NPNA Calls on Senate to Prioritize COVID-19 Relief Over Partisan SCOTUS Nomination Fight Nicole Melaku, executive director the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) released the following statement in response to Republicans in the Senate Judiciary Committee advancing Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination, in violation of Senate rules, with all 10 Democrats on the Committee…
Nicole Melaku, Executive Director of the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) issued the following statement in response to the US Supreme Court deciding to end the 2020 Census early:
“It is outrageous for the United States Supreme Court to allow the Trump administration to end the 2020 Census early amidst a pandemic and ongoing efforts by the administration to limit the political representation of communities of color. This will lead to an inaccurate Census count and strip a generation of people from the political representation and the resources they need and deserve, including the immigrants and refugees that the NPNA network serves. We urge those who have not filled out their census to make themselves count as they have until Thursday, Oct 15th at 11:59pm to ensure they are counted.
“The Senate confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court would threaten the fundamental rights and livelihood of the majority of Americans. The rushed confirmation hearings represent a crude political move to stack the Supreme Court before it may hear cases related to the 2020 election, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and the border wall, in addition to the cases the court is already hearing regarding the Affordable Care Act and discrimination based on sexual orientation.