Received this e-mail today from Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D. CA-30) U.S. Senate campaign:
The Supreme Court just heard oral arguments to overrule President Biden’s executive order on student debt cancellation.
Let’s be very clear: The effort to deny tens of millions of people relief from student debt is a project engineered by far-right billionaires and dark money groups, and put before a rigged right-wing Supreme Court majority. And they must be stopped.
Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump gamed the system. And stacked the Court.
McConnell blocked President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland for more than eight months, with the excuse that the Senate should not confirm a presidential nominee during an election year, and then confirmed Amy Coney Barrett while tens of millions of people were literally voting for Joe Biden.
This fight is personal to me. I have two kids in their early twenties, and I refuse to let their entire adult lives be dictated by an unjust and extreme SCOTUS that is attacking so many of the legal precedents that form the foundation of our Constitutional rights.
It took me a decade to pay off my student loans. I had to borrow at 9, 12 and 14 percent interest, and for most of that decade my loan payments were more than my Los Angeles rent — no easy feat. But I was lucky and went into a profession where I could pay them off. So many others aren’t that fortunate. This debt burden is holding our economy back by preventing people from purchasing homes, cars, and getting on with their lives after pursuing their education. And this reactionary Supreme Court could make the problem worse.
Republicans stacked the Court. That’s why we need to unstack it.
I’m authoring legislation to expand the number of Supreme Court justices, and supporting legislation to impose term limits and restore balance to the Court. Mitch McConnell stole two Supreme Court seats and embarked on a mission to overturn legal precedents on abortion rights, gun safety, privacy, and climate change. Now, they want to deny debt relief to tens of millions of Americans.
If you agree that we need to reform the Supreme Court by expanding the number of justices and imposing term limits, add your name next to mine as a citizen cosponsor of the Judiciary Act. We need to restore balance to the Court — and I’m going to need your help to do it.
Thanks for standing with me in support of a more democratic, more representative Supreme Court.
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