AFJ Action Campaign

State Courts Matter

If you care about health care, reproductive rights, protections for consumers and workers, the environment, access to high-quality education, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, or immigration — you care about our state courts.  

State courts decide over 95% of all cases in the United States — which means they are making the decisions that affect your community, your safety, and your rights. These courts have the last word for millions of workers, consumers, women, students, people with disabilities and pre-existing conditions, and more. They also play a critical role in protecting our democracy, making decisions on voting rights and redistricting. 

It’s crucial that the seats on these benches are occupied by fair, qualified, impartial judges who will protect the rights of all of us, not just the wealthy and powerful, and understand how their decisions will affect each of us.  

Now is the time to make sure these courts continue to protect our rights. In the 33 states that are holding state supreme court elections next year, voters can use their voice to directly determine who sits on the bench. It’s time to push forward or risk tumbling backward. 

Use your voice and your vote to protect our courts.
Vote for justice.
Vote for your State Supreme Court.


Sign the Pledge

State supreme courts are the last word for millions of workers, consumers, students, women, people with disabilities and health issues, and many more of the most vulnerable among us. They decide over 95% of all cases in the United States, including crucial cases on voting rights and redistricting. We need top-quality, impartial judges to protect our lives, our rights, our jobs, and our health — not just the wealthy and powerful.

Will you pledge to vote the courts?