A Week In Review July 3, 2019

Reps. Elaine Luria (D-VA), Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), and Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) put their lives on the line to defend our nation. Now, these freshman women are defending JAC's issues in Congress.

As we celebrate America's Independence Day this week, we must remember how precious our freedom is and that we should never take it for granted. 

We fought for our independence to live in a country where everyone is guaranteed "unalienable rights." Yet, 243 years later, our freedom seems more fragile than ever before.

In this past week alone, the Supreme Court decided that the courts could not help solve the issue of partisan gerrymandering. This decision allows the redrawing of congressional districts in such a way that silences certain voters. 

The list of ways in which the Trump administration has sought to dismantle the foundation of our democracy, and the ideals that we believe in, continually grows with each passing day. Whether it is separating children from their families at the border, the continual attacks on women's reproductive rights, or the disregard for climate change, our ability for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is in jeopardy.

Our founding leaders understood the power - and danger - of government. They established separate branches of the government to ensure that democracy would not fall victim to overly zealous officials. 

The best way to protect our freedom and ensure that our country remains true to its founding ideals is to make sure that our elected officials represent our values.

In honor of Independence Day, donate to these JAC candidates. They represent the best we can be as a nation.