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Statement from Mothering Justice Executive Director Danielle Atkinson on U.S. Supreme Court ruling

DETROIT — In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the voting rights case Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, Mothering Justice Executive Director Danielle Atkinson issued the following statement:


“Since the U.S. Supreme Court effectively gutted the voting rights act, claiming that ‘things have changed,’ what’s clear is that “big change” is that racist voter suppression has gotten much worse.

“Yet in the face of these new hurdles, increased burdens of COVID-19, economic crises and the dangerous rhetoric of ‘the big lie’ — Trump’s false claim that the 2020 election was ‘stolen’ through nonexistent voter fraud — Black and Brown mamas continue to show up, turn out our people on election day and turn up at the polls to ensure our voices and our votes are counted.

“Voting rights are the cornerstone of democracy — without them, the voice of the people will never be heard and our society will never be free. We demand that elected officials across all levels of government be held accountable for ensuring that this most basic civil right be ardently upheld and vigorously defended for all, no matter which political party or partisan interests happen to hold the reins of power.

“Activist mamas of color will continue to fight for universal policy protections against voter suppression, intimidation, political interference in our elections, and partisan attempts to undermine our democracy. We will not rest until we have secured full, equal, and unequivocal voting rights for all.”

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Mothering Justice is dedicated to returning decision-making power to the ones affected by these decisions the most. By empowering mothers to influence policy on behalf of themselves and their families, Mothering Justice hopes to change the future of families in Michigan for the better. Learn more at motheringjustice.org.

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