Article III Project Calls for Black Women to Replace Schumer, Durbin in Latest Ads

WASHINGTON – The Article III Project (A3P) launched a second digital ad as part of its five-figure ad buy in the lead-up to the confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson targeting leading white Senate Democrats, specifically Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), calling on the senators to step aside so their Democrat governors can replace them with Black women and make our governmental institutions more diverse.

“Democrats say our institutions should look like America. We’ve only had two Black women senators in U.S. history. We can double that today. The top two Senate Democrats — Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin — should step aside now so their Democrat governors can replace them with Black women. Talk isn’t enough in the fight for equity. We need real, selfless action,” said Mike Davis, Founder and President of the Article III Project.

Last week, A3P launched a campaign of digital ads in New York, Illinois, Rhode Island, and Washington, D.C. targeting some of the top Senate Democrats – Senators Schumer, Durbin, and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) – for consistently voting against women and minority judicial nominees under Republican presidents. This was the first set of digital ads targeting Senate Democrats ahead of the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Jackson.

The Article III Project (A3P) was founded by veteran GOP operative and attorney Mike Davis, who, after helping win the Senate confirmation battles of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, developed the reputation as a “take-no-prisoners conservative eager to challenge the left with hardball tactics,” as reported in The New York Times. A3P defends constitutionalist judges, punches back on radical assaults on judicial independence (like court-packing) and opposes judicial and other nominees who are outside of the mainstream.

Davis previously served as Chief Counsel for Nominations to Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary and led the Senate confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and a record number of circuit court judges.