LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark Gonzalez released the following statement regarding the recent Supreme Court decisions, including Janus v AFSCME:
“While the Supreme Court is supposed to be a nonpartisan institution, this no longer seems to be the case. The decisions made over the past weeks have made Mitch McConnell realize he can successfully hold our country hostage to his own end. It culminated this week when Justice Gorsuch rewarded those who stole him his seat on the Supreme Court by amputating the limbs of unions throughout the country. Between decisions that allowed for LGBT discrimination, the upholding of a blatantly xenophobic Muslim travel ban, and now stripping government unions of most of their bargaining power, the Supreme Court can now officially be considered the judicial wing of the Trump Republican Party and no longer that of the United States.
“We are, unfortunately, not done hearing the decisions that are to come from this Supreme Court. These come as a reminder for November and beyond that all elections matter, and they have far reaching consequences for whole subsequent generations. These poor decisions do nothing more but pour fuel on the fire for those of us who want a progressive future for all. We are ever more emboldened to fight for a future where people who work for their community can be guaranteed a fair wage for honest work and will not be discriminated against for any reason. It’s not over.”