FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2019
NEW DEMAND JUSTICE AD IN EARLY NOMINATING STATES TOUTS HARRIS, GILLIBRAND FOR VOWING TO OPPOSE KEY TRUMP JUDICIAL NOMINEES
Spot Marks First Major Foray Into 2020 Politics for Progressive Group as it Prods Presidential Field to Confront Trump’s Takeover of the Courts
WASHINGTON, DC—In its first major foray into the Democratic presidential nomination contest, Demand Justice released a new digital ad on Thursday that praises Senators Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand for their recent pledge to oppose all of Donald Trump’s nominees to the federal appeals courts and pressures other Democrats to follow suit.
“Trump’s judges are an existential threat to every progressive reform the next Democratic president will work to enact. Any candidate who wishes to lead the Democratic party in 2020 needs to do everything they can to oppose Donald Trump’s takeover of the courts,” Brian Fallon, Executive Director of Demand Justice, said.
The 30-second spot–which is running in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina–emphasizes that President Trump’s far-right judges have been confirmed at record pace and would likely seek to overturn progressive proposals such as Medicare For All and the Green New Deal.
Earlier this month, Harris and Gillibrand each pledged to vote against all of Trump’s appeals court nominees from now on. None of the other Democrats currently running for President have joined them yet. The spot notes this reticence from the rest of the field and asks: “What are they waiting for?”
A transcript of the ad appears below.
VOICEOVER: Donald Trump is rigging our courts, setting a record for the most judges confirmed to the federal appeals court in his first two years. Trump’s far-right judges are a threat to Medicare For All and a Green New Deal.
But Senators Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand are standing up to Trump. They’ve vowed to oppose all of these Trump judges.
But other Democrats have not said whether they will join Harris and Gillibrand to oppose Trump’s judges. What are they waiting for?
Paid for by Demand Justice.
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