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Next week marks the start of the Supreme Court’s new Term.  While the Court is already set to hear arguments in cases addressing important issues like religious freedom and criminal rights, much of the news is focused on whether (and, if so, when) the Court may add a marriage equality case to its docket this Term.

Happy Constitution Day! Read more about our Constitution and the "Second Founding."

We asked you to contact your Senators to tell them to vote to confirm Michelle Friedland to a seat on the Ninth Circuit that’s been declared a judicial emergency.  

On Monday, April 28, the Senate confirmed Ms. Friedland by a narrow, 51-40 vote.  Thank you for your great work!  

2013 was a year that showed us Washington at its worst. But it also showed us Constitutional Progressives at their best. Thank you for your hard work this year. We have a great deal to be proud of, and a great deal to prepare for.

A Disastrous Day for the Tea Party

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

November 8, 2011 will be remembered as the day conservatives broke with the tea party. It's too early to know whether this is a short term separation or the beginning of a long-term divorce, but one thing's already clear, yesterday was a tea party disaster, both with political losses and with a pointed rebuke by a prominent conservative judge that lays bare the fundamental flaws of the tea party's constitutional vision.

VIDEO: Watch CAC President Talk "Gridlock Grover" Norquist on Capital Insider

Thursday, October 27, 2011

On October 21, 2011, CAC president Doug Kendall appeared on ABC News Channel 8's Capital Insider to discuss Constitutional Progressives and our campaign against "Gridlock Gorver" Norquist's "no taxes ever" pledge that both Republicans and Democrats agree is crippling Congress. Sign our petition to Grover here, and watch Doug's appearance below: 

Tell Grover Norquist to Knock It Off

Thursday, October 6, 2011

You may not know who Grover Norquist is, but your representatives in Congress do. Nearly 300 members of the House and Senate have signed pledges kept by his organization that they will not support any measure increasing tax revenues, even taxes on billionaires, or even revenues generated by closing the most ridiculous loopholes. The only pledge our representatives in Washington should be upholding is the oath they take to the Constitution.

Congressional Progressives Get Behind Constitutional Progressives

Monday, September 26, 2011

On Friday, September 23, 2011, Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), the Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, released a "Dear Colleague" letter urging his fellow Members of Congress to reaffirm their oath to support the whole Constitution. The letter brings additional support for the newly-launched Constitutional Progressives initiative and provides a fitting capstone to Constitution Week.

The Whole Constitution Pledge

Friday, September 23, 2011

Tea Party activists claim to love the Constitution, except for all the parts of our nation's foundational document that they would prefer to ignore or repeal outright. Dismissing the full story of our Constitution, including the 27 Amendments ratified by the American people over the last 220 years, these self-professed "constitutional conservatives" have distorted the Constitution beyond all recognition, cherrypicking the parts of the document they like, and jettisoning the rest.

PFAW Foundation Report: How the Commerce Clause Helped Build America and Why the Corporate Right Wants to Shrink It Today

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

On September 20, Jamie Raskin, Senior Fellow at People For the American Way Foundation, released a report entitled, "The True Spirit of the Union": How the Commerce Clause Helped Build America and Why the Corporate Right Wants to Shrink It Today.  This report demonstrates that the Founders intended to create a robust Commerce Clause and that the Clause "is essential to giving the American people effective power over our own economic and social life, and must be protected from attacks by special interests."