The mobs of protesters targeting judges’ homes after their draft Roe v Wade decision was leaked have largely worked as a cohesive unit with it hard to spot those responsible for the chaos.
But one pro-choice group has emerged as a spearhead leading the charge against the six SCOTUS lawmakers over the last week.
Ruth Sent Us is planning further demonstrations outside the houses on Wednesday as pro-choice activists continue to try to force through change.
The Left-Wingers released a map revealing the alleged addresses of the judges’ homes as they urge activists to show up and protest for ‘Walk-by Wednesday.’
It comes after a draft opinion leaked to Politico last Monday revealed five out of the six – Justices Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, and Neil Gorsuch – were planning to vote to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision. Chief Justice John Roberts remaining undecided.
The justices are scheduled to meet on Thursday – the first time they will gather in person since a draft opinion.
But Ruth Sent US are plotting to overshadow it, writing: ‘Our 6-3 extremist Supreme Court routinely issues rulings that hurt women, racial minorities, LGBTQ+ and immigrant rights. We must rise up to force accountability using a diversity of tactics.’
Artists who join the march – like muralists or graphic designers – are being offered stipends for their contributions.
The identity of the group’s leadership was not revealed on the website, but The Federalist identified some of the people allegedly behind the campaign.
Sam Spiegel: Politico who branded Trump supporters ‘Nazis’
The ‘Ruth Sent Us’ website, ruthsent.us, is registered under a person by the name Sam Spiegel, according to the domain registration website Whois.
Spiegel is named as treasurer of the political action committee, Unseat, according to 2018 filings with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). His Twitter handle is @UNSEATpac. The Twitter page’s pinned post is an attack on Justice Kavanaugh claiming without evidence that his seat on the high bench was purchased.
Spiegel previously expressed support for Rep. Maxine Waters’, D-Calif., controversial 2018 call to harass Trump administration officials in public, saying at the time that even supporters of his administration deserve to be ‘ambushed,’ Fox New Digital reported.
‘Lies and cruelty are not political opinions. If you support Trump today, you’re a Nazi, and should be run out of polite society,’ Spiegel tweeted June 24, 2018, the day after Waters, D-Calif., told supporters, ‘If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.’
In another tweet that same day, Spiegel argued that ‘shaming and shunning works’ and to ‘keep at it!’
‘The real story is the selfishness and cruelty of Trump, his supporters and his cronies,’ he wrote. ‘Nazis don’t deserve politeness, and they’re not getting it anymore. Shush, Nazi.’
‘When they go low, we go high,’ he continued. ‘When they go Nazi, we refuse service. While children are eating and sleeping in jail, everyone who supports this regime deserves to be ambushed.’
A few days after Spiegel’s tweets, protesters confronted then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his wife, then-Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, at a restaurant in Washington, D.C., and Spiegel tweeted: ‘We’ll leave him alone when Gorsuch leaves the Supreme Court. Or when @SenateMajLdr drops dead. Then we’ll bring donkeys to pi– on his grave.’
Snowden Bishop: ‘The Cannabis Reporter’
Bishop, a left-wing radio host, is named in association with ‘Vigil for Democracy,’ an LLC – which is marked as a sponsor of the map posted on RuthSent.us that outlines where the justices might live.
Bishop’s LinkedIn page identifies her as a ‘principal’ of Vigil for Democracy and another group called ‘Just Resisting.’
Just Resisting’s Twitter page is run by the name ‘Justin Russell,’ who is listed alongside Bishop as an administrator of Vigil for Democracy’s fundraising page on Open Collective
Snowden, who has written about cannabis since 2010, Snowden ‘parlayed her passion for sustainability, compassionate care and a burning desire to raise awareness about the cannabis movement into BEAM’s 2016 launch of The Cannabis Reporter,’ according to her bio.
Snowden’s twitter bio describes her as a writer/producer, climate leader and radio host.
Vara Ramakrishnan: ‘Privileged’ BLM activist
Vara Ramakrishnan: ‘Privileged’ BLM activist
The FEC statement for the Unseat PAC, who lists Spiegel with the same P. O. box as RuthSent.us, also revealed another name: Vara Ramakrishnan.
Posts on Ramakrishnan’s apparent Facebook page include references to #StrikeForChoice and links to RefuseFascism.org. The ‘Ruth Sent Us’ website displays links to Strike For Choice, which shows ‘connections to groups including Black Lives Matter, Code Pink, Women’s March SF, Kavanaugh Off Our Court, and Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights,’ as Judicial Network’s Carrie Severino noted.
Like Snowden Bishop, Ramakrishnan’s name is also associated with ‘Vigil for Democracy.’
Demonstrators have previously targeted the homes of conservative Justices Roberts and Brett Kavanaugh in response to the leaked Supreme Court draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Images of coat hangers were chalked on the street outside the justices’ homes, an apparent attempt to reinforce the pro-choice argument that overturning Roe v. Wade will not put an end to abortion, but instead will end safe abortions.
Protests continue around the country, with some planned this week at the homes of the justices.
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