Young Voters React to Today’s Supreme Court Rulings

In response to today’s Supreme Court rulings in Loper Bright v. Raimondo and City of Grants Pass v. Johnson, NextGen America President Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez released the following statement:

Loper Bright v. Raimondo
“Today’s Supreme Court decision dismantles the longstanding legal bedrock of the Chevron doctrine and deals a devastating blow to our democracy. By revoking the power held by expert agencies to interpret complex laws, the MAGA-leaning Court has opened the floodgates for special interests and corporations to rewrite rules in their favor, jeopardizing decades of protections for civil rights and environmental safety.

“Ultimately, this decision is part of the long-standing, well-funded conservative movement aimed at using the legal system to serve the interests of billionaires and corporations rather than the American people. Young people vehemently condemn this ruling and urge Congress to take action to fight this brazen power grab. Unless we drive change, the wealthy will continue to stack the deck against us — disproportionately harming people of color, women, people with disabilities, queer people, and people with low incomes. We are the majority, and we are determined to show our collective power this year at the ballot box. We demand a Supreme Court that defends our democracy’s foundations and champions equity for all.”

City of Grants Pass v. Johnson
“The Supreme Court decision criminalizing homelessness sets a dangerous precedent that will harm thousands and allow local officials to arrest and imprison vulnerable communities, failing to provide real and lasting solutions that address our growing housing crisis and homelessness. Research has shown us that retaliatory action does nothing to address the root cause impacting people experiencing homelessness. Rather, it further supports criminalization and perpetuates the cycle of inequality.

“Equal justice means protecting the rights of everyone, no matter their identity or lived experience. Our rights are interconnected, and so is our work to protect them.
Young people support lawmakers who fight for affordable housing and invest in social services. As we look ahead to November, young voters are determined to elect leaders who center compassion over fear.​​”


About NextGen America
NextGen America is the leading national organization for engaging young people through voter education, registration and mobilization. We invite 18-to-35 year olds — the largest and most diverse generation in American history — into our democracy to ensure our government works for them and to find new solutions to the dire challenges facing our society and the world. Since 2013, NextGen America has registered more than 1.5 million young voters and contacted 9.6 million young eligible voters during the historic 2022 midterm elections.