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The Indivisible Project’s Statement on the End of SCOTUS Session

07/01/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2021
Contact:
Kenny Palmer | press@indivisible.org

Washington, DC — Today, Meagan Hatcher-Mays, Director of Democracy Policy for Indivisible,  issued the following statement after the Supreme Court issued is final decisions of its session:  

“Today, the Supreme Court of the United States ended its term by massacring what was left of the Voting Rights Act, leaving voters whose constitutional right to vote have been attacked by Republican legislatures and secretaries of state even fewer avenues for relief. While the rest of the term may have been what other legal observers might call ‘a mixed bag,’ but that I would call a chaotic rollercoaster of bizarre lineups and questionable legal analysis, today’s decision in Brnovich v. DNC  demonstrates the central project of the Supreme Court under the direction of Chief Justice John Roberts: to help Republicans stay in power by destroying the ability for most people to participate in our democracy. Having already gutted the Voting Rights Act once before, Roberts and is conservative colleagues couldn’t say no to finishing the job today. 

“And this won’t stop until Democrats take action. We need to get rid of the filibuster. We need to pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. And then, to protect those critical pieces of legislation, we must add seats to the Supreme Court and cut off Roberts’s ability to destroy our democracy. Today’s decision only adds to the urgency for Congress to move quickly to rebalance the courts by moving quickly to pass the Judiciary Act of 2021, a bill that would restore balance and fairness in our judicial system by adding seats to the Supreme Court. Our democracy depends on it.”

 

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ABOUT THE INDIVISIBLE PROJECT

The Indivisible Project (501c4) is a social movement non-profit driven by a vision of a real democracy - of, by, and for the people. Indivisible began in 2016 as a viral guide to resisting Trump’s agenda. Today, the Indivisible movement is a network of thousands of local groups and millions of activists across every state. The Indivisible Project drives campaigns for bold progressive policies, lobbies Congress, and equips activists with tools to build lasting progressive power, everywhere. Together, we fight to defeat the rightwing takeover of American government and build an inclusive democracy.