Posted on September 25, 2020
After Justice Ginsburg’s passing, CREDO donates $50,000 to Take Back the Court
In the wake of the passing of progressive icon Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell and their Republican allies are quickly moving to ram through a conservative replacement before the election to solidify a right-wing majority for generations, putting at risk Roe v. Wade, access to health care, voting rights, immigration, climate change and so much more.
The urgent need to reform our democratic institutions — including the Supreme Court — is more important now than ever before. That’s why CREDO is donating $50,000 to Take Back the Court, an important ally in the fight to expand the Supreme Court and restore the right to vote, ensure reproductive freedom, protect workers, halt our climate emergency and save our democracy.
Take Back the Court is working to inform the public about the danger that the Supreme Court poses to democracy, and about the viability of court expansion — adding seats to the Court — as the only strategy that re-balances the court after it was stolen in 2016 when the Senate blocked President Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland. Now that Trump and McConnell are hypocritically moving to stuff the court with another right-wing justice before an election, Take Back the Court’s work is critically important.
For some of our CREDO members, reforming and expanding the Supreme Court may be a new concept, but the progressive values we hold dear, like protecting equality and expanding civil rights, ending voter suppression, combating the climate crisis, and of course, protecting a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion, all hinge on a Supreme Court that rules in favor of these values — which now could all be under threat.
If you’re interested in learning more, here are some resources about the urgency of court expansion and the critical work by Take Back the Court:
- Why Court Expansion?– An explainer from Take Back the Court
- The Democrats’ Supreme Court Hail Mary – The Atlantic
- How Court Packing Can Protect the Election—and Democracy – Crooked Media
- Making the Case for Court Expansion – Dan Pfeiffer