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Anti-Kavanaugh Activists To Hold Eugene Rally Sunday

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Critics of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee will have a chance to voice their opposition Sunday in Eugene. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, organizers of the “Unite for Justice Rally” list a number of concerns over Brett Kavanaugh.

The groups MoveOn, Friends of the Earth, and Indivisible Eugene will gather at the Federal Courthouse at noon, Sunday. They say women’s reproductive rights, the environment, and gay, lesbian, and transgender rights are all threatened should Kavanaugh be placed on the nation’s highest court.

Organizer Gabrielle Raviolo says given Trump’s alleged covering up of extramarital affairs and possible collusion with Russia, the nomination is tainted.

“We do not believe that a sitting President who has been implicated should have the power to put somebody on the Supreme Court, somebody who has the chance to sit on the court for decades," says Raviolo. "And let’s say Kavanaugh were to be appointed, he would be able to help Trump get through these implications.”

Congressional Democrats are calling for a postponement of Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing September 4th.

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (22 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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