Sign the petition: Protect our freedom to vote before it’s too late!
When the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder in 2013, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the law was unnecessary because racism no longer limited voters’ access to the polls — an absurd claim that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg mockingly compared to throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you aren’t getting wet.
Since Shelby County, the GOP has engaged in a relentless assault on voting rights, the inevitable outcome of the right-wing Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a cornerstone of American democracy. Without the full protection of a federal Voting Rights Act, state and local governments are denying Americans the right to vote.
Now, in Brnovich v. DNC, the Supreme Court’s far-right majority has attacked what was left of the Voting Rights Act - making it easier for Republicans to deprive Americans, particularly Black and Brown Americans, of their right to vote and proving once and for all that it is an active accomplice to the GOP assault on our democracy.
The constitutional solution is clear: we can and must expand the Supreme Court.
Thankfully, members of the House and Senate have already introduced legislation to do just that: the Judiciary Act of 2021. To rebalance the Court and save our democracy, we must ensure that it passes. Adding four seats to the Supreme Court will immediately reverse its theft by the GOP, taking the Court back from right-wing judges who will continue to thwart the will of the people.
Add your name to our petition to congressional leaders: Pass the Judiciary Act and expand the Supreme Court NOW. We must protect our right to vote before it’s too late.Participating Organizations: