FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
OCTOBER 31, 2023
Sarah Harris, email@example.com
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last night, Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Durbin and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse announced the committee will vote to subpoena Republican megadonors Harlan Crow and Robin Arkley II, as well as conservative activist Leonard Leo. All three men are at the center of the Supreme Court’s ethics crisis.
The announcement came just hours after representatives from Stand Up America, Indivisible, Center for Popular Democracy, League of Conservation Voters, End Citizens United, People Power United, and other advocacy organizations delivered over 400,000 letters to the offices of Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Chair Durbin urging them to act swiftly to address corruption on the Court.
Brett Edkins, Managing Director for Policy and Political Affairs for Stand Up America, issued the following statement:
“We applaud Senators Durbin and Whitehouse for taking this crucial step toward exposing the full truth about growing conflicts of interest and corruption on our nation’s highest court. The buying and selling of our Supreme Court must end now.
“This is an important first step, and we look forward to the Senate Judiciary Committee pressing forward with full investigative hearings and additional subpoenas to uncover the full scope of the dark money efforts to influence Justices Thomas and Alito and the other justices. The American people deserve integrity and impartiality from our highest court, and that requires a thorough investigation and legislative action to impose a binding code of ethics on the 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.