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
WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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 — is proud to welcome End Citizens United // Let America Vote (ECU // LAV) to the growing coalition today.
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, ECU // LAV will further support UFD’s efforts to engage the public and highlight how the Court has consistently undermined our voting rights, let special interests and corporations influence our elections, and made our democracy work for the elite few.
Representing tens of millions of Americans, United for Democracy is unprecedented in its size and scope. With ECU // LAV’s support, the 100+ member strong campaign 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.
“Our nation stands at a critical juncture, as we confront the deep-rooted corruption within the Supreme Court and the alarming erosion of public trust,” said End Citizens United // Let America Vote President Tiffany Muller. “Handpicked by billionaires and influenced by shadowy dark money special interests, the extremist conservative justices are determined to strip us of our hard-fought rights and freedoms. The stakes have never been higher.”
Muller added, “We’re thrilled to join United for Democracy, a formidable coalition spearheading the movement to tackle this challenge. This moment calls for a collective effort to demand change. Together, we will expose the financial influence capturing the court, shed light on corruption scandals, and, above all, fight tirelessly for meaningful reforms. Now is the time to restore justice and fairness in our democracy."
“When Citizens United was decided, we were confronted with the truth of the corrosive role that special interests play in our democracy. In the years since, End Citizens United // Let America Vote has led the work to expose and fight back against the ways the ultra-wealthy have made this Supreme Court into an extreme, biased institution that flouts the rule of law and strips Americans of their fundamental freedoms. We couldn’t be more proud, grateful, and honored to welcome End Citizens United // Let America Vote’s leadership to our growing coalition,” said Stasha Rhodes, Campaign Director of United for Democracy.
Founding members of United for Democracy 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, LUCHA, Texas Gun Sense, Keystone Progress Education Fund, Wisconsin Voices For Peace, UltraViolet, and more.
United for Democracy is a diverse and growing coalition of more than 100 grassroots organizations, labor unions, and advocates for reproductive rights, gun violence prevention, the environment, workers’ rights and more, all representing tens of millions of Americans. The new nationwide campaign launched to educate Americans about the impact today’s Supreme Court is having on their lives, freedoms, and democracy — and call on Congress to rein in its unchecked powers.