EJS and 100-Plus Groups Launch ‘United for Democracy’ Against Extremist Supreme Court

UPDATE: On Wednesday, June 14, at 9 a.m. Eastern Time, United for Democracy will be kicking off the campaign with a virtual launch event, including a panel and Q&A with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and other founding partners. We recommend signing up even if you are unable to attend to receive notices of any recordings of the event. RSVP

The Equal Justice Society today joined a coalition of more than 100 grassroots organizations, labor unions, and advocates for reproductive rights, gun violence prevention, the environment, workers’ rights and more is launching United for Democracy (UFD) — a new nationwide campaign to educate Americans about the impact today’s Supreme Court is having on their lives, freedoms, and democracy.

The coalition will harness growing outrage at extreme justices to mobilize the American people, advocates, experts, and political leaders and demand that Congress rein in the Court.

“United for Democracy is launching with a clear message in Washington, D.C. and across the country: This extreme Supreme Court is hurting workers, families, communities, and our country. We are standing together to organize, fight back, and demand change,” said Stasha Rhodes, Campaign Director of United for Democracy. “This Supreme Court has grabbed unprecedented power, rejected basic ethics, transparency, and accountability – and is implementing an extreme agenda that the American people have continuously rejected. We are launching United for Democracy to make sure people understand what’s at stake and how they can demand action from Congress.”

As the Court continues to release opinions that ignore precedent and judicial norms and are out of step with the will of the vast majority of Americans, the groups that make up United for Democracy are raising the alarm to make sure people understand what is happening — several of them for the first time.

Representing tens of millions of Americans, United for Democracy is unprecedented in its size and scope. Founding members include the American Federation of Teachers, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, League of Conservation Voters, Giffords, National Education Association, Fair Fight Action, SEIU, NARAL Pro-Choice America, MoveOn, March For Our Lives, Black Voters Matter Fund, Alliance for Justice, Demos, LUCHA, Texas Gun Sense, Keystone Progress Education Fund, Wisconsin Voices For Peace, UltraViolet, and more.

“We’re past any debate about a fair and balanced Supreme Court, which is dismantling generations of civil rights progress with the stroke of a pen. Our civil rights icons put their lives on the line to counteract historical and systemic racism in education and now these programs are at risk. We’re proud to join United for Democracy to fight for checks and balances, sustainable representative democracy, and a judiciary that curtails extremism,” said Lisa Holder, President of Equal Justice Society. 

Following the campaign launch, United for Democracy will continue its coordinated efforts to encourage the American people to call on their Congress members to speak out in favor of reining in the Supreme Court, particularly over the August recess.

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