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INFOGRAPHIC: The SCOTUS Is At Stake In This Election — And That Means Our Progress Is, Too

While the Supreme Court begins a new term today, the biggest question facing the Court won’t be decided until November. With the Court currently split 4-4 along ideological lines, its future will likely be determined by the next president. That means with the vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, as well as the likely retirements of a few justices, the November election could decide the ideological bent of the Court for decades to come.

Donald Trump has said that, if elected, he will delegate Supreme Court appointments to the Heritage Foundation. That’s bad news for women, people of color, LGBTQ folks, and immigrants. 

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In the coming years, the Supreme Court will likely tackle crucial issues like immigration reform, abortion, and voter suppression. Don’t let Trump and the Heritage Foundation stack the odds against progress and equality.

The Supreme Court is truly at stake in this election – make sure to get out and vote on November 8th and do your part to shape it.

Beth Rader

Beth is currently the Political & Communications Associate at the Feminist Majority, focusing on all things social media, email campaigns, and rapid response for the 2016 election. She’s especially interested in how online engagement can translate into on-the-ground organizing. Beth earned her chops in the political campaign world, but is happy to be settling down in DC for a bit, where she can combine her love of feminism and GIFs.