Press Call: National Rights Organizations on Immediate Challenges Following the Passing of Justice Ginsburg

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WASHINGTON – Today, Saturday, September 19, at 3 pm ET, principals of four major civil and legal rights advocacy organizations will hold a press call to outline the threats to our democracy if Donald Trump and the Republican Senate attempt to force confirmation of a successor to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Participating organizations will be People For the American Way, Alliance for Justice, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and the National Women’s Law Center.

WHAT: Press call (Zoom) on urgency of defending the late Justice Ginsburg’s seat from another Trump nominee at this time 

WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2020, at 3:00-4:00 PM ET


  • Ben Jealous, president, People For the American Way
  • Nan Aron, president, Alliance for Justice
  • Vanita Gupta, president and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO, National Women’s Law Center


About People For the American Way

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. Learn more:

About Alliance for Justice

Alliance for Justice is a national association of over 120 organizations, representing a broad array of groups committed to progressive values and the creation of an equitable, just, and free society. Since 1979, AFJ has been the leader in advocating for a fair and independent justice system, preserving access to the courts, and empowering others to stand up and fight for their causes. Learn more at

About The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 220 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit

About the Women’s National Law Center

The National Women’s Law Center fights for gender justice — in the courts, in public policy, and in our society — working across the issues that are central to the lives of women and girls. We use the law in all its forms to change culture and drive solutions to the gender inequity that shapes our society and to break down the barriers that harm all of us — especially those who face multiple forms of discrimination, including women of color, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families. For more than 45 years, we have been on the leading edge of every major legal and policy victory for women.