Rally held in Springfield protesting President Trump's nominee for Supreme Court

Published: Aug. 26, 2018 at 11:50 PM CDT
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Protesters have been rallying throughout the country today speaking out against President Donald Trump's recent supreme court selection.

Dozens of people gathered at the Planned Parenthood in Springfield on Sunday, protesting against Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee for replacing an empty seat in the Supreme Court.

Those at the rally are hoping to stop him from making it to the highest court in the nation.

"We are hoping to let our senators know not to confirm Kavanaugh. Simple." said Jahnavi Delmonico, a protester.

"To make people's personal stories heard by the senators, and the people that are the decision makers." said organizer Stacy Sherrod.

Kavanaugh is a conservative judge who would be a young addition, and could remake the court that could restrict abortion, expand gun rights and roll back key parts of "Obamacare."

And many of the protestors realize keeping Kavanaugh off the supreme court will be an uphill battle.

"It will be difficult to prevent Kavanaugh from being confirmed given his support with the GOP and the GOP's majority in office." said Delmonico.

The protesters across the country are using the hashtag's #DearSenators, #SaveSCOTUS, and #StopKavanaugh on social media to share their stories.

Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings begin on September 4th.