity and urgency it deserves, which is why we are calling on Senator Feinstein to step down from her leadership position on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Californians believe in the dignity of all people, and our representatives must reflect that.”


About Just Democracy

Just Democracy is an intersectional coalition with racial justice at its core — uplifting voices from all walks of American life that are too often left out of the conversation. The coalition is made up of over 30 progressive organizations and counting, working across issue areas. It mobilizes thousands who know that advancing social and racial justice issues first requires bold structural democracy reform.

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