An Egregious Assault on Basic Human Rights

NAACP on the Supreme Court's Egregious Assault on Basic Human Rights

Source www.naacp.org by: NAACP General Counsel Janette McCarthy Wallace

“Today’s Supreme Court decision marks a significant regression of our country,” said NAACP General Counsel Janette McCarthy Wallace. “As a legal professional, I am horrified by this decision. As a Black woman, I am outraged to my core. The deciding Justices have ignored fundamental civil rights guaranteed by our Constitution and years of judicial precedent to advance a politically partisan agenda. There is no denying the fact that this is a direct attack on all women, and Black women stand to be disproportionately impacted by the court’s egregious assault on basic human rights. We must all stand up to have our voices heard in order to protect our nation from the further degradation of civil rights protections we have worked so hard to secure.”

“It is evidently clear at this time that the future of our democracy hangs in the balance. This Supreme Court is turning back the clock to a dangerous era where basic constitutional rights only exist for a select few. They’ve stripped away our right to vote, and now women have lost their right to their own body. What’s next?” said Portia White, Vice President of Policy and Legislative Affairs. “We cannot allow our future to rest in the hands of those determined to crush every bit of it. We need to fight back. Just this week, the NAACP and Vote.org formed an alliance to register and mobilize voters in what will be the most critical midterm election America has ever faced. If you’re not registered to vote, or know someone who isn’t, now is the moment. This is no time for anyone to sit on the sidelines.”

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