In order to defeat conservative justices, Democrats running for office this fall are being urged by liberal advocacy groups to fill the Supreme Court.
The Four More campaign seeks to counteract the conservative majority of the Supreme Court by adding four new justices to the court. Demand Justice, Stand Up America, Indivisible, Take Back the Court Action Fund, and the People’s Parity Project, all of which were inspired by the Supreme Court’s decision to abolish the right to an abortion nationwide, are leading the effort.
Christina Harvey, the executive director of Stand Up America, stated that she believed the coalition had no alternative but to compel Congress to immediately increase the number of justices from nine to thirteen.
“We realize a change this significant won’t be simple. At a news conference to introduce the campaign, Ms. Harvey said, “We recognize that it won’t happen overnight. “However, if our lawmakers want us to send them back to Washington in fall, they must provide the American people with a roadmap outlining not only how they intend to codify Roe v. Wade but also how they intend to confront this out-of-control court,” the speaker continued.
The 1973 ruling from the Supreme Court affirming a right to an abortion was overturned by the court’s judgment last week in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The Dobbs ruling returned control of abortion law to the states rather than outlawing it.
The executive director of Take Back the Court Action Fund, Sarah Lipton-Lubet, claimed that the high court was engaged in a war against women.
The right-wing justices’ “attack against women, against communities of color, against the LGBTQ community, against clean air and water, against worker’s rights and immigrant rights, against voting and democracy, against America itself” is continuing and accelerating, she claimed.
Additionally, Demand Justice organized opposition to the nomination of Justices Amy Coney Barrett and Brett M. Kavanaugh, both of whom were chosen by the late President Trump and participated in the majority opinion overturning Roe.
In a statement made during a press conference on Monday, Demand Justice deputy chief counsel Katie O’Connor said: “Millions of Americans will suffer, and many will die because of what this court has done.”
All Americans who are capable of becoming pregnant will experience hardship, according to Ms. O’Connor, and the harm will disproportionately affect persons of color and the poor.
The Four More campaign maintains that its goals are not unorthodox. According to the organization’s website, 60 members of Congress already back its goals, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Rep. Adam Schiff of California.
Conservative organizations, most notably the Article III Project and the Judicial Crisis Network, as well as some Democratic leaders have opposed efforts to load the Supreme Court.