FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NOVEMBER 7, 2023
Tracy Adair, firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in United States v. Rahimi, a case challenging common-sense gun violence prevention laws. The Court will decide whether individuals under domestic violence restraining orders have a constitutional right to bear arms. The ruling could endanger the lives of domestic violence victims and survivors and make it harder for states to pass common-sense gun violence prevention measures.
Stand Up America Deputy Communications Director Sarah Harris, who worked in gun violence prevention for years before joining Stand Up America, issued the following statement:
“Today, the right-wing Supreme Court is hearing another case about its favorite topic: the Second Amendment. Their decision could fundamentally alter gun safety in our country by allowing domestic abusers and violent criminals to carry firearms. This case should be a no-brainer – the Supreme Court should protect Americans from domestic abusers – but it is not guaranteed with these justices.
“We deserve a Court that we can trust to protect us. Congress must prioritize Supreme Court reform, including ethics reform, term limits, and adding new justices, to restore confidence in our nation’s highest court and ensure the justices protect our right to safety.”
Since 2021, Stand Up America’s nearly 2 million members have sent over 620,000 constituent calls and emails, and submitted nearly 32,000 letters to their local papers urging members of Congress to prioritize Supreme Court reform.
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.