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09/4/2018

Dozens Storm Schumer’s Office, Demand Him to #CancelKavanaugh

CPD Action members and affiliates tell Schumer, Senate Democrats to take stronger action against Kavanaugh

09.04.2018

WASHINGTON, DC — Concerned citizens from across the country have just occupied Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s office to demand that he lead the Senate Democrats to take stronger action against Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. The 30 people that are currently in Schumer’s office were some of the many who attended the hearings this morning, some of whom risked arrest as they called on the Senate Judiciary Committee to represent the interests of women, working people, immigrants, and others whose futures would become uncertain with a Kavanaugh nomination.

Their aim is to occupy Schumer’s office for the duration of the hearings or until Schumer leads the Senate Democrats to stop the Senate proceedings so they can stop Kavanaugh.

Among the group is Jennifer Epps-Addison, Network President and Co-Executive Director of the Center for Popular Democracy Action. She was the second to be arrested in the hearing after calling on Senate Democrats to each “Be A Hero,” a reference to her CPDA colleague Ady Barkan, who created the Be A Hero fund to protect health care for working Americans.

“From disrupting the hearing to occupying Senator Schumer’s office, we are here to tell our Senators that they need to protect us and our futures by cancelling the Kavanaugh hearings,” said Epps-Addison. “Yes, some Democrats applauded our efforts this morning. But that is not enough. We need bold action. We need nothing less than cancelling the Senate so we can cancel Kavanaugh.”

Along with his proven anti-choice history, Brett Kavanaugh is poised to erode worker protections, deny rights to immigrants, take away health care access, all while bolstering the power of big corporations and millionaires and billionaires. While each person has a different reason for protesting Kavanaugh, collectively we understand that a Senate vote on his nomination would erode freedoms and protections for generations.

You can access photos from Schumer’s office here.

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