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Protect Our Court: Engage on Social Media
With the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, our country must fight to ensure her successor is a similarly strong advocate for women and families. AAUW believes that, as with all nominations, a full and fair vetting process is vital to determine the nominee’s qualifications and temperament. This is fundamentally impossible to achieve in a short time and in light of all the other critical issues the Senate has yet to address. Our nation is reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, an economic crisis, reckoning with our long and painful history with racism, and how to access the vote in a critical election year. Our fundamental rights are at risk, now more than ever — and the American people need a Supreme Court of independent, fair-minded jurists to protect the rights of all.
This is where you come in.
- Use the right hashtags. Include relevant hashtags like #WeDissent, #SCOTUS and #OurCourt in all your social media posts for greater visibility. Take it a step further, target your hashtag to a particular issue to really connect with what is at stake (#SaveOurHealthcare, #ProtecttheVote, #LetthePeopleDecide).
- Use photos. Tweets with photos perform five times better than those without, and good photos are priceless on all social media platforms. We will continue to offer options on this page for you to use, but encourage photos from your own life that are relevant and showcase your advocacy.
- Tag @AAUW! We look forward to sharing your content and recognizing your hard work. Make sure to follow AAUW on the following social platforms:
A just and fair Supreme Court is critical to protecting our democracy — take action now and assist others in making their voices heard!
- The next #SCOTUS Justice should be a fair-minded jurist vetted carefully by the Senate, yet this rapid pace is violating the public’s trust #OurCourt #WeDissent @AAUW https://www.aauw.org/act/two-minute-activist/just-and-fair-supreme-court/
- I demand the Senate oppose all proceedings on the next Justice for #OurCourt until the people have spoken—no #SCOTUS hearing until after the inauguration! #WeDissent @AAUW https://www.aauw.org/act/two-minute-activist/just-and-fair-supreme-court/
- The American people struggle without access to #healthcare or #voteraccess during an election and #COVID19 crisis—the Senate must do their jobs, #SaveOurHealthcare now! #WeDissent #OurCourt @AAUW
- The Supreme Court is the final arbiter of the law and charged with ensuring for every American “equal justice under law.” It is a lifetime appointment.
- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman ever to serve as a Supreme Court justice. She dedicated her entire career, on and off the Court, to protecting rights for women and LGBTQ individuals, and advancing justice for millions of Americans.
- We will accept nothing less than a principled, dignified defender of justice who will utilize their position on the bench to safeguard civil rights — for all.
- There is no precedent for the speed with which this nominee is being rushed through the Supreme Court process. From 1986 to the present, the average time from a vacancy created to nomination is 65 days — and the average time from vacancy created to a hearing is 113 days.
- Judge Barrett’s existing record shows that her views and philosophy are directly contrary to AAUW’s mission, including: undermining Title IX by making it more difficult for female students to battle sex discrimination in schools, curtailing reproductive freedoms and access to health care and weakening protections for workers.
- Even though this was a job interview for a lifetime appointment, Judge Barrett refused to substantively answer most questions.
- Judge Barrett has consistently failed to ensure that workers who have faced discrimination are protected. AAUW advocates for an equitable access and advancement in employment for all workers, free from systemic barriers and biases, including vigorous enforcement of employment discrimination statutes. Judge Barrett has routinely demonstrated a lack of commitment to protecting workers’ rights, including workers of color and older workers.
- AAUW supports universal access to quality, affordable health care and comprehensive family planning services, including the expansion of patients’ rights under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Judge Barrett has criticized the ACA, making clear that she is not committed to protecting access to healthcare for women and those with preexisting conditions.
- Judge Barrett’s opinions raise questions about the ability of educational institutions to protect students from sexual assault. AAUW advocates for the vigorous enforcement of Title IX and the ability for all students to access an education free from barriers and bias. Judge Barrett’s record indicates a greater concern for those who hinder the ability of others to learn, rather than for those who have been marginalized and denied equitable access to education.
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