FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
OCTOBER 11, 2023
Tracy Adair, firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Alexander v. South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, an appeal from Republican state officials hoping to reverse a lower court ruling striking down South Carolina’s racially gerrymandered congressional map. The case will determine Black voters’ influence in South Carolina and Americans’ ability to challenge racially gerrymandered maps in federal court.
Stand Up America’s Managing Director of Policy and Political Affairs, Brett Edkins, issued the following statement:
“In America, voters get to choose their own leaders, not the other way around. South Carolina’s unconstitutional congressional map is a shameless power grab by extreme politicians meant to dilute the Black vote. The fact that the Supreme Court even chose to hear this case shows that the conservative supermajority hasn’t given up on its attempts to protect right-wing politicians and undermine Americans’ freedom to vote.
“Americans deserve a Supreme Court that safeguards our freedom to vote, not tramples on it. Unfortunately, we cannot trust the Roberts’ Court to stand up for every voter’s right to be heard. Congress must restore ideological balance to this extreme Court by passing legislation to expand the Court and impose term limits on its justices.”
Since 2021, Stand Up America’s nearly 2 million members have sent over 187,000 emails and submitted nearly 22,000 letters to their local papers urging members of Congress to support the Judiciary Act, the bill to add 4 seats to the Supreme Court.
About Stand Up America
Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with nearly 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.