NCJW Alarmed at Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court
National Council of Jewish Women
1707 L Street NW, Suite 950
Washington, DC 20036-4206
Contact: Amanda Lang
Director of Marketing and Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2017, Washington, DC – The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) today announced its strong opposition to the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy on the US Supreme Court. NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman released the following statement:
“Judge Gorsuch is an opponent of class action lawsuits that are a critical tool to fight employment discrimination. He has a constricted view of allowing agencies to issue rules and regulations that promote progressive government policies on behalf of women, people of color, consumers, and workers. He harshly condemns those who have turned to the courts to advance LGBT equality and enforce church-state separation in the context of school, claiming such legal strategies use the courts inappropriately to debate public policy.
“NCJW believes that only those women and men committed to upholding constitutional rights and fundamental freedoms should be confirmed to lifetime seats on the federal bench. Unfortunately, Judge Gorsuch, through his court opinions and essays, has made clear that he has no respect for the constitutional principles that have supported the progress made by women and minorities throughout our country’s history.
“NCJW urges the Senate to undertake a thorough, independent review of Judge Gorsuch’s record and its complete lack of respect for mainstream constitutional values. NCJW will continue to fight for religious freedom, reproductive freedom, and equal rights, as well as our most precious democratic values. We urge the Senate to ultimately reject the disturbing nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.”
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. More information on Facebook and on Twitter at @NCJW.