On Tuesday, March 12, at noon, advocates for civil rights, South Asian communities, women’s rights, sexual assault survivors and the environment will speak out at the U.S. Supreme Court against the confirmation of Neomi Rao to the D.C. Circuit Court. Rao has a history of offensive writings regarding sexual assault, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, and the environment. As the head of a powerful federal government office, she has presided over efforts to roll back a host of critical rights and protections. The Senate could vote on her confirmation as early as March 13.
Attendees will wear t-shirts with quotes from Rao’s writings, and have posters featuring quotes alongside policy actions matching her rhetoric.
WHAT: Rally to Reject Rao for the D.C. Circuit
WHEN: Noon, Tuesday, March 12
WHERE: U.S. Supreme Court, One First Street, NE, Washington, D.C.
WHO: Alliance for Justice, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Deepa Iyer, on behalf of South Asian Women #RejectRao; Dr. Leana Wen, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America; Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center; Marge Baker, Executive Vice President for Policy and Program, People for the American Way; Vanita Gupta, President & CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; Hilary Shelton, Director, NAACP Washington Bureau; Sage Carson, Manager of Know Your IX; and representatives of Women’s March National, End Rape on Campus and survivor advocates, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, Center for Popular Democracy Action, League of Conservation Voters, Demand Justice, Lambda Legal, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, National Center for Transgender Equality, National Council of Jewish Women, Why Courts Matter, and Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance.
Read AFJ’s resources on Neomi Rao here.