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ANNIVERSARIES OF ROE AND CITIZENS UNITED A REMINDER OF URGENT NEED FOR SUPREME COURT REFORM TO SAFEGUARD OUR FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
JANUARY 22, 2024

PRESS CONTACT:
Tracy Adair, press@standupamerica.com 

WASHINGTON—Today marks 51 years since the Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, protecting and uplifting reproductive freedom for all Americans. Roe’s reversal by the right-wing of the Supreme Court in 2022 created chaos as radical and extreme anti-abortion measures were implemented in states across the country.

Furthermore, yesterday marked the 14th anniversary of Citizens United v. FEC, another pivotal ruling by the right-wing of the Court, which opened the floodgates for wealthy donors and corporations to influence our elections. Both anniversaries come at a time when more and more Americans are demanding Supreme Court reform.

Stand Up America’s Executive Director, Christina Harvey, issued the following statement on this crucial case’s anniversary:

“The overturning of Roe v. Wade, which stood as law of the land for 50 years, shocked the nation and served as a wake-up call for the American people. The right-wing justices of the Supreme Court upended decades of precedent protecting the reproductive healthcare of millions. Since then, we’ve seen countless reports of pregnant Americans being pushed to death’s door before they can access medical care.

“The Supreme Court’s right-wing majority decision in Citizens United unleashed unlimited corporate spending in our elections, infinitely multiplying the voices of the wealthy over those of everyday people. As a result, billionaires and wealthy corporations spend unlimited sums of money to elect candidates who will make them richer, at the expense of the rights and economic wellbeing of everyday Americans.  

“Congress can no longer stand by as the Court compromises our democracy and our fundamental freedoms. Every member of Congress should support the TERM Act, the SCERT Act, and the Judiciary Act, vital tools to hold the Court accountable and restore balance to the bench. It’s time to reform this out-of-touch Court and force them to focus on protecting Americans, rather than corporations and conservative megadonors.”

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