Press Releases

Press Release June 20, 2024

90 Groups Warn Congress: Right-Wing Supreme Court Justices are Coming for your Power in Looming Relentless Decision  

United for Democracy sent a letter from over 90 local, state, and national grassroots organizations representing millions of Americans demanding Congressional action on SCOTUS. WASHINGTON, D.C. — United for Democracy recently sent a letter from over 90 local, state, and national grassroots organizations representing millions of Americans – including Demos, Voto Latino, Indivisible, SEIU, Center […]

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Press Release June 14, 2024

MAGA JUSTICES DOUBLE DOWN ON  RADICAL, RIGHT-WING VISION ON GUNS IN GARLAND V. CARGILL

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Stasha Rhodes, Campaign Director of United for Democracy, issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Garland v. Cargill. “Today’s ruling out of the Supreme Court is reckless and dangerous. In Las Vegas and communities across the country, we’ve seen how bump stocks can turn community gatherings into tragic, waking nightmares. That’s […]

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Press Release June 13, 2024

“ABSURD” THAT MIFEPRISTONE CASE MADE IT THIS FAR 

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Stasha Rhodes, Campaign Director of United for Democracy, issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine.  “Today’s ruling preserving the availability of mifepristone is strategically designed to make it seem like this Court – which overturned Roe v. Wade just two years ago – can be “balanced” and […]

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Press Release May 23, 2024

MAGA JUSTICES ALLOW SOUTH CAROLINA TO SUPPRESS BLACK VOTERS’ ELECTORAL POWER 

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Alexander v. South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, ruling in favor of South Carolina’s gerrymandered maps. Stasha Rhodes, Campaign Director of United for Democracy, issued the following statement.  “Today the MAGA-controlled Supreme Court rubber-stamped right-wing politicians’ strategy of stripping away Black communities’ […]

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Press Release May 16, 2024

TEMPORARY REPRIEVE FROM THE MAGA JUSTICES’ RELENTLESS POWER GRAB IS NO CAUSE TO PRAISE THIS COURT

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court handed down its ruling in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Community Financial Services Association of America, opting not to gut the CFPB’s funding structure. Stasha Rhodes, Campaign Director of United for Democracy, issued the following statement.  “We are relieved that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — the only […]

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Press Release May 16, 2024

As United For Democracy Confronts MAGA Court’s Relentless Power Grab, Coalition Welcomes 6 New Organizations

As this Supreme Court prepares to issue new decisions, All* Above All, DC Vote, In This Together NEPA, Native Organizers Alliance, Third Act DC, and Vote Pro-Choice, will join the coalition to shine a spotlight on the Supreme Court’s MAGA supermajority’s efforts to gut American freedoms in a relentless power grab.  WASHINGTON, D.C. — United […]

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Press Release April 24, 2024

Supreme Court’s Relentless Power Grab Continues As Extreme Right-Wing Justices Hear Case to Gut Emergency Abortion Care 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on a case that could gut abortion care in emergencies. Stasha Rhodes, Campaign Director of United for Democracy — a coalition of 130+ state and national organizations calling on Congress to fix the broken Supreme Court – issued the following statement: “Less than two years […]

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Press Release April 22, 2024

EVENT RECAP: PENNSYLVANIA GROUPS CAME TOGETHER TO STOP THE RELENTLESS POWER GRAB; CALL FOR CONGRESSIONAL ACTION ON THE SUPREME COURT 

As the Supreme Court continues dismantling our rights, organizers in Pennsylvania hosted a rally today of neighbors, teachers, students, advocates, workers, and community leaders to call on Congress to Stop this Supreme Court’s Relentless Power Grab and fix the Court Media from the rally can be found here.  WILKES-BARRE, PENNSYLVANIA —Today, Sunday April 21, Pennsylvanians […]

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Press Release April 15, 2024

ICYMI: Senate Introduces End Judge Shopping Act, Judiciary Issues Subpoena to Leonard Leo, Court Term Limits in the Spotlight

Washington, DC – In case you missed it last week, Senate Majority Leader Schumer led the introduction of the End Judge Shopping Act; Chairman Dick Durbin’s Senate Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena to Leonard Leo; and Senator Joe Manchin shared his support for Supreme Court term limits. This comes as the Supreme Court prepares to hear […]

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Press Release April 10, 2024

SUPREME COURTS’ RELENTLESS POWER GRABS: AZ LEADER WEIGHS IN ON MAGA RULING IN POST-DOBBS AMERICAN

PHOENIX, AZ. — Yesterday, the Arizona Supreme Court upheld a near-total abortion ban, effectively banning all abortion throughout the state. Reverend Dr. Cathy Clardy Patterson – CEO of Empowering Arizona and Sr. Pastor of the Fountain of Life Church in Scottsdale issued the following statement. Reverend Dr. Cathy Clardy Patterson, CEO of Empowering Arizona — […]

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Press Release March 26, 2024

UNITED FOR DEMOCRACY: THE SUPREME COURT MUST PROTECT ACCESS TO MEDICATION ABORTION

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments for FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, a case that could gut access to mifepristone – a drug used in nearly two-thirds of abortions nationwide. Reverend Dr. Cathy Clardy Patterson, CEO of Empowering Arizona and Sr. Pastor of the Fountain of Life Church […]

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Press Release March 14, 2024

United for Democracy Applauds New Rule Addressing Judge Shopping and Continues to Call for Congressional Action

A new policy from the Judicial Conference of the United States is a step in the right direction to address rampant judge shopping and return our courts to the people – but much more is needed United for Democracy: “Congress can act to stop the MAGA relentless power grab by reforming our courts, and it […]

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Press Release March 4, 2024

Supreme Court’s Reversal of Colorado Decision Raises Stakes for Democracy — Congress Must Act

Decision shows the Supreme Court’s true colors as politicians in robes and not defenders of our democracy   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the United States Supreme Court overturned a ruling from the Colorado Supreme Court to remove Former President Trump from the state’s ballot. In response, Stasha Rhodes, Campaign Director of United for Democracy — a […]

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Press Release February 29, 2024

Supreme Court Abandons Rule of Law By Agreeing to Hear Trump’s Immunity Case

The Court’s MAGA majority delays Trump’s criminal trials, threatening to push them past Election Day. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, the Supreme Court decided to consider Donald Trump’s baseless immunity claim following his extreme efforts to overturn the 2020 election results and undermine our democracy yet again. In response, Stasha Rhodes, Campaign Director of United for […]

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Press Release February 12, 2024

United For Democracy Reiterates Call for Senate Subpoenas of Leonard Leo and Harlan Crow, Full-Scale Investigation into SCOTUS Corruption and Influence-Peddling

Washington, DC – Today, United for Democracy released the following statement reiterating their call for Senate and Senate Judiciary Committee leadership to issue subpoenas as part of a full-scale investigation with public hearings into the influence that extreme MAGA conservatives have on this Supreme Court majority. This call for action in the Senate Judiciary Committee comes […]

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Press Release January 31, 2024

More than 85 Advocacy Organizations Urge Senate to Confront Corrupting Supreme Court Influence & Issue Subpoenas to Harlan Crow & Leonard Leo

Court Accountability & United for Democracy Release Sign-On Letter Calling On Senate to Take Urgent Action Amidst Judicial Crisis  Washington, D.C. – Today, more than 85 advocacy organizations representing labor, women’s health, environmental activists, and more joined together in calling for the Senate to ramp up efforts to combat court corruption and issue subpoenas the […]

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Press Release January 17, 2024

ADVOCACY GROUPS, PROTESTERS JOINed UNITED FOR DEMOCRACY on supreme court steps to RALLY against far-right justices’ “RELENTLESS” power grab

Groups gathered on the day of oral arguments for consequential cases that could gut federal agencies’ ability to confront the most pressing issues of our time.  Media from the rally can be found here.  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Earlier today, United for Democracy – a coalition of 130+ state and national organizations calling on Congress to […]

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Press Release December 13, 2023

UNITED FOR DEMOCRACY: EXTREME SCOTUS PUTS ITSELF IN CHARGE OF MEDICATION ABORTION ACCESS 

Washington, D.C. – Today Stasha Rhodes, Campaign Director of United for Democracy, issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to grant certiorari in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. “Mifepristone is a safe, effective, FDA-approved medication that more than five million people have used over the last two decades. […]

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Press Release December 5, 2023

UNITED FOR DEMOCRACY ON MOORE V. US: “WHILE THE RICH & POWERFUL VIE FOR MORE WEALTH AND POWER, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE PAY THE PRICE”

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Moore v. U.S, a case that could throw our entire tax system into chaos and could cost the government hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue. In response, Stasha Rhodes, Campaign Director of United for Democracy, issued the following statement: “In a moment when […]

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Press Release November 30, 2023

United for Democracy Calls Senate Judiciary Subpoenas a “Critical Step” Toward Transparency and Accountability: Thanks Sens. Durbin & Whitehouse

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to subpoena right-wing megadonor Harlan Crow and conservative judicial activist Leonard Leo as the next step in the Committee’s probe into the decades-long Supreme Court influence and corruption scheme. Stasha Rhodes, Campaign Director of United for Democracy, issued the following statement: “People across the country, including […]

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Press Release November 29, 2023

UNITED FOR DEMOCRACY ON ORAL ARGUMENTS IN SEC v. JARKESY: “PAY ATTENTION”

UFD Campaign Director Stasha Rhodes: “Powerful right-wing donors like Leonard Leo and his Federalist Society aren’t waiting till the next election to implement their radical, right-wing vision for our country: they’re hard at work right now moving it through our judicial system” Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in SEC […]

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Press Release November 14, 2023

United for Democracy on SCOTUS Code of Ethics: “Woefully Inadequate,” “Simply Puts the Foxes In Charge of the Henhouse”

Washington, DC – Today, United for Democracy released the following statement on the news that the Supreme Court has released a code of ethics for Supreme Court justices following months of public pressure.  “While it’s great to see the Supreme Court finally respond to public pressure and acknowledge that they have serious ethics and corruption issues […]

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Press Release November 7, 2023

UNITED FOR DEMOCRACY: IN U.S. v. RAHIMI, EXTREME, OUT-OF-TOUCH JUSTICES ARE WORKING FOR THE NRA & RIGHT-WING BILLIONAIRES

Washington, D.C. – Today, the  Supreme Court just heard oral arguments in United States v. Rahimi. Stasha Rhodes, Campaign Director of United for Democracy, issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s first use of its radical and widely criticized “history and tradition” test, established in the Court’s June 2022 decision in New York State […]

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Press Release October 31, 2023

UFD Commends Judiciary Committee Subpoenas: Key Step in Congressional Oversight of Broken and Corrupt Supreme Court

Subpoenas issued following last week’s major revelation from Senate Finance Committee: Justice Thomas didn’t repay loan from major donor, failed to report forgiven debt  The Supreme Court recently launched its new term with cases impacting the health, safety, livelihood, rights, and freedoms of millions of Americans.  Washington, DC – Today, United for Democracy released the following […]

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Press Release October 19, 2023

United for Democracy Welcomes 10 New Organizations To Coalition, Calling on Congress to Rein in Extreme Supreme Court

As the Supreme Court’s term is underway with the fundamental freedoms of Americans across the country on the line, Blue Future, Court Accountability, Enough of Gun Violence, Get Free, Greenpeace, Media and Democracy Project, Student Borrower Protection Center and Protect Borrowers Action, Supermajority, Term Limit The Court, and True North Research, will join forces with […]

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Press Release October 2, 2023

ADVOCACY GROUPS, PROTESTERS JOIN “WE OBJECT” UNITED FOR DEMOCRACY RALLY TO CALL ON CONGRESS TO FIX BROKEN SUPREME COURT

Groups gathered on the first day of the Court’s new term with decisions on criminal justice, disability rights, gun safety, and protections for student borrowers and homeowners slated to affect millions of Americans WASHINGTON, D.C. — Earlier today, United for Democracy – a coalition of 120+ state and national organizations calling on Congress to fix […]

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Press Release August 15, 2023

United For Democracy Welcomes Center For American Progress Action Fund To Coalition Calling For Congress to Rein In Extreme Supreme Court

As momentum continues to grow, the Center for American Progress Action Fund joins United for Democracy in calling on Congress to take immediate action WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, United for Democracy (UFD) — a nationwide campaign to shine a spotlight on the impact that today’s Supreme Court is having on their lives, freedoms, and democracy  […]

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Press Release August 12, 2023

NEW VIDEO: Pence defends Justice Thomas’ Corruption, Plans to Protect Broken Supreme Court from Oversight and Reform

Veterans are attending events in Iowa this week in partnership with United for Democracy to ask officials whether they commit to fixing the broken Supreme Court  In response to questions about whether he supports Supreme Court reform, former Vice President and presidential candidate Mike Pence defended Justice Thomas’ rampant corruption and neglected plans to support […]

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Press Release August 4, 2023

Ahead of the Anniversary of Voting Rights Act, United For Democracy Calls For Congressional Action to Rein in the Unaccountable Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thanks to generations of civil rights leaders and organizers, the Voting Rights Act was signed into law on August 6, 1965, fifty-eight years ago today. Decades later — in a 5-4 decision — the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Shelby County v. Holder, opening the doors for state legislatures to […]

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Press Release August 2, 2023

United for Democracy Welcomes Voto Latino TO COALITION calling on Congress to rein in extreme Supreme court

Following a devastating Supreme Court term that attacked affirmative action, LGBTQ+ rights, student debt cancellation and more – Voto Latino will join United for Democracy in calling on Congress to take immediate action WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, United for Democracy (UFD) — a nationwide campaign created to educate Americans about the impact that today’s Supreme […]

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Press Release August 1, 2023

UNITED FOR DEMOCRACY: Justice Alito is Wrong, Congress Must Intervene in Compromised Supreme Court

Justice Alito’s recent comments showcase an increasingly radical perspective from right-wing justices that the Court should remain untouchable and unaccountable to the American people WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, United for Democracy (UFD) — a nationwide campaign created to educate Americans about the impact that today’s Supreme Court is having on their lives, freedoms, and democracy […]

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Press Release July 12, 2023

United for Democracy Welcomes Ten New Partners To Coalition Calling on Congress to Rein in Extreme Supreme Court

After a devastating Supreme Court term that saw the rollback of affirmative action, LGBTQ+ rights, environmental protections, and more – new partners will serve as integral contributors to United for Democracy in exposing the extreme justices’ assault on legal precedent and fundamental freedoms. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, United for Democracy — a new nationwide campaign […]

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Press Release July 10, 2023

United for Democracy Leads 90 Groups in Letter to Congress Calling for Investigations, Hearings, Action to Address Broken Supreme Court 

“Congress not only has the power, but a sworn constitutional duty, to bring transparency and accountability to a Supreme Court that has been captured by wealthy and well-connected  special interests…” Washington, DC – Today, United for Democracy and 90 grassroots organizations, labor unions, advocates for reproductive rights, gun violence prevention, the environment, workers’ rights, and more, […]

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Press Release June 30, 2023

EXTREME SUPREME COURT PUTS BIG BANKS AND BILLIONAIRE BENEFACTORS AHEAD OF STUDENTS; “POLITICIANS IN ROBES” ONCE AGAIN OVERTURN WILL OF PEOPLE

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision in the Biden v. Nebraska and Department of Education v. Brown, blocking President Biden’s student debt relief plan which would allow nearly 40 million Americans to qualify for up to $20,000 of student debt relief. This decision disproportionately harms BIPOC […]

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Press Release June 30, 2023

SUPREME COURT ONCE AGAIN SIDES WITH EXTREMISTS TO PUT BIGOTRY OVER JUSTICE AND FREEDOM

Washington, D.C.– Today, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision in 303 Creative v. Elenis, making it easier for businesses to discriminate against LGBTQ Americans. This decision opens the doors to states reversing their anti-discrimination laws ensuring that LGBTQ Americans do not have equal rights under the law. Stasha Rhodes, Campaign […]

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Press Release June 29, 2023

Extreme Supreme Court Continues to Shatter Precedent with Affirmative Action Ruling that Hurts Students, Turns Back Clock on American Opportunity

Washington, D.C.– Today, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down their decisions in the Students For Fair Admissions v. Harvard and Students For Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina cases, ending race-conscious admissions in public and private  higher education institutions and undoing decades of progress for equitable access to higher education.  Statement […]

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Press Release June 28, 2023

UNITED FOR DEMOCRACY WELCOMES NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR WOMEN & FAMILIES TO COALITION CALLING ON CONGRESS TO REIN IN THE EXTREME SUPREME COURT

Following the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to gut Roe v. Wade,  and as the Court is expected to release more opinions ignoring precedent, the National Partnership for Women & Families joins forces with United for Democracy to expose the extreme justices’ ongoing assault on our democracy. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, United for […]

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Press Release June 27, 2023

UNITED FOR DEMOCRACY: MOORE V. HARPER DECISION RELEASED AS COURT’S LEGITIMACY REMAINS IN QUESTION; WE’RE NOT OUT OF THE WOODS 

Washington, D.C. – The US Supreme Court issued a ruling this morning in Moore v. Harper, formally rejecting the “independent state legislature” theory – the idea that the Constitution’s elections clause gives state legislatures nearly unfettered authority to regulate federal elections, without a role for state courts. Stasha Rhodes, Campaign Director of United for Democracy, […]

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Press Release June 24, 2023

ON ANNIVERSARIES OF ABORTION, VOTING RIGHTS, GUN SAFETY RULINGS, UNITED FOR DEMOCRACY COALITION CALLS FOR CONGRESSIONAL ACTION TO REIN IN THE EXTREME SUPREME COURT  

Washington, D.C. – This weekend marks the anniversaries of three Supreme Court decisions, Shelby County v. Holder, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, each of which had devastating impacts on Americans’ rights and freedoms. Stasha Rhodes, Campaign Director of United for Democracy, issued the following […]

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Press Release June 23, 2023

UNITED FOR DEMOCRACY: A SENSIBLE RULING BUT US V. TEXAS ISN’T A WIN FOR DEMOCRACY 

Washington, D.C. – The Supreme Court issued a ruling this morning on United States v. Texas, deciding that the state of Texas does not have the right to overturn President Biden’s immigration policy. In the decision, the Court rejected Texas’s lawsuit seeking to overturn United States Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas’ immigration enforcement priorities. […]

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Press Release June 21, 2023

United for Democracy to Congress: Don’t Let Extreme Justices Trade Our Freedoms for Luxury Travel

Washington, D.C. – Reports from ProPublica today show that Justice Samuel Alito accepted — and failed to disclose — luxury travel offered by conservative billionaire Paul Singer, only to rule in his favor in subsequent cases before the Supreme Court. In response to another instance of extreme justices traveling lavishly while the American people suffer […]

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Press Release June 15, 2023

Statement From Living for United Change in Arizona (Lucha) on Scotus Decision to Uphold the Indian Child Welfare Act

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision in Haaland v. Brackeen and upheld the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act, protecting indigenous children from being separated from their families. Faith Ramon, an enrolled member of the Tohono O’odham Nation and Tucson Environmental Justice Campaign Manager for […]

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Press Release June 15, 2023

United for Democracy Welcomes End Citizens United // Let America Vote to Coalition Calling on Congress to Rein in Extreme Supreme Court

As this Supreme Court releases opinions that gut judicial norms and legal precedent, End Citizens United // Let America Vote will join forces with United for Democracy to expose the extreme justices’ ongoing assault on our democracy

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Press Release June 12, 2023

100+ Groups Representing Tens of Millions of Americans Launch Campaign Calling On Congress to Rein In Extreme Supreme Court

As this Supreme Court releases opinions trampling long-standing judicial norms and legal precedent, United for Democracy kicks off with a $1 million ad campaign and multi-state initiative to raise awareness about the Court’s impact on Americans’ lives and freedoms

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