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Stand Up America: After Overturning Reproductive Freedom, SCOTUS Turning Its Attention to Dismantling Protections for Voters of Color

OCTOBER 3, 2022

Monica Garcia, [email protected]

WASHINGTON, DC — Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Merrill v. Milligan, a case that could gut the remainder of the Voting Rights Act and undercut the political power of voters of color.

Stand Up America Deputy Political Director Reggie Thedford commented on the case:

“After overturning the constitutional right to abortion last session, the Supreme Court is putting federal voter protections in the crosshairs. If the Court’s right-wing supermajority has its way, Merrill v. Milligan will open the floodgates for racial gerrymandering across the country and diminish the political power of voters of color.

“The fact that the Supreme Court is considering this case at all is further proof that it has been hijacked by out-of-control political appointees with an undemocratic agenda. If Congress fails to stop them, they will continue to erode our democracy and our fundamental freedoms until we no longer recognize the country we live in.”

Stand Up America’s members have driven over 400,000  constituent calls and emails urging their members of Congress to reform the Supreme Court, including nearly 180,000 calls and emails in support of the Judiciary Act. The Judiciary Act, led by Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Representative Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), would add four justices to restore ideological balance to the Supreme Court. 

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