Demand Justice Launches New TV Ad Campaign to Build Momentum for Supreme Court Reform in Anticipation of Biden Commission

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January 22, 2020

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DEMAND JUSTICE LAUNCHES NEW TV AD CAMPAIGN TO BUILD MOMENTUM FOR SUPREME COURT REFORM IN ANTICIPATION OF BIDEN COMMISSION

Ad campaign to begin airing during Sunday shows this weekend

WASHINGTON, DC — On Friday, Demand Justice announced a new television ad campaign to build momentum for Supreme Court reform in anticipation of President Joe Biden’s Court reform commission. The six-figure cable TV ad buy, which begins airing this weekend, highlights the need to rebalance a Court that has become too partisan and too political.

The ad opens with images from Charlottesville and the January 6th attack on the Capitol, and goes on to demonstrate that Trump’s legacy isn’t limited to these attacks, but also includes a hyperpartisan Court. The ad’s narrator says, “His legacy. It’s this. This. This. And it’s also this: a partisan Supreme Court that puts all of our rights at risk. The American people said no and gave Democrats control of the White House and the Senate. Now we must reform the Court, restore basic balance, restore fairness, and restore our democracy once and for all.”

The ad campaign is the latest step in Demand Justice’s campaign to build support for adding seats to rebalance the Supreme Court following Republicans’ theft of multiple Supreme Court seats during the Trump administration. Since the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett months ago, Demand Justice has hosted a national organizing call on Court reform featuring activists and members of Congress including Sen. Ed Markey, Rep. Mondaire Jones, and Rep. Jamaal Bowman, launched a grassroots petition that calls for four seats to be added to the Court, and released a digital explainer video that has racked up over 700k views.

The campaign builds on a significant uptick in support for Court reform following Barrett’s confirmation, most recently with new California Sen. Alex Padilla announcing his support for adding seats. After Barrett’s confirmation, President Joe Biden committed to appointing a commission that would study proposals for reform within 180 days.

The ad can be found here with images below:

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