Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett Sparks Demonstrations in Seneca Falls and Elsewhere

Oct 16, 2020

2017 Women's March in Seneca Falls
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  On Saturday at 10 a.m. in Seneca Falls and across the country, demonstrators will be placing a call to action against the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.  Local Seneca Falls organizer and native Susan Scheuerman says the demonstration will have the ‘power of women’ as a central point. 


“We want people to know that women are a viable group in our society, and there appear to be some people who don’t really think that we have much to say or that our credentials are somehow different than our men in our society. So it’s important that we demonstrate.” 

Though protests surrounded the previous Trump nomination of Justice Kavanagh to the Supreme Court, he was still granted approval from the Senate.  Scheuerman explains why demonstration is still important, despite this.  

2017 Women's March in Seneca Falls
Credit WAER File Photo

“We know that if we don’t do anything there will be no influence. We are not able to judge today for what we do tomorrow, but we know if we don’t do something then we are complicit in that nomination. It’s our right to object to it. It’s our duty to object to it as women.” said Scheuerman.

 

Though the central focus of the demonstration will be regarding the nomination of Barrett, the group is also advocating for items such as Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ rights, and fair elections. Scheuerman notes that those interested in demonstrating should bring a lace collar in remembrance of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.