Building on the lessons of earlier civil rights movements, we believe in the power of impact litigation to help drive change for Americans living in U.S. territories and DC who are disenfranchised from the political process.
Led by our President Neil Weare, an accomplished civil rights attorney and graduate of Yale Law School, we are fighting for equal rights and representation through groundbreaking legal action. Courts can offer a more level playing field than Congress for those who are marginalized by political inequality.
Tuaua v. United States, challenges the idea that, when it comes to U.S. territories, citizenship is a privilege extended by Congress rather than a right guaranteed by the Constitution. This groundbreaking case seeks to turn the page on the Insular Cases, a series of controversial decisions from the early 1900s that have been compared to Plessy v. Ferguson and criticized as establishing a doctrine of "separate and unequal" for residents of U.S. territories. Serving as our co-counsel before the U.S. Supreme Court is Theodore B. Olson, a prominent Supreme Court attorney who has argued more than 60 cases before the Supreme Court.
- Learn more about Tuaua here.
Segovia v. Board of Election Commissioners is a federal voting rights lawsuit which seeks to expand the right to vote in U.S. territories by highlighting that the right to vote as an American should not depend on where you live.
- Learn more about Segovia here.
To help us make the case for equal rights and representation for the nearly 5 million U.S. citizens living in U.S. territories and the District of Columbia, take this quick survey or sign our Equal Rights petition.
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