Statement on Recent SCOTUS Rulings and Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Retirement

If you believe that we should be living in the same world as that of 1791, then the end of this Supreme Court term surely sets your heart a flutter. But, if you believe that the Constitution and its amendments ought be interpreted with respect to today's world – with all its advances and issues, … Continue reading Statement on Recent SCOTUS Rulings and Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Retirement

UC Dems Statement on UCPD Shooting

Tuesday night’s shooting of a student by a University of Chicago Police Department officer was unacceptable and preventable. Given the released footage, the facts are clear: the student was in a severe mental health crisis. Creating situations where deadly force may be used should be a last resort, not the University's first response.  The incident … Continue reading UC Dems Statement on UCPD Shooting

Men, Make a Better Choice

This week, UC Dems hosted Men for Choice (M4C) at our Monday meeting.  Their name speaks to what the organization is: a group of men that supports and advocates for a woman’s right to choose.  If you’re like me, you’re probably thinking that their motivation sounds like something you can get behind, but something about … Continue reading Men, Make a Better Choice

An Update on the Republican Obliteration of Women’s Rights

“What If Guns Were As Hard To Get As Abortions?” A recent Bustle article poises this poignant question in the wake of Sunday night’s horrific massacre in Las Vegas, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Yes, abortions are very difficult to get—more difficult than semi-automatic assault rifles—and the GOP is pushing hard to … Continue reading An Update on the Republican Obliteration of Women’s Rights