Activists call for expansion of U.S. Supreme Court at ‘Scary’ Brooklyn march

Days before Halloween, members of progressive political action groups Rise & Resist, Empire State Indivisible and Indivisible Brooklyn marched from House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries’ office in Downtown Brooklyn to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s home on Prospect Park West on Saturday, calling on the Democratic leaders to “unrig” the U.S. Supreme Court.

During the rally, dubbed “SCOTUS is Scary,” the progressive groups called the conservative majority on the bench “out of control” because they overturned Roe v. Wade, gutted the Voting Rights Act, undermined the EPA’s authority to regulate polluters, ended affirmative action in higher education, ruled against student debt relief and allowed businesses to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people.