The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) opposes the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh has an extensive record as a conservative jurist, whose views will shift the balance of the Court in the direction of President Trump’s right-wing agenda.
If Judge Kavanaugh is confirmed, we are deeply concerned that he will serve as the swing vote on decisions that will turn back the clock on decades of social progress. Such decisions would directly threaten the values that we hold dear as Jews and Democrats, such as a woman’s right to choose, voting rights, separation of church and state, social and economic justice, and environmental protection. The stakes could not be higher.
Over the next weeks and months, the American people will have the opportunity to learn more about the extreme record of Judge Kavanaugh, including his view that a sitting president should not be investigated or indicted for a crime. We do not share this view, and believe that all Americans – including the president – must be held accountable under the rule of law.
As individual senators consider how they will vote on the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh, join JDCA in writing to your senators urging them to oppose his nomination. Simply click on this link, include your address, and the letter below will be sent to your senators. Sign today to ensure your voices and values are heard on Capitol Hill.
I am writing to express my strong opposition to the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and to urge you to vote “no” on a confirmation vote when it comes before the Senate.
Judge Kavanaugh has demonstrated through his rulings as a federal appellate court judge and attorney his willingness to threaten a woman’s right to choose, gun safety reform, access to affordable health care, and environmental and consumer protections. His views are far outside the mainstream of American legal opinion, and do not reflect my values as a Jewish American. In addition, I am deeply concerned that Judge Kavanaugh has stated his view that sitting presidents should not be investigated or indicted for criminal activity. No one is above the law, including the president, and anyone who breaks the law must be held accountable.
Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation would fundamentally change the ideological balance of the Court for a generation or more in a direction that does not align with my values. As your constituent, I implore you to vote against his confirmation to the Supreme Court.