WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tomorrow and Friday, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware protesters and grassroots activists will stand alongside a 12-foot inflatable protest rat to denounce the ongoing failures of the Chancery Court, including utter lack of transparency and accountability on the court, as well as a continued lack of racial diversity.
Grassroots canvassers and concerned citizens will come together, in partnership with Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware (CPBD), to call attention to the lack of racial diversity in recent justice nominations to the Delaware’s Chancery Court.
WHAT: PROTEST AGAINST LONG-TERM CHANCERY COURT FAILURES
WHO: Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware members
WHEN: Thursday and Friday, April 29th-30th, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
WHERE: Delaware Court of Chancery, 500 N King St #1551, Wilmington, DE 19801
Said Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Campaign Manager Chris Coffey, "For years, Chancellor Bouchard and the Chancery Court have resisted any and all attempts at reform to make the court accountable to the people of Delaware, or representative of the people it claims to serve. Common-sense measures like cameras in the courtroom or randomized case selection and conflict of interest disclosures have not just been ignored, they’ve been scoffed at by Bouchard and Delaware’s “Old Boys’ Club” of powerful attorneys. And an outpouring of support from community leaders and civil rights advocates for a Black judge to be appointed to the Court have fallen on deaf ears. We’re standing outside the court because someone needs to say enough is enough. Delaware’s opaque and conflict-ridden courts will never fix themselves – it’s on us.”
Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware is a group made up of more than 5,000 members including employees of the global translation services company TransPerfect, as well as concerned Delaware residents, business executives and others. They formed in April of 2016 to focus on raising awareness with Delaware residents, elected officials, and other stakeholders about the unprecedented forced sale of TransPerfect. While their primary goal of saving the company has been accomplished, they continue their efforts to fight for more transparency in the Delaware Chancery Court. For more information on Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware or to join the cause, visit DelawareForBusiness.org.