About Rachel Bloomekatz
Rachel Bloomekatz is a public interest lawyer who has devoted most of her career to serving disadvantaged populations directly or to aiding organizations founded to serve disadvantaged populations.
For instance, in early 2016, she stood up for nine young individuals who wanted to vote in Ohio’s presidential primary elections. State law allows 17-year-olds to vote in primaries to select general election nominees as long as they will be 18 by the time of the general election. But the Ohio secretary of state said was that presidential primaries aren’t really primaries, because you’re not voting for a candidate; you’re voting for convention delegates who are elected on the day of the primary. That makes it a final election, not a primary – which means that Ohio could keep young people from voting in the primary, even if they’d be 18 by the time of the general election.
Bloomekatz argued on behalf of the young people seeking to vote, and a state court agreed with her that the secretary of state’s interpretation of the law was unreasonable and violated the rights of not only the nine plaintiffs, but thousands of other young Americans seeking to participate in our electoral democracy for the first time.
Why We Support Her
Rachel Bloomekatz has represented young people trying to vote for the first time, people who got cancer from a chemical company’s negligence, and workers who were fired and called thieves by their employers. She’s an award-winning litigator who gets how the courts impact all of us – and why it’s so critical that we have fair-minded judges on the federal bench.
The Sixth Circuit covers Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Rachel Bloomekatz is an inspired choice to serve the people of this circuit.
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