Washington, D.C. — The recent decisions by the Supreme Court on LGBTQIA+ rights, affirmative action, and student loan debt forgiveness is a direct attack on young people and our right to live freely and be who we are. After overturning decades of legal precedent last year in their Dobbs and NYSRPA v. Bruen decisions, the illegitimately appointed arch-conservative supermajority of the Supreme Court has once again proven that it doesn’t care about settled constitutional jurisprudence, the vast majority of Americans’ opinions, or about supporting and protecting America’s youth. Through these unprecedented and legally dubious decisions, the court is increasingly becoming an illegitimate institution in the eyes of young people, with nearly 70% of young people disapproving of the court.
March For Our Lives, the largest youth-led organization in the nation – representing the voice of hundreds of thousands of young people across the country – says clearly: We will not f*cking stand for this. We will continue to fight for a future we deserve and for policies that prioritize the rights, well-being, and future of America’s youth. We call upon lawmakers, policymakers, and communities across the nation to join us in our fight for equality, justice, and opportunity for all.
Youth organizers with March For Our Lives are available for comment.