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For Immediate Release: October 6, 2018
CONTACT: Erin Williams,, 202-748-0699

WASHINGTON — The political director of the nation’s largest faith-based grassroots organizing network slammed the vote by the United States Senate that confirmed Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. In a statement, Bishop Dwayne Royster, national political director for Faith in Action (formerly PICO National Network), accused the senators of turning their backs on the American people:

“The Senate’s vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court will go down in history as a stain on the Court, the Congress and this country. This vote is more evidence that politicians have turned their backs on the people of this country, confirming a justice who throughout the confirmation hearings demonstrated that his judgment and code of conduct are founded on a system of patriarchy, in which men hold power over women, and more broadly, disrespect the less privileged in society, including workers, people of color and immigrants.

“As someone whose record demonstrates an inability to be an impartial judge on issues ranging from workers’ rights to voting rights and other major civil rights, Kavanaugh is a major threat to communities of color, women and low-income families in this country. Equally appalling are the sexual abuse allegations and his display of political bias, judicial intemperance and lack of truthfulness throughout the confirmation process.

“We are deeply disappointed in this result and grieve for our country. And we pray Justice Kavanaugh rises above all expectations to meet the high-standards established by the U.S. Constitution and delivers liberty and justice for all.”


Faith in Action, formerly known as PICO National Network, is the largest grassroots, faith-based organizing network in the United States. The nonpartisan organization works with 1,000 religious congregations in more than 200 cities and towns through its 46 local and state federations. For more information visit