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NAACP Partners with 13 Leading Social Justice Organizations to Launch Digital Ad in Opposition to Supreme Court Nominee, Brett Kavanaugh

September 21, 2018

John Legend issues a Call to Action in the new campaign urging the public to #StopKavanaugh

BALTIMORE (September 21, 2018) – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s foremost civil rights organization joined forces with 13 leading social justice organizations to release a Call to Action issued by singer-songwriter and actor, John Legend, urging senators to #StopKavanaugh.

On Wednesday, the diverse alliance of social justice organizations released a digital ad featuring John Legend. The ad stresses the importance for  viewers to contact their senators and tell them to vote ‘no’ against the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh this fall. The NAACP partnered with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), Planned Parenthood, the Human Rights Campaign, Color of Change, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, Demos, NARAL Pro-Choice America, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund), the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, UnidosUS, the National Urban League, and the Service Employees International Union to release the ad.

Leading civil and social justice organizations have constantly called out Judge Kavanaugh for his record on voting rights, reproductive health, worker’s right, gun safety, LGBTQIA rights, immigrant protection and racial equality. His record has proven to these organizations that he is unfit to hold a seat on the Supreme Court where decisions are made that affect each of these issues. Now, with the latest sexual assault allegations against JudgeKavanaugh it is imperative for the senate to vote ‘no’ for his confirmation.

“For far too long we’ve seen the majority leadership in Congress pander to the dangerous decisions of the Trump Administration, and the recent allegations against Brett Kavanaugh have only confirmed that enough is enough. Under no circumstances should the Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination this week. These allegations directly impact the nominee’s character and fitness to serve on the highest court in the land. This warrants a serious investigation and the Senate should give them the careful consideration they deserve in a fair and impartial manner.” said Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO.

The ad featuring John Legend makes a powerful and clear statement of what’s at stake for the civil rights of all Americans for generations to come. Learn more about the campaign and view the digital ad at


Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s foremost and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas here.



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