Welcome to Friday! This has been a whirlwind week for the Supreme Court, so we’ve devoted this issue of the Resistance Roundup to these major decisions. But don’t worry, we’ve still got you covered on other major headlines! Check out this tool to see where the 2020 Democratic candidates stand on immigration following the first debate and this update on the inhumane conditions migrant children are facing in detention centers.
We 👏🏽Will 👏🏽Be 👏🏽Counted! Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled against including Trump’s blatantly anti-immigrant citizenship question on the 2020 Census. Although the case has been returned to the lower court, the Trump administration cannot include the question and intimidate #PeopleLikeUs in 2020. However, if we want to make sure our communities have the resources and representation we need, every person must participate to make sure they are counted! Check out NAL’s statement on the ruling.
For years, politicians have abused their control over the redistricting process to skew the vote in their party’s favor, creating hyper-partisan districts and dividing racial, social, and economic groups. But instead of addressing this threat to our democracy, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the status quo, allowing these unjust practices to continue. Now it’s up to us to pass ballot measures and elect new leaders who will support efforts to secure fair representation for #PeopleLikeUs. Read our full statement on the ruling.
The Supreme Court’s ruling on Trump’s census citizenship question was just the first step in ensuring our communities receive the funding and representation we deserve. Now, we need to make sure that the census is conducted fairly and accurately so every person and community is counted in 2020. Sign our petition now and demand that your lawmakers keep the census fair, well funded, and nonpartisan!
Want to attend Netroots Nation in Philadelphia next month? We’ve got a limited number of volunteer passes to give away, and one of them could be yours! Come staff the registration table, help with set-up, and meet New American leaders like Raaheela Ahmed, Deqa Dhalac, and Hodan Hassan who have been fearless in their quest to create a more inclusive, representative democracy! Send us an email or message us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook for more details.