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APRIL 9, 2024

Sarah Harris, [email protected]

Groups Representing a Wide Range of Issues, Including March for Our Lives, Color of Change, Brennan Center for Justice, End Citizens United/Let America Vote Action Fund, and Stand Up America Come Together to Support TERM Act 

NEW YORK—Today, over 50 advocacy organizations representing a wide range of issues announced their endorsement of the Supreme Court Tenure Establishment and Retirement Modernization Act of 2023 (TERM Act; H.R.5566) and called on members of Congress to cosponsor the bill. 

The TERM Act, re-introduced by U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04), would create 18-year terms for current and future Supreme Court justices and provide two appointments to the Court in each 4-year presidential term. The United States remains the only modern constitutional democracy in the world without term or age limits and virtually every state’s highest court has likewise rejected life tenure. Supreme Court term limits remain broadly popular with the American people, supported by 7 in 10 voters, and would help ensure the Court remains broadly representative of the values of the American people. 

“Extremists on the Supreme Court have undermined our democracy and fundamental freedoms by gutting voting rights, opening the floodgates to unlimited corporate money in our elections, and reversing 50 years of precedent by overturning Roe v. Wade,” said Stand Up Executive Director Christina Harvey. “No one deserves power for life. That’s why 49 out of 50 states have either term limits, elections, or age limits for their highest courts. To protect our democracy and our fundamental freedoms, Congress should enact term limits for the U.S. Supreme Court.”

In addition to Stand Up America, organizations endorsing the TERM Act include: Accountable.US, Alliance for Justice, Brennan Center for Justice, Color of Change, Center for Popular Democracy, Community Change Action, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Demand Justice, End Citizens United // Let America Vote Action Fund, Greenpeace USA, Indivisible, March For Our Lives, MoveOn, Newtown Action Alliance, NextGen America, People for the American Way, Public Citizen, Voices for Progress, and the Working Families Party. The full list of the 50+ organizations can be found here

In recent months, a growing number of House Democrats have co-sponsored the TERM Act, including Oversight Committee Ranking Member Jamie Raskin, Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerry Nadler, Rules Committee Ranking Member James McGovern, Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal, and President of the House Democratic Freshman Class Robert Garcia. The complete list of 28 co-sponsors can be found here.


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.

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