The NAACP, which represents more than 500,000 members, announced its opposition to the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to replace Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the Supreme Court. President and CEO Bruce Gordon stated, “Judge Alito has consistently supported efforts to limit civil rights claims; he has done his best to undermine established civil rights laws; or he has tried to dramatically restrict Congress’ ability to protect its citizens.”
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund also announced its opposition Thursday, and Americans United for Separation of Church and State did so Friday. Coalitions of disability rights groups, lesbian and gay rights groups, and both the AFL-CIO and the Change to Win Leadership Council of Unions announced their opposition earlier this week.
These groups join a growing coalition of opposition to Samuel Alito that includes the Feminist Majority, the National Organization for Women, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, the Congressional Black Caucus, the National Women’s Law Center, the National Council of Women’s Organizations, People for the American Way, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, Alliance for Justice, NARAL Pro-Choice America, MoveOn.org, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, National Council of Jewish Women, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, National Abortion Federation, and the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association.
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