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Watching Democracy Fail In My Home State Of Wisconsin

We are in the midst of a global pandemic. Thousands of Americans have died and hundreds of thousands are seriously ill and at severe risk from the novel coronavirus. Health officials are pleading with Americans to engage in social distancing to protect their families and communities. Charged with protecting the health and the rights of every Wisconsinite, Republican leaders flagrantly failed at both.

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Preserve Democracy, Address the Climate Emergency, Protect LGBTQ+ Rights? Young People Need to Take Back State Courts

While the state courts often escape major headlines – as opposed to the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts, which hear only 5% of all cases in the U.S. – they make millions of transformative and binding decisions that influence our day-to-day lives. And even more importantly, as young voters we have the power to shape our state judiciaries. 

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What’s at stake if Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court

The new Supreme Court term kicks off this week, right in the middle of a pitched battle over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. We’ve already outlined many of the reasons why Brett Kavanaugh should never be confirmed to the Supreme Court. If he is confirmed, we won’t have to wait long to see his impact: there are cases that could end up before the Supreme Court next term that would have major implications for all of our rights, including our reproductive rights, health care, LGBTQ rights, immigrants’ rights, voting rights, and more.

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