Keep Our Courts Fair

Since 2001 NELA has advocated for a fair and independent federal judiciary. Fair courts are essential to our members, their clients, and all working people. Without fair courts, we cannot protect or advance the rights of workers. Never has this fight been more important. President Trump has confirmed over 200 far-right judges during his term in office, including two Supreme Court justices. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, a woman who devoted her life to the fight for justice, has created a vacancy on the United States Supreme Court. We cannot afford another far-right judge on the United States Supreme Court. We need you to join NELA and our coalition partners in defending the rights of workers and pursuing equal justice under the law for all.

Letter To The Senate Judiciary Committee Opposing The Confirmation Of Amy Coney Barrett To The U.S. Supreme Court

Download Letter Submitted Via Email The Honorable Lindsay Graham, Chair United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary 224 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Dianne Feinstein, Ranking Member United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary 152 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Graham and Ranking Member Feinstein: On behalf of the 2,000 members of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), I write to express our strong opposition to the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. Our additional 2,000 circuit, state, and local affiliate members across the country are […]

Working people’s lives and livelihoods hang in the balance. The COVID-19 pandemic has cost over 200,000 Americans their lives, and Republicans have refused to pass a COVID-19 relief bill to help working people. Instead, they are engineering a blatantly dishonest maneuver to secure a win for Trump. This is shameful. The Affordable Care Act case is set for oral argument before the Supreme Court on November 10. If confirmed before then, Coney Barrett’s devastating impact on working people will be immediate.

Take Action Today!

A majority of Americans believe the SCOTUS vacancy should be filled by the winner of the presidential election. We must demand that the Senate represent their constituents by honoring our wishes as well as Justice Ginsburg’s. Collectively, we can make a difference and insist on a fair confirmation process. We only need four Republican Senators to agree not to take up the vote.

Contact your Senators TODAY and tell them to oppose advancing confirmation of ANY Supreme Court nominee until after inauguration day in 2021. Use the lookup tool below or call the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121.

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Working for a fair and independent judiciary is central to NELA’s mission, because it is central to the ability of our members to represent their clients. NELA’s strong presence in Washington, D.C. is made possible thanks to the generous commitment of NELA members, law firms, Affiliates, and other supporters. Please consider joining us in protecting the future of our courts by contributing to NELA’s 35th Anniversary Campaign.

Resources

The National Employment Lawyers Association Urges Senate Judiciary Committee To Reject Confirmation Of Amy Coney Barrett To Supreme Court

For Immediate Release Contact: Andrea Hansen (509) 306-1867 ahansen@flyingcrow.com Barrett’s Record Clearly Shows Her To Be A Threat To The Working People Of This Country. Washington, D.C. – October 15, 2020 – The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), the nation’s largest legal association whose members exclusively or primarily represent workers, strongly opposes the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. The organization is urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to reject Barrett’s confirmation in what has been a desperate play to jam through another conservative judge to stack the deck against everyday Americans. NELA conducted a comprehensive […]

Letter To The Senate Judiciary Committee Opposing The Confirmation Of Amy Coney Barrett To The U.S. Supreme Court

Download Letter Submitted Via Email The Honorable Lindsay Graham, Chair United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary 224 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Dianne Feinstein, Ranking Member United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary 152 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Graham and Ranking Member Feinstein: On behalf of the 2,000 members of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), I write to express our strong opposition to the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. Our additional 2,000 circuit, state, and local affiliate members across the country are […]

NELA Opposes The Confirmation Of SCOTUS Nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett

“Working people deserve better than Judge Barrett.” NELA strongly opposes the appointment of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. NELA, along with a sizable majority of Americans polled, believes that there should be no confirmation of the Court’s next Justice until after inauguration day in 2021. Early voting in the November election is underway; this important decision should be left to the next president and Senate, after the people have spoken. A comprehensive review of Judge Barrett’s record makes it abundantly clear that she is a threat to the working people of this country and the civil […]

NELA & The Institute Mourn The Passing Of Justice Ginsburg

NELA and The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In her career as a litigator, Justice Ginsburg was a staunch advocate for gender equality, having broken numerous barriers throughout her career. As the second woman to serve on the High Court, she was a voice for many of the most vulnerable people in our society, and will continue to influence jurists far into the future. As Justice Elena Kagan observed, “She has changed the face of American anti-discrimination law.” We mourn the loss […]

NELA Statement On The Confirmation Of Brett Kavanaugh To The U. S. Supreme Court

NELA Statement On The Confirmation Of Brett Kavanaugh To The U. S. Supreme Court

NELA Statement On The Confirmation Of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch To The U.S. Supreme Court

NELA Statement On The Confirmation Of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch To The U.S. Supreme Court