AFJ Launches New ‘Clarence Thomas Must Resign” Ad Campaign

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Carolyn Bobb
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AFJ Joining Senators for Tuesday Supreme Court Ethics Press Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 28, 2023 – Today Alliance for Justice launched a new five-figure ad campaign in the Washington Post calling on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to resign. In recent weeks, there have been multiple revelations about Thomas’s close, undisclosed financial ties to billionaire conservative Harlan Crow that compromise his integrity on the Court. The campaign is in anticipation of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about Supreme Court Ethics Reform on Tuesday, May 2, which Chief Justice John Roberts declined to attend to discuss these concerns.  

Outside the hearing Tuesday morning, Alliance for Justice will join Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA), Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Center for Popular Democracy, People for the American Way, League of Conservation Voters, and others for a press conference calling for immediate ethics reform. The Supreme Court has proven it is either unable or unwilling to police its own behavior, and AFJ will reiterate our call for Thomas to resign. 

As part of AFJ’s ad campaign, both banner ads and a video ad call on Thomas to resign and direct viewers to a landing page with resources about Thomas’s corrupt behavior and how he is undermining the integrity of the Court. 

WHAT: 

  • Press conference calling for ethics reform now. 

WHEN: 

  • Tuesday, May 2nd, 9:00 AM ET 

WHERE: 

  • Lower Senate Park (“Senate Swamp”), 200 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001 

WHO: 

  • Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA) 
  • Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) 
  • Analilia Mejia, co-Executive Director, Center for Popular Democracy 
  • Rakin Brooks, President, Alliance for Justice  
  • Svante Myrick,  President and CEO People for the American Way  
  • Katie O’Connor, Deputy Chief Counsel, Demand Justice  
  • Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center 
  • Tiffany Muller, President, End Citizens United/Let America Vote 
  • Doug Lindner, Senior Director of Judiciary & Democracy, League of Conservation Voters 
  • Jeniece L. Brock, Policy & Advocacy Director, Ohio Organizing Collaborative 
  • Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette, Government Affairs manager, Project On Government Oversight 
  • Freedom from Religion Foundation