Demand Justice Launches TV Ad To Boost Court Expansion Bill
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April 20, 2021
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DEMAND JUSTICE LAUNCHES TV AD TO BOOST COURT EXPANSION BILL
WASHINGTON, DC— Demand Justice will begin a six-figure television advertising campaign in support of a new bill to add four seats to the Supreme Court. The ad features video of two of the bill’s sponsors at a press conference on the steps of the Supreme Court.
The announcements follow the introduction of The Judiciary Act of 2021, a bill to add four seats to the Supreme Court, sponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler, House Judiciary Courts Subcommittee Chair Hank Johnson, House Judiciary Courts Subcommittee Vice Chair Mondaire Jones, and Senator Ed Markey. On Saturday, Demand Justice hosted an organizing call featuring remarks from Sen. Markey and Rep. Jones and co-sponsored by Black Lives Matter Global Network, Indivisible, and Sunrise Movement.
In the ad, the narrator says: “It’s a partisan Supreme Court, biased to favor corporations and ruling against voting rights. But top lawmakers stepped up with a plan to reform the Court. This is our moment to add seats now. It’s the only way to restore balance to our Court.”
The ad includes footage of two members of Congress. Rep. Jones says, “We want to save our democracy. We must act before it is too late by restoring balance to the Supreme Court. Court expansion… is about saving our democracy.” Sen. Markey says, “We are here today because the United States Supreme Court is broken.”
Demand Justice endorsed adding seats to the Supreme Court in 2018, hosting a conference in December of that year to make the case for expansion.
The ad can be viewed here with images below.
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