For Immediate Release
Josh Nelson, [email protected], 202-550-6175
Paul Guequierre, [email protected], 202-393-6187
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Alliance for Justice, American Constitution Society and People For the American Way Foundation selected for special CREDO April donations slate featuring groups fighting to fill Supreme Court vacancy
San Francisco, CA – CREDO Mobile announced today that Alliance for Justice, the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and People For the American Way Foundation have been selected to receive donations this month as part of CREDO’s innovative monthly donations program. The three groups were nominated by CREDO Mobile customers and then chosen from among hundreds of nonprofits for CREDO’s April donations slate.
CREDO Mobile has donated more than $80 million to organizations committed to social change since the company was founded in 1985. In 2015, the average monthly amount split between three groups totalled more than $200,000.
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Working with progressive activists and leaders in communities across the country, People For the American Way Foundation is hosting events, mobilizing supporters online and off, and working with the media to call for the Senate to give fair consideration to President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.
“Support from CREDO ensures we can ramp up our critical work across the country to fill the Supreme Court vacancy by pushing for fair consideration of Judge Merrick Garland,” said People For the American Way Foundation President Michael Keegan. “And CREDO’s support enables us to continue to create durable change through developing young progressive leaders and fighting to protect our essential Constitutional freedoms.”
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy is bringing national attention to the importance of filling the vacancy by: tapping its network of legal experts to explain the constitutional duty of the President to nominate and the Senate to provide advice and consent, as well as historical support for acting promptly; shaping the narrative by conducting briefings and press conferences and by generating media coverage, blog posts, and other materials to inform the public; and encouraging its members and supporters to participate in this conversation locally and nationally.
“In this time of Constitutional uncertainty, our work is more important than ever,” said American Constitution Society President Caroline Fredrickson. “We are honored to receive this grant from CREDO,” she continued. “With it, we will fight for the constitutional values this country was founded on and make sure everyday Americans have a justice system that serves their needs and a Supreme Court that is at full strength.”
AFJ has over 30 years of experience in the trenches of confirmation battles. This year, AFJ’s advocacy to fill the current Supreme Court vacancy includes original legal and opinion research, providing commentary in the press, organizing key constituencies and other stakeholders around the vacancy, leveraging grasstops influencers including hundreds of academics and legal elites, organizing press events in key states, and engaging in a broad public education campaign around the importance of this vacancy, the Supreme Court, and our entire justice system.
“I can’t think of a better partner than CREDO to advance fundamental constitutional rights and protect access to justice for all,” said Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron.
In addition to helping fund the work of groups working to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, CREDO is running an aggressive grassroots campaign to demand that Judge Garland receives timely, fair hearings and an up-or-down vote. Highlights of CREDO’s activism include:
- More than 250,000 petition signatures demanding an up-or-down vote.
- A grassroots call campaign that has driven more than 2,400 calls to the offices of key Republican Senators.
- A series of hard-hitting digital ads branding Republicans Senators as obstructionists on social media.
- CREDO Mobilize petitions started and led by local activists in targeted states.
- CREDO’s Obstructionist.Club microsite serves as a hub for activism and content on the unprecedented Republican obstructionism we’ve seen since the death of Justice Scalia.
Founded in 1985 as Working Assets, CREDO created a unique business that integrates consumer services with philanthropy and activism. Through CREDO services, CREDO customers have a powerful alternative to doing business with enormous corporations whose conduct is antithetical to the political, environmental and social values progressives share. CREDO donates a portion of its revenue to nonprofit groups working on issues such as women’s rights, the environment, peace and social justice.