PAST EVENTS


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.