Washington, DC – The Secular Coalition for America (SCA), and it’s member organizations, who represent millions of secular Americans across the nation, sent a letter to Senate leadership today, demanding that no action be taken on the replacement for the late Justice Ginsburg’s seat, until after the presidential inauguration on January 20, 2021.
“It is unconscionable that the Senate would move to fill the late Justice Ginsburg’s seat on the court during an election,” stated SCA Executive Director, Debbie Allen. “Many voters have already cast their ballots, and to deny the American people a say on the matter, before all ballots have been cast is reflective of what we have come to expect from Senate Leader McConnell,” continued Allen.
Despite overwhelming disapproval from the public, the United States Senate is expected to move forward on the confirmation process for Trump nominee Amy Coney Barrett in the coming weeks leading up to the election.
“While we have no expectations that the Senate will comply with our demand, it is important Senate leadership knows the secular community is not pleased with their actions, and that our disapproval will be reflected at the polls next month,” concluded Allen.
The Secular Coalition for America advocates for religious freedom, as guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution; works to bring respect and visibility to nontheists, and make an impact on the laws and policies that govern separation of religion and government — or the improper encroachment of either on the other.