Supreme Court Has Chance to Restore Voting Power to People Once and for All

Monday, June 19

SUPREME COURT HAS CHANCE TO RESTORE VOTING POWER TO PEOPLE ONCE AND FOR ALL

“Too many Americans have had the key to their power—their votes—stolen by the very system that was instituted to secure their rights.”

 

Washington, DC – This morning, following the US Supreme Court’s decision to hear a case with the potential to end hyper-partisan gerrymandering, Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires Morris Pearl, former managing director at BlackRock Inc., issued the following statement:

 

“We are hopeful that the decision to hear this case will be the first step in addressing the partisan gerrymandering that is currently shaping the House of Representatives as well as state legislatures across the country. Partisan gerrymandering has distorted our political system and disenfranchised voters for far too long. It is time for the Supreme Court to declare that it is wrong when a majority of the voters in a state favor one set of policies, but partisan district boundaries mean that a majority of their representatives are opposed to those policies. Too many Americans have had the key to their power—their votes—stolen by the very system that was instituted to secure their rights.”

 

The Supreme Court has an unprecedented opportunity to return control of Congress to the American people.

 

To schedule an interview or for further comment, please contact Sasha Grodsky at sasha@patrioticmillionaires.org.

 

 

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About the Patriotic Millionaires

 

The Patriotic Millionaires is a group of 200 high-net-worth Americans who are committed to building a more prosperous, stable, and inclusive nation. The group focuses on promoting public policy solutions that encourage political equality; guarantee a sustaining wage for working Americans; and ensure that millionaires, billionaires, and corporations pay a greater percentage of taxes. You can find out more at http://patrioticmillionaires.org/about/

 

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