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The MAGA storming of the Capitol is one year old. The attempted coup is still happening. The reshaping of the Republican Party as an insurrectionary force and the expansion of armed gangs aim to smash democracy. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2022.

 

Constitutional Issues that Underlay the Roe vs. Wade Decision

Judith Truesdell Greenfield Recorder (MA)
The push to abolish abortions stems from a moral judgement that pre-born babies are human beings with a right to life. The first amendment of the Constitution prohibits establishment of religion.

Don't Defend Democracy With Half-Truths About the Past

Brook Thomas History News Network
Myths about the founders and President Grant cannot restore legitimacy to a democracy in the wake of a second presidential impeachment and acquittal and facing competing demands to unify the country, rebuild the economy and address racial injustice.

Trump Is Guilty of Sedition and Must Be Brought to Justice

Sasha Abramsky The Nation
He’s violating his oath to protect the Constitution, and every day that he’s allowed to remain in power, the threat to our democracy grows. There are constitutional provisions to remove such a person from power.

Will Trump’s Attempted Electoral Coup Succeed?

Marjorie Cohn Jurist
Joe Biden has won states worth 306 Electoral College votes, 36 more than the 270 needed to win, and received in excess of 5 million more popular votes than Donald Trump. Yet Trump insists the election was stolen from him and he is the victor.

Save the Equal Rights Amendment

Julie C. Suk Boston Review
This year Virginia became the crucial thirty-eighth state to ratify the ERA. Renewed efforts to quash it stand to wipe out a hundred years of women’s work as constitution-makers.

The Case for Consequences - Lock Him Up?

Jonathan Chait New York Magazine
Defeating Trump in November will not be enough. For the Republic to survive Trump’s presidency, he must be tried for his crimes. Even if that sparks a constitutional crisis of its own. The rule of law must bind everyone, just as it protects everyone

States are Legally Required to Protect the Right to Vote

Jeanne Mirer and Jerry Wallingford Jurist
Efforts to make it more difficult for people to vote not only violate democratic principles, but are also illegal. The Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution, prohibits the federal government and the states from denying a citizen the right to vote.
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