National Council of Jewish Women
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Washington, DC 20036-4206
Contact: Amanda Lang
Director of Marketing and Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jeff Mateer A Disgrace to the Federal Bench
September 29, 2017, Washington, DC – The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) today expressed its strong opposition to President Trump’s nomination of Jeff Mateer for a seat on the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman released the following statement:
“Mateer has publicly stated his dismay at the demise of conversion therapy, a practice that is harmful to its victims and that has been discredited by several medical organizations, including the American Psychiatric Foundation, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association.
“Equally disturbing, Mateer has asserted that there is no separation of church and state delineated in the Constitution, a view that is as dangerous as it is dubious. There is no excuse for advancing Mateer’s nomination and President Trump should withdraw his nomination, making it clear that bigotry and hate have no place in our federal court system.”
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