“Partisan, Malicious Theft of the People’s Seat”: Feminists React to Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation
On Monday evening, just eight days before Election Day, the Senate voted to confirm Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
Here’s what feminists had to say.
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At the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, voting activist and civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer described the violent injustice she and others had endured while living under the South’s Jim Crow rules and fighting for the right to vote: “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired!”
Over 50 years later, ahead of the 2020 election, we see record early voting across the country. Even so, serious efforts aimed at voter suppression persist, including curbing access to mail-in voting and shutting down polling locations.
So, what are the biggest threats to voting rights today? How is voter suppression showing up in the 2020 election? What can we do to ensure that our elections remain free and fair?
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On Sunday, October 25, activists walked silently in black and red robes in over 100 cities and towns across the nation to protest the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.