CREDO Action is calling on Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to resign following comments she made about abortion.
The move from the liberal group comes after an interview with Wasserman Schultz was published in The New York Times Magazine on Wednesday in which she said millennial women are complacent when it comes to fighting for abortion rights.
“Here’s what I see: a complacency among the generation of young women whose entire lives have been lived after Roe v. Wade was decided,” Wasserman Schultz said in the interview.
Many abortion rights groups took exceptions to her comments and late Wednesday night, CREDO launched its petition calling for her resignation.
“This was the latest in a string of unacceptable actions in conflict with the best interest of the progressive base of the Democratic party that make it clear it is time for her to resign as chair of the DNC,” Josh Nelson, CREDO’s communications director, said in an emailed statement.
In addressing Wasserman Schultz, the petition states that “as DNC chair, you have repeatedly failed to act in the best interests of progressives and the Democratic Party.”
“You have lost the trust of grassroots progressives and Democrats,” the petition reads.
It also lists off a number of other reasons she should resign, such as the scheduling of Democratic debates.
She’s previously come under fire for the schedule, which has the debates taking place on weekends, instead of prime-time spots on weekdays, like the Republicans. Viewership has been significantly lower for the Democratic showdowns than what Republicans have enjoyed.
CREDO says that Wasserman Schultz has “rigged the primary process to suppress Democratic turnout by scheduling the bare minimum of presidential debates, at odd times when TV viewership is lowest — giving all candidates less opportunities to present their message, and suppressing the Democratic voter engagement that is essential to promote turnout at the polls.”
The petition has a goal of 10,000 signatures and had amassed more than 6,000 as of Thursday morning.