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10Oct/20

HONOR HER WISH

Who: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Stacey Abrams, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Ayanna Pressley, Jennifer Carroll Foy, Chelsea Clinton, Shana Knizhnik, Sam Bagenstos, Margo Schlanger, Jon Batiste, Phoebe Bridgers, Sophia Bush, Kathleen Hanna, Kesha, Margo Price, Resistance Revival Chorus, Aminatou Sow, Michael Stipe, Hayley Williams, Rosario Dawson, Gloria Steinem, Regina King, Chelsea Handler
What: Virtual rally celebrating the legacy of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Where: Demand Justice
When: Monday, October 12, free with RSVP, 8:00
Why: On her deathbed, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told her granddaughter, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” While there’s nothing legal about such a declaration, it is still deeply meaningful, particularly as the fight to replace her with Amy Coney Barrett begins in earnest on Monday with the start of her confirmation hearings. On Monday night, Demand Justice, “a progressive movement fighting to restore the ideological balance and legitimacy of the federal courts by advocating for reform and vigorously opposing extreme nominees,” is hosting “Honor Her Wish,” an all-star virtual event that asks, “How can you protect RBG’s legacy?” The lineup of those advocating for “No confirmation until inauguration” ranges from politicians and activists to writers and musicians to former RBG law clerks and includes appearances and/or performances by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Stacey Abrams, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Jon Batiste, Phoebe Bridgers, Sophia Bush, Kathleen Hanna, Kesha, Margo Price, Resistance Revival Chorus, Michael Stipe, Rosario Dawson, Gloria Steinem, Regina King, and Chelsea Handler, among others. It’s free to RSVP, but donations will be accepted to support the Supreme Court Preservation Fund; Demand Justice also supplies links for you to email your senator and sign a petition. As the organization states, “With the queen of dissent gone, it is our duty to carry the torch Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed to us.”

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