“Mateer, who as you’ve heard is up for a lifetime federal judicial appointment, told a 2015 audience that transgender children like Sam demonstrate that ‘Satan’s plan is working.’ This is hatred. Pure and simple. And it has no place in our community, no place in our country, and certainly no place in our courts.” – Lori Woerhle, whose son Sam is transgender, shares the impact of Jeff Mateer’s statements and nomination at the #StopMateer rally.
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“As someone who works with young people in Texas, who are predominantly queer folks of color, I know for a fact that Jeff Mateer is unfit to serve as judge in eastern Texas. His record has shown that he would not be fair, and his views are openly hostile to reproductive justice and to any laws supporting the LGBTQ community,” warned URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity’s Clarke Williams at the #StopMateer rally.
National Center for Transgender Equality’s Harper Jean Tobin discusses the letter and video parents of transgender kids sent Jeff Mateer and the Senate Judiciary Committee – and their failure to respond – at the #StopMateer rally.
Cedric Lawson of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights detailed the threats posed by Jeff Mateer and Donald Trump’s other judicial nominees while speaking at the #StopMateer rally.