Judge Amy Coney Barrett will be detrimental to Alaska Natives and American Indians. Write Senators Murkowski and Sullivan to Urge them to vote NO on confirmation.
Senator Sullivan and Senator Murkowski are contradicting their own principles by supporting a rushed confirmation of Judge Barrett to the United States Supreme Court before the November election.
The United States Senate will vote this coming Monday on the rushed confirmation of President Trump’s nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, to the Supreme Court. Alaska Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski must stand for principle, and with their constituents of Alaska. They must vote no on this confirmation.
Four years ago, Sen. Sullivan spoke against President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland: “The decision to withhold advancement of Mr. Garland’s nomination isn’t about the individual, it’s about the principle. Alaskans, like all Americans, are in the midst of an important national election. The next Supreme Court justice could fundamentally change the direction of the Court for years to come. Alaskans deserve to have a voice in that direction through their vote, and we will ensure that they have one.” Senator Murkowski stated only a few weeks ago that she would not would not support a confirmation vote to fill the current Supreme Court vacancy before the November 3rd election.
Op-Eds with more background information
Sullivan should stand up for principal, stand down on Barrett Nomination. Written by NPA board member Heather Kendall-Miller.
With our futures on the line, Supreme Court nomination process must not be rushed. Co-authored by NPA Executive Director Kendra Kloster, The Alaska Center executive director Polly Carr, Native Movement Executive Director Enei Begaye, Natalie Dawson, Jessica Girard, Meredith Trainor and Pamela Miller.