SCOTUS + The 2018 Elections: Opportunities and Implications for c3 Funders
The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, and subsequent nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, have far-reaching implications that could negatively affect all the issues we most care about, such as voting rights (including partisan gerrymandering), money in politics, executive power issues, partisan the environment, access to reproductive health, women’s and LGBTQ rights, and more. The last Supreme Court nomination secured a conservative seat with a new conservative justice; this one could tip the balance for the next 30-40 years. But while the stakes are high, this is not a lost cause and there are opportunities for c3 funders to make a difference.
Join the Funders Committee for Civic Participation for this discussion to mobilize ourselves into action, discuss how this nomination relates to all the issues we care about, and understand the c3 funding opportunities and needs around the 2018 Elections.
We will be joined by leaders in this fight, including Vanita Gupta, President and CEO of the Leadership Conference Education Fund, whose organization is helping to drive this nomination’s strategy, and Elizabeth Wydra, President and CEO of the Constitutional Accountability Center, who will help us understand what the shift from Justice Kennedy to Justice Kavanaugh would mean for American law and policy.
Co-sponsors: Maryland Philanthropy Network, Chesapeake Bay Funders Network, Environmental Grantmakers Maryland Philanthropy Network, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Grantmakers in Health, Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce, Health and Environmental Funders Network, Neighborhood Funders' Group, Philanthropy New York, United Philanthropy Forum, Women Donors Network.