HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — A political battle could be brewing in Washington, D.C.
Reasons why Schaldach opposes the possible confirmation are Kavanaugh's stances on healthcare, women's reproductive rights and holding a president accountable to the rule of law.
Republicans hope to have President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court confirmed by October. However, some Democrats are fighting to block Brett Kavanaugh from the bench.
"There's so much on the line with this Supreme Court nomination," John Schaldach, an organizer for Harrisonburg Indivisible, said.
Virginia Organizing, a statewide group which says it is non-partisan, partnered with Harrisonburg Indivisible on Sunday to voice disapproval for the pick.
"A new Supreme Court justice will affect the direction of the Supreme Court for a generation," Schaldach said. "And could possibly roll back the progressive advances we've seen over the last 50 years. So this is a tremendously consequential nomination."
Virginia Organizing has previously worked with Republican Sen. Emmett Hanger on Medicaid expansion in Virginia and led a march against former Gov. Terry McAuliffe in protest of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
The two groups are urging people to call senators' offices and urge them to vote no to Kavanaugh's appointment.
Confirmation hearings are set to take place next month in the Senate.