Kara Kralik writes from Maine on how activists are mobilizing to make pro-choice Sen. Susan Collins prove it — by opposing Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
DONALD TRUMP’S nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court is a direct threat to the working class in many ways — one of the scariest being the danger he poses to women’s right to abortion.
For that reason, activists in Maine are putting pressure on state political leaders, especially Sen. Susan Collins, to stand up for women’s right to choose and vote against Kavanaugh’s nomination.
Trump has stated that one of his goals in Supreme Court nominations would be overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion. Whether Kavanaugh’s confirmation as the next justice would mean the overturning of Roe or a further acceleration of how it has been eroded, we need to do everything possible now to stop his appointment.
By picking Kavanaugh, who is viewed as respectable and professional in comparison to the extremists favored among the administration’s judicial nominees, Trump is trying to persuade more centrist Republican and Democratic senators to vote to approve him. We can’t afford to let this happen.