People For the American Way

PFAW: Debate Courts Coverage Comes Up Short

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 26, 2020

Contact: Laurie Kinney at People For the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 202-467-2307

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Following tonight’s Democratic presidential primary debate, PFAW Executive Vice President for Policy and Program Marge Baker released the following statement:

“We were disappointed that the topic of our courts and judges was barely mentioned at tonight’s debate. South Carolinians are acutely aware of the impacts that courts and an unfair justice system can have on people’s lives, especially in communities of color. And just days ago, we heard a sitting Supreme Court justice give the alarming warning that under this president, our nation’s highest court has become unfairly biased toward the Trump administration. We can’t afford to overlook this extreme right-wing takeover of our courts. We need a full commitment from the next president to address this issue and a plan to defend the federal bench, and we need to hear these ideas directly from all candidates.”

Find out what candidates had to say about courts at the January presidential primary forum co-hosted by PFAW, here.

About People For the American Way

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunityLearn more: http://www.pfaw.org.