Vote the Courts 2020

Supreme Court justices and lower-court federal judges have the power to shape the course of our lives. From the quality of the air we breathe, to the right to control our own bodies, to whom we can marry, to whether our votes count in our elections judges’ powerful rulings can expand, protect or endanger our rights and freedoms.


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Since Donald Trump became president, the judges he has appointed have voted to jeopardize our hard-won rights. Now more than ever, our next president needs to nominate fair-minded constitutionalists who value equality and justice for all. To protect our future, we must urge every candidate to share their plans to nominate judges who understand that the law and the Constitution protect all of us, not just the wealthy and powerful.

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What We’re Up Against

  • The unlimited flood of money into our politics that enables special interests and the wealthy to influence who is nominated to our courts
  • A Republican-controlled Senate that blocked President Obama’s judicial nominees and rubber-stamps Trump’s unfit nominees
  • The Right’s decades-long campaign to capture our courts in order to gut civil and human rights and sabotage the New Deal’s economic, health and safety protections

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Fair-Minded Judges Will Respect:

  • Policies that advance racial justice and mitigate systemic and structural racial inequities
  • Gender equity and LGBTQ+ rights laws that protect our bodily autonomy and promote equity and justice for all people
  • Immigrants’ rights and laws that treat people humanely and offer the opportunity to thrive
  • Environmental safeguards that stop corporations from poisoning our families and dirtying our air, water and natural resources
  • Workers’ rights that protect against discrimination and harassment and consumer protections against scams and dangerous and faulty products

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