It’s Up to Us to Defend the Black Vote


by Ben Jealous, President of People For the American Way and People For the American Way Foundation. 

“We are getting a hard lesson in the ways that elections matter. Trump taking the White House in 2016 and Republicans strengthening their Senate majority in 2018 made it possible for Trump and McConnell to turn the federal courts and the Supreme Court into a weapon that will be turned against our families and our communities.

As I write this, we don’t know how the 2020 elections are going to turn out. I’m doing everything I can to help voters send Trump and Republican senators packing. But even if we’re successful, we have a longer and broader struggle ahead to deal with our corrupted courts and build toward the day when we can once again count on the courts to defend our rights.

Let us never fail to pay attention or forget to stay active in every election.”