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Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed!

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Republicans in the Senate did everything in their power to derail and undermine Justice Jackson’s nomination, treating her confirmation hearings as an opportunity to spew racist, sexist bile and spread ridiculous conspiracy theories. But through it all, Justice Jackson refused to stoop to their level, maintaining her composure during even the most outlandish attacks from Republicans hoping for a bit of air time.

And through it all, MoveOn members like you were there to support Justice Jackson and stand against the efforts of Republicans to stop her confirmation.

Since the start of her confirmation hearings:

  • MoveOn members made almost 10,000 calls to Congress in support of her confirmation,
  • more than 80,000 members signed on to a petition calling for her to be confirmed,
  • young MoveOn members took to the streets in front of the Supreme Court to immediately demonstrate public support on the day of her nomination, and
  • 150,000 people ordered these beautiful stickers, designed by artist Amanda Mustard, to show their support for her historic nomination.

You can join with hundreds of thousands of fellow MoveOn members to celebrate Justice Jackson’s confirmation today by ordering your free KBJ sticker, placing it somewhere visible, and sharing this message with your family and friends! Click here to order now.

Justice Jackson will be a voice for the people on the court, having served as a public defender and on a sentencing commission. The work must continue to rebalance the court after Mitch McConnell and Republicans packed it with ultra right-wing conservatives. We need at least three more Justice Jacksons on the court, because our human and civil rights are on the line. So grab your sticker now to proudly display your support for this historic confirmation and as a reminder of what’s at stake in our work to build an America where everyone can thrive.

Thanks for all you do.

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1. “The Senate confirms Jackson, elevating the first Black woman to the Supreme Court.” The New York Times, April 7, 2022

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WHERE IS THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA? Gas Prices Reach Another New All-Time Record High at $4.593/Gallon — 11th Straight All-Time Record High in 11 Days

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Gas prices reached $4.59 on Friday. This was a new all-time record high for gas prices in America. It was the 11th straight day of all-time record high gas prices.

This was the 11th day in a row of new all-time record high gas prices.

Just one week ago on Tuesday — Only 11 days ago —    Gas prices first hit a new all-time high under Joe Biden at $4.37 per gallon of regular gasoline.

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Tuesday 5/10 … $4.37/gallon
Wednesday 5/11 … $4.40/gallon
Thursday 5/12 … $4.41/gallon
Friday 5/13 … $4.44/gallon
Saturday-Sunday 5-14 and 5-15
Monday 5/16 … $4.50/gallon
Tuesday 5/17 … $4.52/gallon
Wednesday 5/18 … $4.57/gallon
Thursday 5-19 … $4.589/gallon
Friday 5-20 … $4.593/gallon

Today’s all-time record is at $4.59 per gallon.  The price of gas is up over 20 cents in just one week. 

And every day is a new all-time record.

This is a national man-made catastrophe!

Joe Biden and Democrats did this.

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Number on Unemployment Hits 52-Year Low

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“The number of people receiving unemployment benefits fell in early May to the lowest point in more than 50 years, adding to signs the U.S. labor market remains unusually tight,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

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Oklahoma legislature passes nation’s most restrictive abortion ban

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In order to spread the punishment around, Oklahoma will use a similar enforcement mechanism as Texas and Idaho—a bounty system that allows people to file lawsuits against providers or people seeking abortions. To twist the knife, they will include anyone who “knowingly engages in conduct that aids or abets the performance or inducement of an abortion,” including paying for one as well as anyone who even “intends to engage” in either of the two actions above. The person getting the abortion is spared from that, because again Oklahoma Republicans are just so damned compassionate. But if you donate to one of the funds that might help an Oklahoman travel to get an abortion, you could be sued for $10,000 and compensatory damages by a bounty hunter.

There are a lot of problems with this bill, even considering how nice Republicans decided to be to pregnant people. For example, punishing people who are actually trying to have a baby if something happens to go wrong. “Looking at the language, it’s hard to see how it wouldn’t affect in vitro fertilization because it talks about as soon as the ovum and the sperm meet, and the egg is fertilized, that means that’s a person,” Oklahoma state Rep. Emily Virgin (D) said. “That’s what happens with in vitro fertilization, you create embryos.”

“The litany of oppressive and punitive anti-abortion laws that have come into being this year signal to the people of Oklahoma that their agency does not matter, their dreams do not matter, and that their lives do not matter,” Zack Gingrich-Gaylord, spokesman for Oklahoma abortion provider Trust Woman said in a statement.

He called it “a gratuitous and cruel flaunting of power by anti-abortion legislators.” Gov. Keven State signed a new law banning abortion at six weeks—with no rape or incest exceptions—just two weeks ago. “Our patients are frightened, confused about the new reality they now live in,” he said. “They are angry at a government that continues to demonstrate a reckless and enthusiastic disregard for their lives.”

Planned Parenthood is taking Oklahoma to court.

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That’s essential. It’s also futile given the current composition of the court. It might delay enactment of the law some, however. Stitt will sign it, he’s vowed to sign any forced birth bill that comes across his desk.

The one way this gets fixed and our rights are restored and protected—literally the only single way—is with a different Supreme Court. Yes, Congress could pass a law codifying Roe, but states would challenge it and this Supreme Court would strike it down. The sooner every elected Democrat starts advocating for it, along with the majority of Democratic voters and the advocacy groups, the better.

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