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Stand Up America Calls For Supreme Court Expansion After Court Guts Voting Rights Act

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After the Supreme Court released its opinion in Brnovich v. DNC, Stand Up America’s Political Director Brett Edkins issued the following statement:

"We did not think the Supreme Court could stoop any lower to undermine the Voting Rights Act and every American’s freedom to vote. But we were wrong.

“Today, the Supreme Court failed to protect Arizonans freedom to vote, and in doing so gutted one of the only remaining provisions of the Voting Rights Act—the most important voting rights law in modern U.S. history.

“As Justice Kagan writes in her dissent, ‘the Court has (yet again) rewritten—in order to weaken—a statute that stands as a monument to America’s greatness, and protects against its basest impulses...a statute designed to bring about ‘the end of discrimination in voting.’

“We can not let this radical, conservative Supreme Court continue to undermine our democracy, our freedom to vote, and our basic rights. Congress must act quickly to restore balance to the Supreme Court by passing the Judiciary Act to add four seats to the Supreme Court.” 

So far this year, Stand Up America members have made over 35,000 constituent calls and sent 40,000 emails demanding their senators pass legislation to protect our freedom to vote. In the coming months, Stand Up America will be educating its 2 million member community on the importance of expanding the Supreme Court to restore balance and protect our basic rights.  

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Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with over two million community members across the country. Focused on grassroots advocacy to strengthen our democracy and oppose Trump’s corrupt agenda, Stand Up America has driven over 600,000 phone calls to Congress and mobilized tens of thousands of protestors across the country.

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