PAST EVENTS


Expand the Court National Organizing Call
In just 4 years, Trump and Republicans have stolen two Supreme Court seats and packed the lower court with right wing ideologues focused on hijacking our democracy. Now more than ever, we must fight to ensure that the Supreme Court does not further devolve into a tool used by Republicans to legislate harmful, unpopular policies. Watch the event to learn more about what is at stake and how we, the people, can make sure that the Supreme Court returns to being a balanced institution that truly provides equal justice under the law.
Honor RBG: Democracy Defense Action Call
Watch our virtual organizing call with grassroots leaders and activists to honor the life and work of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a fearless champion for justice and equality, and we owe her an enormous debt of gratitude for the work she dedicated her life to.
#MyRightMyDecision: A Supreme Court Briefing
Senator Patty Murray and leading advocates from the Center for Reproductive Rights, Feminist Women’s Health Center, Women with a Vision New Orleans, Demand Justice, and CPD Action discuss what the Supreme Court's June Medical decision means for abortion care and how we can continue to fight for reproductive freedom.
Protect the CFPB: A Supreme Court Briefing
Rep. Katie Porter, Cristian Farias, and leading advocates and experts from Indivisible, Public Justice, Americans for Financial Reform, Roosevelt Institute, CPD Action, and Demand Justice discuss how the consumer protection agency Sen. Warren created to hold big corporations accountable is under attack -- all because of the Supreme Court.
End Qualified Immunity: A Supreme Court Briefing
We were joined by Rep. Ayanna Pressley and leading advocates and experts from the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Emory Law, Columbia University, Constitutional Accountability Center, Center for Popular Democracy, and Demand Justice for a conversation about Qualified Immunity -- and what we can do as we work to end this Supreme Court-created doctrine.
Protect LGBTQ+ Workers: A Supreme Court Briefing
Soon, the Supreme Court will decide whether to take away federal protection from millions of LGBTQ+ Americans and allow them to be fired from their jobs because of whom they love or how they identify. Over half of all LGBTQ+ Americans live in states where state law doesn’t protect them against workplace discrimination, so their only safeguard is the federal Civil Rights Act. Now, the Supreme Court could strip them of that essential protection. As we await the Supreme Court’s decision, we were joined by the Rep. Jerrold Nadler, National Center for Transgender Equality, Lambda Legal, National Women’s Law Center, ACLU of Michigan, CPD Action, and Demand Justice for a conversation, moderated by Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern, about what’s at stake for LGBTQ+ Americans and how we can act to advance equality.
Defend DACA: A Supreme Court Briefing
In the midst of a pandemic, Republican Supreme Court justices are threatening Dreamers with deportation. Trump’s hijacked Supreme Court is considering ending DACA — which would put nearly 700,000 people, including thousands of health care workers, at risk of deportation and displacement. As we await the Supreme Court’s decision, we were joined by Rep. Pamila Jayapal, Rep. Joaquin Castro, Marisol Orihuela, and leading experts and advocates from the Center for Popular Democracy, Make the Road New York, United We Dream, CASA, and Demand Justice for a briefing about what’s at stake and how we can show our support for Dreamers.
#HandsOffMyBC: A Supreme Court Briefing
On May 6th, the Supreme Court considered whether employers can deny Americans access to affordable birth control and reproductive freedom. That evening, we heard from Rep. Judy Chu, the National Women’s Law Center, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, Rewire, Center for Popular Democracy, and Demand Justice in an interactive briefing about the Supreme Court hearing and its implication for millions of Americans.
Where Are Trump's Tax Returns? A Supreme Court Briefing
The Supreme Court is all that’s standing between investigators and Trump’s tax returns and financial records. These documents could shed new light on whether Trump cheated on his taxes, who he’s doing business with around the globe, what foreign powers he has ties to, and whether he’s lied about his business. To try to keep these documents secret, Trump’s lawyers are arguing he’s above the law -- and the Republican justices on the Supreme Court have been bending over backwards to let Trump get away with abuse of power. The night before the Supreme Court finally heard these cases, leading experts and advocates from Common Cause, the Constitutional Accountability Center, People for the American Way, The Nation, Center for Popular Democracy, and Demand Justice came together for a briefing about what’s at stake. The Republican Supreme Court justices need to know we’re watching them -- and that we’ll fight back against any effort to declare Trump above the law.
COVID-19 & The Justice System
An important conversation featuring the Justice Collaborative’s Chris Geidner with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, RAICES' Erika Andiola, Federal Defenders of San Diego Inc.’s Cassandra Lopez, San Jose Public Defender Avi Singh, and Demand Justice’s Chris Kang to dig into COVID-19’s impact on the justice system — and what steps can be taken immediately to address this crisis for the incarcerated. COVID-19 is already a public health emergency in America’s jails, prisons, and immigration detention facilities. These places are among the worst possible environments for treating the virus. By failing to dramatically reduce prison populations, public officials are by default sentencing people to death. This recklessness is putting everyone at risk and it needs to be addressed urgently. People need to be let out of jail. Our government needs to step in and help those who are at risk, including those who are incarcerated. The clock is ticking: action cannot wait.