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SCOTUS Justice Stephen Breyer Announces Retirement, Clearing Path for Biden to Appoint First Black Woman to Supreme Court

JANUARY 26, 2022 

PRESS CONTACTS: Anushka Sarkar, Stand Up America, [email protected]

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Stand Up America Founder & President Sean Eldridge responded to the breaking news that Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will retire from the bench:

“With Justice Breyer’s retirement, President Biden has an opportunity to secure a seat on the bench for a justice committed to protecting our democracy and the constitutional rights of all Americans, including the freedom to vote. 
“President Biden promised to appoint the country’s first-ever Black woman Supreme Court justice, and he must make good on that promise. The president and vice president’s voters are watching eagerly to see that he follows through and makes history with his first Supreme Court nomination.”
“The Supreme Court is dangerously imbalanced, with a 6-3 conservative supermajority actively eroding voting rights, abortion rights, environmental and worker protections, and more. While this is a critical appointment, Congress must still act to restore balance to the court by passing the Judiciary Act, which adds four seats to the bench.”

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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 stand up to corruption and voter suppression and build a more representative democracy, Stand Up America has driven over 1.7 million calls to lawmakers, registered over 100,000 voters, mobilized thousands of protestors, and contacted tens of millions of voters.