Press Call: National Rights Organizations to Respond to Trump’s Announcement of SCOTUS Nominee

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Press Contact

Zack Ford
(202) 464-7370

SEPT. 26 @ 6:30 PM ET

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Saturday, September 26, 2020

Kawana Lloyd, People For the American Way,, 240.472.2860;
Rafael Medina, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights,; 202.869.0390
Zack Ford, Alliance for Justice, 717.512.5819;
Gillian Branstetter, National Women’s Law Center, gbranstetter@nwlc.org202.588.5180

WASHINGTON – On  Saturday, September 26, at 6:30 pm ET, following President Trump’s announcement of his nomination for the Supreme Court, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Alliance for Justice, People For the American Way, and National Women’s Law Center will host a telephone press briefing to discuss the significance of his pick and the need for an independent and fair-minded justice. The speakers will reflect on what’s at stake with the nomination, as well as the importance of opposing any nominee who will gut and overturn Roe. v. Wade and undermine the Affordable Care Act—all amidst a worldwide pandemic.  

* NOTE: This call is scheduled with the assumption that Trump will make his announcement at 5 PM ET. In the event that the announcement happens at a later time, the call time will be adjusted, and an updated advisory will be issued.

WHAT: Press call (Zoom) on Trump’s announcement of a nominee to succeed the late Justice Ginsburg

WHEN: Saturday, September 26, 2020, at 6:30 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

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 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.