1/5. As a life-long advocate for racial justice, equal rights under the law, and opportunity for all, I will #VoteNoOnKavanaugh and fight back against the Trump Administration’s every effort to turn back on the clock on civil rights. #WhatsAtStake

2/5. Brett Kavanaugh has joined opinions that undermine our fair housing laws and weaken the ability of African Americans and Latino Americans to raise discrimination claims.
3/5. When a South Carolina law that could have blocked 63,756 minority voters from the polls came before Judge Kavanaugh, he thought it was constitutional.
4/5. And making their way through the courts now is a case arguing that protections for pre-existing conditions are unconstitutional, and a case that could result in deportation for 800,000 Dreamers.
5/5. In the last year and a half, it has often been the courts that save us from some of Trump's xenophobic & vindictive policies. That protection could end if Kavanaugh takes a seat on the court & bends the arc of justice backwards to a time & place none of us want to go back to

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