Thank you Chairman Whitehouse and Ranking Member Kennedy for the opportunity to testify today.

My name is Benjamin Todd Jealous. I am president of People For the American Way.

We are more than one million Americans dedicated to the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity, and justice for all.

Throughout my career as a community organizer, investigative reporter, and civil rights leader, I have been inspired by Supreme Court rulings that moved the country closer to the promise of equal justice.

That promise has been undermined by the pro-corporate activism of the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts.

Today I…

Ben Jealous

President, People For the American Way. Visiting Scholar, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. Former National President, NAACP.

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