Large crowd in Reno protests U.S. Supreme Court nominee

Published: Aug. 27, 2018 at 12:09 AM PDT
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About 200 events were held Sunday for a Day of Action to protest President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee.

One was held in Reno, where more than 100 people attended a rally at City Plaza. Organizers say they oppose President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh because they believe he could be the deciding vote to roll back their reproductive rights by voting to change Roe V. Wade.

Many people in attendance signed petitions asking for Nevada U.S. Senators Dean Heller and Catherine Cortez-Masto to vote no on his nomination.

"We want to protect the rights we have now and we don't think that Trump's nomination of Kavanaugh will do that for us," said Amy Pason, rally participant.

"74% percent of Nevadans are pro-choice and do not believe it is the role of the government to be making decisions with what we do with our bodies and I think it's really important that our elected officials remember that," said Molly Rose Lewis, rally organizer.

Nevada is one of the few states that protects its citizens' right to have an abortion. Organizers say it's important that other people across the country have the same right or more people could come to Nevada to have the procedure.

Maine's U.S. Senator Susan Collins

reporters this past week that Kavanaugh told her he agrees with Roe V. Wade's decision and that the law is settled.