Trump’s anticipated Supreme Court docket choose seen leaving her Indiana house
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Ahead of Trump’s proposed Supreme Court nomination announcement, March For Our Lives organizers teamed up with Demand Justice, a progressive court-focused organization, and artist Nadine Bloch, to perform in front of the majority leader’s house on Saturday Senate, Mitch McConnell, paint “We Call BS”.
March For Our Lives – the gun violence prevention organization founded after the Parkland School shootings in 2018 – campaigns for gun violence prevention laws. The organizers say they believe Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who, according to sources, wants to nominate Trump, would harm the goals of her movement.
In the past few months, March For Our Lives has addressed a number of other social concerns, including voting rights, police violence, and other intersectional issues, according to the organizers.
Some background information: The phrase “We Call BS” was coined by March For Our Lives to show frustration and was used by young activists demanding change from elected officials.
“MFOL really started with Emma’s 2018 speech where she famously said in the gun lobby and to politicians who don’t act and protect our lives,“ We’re calling BS ”and calling for those in power and adults to actually do something to protect us the children at gun violence, ”David Hogg, co-founder of March For Our Lives, told CNN.
According to those in attendance, about a dozen organizers painted the mural on Saturday.
Why McConnell’s House: The organizers specifically target McConnell for driving a nomination process for the Supreme Court Justice and advocacy for the gun lobby.
“We are doing this in front of Mitch McConnell’s house because we believe the American people should be able to speak out about who will be the next Supreme Court Justice after the election,” Hogg said.
“We are outside of Mitch McConnell’s house because he has the power to listen to the will of the American people and grant the RBG’s dying desire, just as he had the power of the bipartisan common sense law put to a vote. Unfortunately, he has proven time and again that he has a commitment to the gun lobby and special interests to the wishes of his constituents in KY and the American people, ”said Eve Levenson, 20-year-old political and government manager for March For Our Lives.
March For Our Lives organizers told CNN that they partially disagree with moving forward with a Supreme Court nomination process as American voters have already started casting their votes in the 2020 election.
“We’re asking Mitch McConnell to make people decide who will appoint the next Supreme Court Justice. If everything goes as he wants, over 40% of the country has voted in the decision. It’s not a democracy. We’re calling BS, ”said Maxwell Frost, the 23-year-old national organization director of March For Our Lives.